The language my characters speak has a lot of words for “husband.”
Well, it will, after I get around to filling in all the little gaps I’ve left for the word. (Yes, I have gaps. They’re all marked with the letters tk(for to come, but searchable)no space and a general description of the word I plan to put there.
I don’t intend to make a list, but I know the words exist in the language, and probably less than five show up in my actual manuscript.
It’s a mostly-English manuscript with minimal nonce-words.
I probably wouldn’t remember the words I make up/borrow/steal from start to finish, so I’ll add them in at the end.
Any thoughts on language? How deep do you go into language building?