Constructed Languages Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for designers and users of artificial or invented languages, consciously developed instead of having developed naturally

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41 "Turing-completeness" in conlangs 2018-02-06T20:16:49.310

36 From known languages, what are the expected features of a Generation Ship Language? 2018-03-01T19:24:28.180

30 How can syntactic ambiguity with pronouns be avoided? 2018-02-06T22:38:31.017

30 How common is it for the creator of a conlang to be fluent in that conlang? 2018-02-08T14:28:00.990

28 Are there any grammatical aspects which do not have parallels in natural languages? 2018-02-07T00:25:17.960

26 Is the alien writing in "Arrival" really a language? Can we form custom sentences? 2018-02-06T22:27:09.207

24 Are constructed languages intellectual property? Do they ever stop being IP, once people use them? 2018-02-06T20:39:09.293

24 Are there conlangs using constructed sounds? 2018-02-07T11:12:54.980

23 Are there any good programs out there to help when constructing languages? 2018-02-10T09:08:49.170

20 Why are sign languages considered to be natural rather than constructed languages? 2018-02-06T22:09:33.447

19 Were Tolkien's Elvish languages based on known natural languages? 2018-02-06T20:08:45.667

19 Do toki pona speakers, in practice, permit compounding more than three words? 2018-02-06T20:21:11.113

18 How does Láadan aim to express the views of women more than natural Western languages? 2018-02-06T21:22:07.540

18 Is there a constructed language in existence that has graduated to "natural" status? 2018-02-07T02:39:51.090

18 Why is the Lord's Prayer so common as a translation? 2018-02-08T21:26:12.843

18 Are there concrete examples of slang developing within a conlang? 2018-02-10T08:13:20.240

18 In what ways are well-known a priori conlangs inadvertently eurocentric? 2018-02-11T17:33:09.557

18 How do languages manage to make sense with a free word order? 2018-02-14T23:06:13.327

18 How could my to be constructed language reflect a culture of carefulness? 2018-02-21T03:44:03.637

16 How many dialects of Tolkien's Elvish are there? 2018-02-06T20:14:57.610

16 Is Tolkien's Dwarvish really based on Hebrew? 2018-02-07T12:56:30.980

16 Can programming languages be categorized as conlangs? 2018-02-08T12:10:21.060

16 Is there any concept of "isomorphic" constructed languages? 2018-02-10T20:02:03.493

16 Does Esperanto have any words that mean more than one thing? 2018-02-14T08:22:03.293

16 How to keep track of a language? 2018-03-06T17:58:09.297

16 What's a good starting place to work on vocab? 2018-03-11T23:05:09.110

16 How to "Naturalize" a Conlang? 2018-03-13T18:16:06.767

15 What is the difference between an Isolating and an Analytic language? 2018-02-06T22:04:20.087

15 Can you construct garden path sentences in Lojban? 2018-02-08T14:50:31.123

15 What are the benefits of inventing irregular verbs in one’s conlang? 2018-02-15T22:22:40.910

15 What is R'lyehian based on? 2018-02-26T15:48:25.303

15 Klingon: does anyone actually use pIqaD, or is the Latin transliteration sufficient? 2018-03-19T19:11:40.527

14 How could a syllabary be adapted for a language with a complex syllable structure? 2018-02-07T02:06:51.190

14 How can boustrophedon writing systems be published? 2018-02-09T06:14:30.167

14 Can features in the physical environment meaningfully affect the development of a local language's phonology? 2018-02-20T00:46:42.660

14 Is there evidence that any natural languages were actually constructed? 2018-05-02T09:53:39.983

13 By what criteria can we say that a conlang has a functional speech community? 2018-02-07T02:30:20.370

13 Which constructed language has the largest body of literature? 2018-02-07T20:29:15.997

13 What are some reasons that constructed languages would want to have ambiguity? 2018-02-08T14:14:46.733

13 Was Tolkien aware of the Voynich manuscript? 2018-02-21T11:18:30.220

13 What has the impact of Star Trek: Discovery been on the development of Klingon? 2018-03-27T06:12:52.450

13 Which IPA phones can be made and understood underwater? 2018-07-12T09:50:40.780

12 Grammar concepts required for every conlang 2018-02-06T20:37:13.070

12 What makes lojban such a "logical" language? 2018-02-07T01:12:49.177

12 How do tones disappear from a language? 2018-02-08T08:53:42.043

12 What is the difference between tense and aspect? 2018-02-17T20:48:23.663

12 How did Tolkien model diachronic changes in his Elvish languages? 2018-02-19T02:41:33.370

12 What are the defining traits of a Euro-centric conlang? 2018-02-21T20:22:38.240

12 Consider an isolated, close-knit community; which characteristics is their language likely to have? 2018-03-02T18:18:27.213

12 Borrowing from conlangs into natural languages 2018-03-08T15:46:18.427