Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Group Info Group Founded 6 Years ago Statistics 253 Members
34,010 Pageviews273 Watchers

Important Box of Important Things!

Hello and welcome to Conlangers! We hope you enjoy yourself here.

Before you join, please read over our Guidelines for Conduct.

General Rules and Tips for Being Grammarintense
  1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  2. Respect the intellectual property and rights of other members of Conlangers and the conlanging community at large.
  3. If you decide to post a blog entry to the group, please verify the spelling and grammar of any blog posts that you write (to the best of your ability), and then allow the administrators of Conlangers to approve the post for publishing.
  4. Join the community! We're here to have fun and create language!


NaCoWriMo 2010

I'm Curious
I'm Curious
I'm Curious [#2]
I'm Curious [#3]
I'm Curious [#4]
I'm Curious [#5]
I'm Curious [#6]

#Conlangers Folder on Google Docs: Message an admin for access to everything. Individual documents are listed in relevant sections of the blog.

LangCon: Chatroom located here. Times and dates will be announced through the blog. Message speria if you are interested in having a Langcon.

:bulletred:Language Construction Kit (LCK):bulletred:
Planet Construction Kit
Kahalle's List
Far-From-Earth's list
Limyaael's Rants (and one from TarawynWorldwalker)
The BG Language Creation Guide
Jörg Rhiemeier's Conlang Page
Glossary of Linguistic Terms
WALS - The World Atlas of Language Structure
CALS - Conlang Atlas of Language Structure
The Speech Accent Archive

Non-dA Communities and Such:
CONLANG-L Mailing List
Frath Wiki
Conlang Wiki
Zompist Bulletin Board (ZBB)
Conlanger Bulletin Board (CBB)
Conlanger Forum
Conlangs on Unilang
Conlangery on Omniglot
Conlangs group on Facebook
Conlangs at Livejournal
Conculture at Livejournal
Imaginary Languages at Tumblr
The Conlinguinary at Tumblr

General Language Links:
Conlanger's Manifesto
Popular Linguistics
Language Log
Notes from a Linguistic Mystic
Motivated Grammar
@Languagebandit at Twitter

Linguistic Silliness:
Speculative Grammarian (SpecGram)
Linguist Llama at Tumblr
Linguist Lioness at Tumblr
Linguist Ling Cod at Tumblr

Newest Members

Recent Journal Entries




p t k [p t k]
b d g [b d g]
f s ʃ h [f s sh h]
v z ʒ [v z zh]
m n [m n]
r l [r l]
j [j]


i ʉ u [i y û]
e ɵ o [ê u ô]
ɛ ɞ ɔ [e â o]
ä [a]


Singular Masculine -a -e -o kujna 'wolf' bine 'man' shavgo 'dog'
Plural Masculine -at -et -ot kujnat 'wolfs' binet 'men' shavgot 'dogs'
Singular Feminine -i -y -û vâzdi 'star' gyny 'woman' bahû 'cow'
Plural Feminine -in -yn -ûn vâzdin 'stars' gynyn 'women' bahûn 'cows'
Singular Neuter -an -en -on sâvjan 'word' jogen 'child' kason 'basket'
Plural Neuter -â -ê -ô sâvjâ 'words' jogê 'children' kasô 'baskets'

Nominative - bine 'man' binet 'men' vâzdi 'star' vâzdin 'stars' sâvjan 'word' sâvjâ 'words'
Accusative -n binen 'man' binent 'men' vâzdin 'star' vâzdinn 'stars' sâvjann 'word' sâvjân 'words'
Genitive -s bines 'of man' binest 'of men' 'vâzdis 'of star' vâzdins 'of stars' 'sâvjans 'of word' sâvjâs 'of words'
Instrumental -vâ binevâ 'with man' binevât 'with men' vâzdivâ 'with star' vâzdivân 'with stars' sâvjanvâ 'with word' sâvjâvâ 'with words'
Allative -to bineto 'to man' binetot 'to men' vâzdito 'to star' vâzditon 'to stars' sâvjanto 'to word' sâvjâto 'to words'
Ablative -de binede 'from man' binedet 'from men' vâzdide 'from star' vâzdiden 'from stars' sâvjande 'from word' sâvjâde 'from words'
Locative -shi bineshi 'in man' bineshit 'in men' vâzdishi 'in star' vâzdishin 'in stars' sâvjanshi 'in word' sâvjâshi 'in words'
Benefactive -la binela 'for man' binelat 'for men' vâzdila 'for star' vâzdilan 'for stars' sâvjanla 'for word' sâvjâla 'for words'

