constructed language EN
langue construite Langue construite
- Une langue construite (ou idéolangue,
- NomPLconstructed languagesPREcon-SUF-age
- (linguistics) A human language that has been consciously devised by an individual or a small group, as opposed to having naturally evolved as part of a culture like a natural language.
- The first practical constructed language was the south-west German Pastor Schleyer's Volapük from 1879; its complicated grammar and irregular vocabulary made learning difficult, however. The most successful has been Esperanto, devised by the Warsaw ophthalmologist Ludwig Zamenhof in 1887, that today can count some one million speakers.
- Any language, whether a human language, a programming language or markup language, that is not a natural language.
- So if the constructed language is machine code, that is very fine, because the syntax (the grammar) is very simple and the meaning of each instruction can be verified [...]
- (linguistics, archaic) Any language used by people, as opposed to less civilized means of communication, such as the socialization between animals.
- It has been said that— when I made the observation, that if they were not married they ought to be—I endeavoured to stab their reputation. Now, I'll prove that I endeavoured to do nothing of the sort. [...] I'll prove it by logic, and I defy all the mathematicians in the habitable globe to known it down. I'll prove it by the regular mathematical construction of the English language, and will any man tell me there's any constructed language in the universe more mathematically regular than that?