Definitions

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  • n. A constructed language; a language that has been artificially constructed, such as Esperanto, Quenya or Klingon

Etymologies

Blend of constructed and language (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While Frommer was working out the structure of Na'vi in 2005 and 2006, however, he studiously avoided looking at Klingon or any other constructed language (or "conlang" for short).

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  • But I knew I wouldn't get it - I conlang, a lot, but I have no finished conlang to show, and judging by the HBO pitch, I don't think that showing off my flashy deictic systems would have impressed them much.

    HBO creates new language for GAME OF THRONES

  • There we can find a list of charming, conlang-like Proto-World terms.

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  • If all else fails, my theories make for a great conlang.

    Thoughts on the early Indo-European subjunctive 1ps ending

  • This, she says, in the biographical page, was her inspiration for the development of E.L. and is the basis of her hope that, over time, her conlang because of its extreme simplicity and rationality will have a larger number of users than Chinese which uses a combination of pictographic/ideographic and phonemic characters.

    languagehat.com: EARTH LANGUAGE.

  • Then I put the conlang post into blogger to reformat and accidently posted - oh well.

    languagehat.com: LEPCHA [MORA].

  • I mean, if you invent a conlang and wish to take the world by storm, what better way than to publish gripping translations of Vatican bureaucratic history!

    languagehat.com: PUZZLE.

  • People occasionally ask me why I bother to conlang - invent my own languages.

    The Rik Files

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  • The Wiktionary definition is incorrect. It should read something like "A constructed language; a language that has been PURPOSELY/CONSCIOUSLY constructed, such as Esperanto, Quenya, Klingon, etc." All languages are ARTIFICIALLY constructed in the sense that someone (SHAKESPEARE for English, DANTE for Italian, GOETHE for German, etc.) used the language in a way that everyone tried to imitate because they thought it was so good.

    October 22, 2012