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Langmaker.com is a website run by
Jeffrey Henning that acts as a database of conlangs,
neographies, and other resources related to
conlanging and conworlding.
As of June 4, 2009, the site was offline.
Langmaker began as Model Languages, a newsletter published by
Henning between 1995 and 1996, in
which he attempted to better publicize the hobby of conlanging and
to explore various issues and questions related to conlanging.
Shortly, Henning moved to a website format. He began not only discussing
and commenting on conlangs but also cataloguing them in a
comprehensive database, with overviews of the languages and links
to their respective websites. Henning ultimately began adding neologisms; babel texts; neographies; books on languages, linguistics, and conlanging; and other
general resources to his database. Langmaker has been viewed by
many as an information and activity hub in the online conlanging
In April 2007, Langmaker was converted to wiki format, allowing its many readers to
themselves make contributions to the website. Henning has since
left the maintenance of the site primarily to its casual
contributors and administrators, who continued to contribute up
until January 4, 2008, when the site was locked.
Mark Rosenfelder writes, "Jeffrey Henning
writes and posts regularly on the process of creating model
languages and reviews a number of projects."