Holly Lisle had an interesting entry in her blog where she confessed her liking for made-up languages. At the same time she gave a dire warning that a full-fledged conlang has rarely a place in a story (or novel). She's right, of course. But personally it makes me uneasy to use made-up words or phrases and then 'contradict' myself with other phrases. *g* It's silly but it's true. And besides, conlanging itself is fun.