Computer language design schema

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From workshop introduction by Vadim Zaytsev

What will the language be used for?
Topic, theme, problems, concerns

What are the entities of this domain?
State, things, events, concepts, properties, composition

What are sentences, conceptually?
Lists? sets? trees? graphs? tables?
Looking inside a sentence, what is there?
Are there different kinds of sentences?
Explicit language modelling

How do you write sentences down?
What alphabet do you use
How are symbols constructed in it
Text? Tables? Diagrams? Unicode? Color?