English Language Essays

Trompe l’Œil Conlanging—Or How to Fake Depth in a Conlang

Sylvia Sotomayor has been conlanging since she read Tolkien at an impressionable age. She is best known for the Kēlen language, which won a Smiley Award in 2009. She previously served as the Treasurer of the Language Creation Society.


In this short essay, longtime conlanger Sylvia Sotomayor illustrates some simple ways to give one’s conlang the illusion of depth.

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