Sorry, this is going to light on pretty pictures and heavy on things that are of limited interest to most people. You don’t like it, there are thousands of other blogs you could be reading.
Teach yourself linguistics
From all things linguistics:
- Protolinguist resources: Teaching yourself morphology. Morphology is how words are put together.
- Protolinguist resources: Teaching yourself syntax. Syntax is how words combine into phrases and sentences.
- Protolinguist resources: Teaching yourself semantics. Semantics is how things mean stuff.
- Stuff you didn’t know you already know: lexical and functional words
From Aveneca.com, host of the new CBB (aka the conlang board I’m on)
- Introduction to romlangs. What’s a romlang (an artificial Romance language), and basics of how to build one.
- Yes/No systems. How different languages handle yes and no questions.
Linguistics lessons for language learners. Includes IPA, phonology, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, sound change, and more. (from Nativlang, which also has some free lessons in different languages and published some books on Amazon and Lulu that look interesting)
It’s ‘not’ history – how negation usage changes in a cycle through languages. (from the University of Cambridge)
Lexique Pro – a free program for creating a lexicon for your conlang (or natlangs). I wish it was portable. Windows only.
From Frathwiki.com, one of the conlang wikis: