A language constructed for the beauty or fun of doing so.
[From art(istic) + lang(uage)]
[From art(ificial) + lang(uage)]
A language constructed to replace or complement natlangs
to facilitate cross-linguistic communication.
[From aux(iliary) + lang(uagae]
[From con(structed) + lang(uage)]
A constructed language
To construct a language
A conlang that is designed to certain criteria, such that
it is objectively testable whether the criteria are met or not. This is
different from claiming that the criteria themselves are 'objective'.
For example, the Lojban/Loglan roots are designed to be maximally
recognisable to the speakers of the (numerically) largest languages in the
world in proportion to the number of speakers. It is not a matter of
taste whether this criterion is met; it is something that can be tested. (by John
[From eng(ineered) + lang(uage)]
The state of appearing entirely
unpredictable, but, upon closer analysis, failing at even being that.
[From Etá̄bnann(i), a conlang by Tristan McLeay,
which was supposed to have an unpredictable orthography, but ended up
just having a confusing one. Damn people trying to make patterns everywhere.
At least it's a bugger to typeset!... errm... back to the derivation
[From Maggel, a conlang by Christophe Grandsire which
has a rarely predictable orthography]
The state of being entirely unpredictable.
The state of being regularly unpredictable, such as
to horribly confuse anyone unfamiliar with the language, lulling them
into a full sense of security before pointing out,
cartoon-character-style, that the ground no longer exists where they're
standing. (Tristan McLeay and H. S. Teoh)
Your radical ideas have already occurred to others. (Muke Tever)
Unattributed definitions are by
Tristan McLeay and are free to be used without
restriction. Other definitions are from whoever is attributed in the parethesis after
the definition. The words themselves are free to be used by whoever wants to in whatever
way they want, much like 'the' or 'green' are.