Episode 16: Laphinnesehïrïm errr Languages

Today's Topic – Laphinnesehïrïm errr Languages

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  • Why are languages important and intriguing
    • Languages are a common way for cultures to share ideas.
    • They flesh out cultures like nothing else
    • They add a high level of detail that can be shared with others
    • Must have resources on languages The Language Construction Kit
      and The Conlanger's Lexipedia both by Mark Rosenfelder
  • What type of languages are there
    • Common spelling mock ups – town becomes jeff  so Newtown = Newjeff
    • Naming languages – you have the basics, lack grammar, rules, and phonics
    • A Full blown language – Think Tolkien or Klingon
      • Oral vs writing systems vs sign vs ???

The Rating

This is an basic to advanced option

The Worldbuilding Task for the Day

Check many of the great language resources.  Also check out Omniglot.com about writing systems.  Even if you never fully flesh out your languages.  You need to know how the people communicate.

The Real World task for the day

Set up a system for when you are interrupt when you are worldbuilding.  It helps prevent cold foot.

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