conlang

noun
con·​lang | \ ˈkän-ˌlaŋ How to pronounce conlang (audio) \

Definition of conlang

: an invented language intended for human communication that has planned and cohesive phonological, grammatical, and syntactical systems Celebrated with a cult-following across the globe, Elvish, a constructed language or 'conlang,' is more than a code, like Pig Latin, … . Constructed languages like Elvish are real languages, made-up of thousands of words created by fantasy writers, linguists and fans, with real language rules.— John McWhorter

Other Words from conlang

conlanger \ ˈkän-​ˌlaŋ-​ər How to pronounce conlanger (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of conlang

1991, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conlang

constructed language

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