Using a real ancient language vs making your own

Discussion in 'Research' started by VTitus, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Oscar Leigh

    Oscar Leigh Contributor Contributor

    Jan 21, 2016
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    Sydney, Australia
    It's supposed to be quite small but there also suggestions it's influence has been underestimated, particularly in the transition to Middle English.
  2. NiallRoach

    NiallRoach Contributor Contributor

    Jan 7, 2015
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    The middle of the UK
    I think I'd find Latin terms popping up in the middle of a book quite distracting.

    There are tools like Awkwords that are designed to take the tedium out of creating an entire language. Pick your vowels, consonants, nasals, and a basic pattern of them, and it spits out however many words you choose. Hell, Vulgarlang will even create grammar rules and irregularities for you.
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  3. saxonslav

    saxonslav Member

    Mar 30, 2018
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    I know this has been answered already, (so don't bother reading) but I'll let myself indulge for a moment- I made up a few languages, with semi-working grammar structures and lots of vocabulary, something between a naming language and a real conlang. Honestly, the only person who'll care is you, since it takes so much work.

    There are benefits to your own languages beyond just worldbuilding. If you build a culture around your languages, and write in the attitude of said cultures... Well, you might have some fairly good worldbuilding on that alone. But it's up to you. Writing won't get worse if you don't add a language.

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