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Mixed writing systems - which words should have their own symbols?

There is already a conlang that kind of does that. In toki pona you can write the words in a set of pictograms (actually, there are several pictogrammatic writing systems, I'm referring here to the '...
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Mixed writing systems - which words should have their own symbols?

One consideration is the source of the symbols themselves. DINGIR had the syllabic value /an/ in Sumerian, but it also stood in for the word "god" because An was a Sumerian god. (And, one step further,...
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How could a conlang enforce subjective idealism in a constructed world

You may be interested in E-Prime. E-Prime is a version of English that excludes all forms of the verb to be, including all conjugations, contractions and archaic forms. This makes many objective ...
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How could a conlang enforce subjective idealism in a constructed world

Basically, your question is misstated. In our own world, languages cannot enforce philosophies. You can be a Hegelian, a Tomist, a Berkelian, or a Marxist, in any given language, from Modern English ...
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Good cultures to base a robotic language off of

Humans in such kind of situation devolop a Pidgin specifically for trade. It is arguably easy not only for humans but also for robots: no complicated ingredients in syntax nor morphology, and also ...
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Good cultures to base a robotic language off of

How about Polynesian languages? The people travelled far distances, their culture was very spread out, and they don't really have a country that 'owns' the language. A further positive aspect is that ...
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How could a conlang enforce subjective idealism in a constructed world

We can have two classes of nouns: souls, and the perceptions and ideas of souls. Ideas nouns must be inflected for who they are being perceived by: you, God, or whoever. This would have the effect of ...
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How does the Wede:i language reflect their cultural focus on government?

I don't think you can generally assume a strong correlation between the vocabulary of a language and culture of the kind you are asking about. Just like the "50 Eskimo words for snow" is a myth, it ...
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