Any Dopers out there who made up their own languages or whose kids made up their own languages? Can you tell me about it? And when did it start, peak and/or stop?
My son is 6 and, though he’s had his own language for a couple of years, lately his language (he calls it “Bonish”) has started getting more complex. I don’t see this as an issue - his behavior is fine (if anything, it’s improved); he’s where he should be academically and socially; and he’s under less stress now than he is during the school year; and he automatically translates to English whenever he speaks his language - he just started speaking in this second language more often lately.
Anyway, I’m not really concerned, but hadn’t been able to find any good resources online for school-aged kids who have their own language - it’s all about learning to read, write and tell stories at this age. I’m more curious than anything else because I don’t recall having done this when I was younger.
Any recommendations? Stories? Should I be concerned about this if he’s acting normally otherwise?