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01-07-2013, 12:16 AM
Hello everyone. First, let me start by saying that I hope this is in the right section.

I was wondering if anyone has ever come across any tutorials/helpful material(s) that might aid in the creation of a fantasy language? Obviously I'm no Tolkien, but everything I've found has made absolutely no sense to me what so ever.
Thanks for reading.

Editing with a few more details:
I've decided to base my language heavily on Swedish. I've tried changing some words and lettering around, but nothing seems to be clicking.

01-07-2013, 12:24 AM
You should check out the Toponymy and Linguistics (http://www.cartographersguild.com/toponymy-linguistics/) forum.

01-28-2013, 03:59 PM
some suggestions Quenya Course Helge K. Fauskanger

Copyright policy: This course can be downloaded from
Ardalambion (Ardalambion (http://www.uib.no/people/hnohf/)), but not
re-posted elsewhere on the net without permission from the
author, H. K. Fauskanger. Print-outs may be made for per-
sonal use (private groups included).

The Grey Company - The Elven Language

these are both about the rules of languages in Tolkien, there are also various articles in Tolkien studies,

Esperanto may also be worth looking at.

01-28-2013, 06:04 PM
The Language Construction Kit (http://www.zompist.com/kit.html) might well have more information about making a language than you will need. Nonetheless, it is an amazing resource.