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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:
Romanised?:
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)?:
Tonality?:
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?:
Where?:
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?:
Genders?:
How many Numbers:
Clusitivity?:
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?:

Honorifics?:
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?:
Problems?:

THIS IS CURRENTLY A WIP. MANY PEOPLE SAID THAT THIS WAS TOO SIMPLE.
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.
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:iconrostov-na-don:
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.
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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.
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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.
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mbrsart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So, a phonetic/phonemic script would be the shallowest?
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:iconrostov-na-don:
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
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mbrsart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Makes sense. Grazie!
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:iconrostov-na-don:
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Di niente!
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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
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:iconrostov-na-don:
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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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well let's see, everything from 'Name of Colang' to 'This currently a WIP'. Of course their are things I understand, but the vast majority just confuses me
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The native name is what people who speak the conlang refer to it :3
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, but in all seriousness, you should just send a note with what it all means to me or add a description of what any given term means
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That'll take a while. I'll see about annotating it tomorrow.
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mbrsart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've got some ideas of questions to add.

What about adpositions: Do they exist? Are they prepositions or postpositions?

Also, does the language make agency or animacy distinctions?
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey those ones are good.
I'll include them in the third edition, when I come around to expanding this further more.
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
... Intonation? Differing nominative/accusative pronouns? "Cases marked by _______" (word order, syntax, affixes, declension)? Errr, type of stress/accent system? Where does the stress go? Timing (stress-timed, mora-timed, syllable-timed)? Average word length? Word creation?

This is soooo huge and complicated and awesome. I'm going to have to make a new one soon.
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the input :D Hopefully it'll at least double in size!
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I'm glad I could be of any help. I'll be sure to come back if I remember any others. You could also ask for evidentiality, I guess. :XD:
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tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this open for use? I feel like I need to submit SOMETHING to the conlangers group and this seems like a good place to start...
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, and there's a may challenge, make a proverb in your conlang :D
Look at what I did DX : [link]
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tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet. Someday I'll catch up on the challenges... someday... (-_-)
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:iconrostov-na-don:
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can barely manage them seeing that I lack adjectives and pronouns.
This is what I have done so far in the last 1.5 years: [link]
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tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's quite a lot. I don't think I have that much with most of my languages, even the one I've been working on for almost 9 years. [/lazy] *ahem* I like to use challenges to force me to come up with new things, since they can be pretty interesting.
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use the challenges mostly for new words and syntax development, truth be told.
And thanks :) I don't read in my spare time, let alone do fun stuff (other than the occasional hour in Portal 2 heheh) In my spare time I simply work on my conlang and keep adding stuff (I went from 13 to 23 to 25 to 27 to, yeah another addition, 28 cases :D )
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tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A really fun way to flesh out a language (in my opinion) is to try filling out the Conlang Phrasebook. I don't know if you know about it, but here's a link - [link]
I've filled it out for three of mine so far. Some of the vocab might not apply, and it's rather time-consuming, but it's amusing at the very least. :) And my god, 28 cases?! (*_*) That's awesome, but how do you keep from getting them confused?
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The phrasebook doesn't really fit the conculture so I skipped it and went truly blank :D
Confusing cases is hard when you look up the case for each single noun or nominal xD After a while, I got used to checking what each should be because if I lack a case for it, it's rather hard to say it otherwise... D:
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:iconrostov-na-don:
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not done yet, but feel free to use it :D
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tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :) Thanks.
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Maybe you could include honorifics? They're a big part of my language. :D
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna include so much more. It's a WIP for now :)
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Ahaha, I'm kind of scared of the final product. It took me an entire morning of research to do the nonsensical outline I wrote.

I admire your intelligence.
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, it's not much, it's just that every time I fire up the computer, Wikipedia's linguistics pops into view. After two years, trust me, it's gonna drill itself into your head :P
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Haha, really? That's a good method, I guess. I still admire your discipline, though. Or maybe we linguistics hobbyists are just cool like that.
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:iconrostov-na-don:
Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Linguistics is cool, we're cool, Tolkien was cool :D
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Cooler than absolute zero, bud.

Ohh, maybe you could include stress rules and writing system too, just for all the abjads, ideograms, and syllabaries out there. And álso becáuse it bugs me when I can't fígure out where the stress goes. Unléss they mark it like Greek does with polysyllábic words, of course.
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Rostov-na-don Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good idea :D Tho it would be a mess if it is either phonemic or English-wise chaotic.
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