LingWeenie List : various conlangs

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Just a collection of some of my favorite conlangs on the web. I have decided to exclude most of the blatant esperanto-style IALs (they tend to provoke patriotic fervor imho), and also Tolkienlangs (just go to Ardalambion for those). Here are languages that in my opinion have achieved "critical mass", or that I happen to find interesting, and have working URLs (at least they did when I posted them). If you find a bad link, click on the G to google for the new URL.

If you have trouble hosting a conlang, let me know and I will try to host it here. just send the email with a link or the site, zipped with folders. I'll do the best I can, but I can't guarantee. If I've listed it already I'll do my best. If not, I'll try.

Interesting language, script and culture
nara graq uq tlan nja naq kumha.
They will have beef for dinner tonight.
ga dong namu gu kyomo
You smell like a dog.

Posted on Tue, 4 Aug 2009 at 17:18 G

Abakwi is an agglutinating language with a simple grammar and a naturalistic sound, spoken by the Ndake of the Mamberamo Basin.
Tak-ungg'u q'e, makamak-ul'Edoba q'ubara-sha, shatash-ang-ish'e.
You well know, that the Edoba would feast on their own mothers if it were not tabu.

Posted on Tue, 4 Aug 2009 at 17:16 G

Adelic is an Indo-European germanic-looking conlang, by Mad Mac.
Se mannu grre teed kroof.
The man grew old.
Drre kraubattr ville lle b parneret nne alle.
Their grandfather will tell the children a tale.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

The languages of Andal include Denden which is the lingua franca of Charya. There is a font, Denden Chancellery. Other languages spoken in Charya include Classical Charyan, Matraian and the Broyan Stage language. These languages are created by Boudewijn Rempt.
Aya! smari'ryadhe gabu ni
I wish I was a porcelain cup [the title of a song]

Posted on Tue, 4 Aug 2009 at 17:17 G

Avorenta is an agglutinating language with a logical grammar based on Hungarian, using fictitious words and words of IE or Altaic origin. Created by Attila Rpai.
... d i qwerine, vjd' e kes etre pit mor edmiortnen, vjdnen et exc:nen arfimmest, ćo follum i mnusse pelle h-evilat ogodirest, um votinisse kinen lvin vernd orvidne h-ostgedz, ginc:o las lautn offergetiroz 'm i mijogr ustis pellne.
... So the scientists, philosophers and our fathers with a lot of diligence, wisdom and effort invented that which mankind's sons have correctly decided should be put down by the hands of writers, so that its oldness won't make the descendants of the later age forget it.

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2009 at 01:07 G

Breathanach is Geoff Eddy's answer to Brithenig: the same basic idea, but with Q-Celtic (Irish and Gaelic) sound-changes instead.
ificheamh un urbh por nua, cun thuirr ca thaing eall caol,
porcha nua faichirmhe u nimh por nua e non seirmhe dispirse suibhir fich dia'll mund.
(Common tongue)
ificheamh un urbh por nua, cun thuirr ca eall caol dtaing,
porcha u nimh por nua fhaichirmhe, e non dispirse suibhir fiche muinde seirmhe.
(Noble tongue)
Come, let us build a city for ourselves, with a tower that touches the heavens, that we make a name for ourselves and are not scattered over the face of the entire land.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

Brithenig is a Romance language that might have evolved if Latin had displaced Old Celtic in Britain, and had then undergone the P-Celtic (Welsh) sound changes. It is designed by Andrew Smith.
Gwath, gwan a eddiffigar yn giwdad per nu, cun yn tyr ke dang a llo chel,
ke nu ffagen yn nn per nu e sun ysparied rhen syrs feig lla der inteir.

Come, let us build a city for ourselves, with a tower that touches the heavens, that we make a name for ourselves and are not scattered over the face of the entire land.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

Ceqli is an interesting language influenced by Mandarin, a learnable and logical auxlang. This one's by Rex May.
Go bu fo biru! Go tro grobeli. Pani kai pisi biq bon.
I don't need beer! I'm too fat. Water with a little ice would be good.

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2005 at 23:39 G

Dapnant (more precisely, Dapna'nt sitsath, speech of the city) is a language reportedly born from the contact of human and non-human races at the dawn of humanity. The web pages are by David Durand.
Shgitm'sh lu'sasp pu pnqk baghala'th yushls
When did they bite the old enfeebled one?

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

DiLingo is, as they say, the gutteral utteral, the paradigm of rhyme, the pox of vox. Designed by sUmUs cAcOOnUs, spoken by troglodytes.
Very artificial, very insane. The funniest conlang on the net.
Ving ding ying ding k'dizing?
Why do you do this?

