About MakeALang

When I read that the Elvish in the Lord of the Ring books was not clever gibberish, but an actual language Tolkien had developed, my eyes kind of bugged out and my jaw dropped. I was at work reading some article off the Internet and I still remember thinking, "You can DO that?"

I realized I had absolutely no idea how to make up a language but I had studied a few languages and was fluent in at least one foreign language and the idea of creating another language of my own was just... infatuating for some reason.

I eventually discovered conlanging - and that I was not nearly as good at it as others who had actually studied linguistics. I struggled to internalize and apply the principles, and I wished there was a resource for the... "linguistically uninitiated."

I want MakeALang to be that resource to others. Enjoy!