Constructed Languages

Constructed languages are those which were deliberately invented by an individual or group. This is in contrast to natural languages, which evolved without conscious activity. For example, an ancient Briton never sat down and invented English. Someone did sit down and invent the languages on this page. Unlike the other comparison pages on this site, this page does not show languages which have some genetic relationship. Rather this page is intended to gather together the fruits of this unique form of human expression: the invention of a new language for artistic or academic means. I don't want to go crazy adding every constructed language that two best friends ever tried to invent in their treehouse, but several constructed languages made enough of a cultural or historical impact to be reasonable additions to this site. A few examples beyond what is already collected here might be Ido, Volapük, and J.R.R. Tolkein's Elven languages.

Esperanto: Hear It

Orthography and transcription

Klingon: Hear It

tlhIngan Hol vIjatlhlaHbe', 'a Hol 'IH 'oH.


Orthography and transcription.

Loglan: Hear It

Mi no lenpli la Loglan, ibuo Lai bilti lengu.