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Language Making:
The Language Construction Kit is the fledgling conlanger's Bible. It's also good refresher if you feel you've hit a road block.

If you've got a reasonably established lang but want to build lexicon, check out this Translation Exercises page. It provides links to several conlang-muscle flexing exercises.

Try out a a conlang phrasebook. (Download links are the in the 5th paragraph, down.)

Or fill out a Swadesh list.

Word Building:
Here's a syllable generator. It does a good job if you're feeling lazy or you aren't interested in creating etymology within your lexicon.

This random word generator is alright, but you have to have words to seed with.

This page allows you to hear the sounds that correspond with IPA characters, except for diphthongs (here)

This lets you select a string of IPA characters you can copy and paste en masse.

Fontstruct is a free totally online font building program. It's a little limited, as far as I can tell in terms of the letter shapes you can make, if you're lazy like me. It's also doesn't support bizarre mechanically complicated scrips like most of mine (although it supposedly will let you edit Hangeul. I haven't figured that out yet).

There's also Omniglot which can provide endless bouts of inspiration.

World Building:
I admittedly haven't spent a lot of time at the Magical Worldbuilding Guide, but I've skimmed the pages and it seems helpful.

If you lurk at the Zompist bboard you gather all sorts of useless and endlessly fascinating information. But it has a search feature and I guarantee, if there's a language related question you can't find an answer to, someone on that board has also discussed the same question.

I haven't spent much time in Unilang but it seems useful enough to peruse. It seems to have more (or easier to find) discussions on scripts than zompist's.

There's also the fledgling conlangers forum started by these wonderful folks right here on DA.
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MagitekElite Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope I won't break any rules posting here, but I would highly suggest Unilang and Aveneca ([link]). They are great communities with loads of friendly people, especially Unilang. Another is Omniglot, but that has some rare activity.

Also, thank you very much for the VERY helpful links. I very much needed to hear the IPA sounds; I have some problems with some of the phonemes.
far-from-earth Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Artist
(Sorry this is a way way tardy response.)

There're no rules, this is just my journal. I'll have to check those communities out. And omniglot is a like a shelf in the very back of an un-trafficked part of a huge library.

Glad I could help in some small way!
speria Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice list! The IPA link are very useful. Especially since I still can't remember where everything is on my IPA keyboard...
far-from-earth Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   Artist
Thank you! And I didn't want to bother remembering them so I was very happy when I found those pages.
speria Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting. :nod: Thank you very much for posting this. :hug:
far-from-earth Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   Artist
Don't mention it. I'm just paying it forward.
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