Indefinite -ne -ene binene 'a man' binetne 'a men' vâzdine 'a star' vâzdinne 'a stars' sâvjanne 'a word' sâvjâne 'a words'
Definite proper -se -ese binese 'the man' binetse 'the men' vâzdise 'the star' vâzdinse 'the stars' sâvjanse 'the word' sâvjâse 'the words'
Definite distant -te -ete binete 'that man' binette 'that men' vâzdite 'that star' vâzdinte 'that stars' sâvjante 'that word' sâvjâte 'that words'

Collective suffix - -ûm binetûm 'humankind'
                       vâzdinûm 'cosmos, space'


Active - zhâv- 'to speak'
Causative -ra- zhârav- 'cause to speak'
Passive -mi- zhâmiv- 'to be spoken'
Passive-Causative -ne- zhânev- 'cause to be spoken'

Imperfective - zhâv- 'to speak'
Iterative -yâ- zhâvyâ- 'to speak many times'
Perfective -kê- zhâvkê- 'to speak (action is performed)'

Non-Past - zhâv- 'to speak'
Past -l- / -le- zhâvl- 'to speak (in past)'

1. -an zhâvin 'I am speaking' -ame zhâvime 'We are speaking'
2. -is zhâvis 'Thou art speaking' -ihe zhâvihe 'You are speaking'
3. -y zhâvy 'He/She/It is speaking' -yj zhâvyj 'They are speaking'

Conditional -dy- zhâvdyn  'I would be speaking'
Potentional -bi- zhâvbin 'I may be speaking'
Eventive -mi- zhâvmin 'I could be speaking'
Imperative -ô zhâvô 'speak!'

Towards to- tozhâv- 'to scoff'
Away from de- dezhâv- 'to refuse, to deny'
Inside en- enzhâv- 'to persuade, to make believe'
Outside zo- zozhâv- 'to pronounce, to enounce'

Negation - nê- nêzhâvin 'I don't be speaking'

Adjectival participle -r- zhâvr- /  'speaking'
Adverbial participle -re zhâvre 'speaking'

Gerund -anen zhâvanen 'speaking (as an action)'

Infinitive -êt zhâvêt 'to speak'


Masculine Feminine

Positive - vesh- 'good'
Comparative - -tr- veshtr- 'better'
Superlative - -tud- veshtud- 'best'


Positive - veshe 'good'
Comparative -tre veshtre 'better'
Superlative -tude veshtude 'best'



1. ajsh-
2. zâv-
3. taresh-
4. tvatar-
5. svarm-
6. hsen-
7. tepesh-
8. hast-
9. ojzh-
10. totym-
11. ajshhêshkashj-
20. zâvtotynt-
21. zâvtotynt ajsh-
100. hêshka
1.000. zôhta

Ordinal -t- ajsht-
Multiplicative -kort- ajshakort-
Reproductive -têsh- ajshatêsh-
Distributive -put- ajshaput-
Fractional -nun- ajshanun-


Personal pronouns:

1. ma 'I' mê 'We'
2. sû 'thou' vi 'you'
3. er 'he/she/it' ere 'they'

Possessive pronouns:

Masculine Feminine

1. maj- 'my' mês- 'our'
2. sûj- 'thy' vis- 'your'
3. erj-.-s 'his/her/its' eres 'their'



en 'in'
an 'on'
ande 'above'
ende 'under'
per 'beside'
fal 'away'
enzâv 'between'
go 'behind'
zo 'out'
enkelon 'around'
prede 'before'
entaman 'during'
zân 'after'


nis 'without'
aner 'instead'
prene 'against'
hâsi 'despite, though'
endolge 'along, according to'
tan 'for'



