From the jarring lingo of Clockwork Orange to the smooth flow of Firefly, from the extensive dictionaries of Klingon to the historically inspired tongues of Tolkien - language is a fast-track way of immersing your audience in the depths of your world. While you don't need to be a linguistics major to write your own language, there are a few do's and don'ts that are key to crafting an effective and workable language. Let's look at phonemes, colloquialisms, biology, profanity, naming and structure as our window into the associated culture.
(Note for newcomers: We actually meet in the Atrium, next door, but access is through the coffee shop. If the coffee shop is closed then there is a security guard at the Atrium's Blanshard St entrance who will usually let you in.)