Meta:Language description template

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Introductory paragraphs go first: we need to decide the general format; it probably should be flexible. Should describe the language in a nutshell.

Background

Include every section that applies.

Author(s)

Describe who created the language.

Aims

Describe the stated aims or purpose for creating the language.

Name

Describe the etymology of the language's name.

Influences

Name any languages or other kinds of influences that might have had an impact on the language design.

History

State any direct predecessor language that the language might have had. Describe the historical stages of the language, if any, including versions, if any.

Design

Focus on the latest version in this section.

Orthography

Phonology

Consonants

Vowels

Syllables

Phonotactics

Prosody

Morphology

Syntax

Formal grammar

Formal grammar may also be covered in Morphology and Syntax; this section may serve as a recap, or may discuss whatever parsers may exist.

Self-Segregation Strategy

Explain how SSM is accomplished; discuss morpeheme/word stream levels and syntactical levels.

Lexicon

Explain the origin of words and morphemes (apriori, aposteriori, etc.). How are proper names handled?

Analysis(?) Critical assessment(?) Impact(?)

  • Novel ideas?
  • The impact this language has had on the LL world?

Sources

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External Links

Language Descriptions
Logical Languages

Loglan (1955)[stub]Lojban (1987)[stub]Voksigid (1991)[stub]Gua\spi (1991)[stub]Liva (1995)[stub]Lojsk (2002)[stub]X-1 (2005)[stub]Trari (2009)[stub]Xorban (2012)[stub]Toaq (2013)[stub]Tanbau (2014)[stub]Eberban (2020)[stub]

Other Languages

Láadan (1982)[stub]Ceqli (1996)[stub]Latejami (1995)[stub]Ithkuil (?)[stub]TNIL (?)[stub]LIT (?)[stub]CycL (?)[stub]IKL (?)[stub]