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    Question Conlang community?

    Does anyone know of an online community anything like this for conlangers?

    I guess to some extent if I were to make a language for a country I'm going to map, it'd be slightly relevant here, or at least at the CBG (which seems kinda dead?), but I figure it'd be nice with a friendly bunch of folks like around here, focusing on language construction and such.

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    Welcome Aboard Belgrave!

    ...and thanks for posting that link.
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    The CBG isn't dead at all. Its just much smaller and tighter knit than the CG. In fact the CBG has a resident linguist (limetom) if you want to contact him about conlang ideas. He's already done a bit on the topic.
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    Nice to know - I guess compared to this place, most small communities seem a bit slow-moving Also, I suppose, showing off your half-way-done map is going to draw a lot of ideas and comments because it's at least somewhat likely you'll finish, while showing off a half-done compaign world will give you mostly shrugs. They are quite aplenty, after all, and most never go anywhere. Ah well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgrave View Post
    I was also gonna post this link, but with the remark that it isn't exactly full of nice and friendly people.

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    http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/conlang.html -- an active mailing list

    You might also check out:
    http://conlang.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwynegold View Post
    I was also gonna post this link, but with the remark that it isn't exactly full of nice and friendly people.
    They're a pretty nice group, actually. I just don't feel like I'm up enough on my IPA, X-SAMPA and conjugations of whatever to avoid ridicule. Oh, did I mention they're nice people.

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    Thanks y'all - going to register on the zompist board, looks like they know where their towels are

    I'm hoping to start work on a conlang and blog about the progress using my WordBuilder app.

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    When you get a chance, can you report back on your experience there?

    I had a looksie at their forums, and even though I've spent a good bit of free time over the past couple years studying and learning what I can about linguistics, I still found a good chunk of what I read there rather confusing and opaque (granted, studying over two years only in your free time still = relative noob), and the general tone occassionally off-putting.

    On a semi-related note... how capable is your Word Builder (still haven't had a chance to install and play with it) in taking an existing word bank of imagined words and mutating them in patterned ways to form new words for a child language of the original language that provided the initial word bank?
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