Lots of writers have an interest in making a language for their fantasy or sci-fi worlds. But projects like Quenya or Dothraki look insurmountable when you first look at them. Where are you supposed to start? You can get started right here.
I can’t lie to you—creating languages isn’t easy. But you don’t have to be Tolkien just yet. All you need to start constructing languages (“conlanging”, natch) is a love for language and an ear for words. Plus, learning about linguistics will give you a deeper understanding of how your in-world societies, nations, and characters use language. So let’s get going!
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