Conlanging resources

Texts for translation

Grammatical description


  • payne1997describing: It was written for field linguists writing descriptive grammars but it works really well for conlanging.


Reference Grammars

  • The ultimate form of documentation for your language is a descriptive/reference grammar.
    • You can see what these look like by searching “[language name] reference grammar”
    • Many are available for free, and give good inspiration not only for how to write a grammar, but also for linguistic features you might be able to imitate.
  • You can also look at grammars written for conlangs. Excellent examples:

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