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 List of common phrases in constructed languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here is a list of common phrases in constructed languages, similar to the list of common phrases in different languages which lists phrases in natural languages.
It is possible for tourists in a country whose language they do not understand to get along with a surprisingly short list of phrases, combined with pointing, miming, and writing down numbers on paper.
Also, some languages (in particular Esperanto) may indeed be useful to a tourist wishing to communicate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_phrases_in_constructed_languages   (612 words)

 4.08: Dejpu'bogh Hov rur qablli!*
Language can be a symbol of profits, and of power - after all, English became a major language in India not because the Sikhs wanted to read Wordsworth's poetry, but through the military muscle of the British Empire.
Artificial languages actually exaggerate the battles over what words mean and why; because their sounds have in an overt way been chosen, the whole concept of phonemes having assigned meanings gets thrown up in the air.
Long before that, in the 17th century, the quest for a perfect language had taken on a scientific fiavor: amateur linguists were looking for the ideal medium to bring the march of progress to the common man and impose order on the unruly European languages.
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 Ekspreso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is an easy-to-learn language meant to serve as an international auxiliary language quite useful for people who want to meet foreigners and learn about other countries and cultures.
Ekspreso aims to be easier and faster to learn as a second language than Esperanto, particularly for speakers of European languages.
It is designed to be easier than any national language (especially highly irregular and/or non-phonetic languages such as English, French, and Chinese).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ekspreso   (238 words)

Nevertheless, as science contributes to a common world picture (or a loose mosaic of such pictures), it is tempting to draw general lessons from a large set of particular investigations from various areas of inquiry.
In the present article she argues that this parameter, coupled with the observation that languages may have overt or covert determiners, provides an adequate account of the range of variation found among the bare nouns of Creole languages.
She hypothesizes that three key factors determine the Spell-Out form of the auxiliary compound in all syntactic contexts: (1) the presence or absence of an abstract DlP° head in the syntax; (2) participial AGR; and (3) the have for be, parameter.
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 Modern Languages
Teaching Modern Languages: The European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and a team of European colleges are seeking to develop new approaches to teaching languages.
Language Exchange: This website allows you to pick a language partner according to the language you want to speak, their age and the country where they live.
Language Investigator: This website is the result of a one-year project called “Thinking through Languages” which was developed within a group of Coventry Primary Schools.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVlanguages.htm   (7145 words)

 Esperanto and the ideology of constructed languages
Another etiology for the "word-salad" tendency in schizophrenia, and its related phenomenon, the construction of neologisms and language systems, which has been proposed by the Freudian school, and for which a considerable amount of evidence has been forthcoming, is the young child's assumption that language means control.
It involves a particular principle which is at the core of the language, and which seems to have become a major ideological mark of distinction between the Esperanto movement and most other movements for constructed languages.
Thus, to the average speaker of Esperanto, to suggest changes in the language is felt, emotionally, as equivalent to suggesting changes in the basic structure of English, or French, or German, or whatever his native language might be: it is not taken seriously.
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 Toki Pona Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is not designed as an international auxiliary language but is instead inspired by Taoist philosophy, among other things.
As a language designed to shape the thought processes of its users, it relies on and demonstrates the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis.
Phrases in Toki Pona are head-initial; modifiers always come after the word that they modify.
www.aplaceinthesun.com /encyclopedia/Toki_pona   (1401 words)

