I'm creating a language for an alien race in my little universe, known as the Skrovans. Here's what I got down so far: Basic sentence structure is "object-subject-verb", eg. "Ball Billy threw" or "ship I pilot". verbs always end in -sti possession goes "e-possessor-possessed" (so Ebillyball) words can be combined. If the end of the first word is same as beginning of second, combine them (hard to do in English, look at the "tank" in the words below) the referring subjects(what do you call those?) for their race go: Skroviin-I Skrovon-you Skroves-we/us Skrova-they(plural and singular) For other races, it goes: Krekon-you kreka-they I have a basic list of words: Eskrovansti'laa-homeworld (home of conquering people, to be precise) slaa-ship Skrovan-conquering people Lavkan-humans(primitive people) Krekvan-Xi'Crati(other people[Xi'Crati is another alien race, only other race they've found to be capable of interstellar warfare until they invaded the humans a second time]) Slista-yes Slisto-no Skrovtam-bioweapon(conquering disease, what the Skrovans use to clear out a planet of living creatures before mining operations begin) Nosksti-retreat Skrovsti-attack(conquer) Korstolan-tank(self-weapon) Stolan-weapon Korsto-self Sti'laa-home valan-people maksti-stop veksti-go Velsti-flank Morsti sta'ron-"take cover!" Morsti-acquire Sta'ron-cover, block, building Zista'al-soldier And finally, I have the alphabet down(and the symbols for it, but I'll do it in English): a(ah),B(butter), e(eh), h(hiss), j(jack), l(lily), m(mom), n(nope), o(oh),r(really),s(snake),t(tank),v(vector),x(xylophone),and z(zipper) The vowels are a, o, s, and e So that's my language. I'm far from finished, obviously, but other than the numbering system(gotta learn how to count in base twelve), I have no idea where else to go. So I have two questions: A) Where should I go from here? and B) What should I change, what should I keep, and what should I remove? Thank you in advance for the help! (also, if this is in the wrong forum, then sorry. I figured this was the best one.) EDIT: So a lot of people have been saying, and I probably should have thrown this in: My stories are not stories I intend to share, or publish, or whatever. My stories are for me, for my own entertainment, for my own use and my own to read. I'm aware people consider it a pain in the ass to learn a whole new language, and frankly, I think it is to. But seeing as I don't plan on sharing my stories, I frankly don't really care.