> Looking through grammars for some natural > languages I studied it felt as though there was some "magical" order in > them that made it easier to follow. Well, going from simple to complicated is probably a good idea in general. For most languages, this happens to be nouns -> adjectives -> verbs. However, if a conlang has some weird details which make it stand out, I'd appreciate them being mentioned near the beginning, while the I'm still attentive as a reader. In Talmit, I recently toyed around with diagrams like this one http://sindanoorie.atspace.com/talmit_diag.gif in order to illustrate my points. Hopefully it's actually illustrative, not overloaded.