Since I speak English, I thought I'd make a new language with the working name of Super English (suggestions welcome). I'm working by these principles:
- The vocabulary should be totally English, I plan to revive a few defunct words/prefixes/suffixes/mix and match word parts that didn't go together before, but in the end everything should be recognisably Modern English
- Definitions for nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs should remain the same, and other words shouldn't drift too far from their original meaning
- As far as grammar goes, I'm thinking something heavily analytical just because English doesn't really have a whole lot of inflectional bits to work with and inventing them would go against the spirit of the language
- The main goal is to push the grammar as far away from English as possible, practicality/realism isn't really an issue since it's a fake language-thought experiment and no one's ever going to speak it anyway
So far I've got a bunch of ideas floating around in my head I may or may not use, like reappropriating prepositions for aspect markers, but I'm sure there's a bunch of cool concepts out there I haven't even heard of, and that's why I'm here. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'd love to hear them! =D We could even work on this together.