rafaeru wrote:Can you give me some tips and advices about conlanging?
Pouvez-vous me donner quelques trucs et astuces sur le conlanging?
Ps: Si vous parlez français, répondez en français.
Hello! Well, your question is pretty... ahem, unclear. I can give you lots of tips and advices about conlanging, but it depends pretty much on how much experience you have, on the kind of language you want to create, etc.
In general, by all means do have a look at Mark Rosenfelder's "Language Construction Kit". Uncle Google will get you there in a minute. It's a great source for both beginning and advanced conlangers.
The best advice I can give you right now is this: ask yourself a few questions. Why do I want to create a language? What kind of language is it supposed to become? What do I want to use it for? Once you have an answer to these questions, start thinking about architecture. Creating a language is like building a big house: it's not just a matter of building stones and mortar, it starts with a plan
. Make sure you start with good, well-defined design principles. They will be your guide from the beginning till the end. Then, start wondering about your building stones: create a phonology. Once you have sorted out which sound you are going to use, you can start wondering about orthography and grammar. Remember: if your idea is good and your design principles are good as well, then the language will pretty much create itself.
All this may sound like stating the obvious, but it is surprising how many beginning conlangers actually don't think about phonology or design principles at all, but start with filling tables and the like. I'm not saying a more intuitive/impromptu approach cannot turn a language into something good, but the odds are that you'd get stuck rather sooner than later.
Aha: one more thing. If you are a beginner, then I'd say, keep it simple
, and learn from what you are doing. Don't expect that your first conlang will be The Conlang To End All Conlangs. In all likeliness, your second project will be better than your first, and your third project will be better than your second. That doesn't make your first project worthless, on the contrary: you will probably do a lot of research and acquire a lot of valuable knowledge and experience.
If there's anything you'd like to ask in particular, then don't hesitate!