How to develop a language?

I need to make a fictional language for and no clue how to start. How do they work anyways?

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yiffart
watch a few conlang critic videos on youtube, he reviews fictional languages for their orthography, realisticness, etc, and gives a lot of information like
-which sounds are the most common
-how sounds develop in certain areas (example, click sounds are unique to africa because it was taboo to say "snake" and other bad spirit's names. so they clicked in the middle of it, like a verbal asterisk, sn*ke, to avoid this)
-why people prefer certain words despite them meaning the same See More▼
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dildo420
first try to develop a lingua franca out of some already existing languages & then go on from there :o
sodagalactics
Lingua franca?
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GayIrishPanic
As said by the dictionary
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GayIrishPanic
a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.
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GayIrishPanic
Start by letters and symbols and creating sounds for them, and translate. It will take a long time, but trust me... it's really cool in the end.
sodagalactics
Ty!!
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GayIrishPanic
No problem, also I apologize for the three reply spam btw.
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