On 5/20/05, Adam F. <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I am really bad at creating words. I have tried several different ways of > doing this, but I am never satisfied with the results. I have taken the > word for something from two different languages and combined it in some > way to get a new word, I have used programs to generate randon words, and > I have made them up off the top of my head. Does anyone have any > suggestions of other techniques that I might want to try? One suggestion that I found somewhere but now have lost again is to create a (much simpler) parent language, then to derive the child language you want from it by (mostly regular) sound change, derivation of words, and changes in meaning (The _Language Construction Kit_ is helpful here.). A good example of this technique is the selection of related languages of Verduria, at http://www.zompist.com/.