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Language ([pronunciation of language name in U.S. English, broad IPA transcription]; natively [endonym, broad IPA transcription]) is a language of type XYZ, created by [author] in [year]. Its notable features include XYZ.

Background

This section may be left empty.

Author

About the author.

Aims

Why the language was created.

Name

Is the name of the language meaningful, or was it chosen for aesthetic reasons?

Influences

What languages were drawn on as inspirations in the development of the language?

History

Important events with approximate dates where known.

Design

Note language version if relevant.

Orthography

A chart showing grapheme-phoneme correspondences should appear here. Describe anything notable about the orthography, including any conventions. Subsections may be added as need be.

Phonology

Phonemes

Add subsections, e.g. "Consonants" and "Vowels," as need be.

Allophones

Interchangeable with a Phonetics section. Discuss assimilation here.

==== Phoneme classes ===+ Consonants, vowels, obstruents, stops, fricatives, sibilants, sonorants, continuants, liquids, nasals, semivowels, etc. Explain these classes if they are utilized in the phonotactics or morphology of the language.

Phonotactics

Restrictions on the occurrence and patterning of sounds in the language. Discuss the following here, if applicable:

  • syllable structure
  • voicing agreement and other agreement conditions
  • long-distance rules (e.g. vowel harmony)
  • morpheme- and word-level constraints (e.g. "a word may not begin and end with the same vowel")

Use personal judgment to decide whether such rules belong in the Morphology section.

Prosody

Stress, tone, quantity (length) and other suprasegmentals.

Morphology

Note typological features here, such as isolating and agglutinating.

Word classes

Describe word classes as morpho-phonological characteristics of each class.

Self-segregation strategy

Proper names

Syntax

Basic units

Nouns/arguments

Verbs/predicates

Quantifiers and qualifiers

Articles

Semantics

Compounds

Metaphor

Tense, aspect, modality

Logical issues/topics

Lexicon

Explain the origin of words and morphemes (a priori, a posteriori, etc.).

Word-creation protocol

Reception

Criticism

Sources

E.g.

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

Ceqli (1996)[stub]Latejami (1995)[stub]Ithkuil (?)[stub]CycL (?)[stub]IKL (?)[stub]