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How do you create a language?

✧・゚: *✧・゚:* I'm interested in possibly including a mythical language in my story. Does anybody have resources that would help with that? I want to make like a chant or something; I want it to feel mystical. *:・゚✧*:・゚✧



For writing systems inspiration I'd recommend Omniglot, which is a writing systems encyclopedia for both living and extinct languages. I've used it for creating an abugida based writing system before.

Insolent Lad

Of course, there is also the time-honored method of making up meaningless gibberish that sounds right but doesn't actually mean anything. We don't necessarily have to create a language.

Ned Marcus

Another method is to add, they said in xxx language, after dialogue in that language. You can then show by body language, feelings, or words how the speakers or others feel about being excluded, warmth towards the language etc.

Tolkien's method was great, but it takes time.