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Re: Good reads for the novice conlanger?

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Monday, August 5, 2002, 22:29
Quoting "Robert \"Neo\" Hill" <NeoVirus@...>:
> I am starting work on the most ambitious language project of mine to > date, > and I would like some good reading for a person with no linguistic > background. A few have made suggestions, but I have lost them in the sea of > endless conlang messages ;). Any common books I may be able to pick up at > the > local library or used book store? Thanks in advance.
"Describing Morphosyntax" by Thomas Payne is as close to a "conlang cookbook" as you will get. Despite its overwhelming title, it was written as something of a field guide to describing languages. It's only $20 or there abouts, so if you have to order it online, it won't set you back much. :Peter