Ipse isn't trolling, xBlackHeartx. He's saying basically the same thing I told you in a very similar thread
a few months ago. I think it's reasonable for Ipse to wonder why you place so much importance on conlanging. For most of us, it is
just a hobby, and as a result we're having difficulty understanding why making a conlang, as opposed to anything else, has so much value for you.
To address your posts, you're listing a lot of problems, but many of them have readily accessible solutions. Need help with word forms? Use a word generator, like Awkwords
. Also remember the importance of derivation.
For inspiration on grammar and other topics, there's the Conlangery
podcast. Each of the co-hosts has their own pet natlang(s) they draw examples from (e.g., Chinese languages, NAIL), and they generally make a point of looking well beyond Europe for the features they cover. Something else you can do to broaden your horizons is read language grammars. You don't have to speak a language with any fluency to understand its grammar well enough for conlanging. Knowing German might be an asset on this front. I have access to some linguistic resources I wouldn't otherwise because I speak French.
You might also think about reframing your goals. This sentence stands out to me:
xBlackHeartx wrote:Now I'm tempted to get it done quickly, purely because of all the time I've wasted.
Most conlangs aren't ever "done". They're constant works in progress, and I pointed out in my post on your other thread that the popularizer of the secret vice died with his languages – his life's work – still unfinished. Conlanging doesn't lend itself to an end. If what you're looking for is a definitive finished product, you'll have to describe for yourself what that means. You might have to set clear, objective goals for your conlang, or set a time limit for the project after which you aren't allowed to change anything.
I also get the sense a certain amount of coming to terms with your own style is in order. Some people, like you and I, go through conlangs or conlang iterations lightning-fast. Nothing's inherently wrong with that. I don't write too much about my conlangs down either, also because I change things all the time, but I'm fine with that. My memory is good enough most of the time, and I can save writing for working out the more stubborn kinks. Are your conlangs very much like English? I wouldn't worry about it. Make the conlang that comes naturally. Who cares if it's English-y if you've accomplished what you came to do, which is make a conlang. And since there's no lifetime quota, you can always make another conlang and another and another, each one improving on the last.
Oh, to respond to this:
xBlackHeartx wrote:Right now I'm feeling like my conlang is cheap, because of the creole-like svo grammar.
Creoles are by definition fully fledged languages. They also happen to throw a wrench in the tree model of language evolution and are difficult to emulate. No creole-like conlang is cheap, and a true creole conlang would be a great accomplishment for any language creator.
N'hésite pas à corriger mes erreurs.