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Are there concrete examples of slang developing within a conlang?

Wiktionary has a list of Esperanto internet slang but most of these I've never seen or heard used before (at least in the main esperanto chats on Telegram). Esperanto slang terms I've heard or used ...
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Are there concrete examples of slang developing within a conlang?

In Esperanto, the word knuflo is mainly used by young people, who participate in local meetings, around the dutch-speaking regions of Flanders and the Netherlands. It is almost not used in ...
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Anti-Newspeak, making a language harder

Implement some "levels of trust" in the language: Design phrases or word choices that signal the initiated that you are talking to non-trusted people or that non-trusted people may be listening, ...
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Have language regulators ever made concessions and changed the language to adopt naturally occurring changes?

It would seem that Esperanto is one such that not only has done so, but actually has an Academy to guide and legitimize the process. This article makes note of several, such as new ungendered pronouns ...
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History of world language

No language (present company excluded) is created. All languages change over time, and as parts of the same language get separated geographically (or socially), they diverge. At some point they have ...
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Anti-Newspeak, making a language harder

Incomprensive languages on themselves never stopped conquering by brute force; the winner's language being imposed on the conquered people. Forbidding the local language. Out of respect for many fine ...
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