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Constructed languages, or “conlangs” are something that have always fascinated me. I was never a Tolkien fangirl or a Trekkie, but the invented languages in those fandoms intrigued me nonetheless. In the Valdemar series of books (some of my favorites), there was also a people who had their own language – multiple ones, come to think of it. As much as fully constructed languages intrigue me, however, I think I have more of a soft spot for when key words and phrases are cherry-picked and used the way the Valdemar books did it. Regardless, here is a very cool presentation on conlangs:
I’ve always wanted to create my own language, but I have to admit that it’s not yet something I’ve done. I’ve tried making bits and pieces here and there, but they haven’t ever turned out quite how I’d like… maybe one day!