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Are there conlangs using constructed sounds?

Click consonants are rare in natlangs, but rather popular in conlangs, though despite this, given the existence of things like !Xóõ reality is stranger than most fiction in this specific regard. ...
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Do any conlangs have verbs that change form depending on the object?

Yes. I am not familiar with any “well-known” conlangs, but a quick search reveals that Klingon verbs inflect for both subject and object. This is a phenomenon called polypersonal agreement and it is ...
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Are there conlangs using constructed sounds?

There's also the brilliant masterpiece kay(f)bop(t), which features the dextral lateral click (a click made on the right side of the mouth) the sinistral lateral click (a click made on the left side ...
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Are there conlangs using constructed sounds?

In Ithkuil, a geminate /h/ can be produced as a bidental fricative, a sound which is only attested in a single dialect of a single natural language. hh The geminated version of ...
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Do any conlangs have verbs that change form depending on the object?

CALS lists 9 conlangs where the verb only agrees with P in transitives, 20 where it can agree with either A or P, and a further 127 where the verb agrees with both A and P, though of the ones listed, ...
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Greek-based altlangs

TAKE is Το Ἄνευ Κλίσι Ἑλληνική / Greek Without Inflexions. According to Ray Brown, "Graeca sine flexione" ... (considers) what Greek might be like if stripped of its inflexions in the manner similar ...
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Conlangs based on lesser known antique languages

Eressilian (Hittite) I wrote the answer you linked, which talks about Eressilian, a conlang based on the Hittite language, supplemented with loanwords from Arabic, ancient Greek and Persian. I talked ...
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Are there any constructed languages designed for legal agreements / country constitutions?

It strikes me that, while this is not precisely what you're asking, Law French I think it might be argued fits the bill. While French, of course, was the everyday language of the upper class in ...
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Examples of the combination of 2 independent symbolic scripts

The obvious comparison to make here is to Japanese, as it's a real-life hybrid script and is currently the only non-Chinese language to use them. However, it's important to consider that Japanese did ...
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Which categories of inalienable possession have conlangs expressed?

Lojban differentiates between inalienable possession, alienable possession, and association: po'e, po, pe. But Lojban does so because its design aspired to typological completeness: it's followed the ...
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Which constructed languages have been used to write scientific articles?

The Occidental magazine Cosmoglotta occasionally published scientific articles. In the 32nd publication of Cosmoglotta, a "supplement" was added to the magazine, stating that it was "necessary to ...
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Are there conlangs using constructed sounds?

I recall some years ago, someone submitted a greeting for Conlangery that was a bunch of insect sounds. According to the conlanger it is meaningful, though I don’t vet greetings too thoroughly. Also, ...
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Languages where the part of speech of a root is "fixed"?

This is pretty common in natural languages. Think about English words -- most of them have an inherent part of speech and require derivational affixes to change that. "Anger" is inherently a noun and ...
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List of conlangs whose goal is to minimize ambiguity

Here are the top five best-known (see footnote 1). Lojban at lojban.org is the better-known successor of Loglan. Loglan at loglan.org is based on formal logic and is to some extent not unlike a ...
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Are there any examples of artificial creoles of natural languages?

Additionally, Lang Belta, which is the constructed creole spoken on the science fiction television show The Expanse.
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Is there any constructed language that eliminated all fallacies related to how language works?

Looking at the list of fallacies you quote, I would say this is not possible — most of them have got nothing to do with the language itself, but with the way it is used. It's a bit like making a ...
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Are there any examples of artificial creoles of natural languages?

More of a pidgin experiment than full fledged con-creole, but worth a mention anyway: Viossa. Being made by conlangers, it likely has somewhat more elaborate grammar than most pidgins though (such as ...
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Conlangs based on lesser known antique languages

Certainly there are a few! Modern Tocharian: Tocharian Talarian: more Indo-Hittite Ememir: Sumerian Probably more lurking about the shadows...
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Are there any examples of artificial creoles of natural languages?

To name a few: Da Mätz se Basa: High German. Old Piscean: British English. Kjā: Yoruba. Cheyoon: Mandarin. Al Mastizu: a creole of English, Spanish and Arabic.
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Are there any constructed languages designed for legal agreements / country constitutions?

I am not aware of an attempt on legal language (legal terms tend to differ very much depending on national traditions and culture), but in the technical domain there is Eugen Wüster's ...
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Famous a priori auxilary languages?

Short answer: I've never seen or read a description of what you're seeking. Long answer: What you're seeking is a most unlikely beast, reason being... Generally speaking, auxiliary languages seek ...
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Good Real World Languages to Base Proto-Lang Vocabulary

One suggestion I'd give: use Proto-Indo-European lexicon for the words you want in your own proto-language, then use a word generator to create the actual roots of your language. That way you're not ...
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Greek-based altlangs

After a bit of searching, the only remotely Greek-based altlang I've found is Eressilian, which is mentioned only in the above Reddit post. It claims to be the result of the evolution of the Hittite ...
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Which constructed languages have been used to write scientific articles?

Esperanto is not only used to write scientific articles but there is also a scientific journal published in Esperato, namely Science Revuo.
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Use of string reversion in conlangs

Solresol actually reverses the syllable order of a word to denote an opposite meaning, though this occurrence is inconsistent through the creator's published dictionary. For example, fala means good, ...
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Are there conlangs designed to be whispered?

Yes. The Whispering Language is designed for communicating with deaf-mutes -- a language that can easily be lipread. Ahtialan came to be used as a whisper language. Xylphika only rarely demonstrates ...
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What resources are there on tone system creation?

Artifexian has a decent pair of videos (#1, #2) on tones which discusses various types of tone systems, how they work in natural languages, how they developed there, and ways you could work them in to ...
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Were there serious a priori fictional languages before Tolkien?

Baleybelen (~14c?) is often considered as the oldest well-documented a priori conlang. Much older than Solresol (1827). Unfortunately, I know no Turkish so I can't really tell what the content. The ...
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Asian and African auxlangs like Interslavic?

The simple answer is Asian languages don't share a common ancestor like Slavic languages do, and don't have the same degree of mutual intelligibility. Knowing Ukrainian will help you understand Polish;...
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Are there human beatbox inspired conlangs?

I tried to find conlangs based on such sounds but could not find any. However, the closest human phonemes to such sounds are clicks and many conlangs use them. I don't know any well-known conlangs ...
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