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Are there conlangs which compel their users to speak with honesty?

I don't think that languages, whether natural or constructed, have this power. The fact is that there are numerous ways to be deceptive. You can straight out lie, you can speak as if there is ...
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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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Is there any research on the efficacy of intentionally designed linguistic relativity in conlangs?

To gauge how well these languages have achieved their goals, we really need to quantify what exactly achieving those goals would entail, and what steps along that path we would consider progress. What ...
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Are there conlangs which compel their users to speak with honesty?

One example of this would be the massively more complex Ithkuil, whose author says this: As for a hypothetical community of Ithkuil-speakers, I do not think Ithkuil would serve the purpose of being ...
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Are there conlangs which compel their users to speak with honesty?

All languages, natural or constructed, must have verbal negation. So, in any language, it must be possible to say something and to negate that same thing: Sidney is in Australia. Sidney is not ...
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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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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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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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