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Name: Name of the conlang
Native Name:
Native Short Name:

A Priori or Posteriori?:
Isolate or in a Family?:
Inherited Language Features:

How Many Numbers?: sing/pl=2, if you add more, the number increases. It's usually two or three, though I think it doesn't go above 5.
Which Numbers?:

Native Script:
Script "Depth":

Predominant Affix Type: prefix, circumfix, general affixiation?
Variable or Absolute Suffixes?: Huge changes in affix through sound changes or just minor?

Morphosyntactic Alignment: The Morphosyntactic Alignment
Primary Word Order: Default Word Order
Alternate Word Order: Alternate Order
Head Position: Head initial or final? "the grey suitcase" or "la valise griese" (the suitcase grey)?
Language Type: Synthetic, Agglutinating? Polysynthetic even?
Secondary Type: Secondary dominating type. English is Isolating, then Agglutinating

Different Registers?: yes/no
Amount of Registers:
Types of Registers:
How Are They Formed:

Declined?: Yes/no?
Conjugated? A simple yes/no.

Amount of Phonemes: A simple 1, 2,(God forbid)3 or 4 digit number.
How Many in Each Class?: how many vowels, how many consonants?
Basic Syllable Structure: Like CCVC, CNCVC etc.
Significant Sound Changes?: yes/no
Which (if any)?:
Minor Sound Changes:
Which (if any)?:
Amount of Tones:
Phonemic Stress?:
Amounts of Stress: Main phonemic stresses, usually primary and secondary, though I think that there's a language that uses 5
Stress Position:

Affixes or (P)articles?:
Cases?: A simple yes/no.
Amount of Cases: A number of under four digits, please :D
What Are They?

Verb Categories: Moods, tenses and the likes.
Amount for Each Category:
How Are They Formed?:

Pronouns?: A simple yes/no. Rarely no.
How many Persons?:
How many Numbers:
What Levels?:
Proximate/Obivate Distinction?:
Main vs. Secondary Case difference?:
Base Case for Most Pronoun Forms:

Adjectives Agree with Nouns?: Simple :D
Where, if at all?:

Dependant on: Caste systems, wealth, even colour of eyes xD ?
Included How?: In affixes? (P)articles? Special voice formations?

Compounds and Derivations Frequency:
Methods of Compounding:
Methods of Derivation:
Note that every language, even Mandarin, has both compounds and derivations to some degree. Delete this note when using the template.

Purpose of Conlang: Artlang? IAL even?
Theme: What's the conlang's main theme? What's the biggest influence on vocabulary and grammar?
Interesting Features?:

A WIP for a second template. For now it's just old + note
EDIT: Extending it bit by bit :D
EDIT 2: Going into details.
EDIT 3: Running out of ideas. Post ideas!
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mbrsart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
One more suggestion for an addition: Evidentials! I added a brief little section to my most recent language template.
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah the template's pretty damn old heh though I doubt I'll do much expanding on it.
mbrsart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What do you mean by "Script 'Depth'"? I dabble in conscripting, but I don't know standard terminology, if there is any. Google has let me down once again.
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depth, as in correspondence between grapheme and phoneme.
The orthography of English has a gap between phoneme and grapheme, so that <lead> may be both /liːd/ (as in, verb) and /lɛd/ (as in, metal), thus English has a deep orthography. Chinese is like that, taken to the extreme. On the contrary, Polish has a very "shallow" script.
mbrsart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So, a phonetic/phonemic script would be the shallowest?
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the IPA would, but, yes, in practical usage a phonetic script would
mbrsart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Makes sense. Grazie!
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Di niente!
Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, I'm just being introduced to this, so I don't what half of this means
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, well, take your pick and I'll explain
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