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Re: Random Conlang Questions

Posted: 2017-12-06, 22:44
by Luís
linguoboy wrote:
Luís wrote:Has anyone read Mark Rosenfelder's books? (The Language Construction Kit and Advanced Language Construction).

I've proofread one of them. Did you have a question regarding them?


I'm just trying to figure out if they're something I'd enjoy reading or if they're mostly aimed at people with no prior knowledge of linguistics (particularly the first volume).

Re: Random Conlang Questions

Posted: 2017-12-06, 22:52
by linguoboy
Luís wrote:
linguoboy wrote:
Luís wrote:Has anyone read Mark Rosenfelder's books? (The Language Construction Kit and Advanced Language Construction).

I've proofread one of them. Did you have a question regarding them?

I'm just trying to figure out if they're something I'd enjoy reading or if they're mostly aimed at people with no prior knowledge of linguistics (particularly the first volume).

The first is intended to be read by those with no background in linguistics, but there's still plenty of sound advice to be gleaned from it. Knowing about linguistics isn't the same as knowing about conlinguistics. Mark has years of practical experience creating languages and he's particularly good at explaining things. A sizable chunk of the second volume is taken up with a grammatical sketch of a particular conlang and it's a terrific example of both what to include in such a treatment and the range of creative possibilities.

Re: Random Conlang Questions

Posted: 2017-12-07, 11:31
by Luís
Thanks! I might give it a try then.

Re: Random Conlang Questions

Posted: 2018-01-15, 9:53
by Luís
I read the first volume over Christmas and it was actually quite interesting, even if I already knew most of the stuff he covers.
(I'll try to ignore the fact that almost all Portuguese examples in the book seem to be incorrect :P)

I got a copy of the second volume and I'm planning on reading it sometime this year. And of course, now I'm wanderlusting for conlangs... :|

Re: Random Conlang Questions

Posted: 2018-01-15, 16:02
by linguoboy
Luís wrote:(I'll try to ignore the fact that almost all Portuguese examples in the book seem to be incorrect :P

Message him. He's always willing to hear corrective criticism.