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I'm working on a story at the minute that heavily features a conlang, and I find less is more. Yes, I have a dictionary and grammar rules and all that, but I find it's most useful as behind-the-scenes infrastructure rather than putting it front and center like this. Instead of throwing ostensibly made-up words at the audience without context, I find it's ...


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Okay so I was a bit curious about this. Wrote a little script for myself and ran it with some random books. I used epubs of books I bought and converted them to .txt via Calibre to access the text more easily in Python. I basically split them on spaces and stripped away special characters, keeping newlines in mind. The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson: 15206 ...


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How you incorporate conlangs into your work will vary depending on whose POV you're writing from. If you're writing from the POV of a speaker of the language, you have two options: Just write their dialogue in English like you would for any other character. Plenty of authors do this already. Write the dialogue out, but alter it to clue your reader in to it'...


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I find italics to be easier to understand as the reader. It makes it less complicated and can be caught by the eye pretty rapidly and the reader will learn to recognize the person's dialogue by the italics. It's just overall a lot simpler.


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