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- Get a three-ring binder. You could make your language digitally, but I don't carry a laptop or a phone around, so a binder is more convenient. I believe mine is a one inch.
- Get a notebook that has holes punched into it so you can put it into your binder. Creating a language needs a ridiculous amount of paper, so have a notebook handy.
- Make grammar rules. I cannot stress this enough. When I first started Ventwenoian, everything was random. What was the future tense with one word could be totally different for another one. The rules don't have to be complex; just don't forget to write them down!
- Make two pages for each letter of the alphabet. One page has the English words, and the other has your language's. Here's an example:
Across = seed
All = omn
Ask = rog
And = e
THE A PAGE: VENTWENOIAN
Amath = baby
Ama = face
Ai = far
Al = get
- Translate your favorite songs into your language. It's time consuming, but it broads your vocabulary.
- One last thing: don't worry about how other authors made their words. I have no idea how Tolkien made Quenya, but I think a lot of them have Old English roots. The only language I know is Latin, so occasionally I derive words from that, such as omn. Usually, however, I just string together letters that sound good.