I’m only going to feel satisfied when I do it myself, amn’t I.

This itch has been needing a scratch for way too long.

conlang reading list 

- The Art of Language Invention
- Rosenfelder’s Advanced Language Construction + Conlanger’s Lexipedia
- Tolkien’s A Secret Vice (reread)

useful linguistics material:

- refresh on historical ling (Campbell has a new edition in January)
- some typological survey
- Greenbergian universals
- up-to-date research on phono-semantics
- Hyman’s universals of tone
- get better at morphosyntactic alignment

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@elilla not to be weird, just saw conlang text names and went "oh looks useful, lemme boost"

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@Manurweibling boosts increase the chance that somebody might suggest something nice to add ;)

conlang reading list 

@elilla @Manurweibling do you know about Describing Morphosyntax, by Thomas Payne? It's not actually a conlang book, it's a guide to help field linguists document endangered languages, but if you use it to try to describe your own conlang it'll get you a good part of the way towards having a full reference grammar. (Also, I've only read a few chapters of it so far, so my recommendation is mostly secondhand, but what I have read is good)

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