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Nicely presented conlangs

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What are your favourite nicely presented conlangs? I am looking for inspiration and I enjoy reading through other people's conlang grammars. I have a PDF of Okuna, which is amazing and extremely detailed (a level of detail I don't think my conlangs will ever reach) and layed out very clearly with lots of examples. What others are there?

I would prefer to see more examples of fleshed-out grammars than just phonologies. I enjoy conlang grammars that read like Describing Morphosyntax rather than just lists of declensions and verbal forms and thought it would be nice to know of any others out there!
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IMHO Kahrsaai is nice.
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I'll always opt for mentioning Monoba's Siwa and Mecislau's Novegradian, Alashian and Očets when this sort of question is asked. They're well described, have lots of examples when it comes to lexicon, morphology and syntax and since Mecislau's conlangs are tied to the real-world, you'll also find out how they relate to their close relatives (the other Slavic languages for Novegradian and both the Semitic languages and Greek for Alashian). The work of these two users always stand out, to me, as some of the best examples of what conlanging can achieve in terms of both quantity (that Siwa link contains a PDF some 600 pages long) and quality (the depth involved in Alashian, for example, actually makes it feel like a real Semitic language that could have been spoken on Cyprus). At the very least, I find them hugely impressive.
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I really like the way Prinsessa's Ash is presented on Linguifex. It's short and far from complete, but a nice little sketch.
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I just read the newest conlang description in fiat lingua here and it's probably among my top 3 of nicely presented conlangs. It's a grammar of Wóxtjanato by Jessie Sams.
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Matt Pearson's Okuna Grammar is one of my favorites. If 337 pages is more than you want to read through, William Annis's Kahtsaai Grammar is also great and makes for better light reading at "only" 80 pages.
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Alurhsa. Muplo. Qatama. Adhrynn (on this forum). Almaqerin (Way Back Machine).
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others have mentioned Kahtsaai, but another of his conlangs, Kílta (https://lingweenie.org/conlang/kilta.pdf), is a lot more fleshed out, and the grammar includes some essays on word formation and discourse in Kílta.
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Nice! I didn't know of Kilta. Also, there is a new Fiat Lingua grammar that looks promising.
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Mecislau's Novegradian and other languages, as already said.

I am also a fan of Dewrad's Dravian and also Parra which inspired my own Goetisch.
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sangi39 wrote: 25 Aug 2015 17:29 I'll always opt for mentioning Monoba's Siwa and Mecislau's Novegradian, Alashian and Očets when this sort of question is asked. They're well described, have lots of examples when it comes to lexicon, morphology and syntax and since Mecislau's conlangs are tied to the real-world, you'll also find out how they relate to their close relatives (the other Slavic languages for Novegradian and both the Semitic languages and Greek for Alashian). The work of these two users always stand out, to me, as some of the best examples of what conlanging can achieve in terms of both quantity (that Siwa link contains a PDF some 600 pages long) and quality (the depth involved in Alashian, for example, actually makes it feel like a real Semitic language that could have been spoken on Cyprus). At the very least, I find them hugely impressive.
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