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How many active Klingon speakers are there?

I am well-aware of the fact that some people use Klingon in conversions at special conventions and events. Is there an estimate about the number of Klingon speakers and how many of them are there?
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Is Toki Pona a fast language?

There are well-known and notable differences in speed for natural languages: While a fast language like Spanish is spoken at a speed of about 6–7 syllables per second, a slow language like German, ...
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What are some real world data on the numbers of speakers of constructed languages?

What are some real world data (e.g., from census data, membership data, visitors of conlang related events, other estimates) on active speakers of constructed languages?
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Are there speech communities for Tolkien's Elvish languages?

Has anyone tried to put one of Tolkien's Elvish languages Sindarin or Quenya into everyday conversational use? I can imagine fan groups doing this, but I can also imagine big problems with the ...
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By what criteria can we say that a conlang has a functional speech community?

On another question I commented that I doubted that if Lojban had a functional speech community that its purity would last very long. By what criteria can we say that a conlang has a functional ...