I'm working on a DnD campaign that I'll be going through with a group of friends, so there'll likely be a corresponding thread in the world-building side where I go through that side of this all at some point.
vodlem is the name of the language that is spoken in my DnD world. The name stems from vod and lem, meaning World Language, and is the only language in the region (it's not a large place).
All the people in this DnD world will speak this language, and the aim of it is to add an extra layer of challenge to the campaign where the players will need to gradually pick up the language to be able to understand things. To avoid frustration, I'm trying to make the language on the simple side for a native English speaker. It's a mixture of isolating and agglutinating, and my original goal was "you could write out the grammar on 2 sides of A4". That seems to have already been failed as I'm sat here with my 13 sides of A5, but I'm still trying to keep it on the simple side and that seems to be going ok. The isolating nature of it means that vocab will be much easier for the players to learn as there won't be different forms of any given words, but a lot of grammatical words are made by combining lots of components into one word with plenty of meaning.
In terms of formatting, I'll put all the info here, then use replies for discussing ideas or suggestions/opinions.
So, this is vodlem:
Phonology, Romanisation, Writing system
I want to hear every thought you have on this. I don't care if you just think it's terrible (though I'd at least like a reason or two why) or if you think it's the best thing ever (I can only dream), but I want to make this a nice little language, but most importantly, keep it on the simple side. Thanks for reading!