I ended last year really wanting to play D&D. I entered this year really wanting to play D&D. Unfortunately, with my schedule being the way it is, it’s hard for me to get a proper timing to join a party. Although i do have an open invitation to one, so yay.
In the meantime, I have contracted the conlang bug. Well, maybe. That may not be the best analogy. either way, I’ve created four continents, all of which, naturally, will have multiple races, nations, and languages. but what languages are those? And there’s an intercontinental senate that governs a fair bit of areas, like trade and international relations and i dun’ know yet. And so many concepts are coming out of the woodwork, and thus, a need for language to define them, and, I really miss linguistics.
So, so far, I’ve decided on creating said languages, for this world. By myself, or with the help of my friends. I mean, one to help with the geography, one with the species and races, and well, me and another for the languages. And even if this doesn’t evolve into our own little D&D-esque ttrpg, I’ll have a world and languages to help me write a story
But I now appreciate the years that Tolkien put into his own languages. I haven’t even gotten to the vocabulary of my one language properly yet. I’m still stuck on the phonological constraints that possibly define it.
Or maybe I’m doing something wrong?
Conlangers, any tips?