9.27.2009

Invented languages

I found an online artificial language lab with a list of invented languages and various data and commentary. There's no "about" section, so I don't know why the guy set up the site, but it's interesting and he really seems to love language!

There's also a faq page, including explanations on why artificial languages are "useful and interesting".

2 comments:

Bill Chapman said...

Thanks for this.

There is only one really successful artificial (I prefer the word 'planned') language. That is, of course, Esperanto. I wish people well with their projects and conlangs, but Esperanto has shown itself capable of use for all sort of purposes. I recommend it.

mj said...

Yes, Esperanto is quite established, but I guess people have fun creating other invented languages (such as Klingon) and use others as models to understand certain patterns.