I don't think every author should come up with entire languages for their fictional worlds, most of the time that would be a tremendous waste of time that could be better spent on actually creating a story, but I do think that coming up with a consistent sound inventory for your made-up words is really quick way to add a stronger sense of unity and personality to them.


@montag when I built the Saurid language for 1879, I started by breaking down the one page of t'skrang words that Earthdawn had into phonemes, then feeding those into a perl script to assemble them into root words, prefixes and suffixes.

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