Rather than jumping back into this, I'm trying to read through other people's writeups of their conlangs. There's so much to it that it doesn't make sense, at this point in time, to remake from first principles, so I'm trying to get an idea of what I should be doing, presentation-wise. (Also, it wouldn't make any sense for me to expect other people to look at my stuff without looking at other people's stuff.)
It might take me a while to get through it, but it also doesn't make sense to try to write something I'd have trouble reading. And reading this kind of specialized writing is a skill.
I've downloaded a few PDF writeups, and right now I'm looking over the one for Kahtsaai. I'm just a few pages in, so so far I just have surface-level reactions, such as:
- I am not confident in my ability to pronounce contrastive length or tone.
- I hadn't had a reason to use the voiceless alveolar lateral fricative before. (I'm hoping I read the consonant chart correctly.) Anyway, I really like it. I might see if I can use it somewhere in the history of my current project.
This will probably take a while, and I don't have anything else to say right now, so I'm calling the post here.