Paratactical conjunctions:

ê 'and'
kin 'also'
ve 'or'
lâ 'but'
hash 'so'
ni 'than'

Hypotactical conjunctions:

ke 'to, for'
anah 'although'
da 'because'
ele 'if'
fase 'that, providing'


ajshe 'only'
toje 'yet'

Polarity particles:

ta 'yes'
nê 'no'


Word order:

SOV (Subject - Object - Verb)

Describing word - Described word

Copular verb:

esh- 'to be'

Word formation


Agentive / Related person -es- zhâv- 'to speak' → zhâves- 'speaker' bahû 'cow' → bahes- 'cowman'
Place -âyon zhâv- 'to speak' → zhâvâyon 'rostrum'
Diminutive -il- sûne 'son' → sûnile 'little son'
Augmentative -ôg- bôron 'mountain' → bôrôgon 'grand mountain'
Related abstract -anten hage 'brother' → haganten 'brotherhood'
Instrument -akan ktestêt 'to destroy' → ktestakan 'instrument for destroying'
Instance -[gender ending] zhâv- 'to speak → zhâvi 'speech'

Possessive / Affiliative -ish- ekva 'horse' → ekvish- 'equine'
Originative -em- dange 'sky' → dangem- 'celestial'
Similaritive -arf- kata 'cat' → katarf- 'felid'
Feature -êy- pilen 'hair' → pilêy- 'hairy'
Privative ne-.-êy- tuden 'tooth' → netudêy- 'toothless'


kujna 'wolf'
bine 'man'
shavgo 'dog'
vâzdi 'star'
gyny 'woman'
bahû 'cow'
sâvjan 'word'
jogen 'child'
kason 'basket'
binetûm 'humankind'
vâzdinûm 'cosmos, space'
zhâvêt 'to speak
tozhâvêt 'to scoff'
dezhâvêt 'to refuse, to deny'
enzhâvêt 'to persuade, to make believe'
zozhâvêt 'to pronounce, to enounce'
vesh- 'good'
zhâves- 'speaker'
bahes- 'cowman'
zhâvâyon  'rostrum'
sûne 'son'
sûnile 'little son'
bôron 'mountain'
bôrôgon 'grand mountain'
hage 'brother'
haganten 'brotherhood'
ktestêt 'to destroy'
ktestakan 'instrument for destroying'
zhâvi 'speech'
ekva 'horse'
dange 'sky'
kata 'cat'
pilen 'hair'
tuden 'tooth'
harj- 'high'
tunglan 'language, tongue'
More Journal Entries










Add a Comment:
MichaelBaconArt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for granting my join up request. My name is Mike. My conlang is called kardak and I have been working on it for 19 years. Good to be here.
ReishaTerrin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, this is an interesting group and i am curious as to if anyone here could help with creating a fantasy Language, or pointing me into the direction of someone i can ask about the question. I am a writer and i am hoping to bring in a language or two for my fantasy Inhabitants. I am not sure how active this group is but i hope some one here can help me. Thank you. 
Irolan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I created a few conlangs. Although I'm not an expert (I couldn't even tell you the difference between priori and a priori), maybe I can give you a few tips.
Same if you're thinking about introducing a writing system. I create those as a hobby and have like four folders filled so far.
ReishaTerrin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that would totally help! I've always been interested in it, but can say I fully understand how to.
Irolan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, drop me a PM or something if you have questions.
(1 Reply)
mjpr83916 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me to the group.
Ochubs15 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to join this group, but its been a while since I've joined a group and I forget how
laopokia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
May I ask, would you mind if you had a 'Neologism' folder for users to coin new English words and post them into that folder? 
LittlePigArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If we had a conlanging question, where would we ask it? 
toppop7 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, thanks for accepting me too <I
Add a Comment: