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by Alamantus
18 Jul 2019 17:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexiconga, the quick & simple dictionary builder, has been updated! (New features added July 15, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Lexiconga, the quick & simple dictionary builder, has been updated! (New features added July 15, 2019)

Yeah, support for custom fonts was one of the things I saw most that no other tool I had see could do yet, and CSS was by far the easiest way to implement it! Community features is unfortunately one of the things that's decidedly out of scope for Lexiconga. I built it as a tool by itself, but I coul...
by Alamantus
15 Jul 2019 17:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexiconga, the quick & simple dictionary builder, has been updated! (New features added July 15, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Lexiconga, the quick & simple dictionary builder, has been updated!

The first wave of new features has gone live! The new features include: Custom Alphabetical Order: Specify the order you want your words to appear in. Orthographic Translations: Change one character or set of characters into any other (useful for typing romanization and displaying your conlang's sp...
by Alamantus
01 Jul 2019 19:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexiconga, the quick & simple dictionary builder, has been updated! (New features added July 15, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Lexiconga, the quick & simple dictionary builder, has been updated! (New features added July 15, 2019)

Update (July 15, 2019) New features have been released! Check the most recent post for more details! [:D] Original Post Hey there! Several years ago, I first posted on this forum about my new tool for easily creating and sharing word lists and dictionaries for your conlang. That same tool tool has ...
by Alamantus
10 Jun 2019 01:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 28
Views: 4164

Re: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon

I want to remember to keep following this thread. I need a tool like this. I hope I can figure out how to use it. If you need have any trouble figuring out how to use it, please let me know! In the meantime, all the instructions are found on the website when you click "About Lexiconga" in the top r...
by Alamantus
06 Jun 2019 17:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 28
Views: 4164

Re: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon

It's been a very long time since the last Lexiconga update, and in that time I've attempted 3 full rewrites of the code, and this last one has finally stuck! I'm in the testing & cleanup phase right now, and on July 1st, I'm going to put the new version online. The new version includes many improvem...
by Alamantus
07 Jul 2016 14:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 28
Views: 4164

Re: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon

What about your server or webhosting? Will it be there forever? I mean, I have no plans to ever take it offline, so it'll be there as "forever" as anyone can ever plan to have anything last forever. If you're really that worried about it and still really want to use Lexiconga, the whole project is ...
by Alamantus
07 Jul 2016 01:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 28
Views: 4164

Re: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon

Imralu wrote:This looks cool!
I worry about things that I can't back up or rely on a website to be decoded.
Thanks! And yep! Now you don't have to worry about that—you can get your data whenever you want. :)
by Alamantus
29 Jun 2016 19:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 28
Views: 4164

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

Alright, it's been a while, but I didn't want to make a new post just for the same topic. Anyway, I've been working on Lexiconga Dictionary Builder for a long time now, and this is the biggest update I've released so far! On the front-end (what you see): The site got a facelift! Instead of the older...
by Alamantus
28 Jan 2016 20:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size

masako wrote:Try not to think in stark terms like "each individual thing or action"...but more 'how' you want to say something. This will influence not only lexical depth, but grammar, syntax, prosody, etc.
That's a good way to think about it... Thanks!
by Alamantus
27 Jan 2016 23:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size

In your case where the focus is very much making it functional, I think you will end up solving your own problem as you move along. Is there a time where people who can't move their arms to gesture would need to use this language? If there is, maybe some words should be split into multiple smaller ...
by Alamantus
25 Jan 2016 23:51
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size

Obviously, you have a rather atypical goal for your language. Natural languages tend to have a lot of redundancy, and most of us here try to create naturalistic languages. I'd say: create a small vocabulary but make some rules of derivational morphology so speakers can create new words if needed. T...
by Alamantus
25 Jan 2016 23:31
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Vocabulary/Lexicon Size

How important do you think it is for a conlang to have words for each individual thing or action? Obviously the answer depends on what the language is intended to be used for and on the people who use it. A more analytical and exacting conlang will probably have a separate word for each and every in...
by Alamantus
25 Jan 2016 22:50
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: A software question
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: A software question

Hi! I am new here but not new to the conlanging. Now I'm working on my conscript and I need some help with the software. My script is based on many unique characters just like Chinese hanzi. So there is a pinyin input method that allows the user to input the characters by displaying a window with p...
by Alamantus
11 Jan 2016 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Oayhàoù
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Re: 'Oayhàoù

So I just had a thought about giving 'Oayhàoù alternating stress patterns like in English because it's such an intentionally vague language, but I'm not sure if I should because alternating stress patterns are one of the things that I hate about English! The benefit would be that it would cut down t...
by Alamantus
09 Jan 2016 06:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Most Effective Strategy for Organizing Conworlds/cultures?
Replies: 8
Views: 3016

Re: Most Effective Strategy for Organizing Conworlds/culture

I was looking around and realized that a personal wiki could be a really good tool for this kind of thing! (This was before I saw alynnidalar's post, which basically suggests the same kind of thing!) There are some that you can install on your computer, but a good one I'm trying out is called Tiddly...
by Alamantus
08 Jan 2016 18:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Most Effective Strategy for Organizing Conworlds/cultures?
Replies: 8
Views: 3016

Most Effective Strategy for Organizing Conworlds/cultures?

I've been kicking around some ideas for a conworld and some concultures for a while, but I've always been hesitant to actually start writing them down because I feel like everything would get muddled and unmanageable way too quickly and lead to me giving up. I want to get this stuff out of my head b...
by Alamantus
07 Jan 2016 01:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Oayhàoù
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Re: 'Oayhàoù

Alright! I just reached 100 words, and I'm ready to share my progress!

Check out my Lexiconga dictionary to see the words and more up-to-date details about the conlang! :D
http://lexicon.ga/view/?dict=46

I'll make an update pretty soon, I think... I've added quite a bit.
by Alamantus
25 Dec 2015 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 28
Views: 4164

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Lexiconga Accounts are here! http://i.imgur.com/9s44UkU.png With an account, you can have as many dictionaries as you need and switch between them at will, access your dictionaries from any device, make public and share your dictionaries, and have the peace of mi...
by Alamantus
23 Dec 2015 19:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Oayhàoù
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

'Oayhàoù

Here's a language I've been working on as sort of an experiment. I noticed that my dog and I can make a lot of the same sounds, and I wondered how far I could stretch that idea. I tried to come up with a phonology that could theoretically be covered by as many mammals as I could think of, and the be...
by Alamantus
23 Dec 2015 18:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 28
Views: 4164

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

Nifty! How would storage for these accounts be handled? Do you use a server somewhere? If so, do you foresee the need for ads or other revenue generation in the future? The storage is handled by a database stored on my web host, yeah. I already have 1 ad panel on the site (just in case I can make a...