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The Language Construction Kitlet [Kindle Edition]

Mark Rosenfelder

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A shorter version of the Language Construction Kit— the same as the version on zompist.com, plus the Naming Languages chapter from the full Kit.

Create plausible and realistic languages for RPGs, fantasy and science fiction, movies or video games, or international communication... or just learn about how languages work from an unusual, light-hearted perspective. This is the classic set of web pages (suite of web pages?) which has helped a generation of conlangers to understand and create languages, in convenient e-book form.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 313 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Publisher: Yonagu Books; 1.0 edition (17 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007AQVUI8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #424,544 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adds nothing to the free version online, but it's still good stuff 21 Sep 2013
By Sean C. Duggan - Published on Amazon.com
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I read the original LCK article on Rosenfelder's website years ago and it opened up an entire world to me of constructed languages and how to go about them systematically. Years later, I own all three of his "Construction Kit" books and when I saw this posted on his website, I figured that a dollar wasn't too bad. It's really not worth it, though. You could easily get the same experience taking that section of his website and converting it to a PDF to read on your phone.

That said, it's still good information, thus why I have a somewhat mixed set of stars for my review. It's a good article, but you're better off getting it from his website.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise, accessible and rich with examples from fiction 6 Jan 2014
By Patrick H. Ewing - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm came to this book merely curious about conlangs, and left with a much richer understanding of what goes into constructing a language, why one might want to do so, and what sort of boring choices to avoid making for the umpteenth time. Highly enjoyable read, even if you never plan to make a language of your own.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Could be Better 9 May 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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There is both too much and too little information here at the same time, that is those areas more useful to my specific interests (for creating 'naming' languages for fiction and game world production) are not covered as much as some academic materials that would only be of interest to a student of linguistics. The fact that its a Sub-Set of greater text (which may have covered more material in the areas I was interested in) and not a complete work is part of the problem.

It also went far too much into creating 'imaginary alphabet scripts' than is useful. Like most writers I need things that can be written with available fonts and alphabet forms, not designing whole new ones to produce reader confusion. The author is a little too proud of their own imaginary works, instead of drawing examples from professional linguists that are authors in depth (like J.R.R. Tolkein, who is only lightly touched on) or M.A.R. Barker etc.

Practical considerations when working with these sorts of tools is necessary.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun and great help 14 Jun 2013
By Pen Name - Published on Amazon.com
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Really helped me understand the break down of a language to create my own. Now in a matter of a month I'm writing it and reading with no trouble with a few friends. This book is a great steal for help with a language
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