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

Draselq belongs to a fictional parallel Earth, created by Pablo Flores.
Be burek "Rei, nam anth", fananval ntasstr thaq taus donth.
Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us.
On lmonr i sas lethar ladheq mi hondeq i sas brthn.
In all the world they had the same speech and used the same words.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

elet anta
Elet Anta is the language of the Anta, a secretive subculture which has lived in the British Isles for at least a thousand years, indistinguishable from the humans. It is designed by John Fisher.
Sar tal Hishesoy Brufa afat cis parant ya, cren sof varad.
The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger.
Tuca sarfalwa in irvew va melen Carc Lidonvaw.
For ten years I thus far had lived in London.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

Feorran by Brad Coon is an Antarctic language with an interesting world-view.
iu star-an omtan-i-s ktir.
The shaman found a meteorite.

Posted on Sat, 25 Jul 2009 at 01:38 G

Gotish (more commonly known as Gothic) was spoken by the historical East-Germanic people known as the Goths, Visigoths and Ostrogoths, around the fourth century. It is now extinct, and has no modern descendants. (The author of the page uses the term "Gotish" to avoid confusion with people who dress in black and engage in recreational depression.) The web page documents a modern revival of the language.
Ain figgragul waldan ija alla, ain figgragul finan ija,
Ain figgragul briggan ija alla jah in riqiza bindan ija.
In amma landa Maurdauris arei ai skadjus ligand.

One Ring to rule them all, one Ring to find them
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

Hattic is a fictional diachronic language, created by Jan van Steenbergen. Not to be confused with the Anatolian language of the same name.
Jol jz big. I want to be a fish.

Posted on Sat, 25 Jul 2009 at 02:40 G

Ilaini - the language of Valdyas, created by Irina Rempt. Highly inflected, includes a script and dictionary.
Salea hernea falen menet navelien, nalunie dilat.
Whoever endangers another without need, does an unjust deed.
Tain duyen Timoine Lea vestie chazay Dayin tarie Leseni parin Hanieni ryste Verein laze Aniez so chazay.
Great god(dess) Timoine Who art at the beginning Master (mistress) of Water Joy of children Strength of youth Star of the morning Be with us too.

Posted on Fri, 24 Oct 2008 at 00:51 G

Ithkuil is an unusual experiment in language design, created by John Quijada.
xuktx the unevenly high range of mountains in question trails off.

Posted on Tue, 4 Aug 2009 at 17:17 G

Ladan was created by Suzette Haden Elgin, and forms part of the cultural background and foreground for a series of three novels, "Native Tongue", "The Judas Rose", and "Earthsong". It is designed to express the perceptions of women, both in the fictional world of the novels, and in the real world of the present. Besides the novels, there is a published grammar and vocabulary of Ladan.
radamalh to non-touch with evil intent
dolelasholan alone at last, after putting up with tiresome people

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

Opus-2 is an abstract language designed by Chris Pressey. Its main goal is to eliminate word order entirely. For example, verbs are colours, nouns are sounds, adjectives are smells, adverbs are inner-ear sensations, and some tenses and phrasings are indicated by tastes. Object nouns are quiet, subjects are foreground sounds.
deep red
F, tympani roll, forte
F, french horn, piano

The building glorifies the woman.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

PreBabel is an interesting attempt at reverse-engineering an artificial language, created by Tienzen Gong.

Posted on Sat, 25 Jul 2009 at 02:23 G

Teonaht is the language of the Teonim, the human inhabitants of Teon, a region that surfaces and submerges most often within the Black Sea, sometimes the Caspian. Teonaht is an analytic language, probably Indo-European. Unusual features include its object-subject-verb sentence order (rare amongst human languages), its distinguishing of an agentive and an experiential nominative, and the migration of tense suffixes from verbs to their pronominal subjects. Teonaht and Teon are the invention of Sally Caves.
Ilid nijjyjak galleyly li zef ouan.
The man hears the gulls' music.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

Tepa - a unique personal language of Dirk Elzinga, professionally designed and presented; highly regarded among the Internet community of language modelers.
huhawaqakkassa hanima etiqe ukaiqu kupine.
And we will build ourselves a pueblo whose top will reach to the sky.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

universal picture language
Actually an interesting attempt at a visual IAL, one that seems logical and easy to learn.
Created by Wally Flint

Posted on Tue, 27 Apr 2004 at 17:41 G

Verdurian is the language of Verduria, a country in the metaverse created by Mark Rosenfelder. There is an alphabet and a cursive script.
Ac esce rho e nish ak gintrovelecn? cuesnai.
"But can nothing be done against a usurper?" I asked.
Ldmai Deshtain er ronmai soi shoom.
I will go to Deshtai and check out the cabbages.

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

Wede:i was spoken by the inhabitants of the Xengi plain and Ceiy, who established the first states of men, and created the first human writing sytem on Almea (c. -1550). It is created by Mark Rosenfelder.
An agglutinative language with many suffixes.
la:ngtaraung na:nni zimi
the woman who is to be married to a god

Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2004 at 17:14 G

Wessisc is an attempt to create a hybrid of what would have been spoken if Anglo-Saxon and P-Celtic had merged. It is created by Damon Lord.
The true language of the Isle of Wight.
Grting yn Std Wight Beswcswir-Hwyssness.
Welcome to Wight Tourist Information site.
Bwad Weore allre an Yi ond an Spracwis.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2005 at 16:50 G

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