Languages in The Wonderful World of What the Fuck should be well-considered and appropriately developed. It should be relatively simple for someone new to the language to put together basic phrases like 'I am a tourist' or 'where is the bathroom' with the language information provided, once you have removed the construction template from the header. Vocabularies will vary, based on the region in which the language developed and what words were necessarily borrowed from other languages, but a good starting point is the Latin lexicon that can be acquired with LangMaker, which contains 3300 words of classical Latin, their English translations, and parts of speech.
Language pages must include Template:Language, which provides an easy reference for basic information about the language. If the language is still in development, include Template:Construction/Language at the top of the page.
Languages in the same family should have the same roots! Do not just create a whole new language if one already exists in that family. Instead, consider applying sound changes to an existing language from that family, and possibly altering grammatical rules and reconstructing borrowed words from new sources or slightly different combinations from the same source.
Language families should use zone colours for grouping.
Use the following colours to indicate the applicable zone:
- LangMaker is an excellent generator, for Windows, that can create lists of words based on the rules provided to it. To get it to run in anything after Win2k, set the compatibility to 'Windows 95'. It can generate, but not save, in Wine. Output is in spreadsheet format, and can be copy-pasted to the spreadsheet software of your choice.
- LangMaker doesn't run natively on 64-bit systems! If you need it, please check out Help:LangMaker and VirtualBox!
- The Language Construction Kit is full of suggestions about morphology, syntax, writing systems, and other things you might not have considered.
- Gymnastics with Onomastics is a guide to structuring names, by the creator of LangMaker.
- Kinship Terms is another article by the same author on the semantic elements of kinship terms, with examples from several languages. Not all languages use all elements.