Model languages exist on paper or in computer files and may be shared only with a few close friends or may be used to give depth to imaginary worlds read or watched by millions.
If few adults seem to create model languages, it is only because schools teach us that language is a formal structure, not a casual, informal world to be explored.
A person who designs their own setting for a role-playing game might create a language for the same reason, or a person might invent a language to gain a better understanding of how true languages are structured and evolve.
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 ipedia.com: Language Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Language is a system of gestures, grammar, signs, sounds, symbols, or words which is used to represent and communicate concepts, ideas, meanings, and thoughts.
Those who speak or otherwise use a language are deemed (by the self-appointed linguists) to be part of that language’s theoretical linguistic community.
For example, the boundaries between named language groups are in effect arbitrary due to blending between populations (the dialect continuum).
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 Numbers in Over 5000 Languages
Their ears may not be attuned to the language; or there may be dialectal variation, or even sound change.
There is nothing inherent in the language variety to tell us what it is. Linguists sometimes use "language" to refer to a mutually intelligible group of dialects (but note that intelligibility can be partial).
For non-African languages, a macron indicates length and is indicated :.
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 Origin of Phrases - Have Origins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This phrase was popularized by president Harry Truman who kept a sign with the phrase inscribed on his desk and is a rebuttal to the older phrase "Pass the buck".
The original phrase was "three Sheets in the wind" and referred to the erratic behavior of a ship that has lost control of all of its sails.
This phrase and phrases like "for Pete's sake" are euphemisms for the phrases "for the love of God/Christ" or "for God's/ Christ's sake" and hail from a time when those phases were considered blasphemous.
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 Constructed Languages: Old Arvandran
The embedding may be linked on nominal phrases, or on predicates which have been nominalized.
The simplest relative clauses derive from the combination of two sentences where a common nominal referent is used to link them.
The linked phrase from the outer sentence will be replaced by the relative particle va, which does take the appropriate case marking for the phrase (see table of cases).
www.winternet.com /~milo/linguistics/conlangs/old-arvandran.html   (1686 words)

 Constructed Languages; Yisian
Constructed languages Index of conlangs on the web, resources, interesting material on natural languages, and so much more.
So it's not constructed language, but it is the second funniest thing I have ever seen.
Tolkien's Languages Everything you could ever want to know about J.R.R. Tolkien's constructed languages.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Parthenon/7853   (203 words)

 Dictionary refdesk.com - My Facts Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Common Errors in English - site which simply and entertainingly explains a number of common spelling and usage errors in English.
We Do Languages Come From - We don't ask ourselves where languages come from because they just seem to be there: French in France, English in England, Chinese in China, Japanese in Japan, and so forth.
Yet if we go back only a few thousand years, none of these languages were spoken in their respective countries and indeed none of these languages existed anywhere in the world.
www.refdesk.com /factdict.html   (2468 words)

 Common Errors in College Math
That language is a bit more consistent than English, but it is not entirely consistent -- it too has its idiosyncrasies, which (like those of English) are largely due to historical accidents, and not really anyone's fault.
A beginner will write down an equation that should be accompanied by either the phrase "we have now shown" or the phrase "we intend to show", to clarify just where we are in the proof.
But the beginner writes neither phrase, and the reader is expected to guess which it is. This is like a novel in which there are many flashbacks and also much foreshadowing, but all the verbs are in present tense; the reader must try to figure out a logical order in which the events actually occur.
math.vanderbilt.edu /~schectex/commerrs   (13148 words)

 Amazing Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sanskrit was the classical literary language of the Indian Hindus and Panini is considered the founder of the language and literature.
Panini's studies in linguistic theory and formal language and the powerful role of symbolism and representational abstraction in art and architecture may have also provided an impetus, as might have the rationalist doctrines and the exacting epistemology of the Nyaya Sutras, and the innovative abstractions of the Syadavada and Buddhist schools of learning.
Knowledge of mathematics, and geometry in particular, was necessary for the precise construction of the complex Vedic altars, and mathematics was thus one of the topics covered in the brahmanas.
www.hinduism.co.za /amazing.htm   (14803 words)

 International Auxiliary Languages
International Auxiliary Languages (IALs) are languages constructed with the aim of facilitating communication between people who would otherwise have no other language in common.
On the Choice of a Common Language by Henry Jacob, 1946
The Approaches to Artificial Language by Harold E. Palmer, D.Litt.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/5037   (1715 words)

 Toki Pona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Its system sounds similar to that of Japanese but lacks distinctive voicing, geminate consonants, long vowels, and palatal clusters.
Toki Pona noun phrases are head-initial, meaning that the modified word comes before the modifiers.
Like several natural languages, this language lacks any word that labels green as a colour distinct from both blue and yellow.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/T/Toki-Pona.htm   (955 words)

 Glossaries by Language
An on-line terminology database containing scientific and technical terms, contextual phrases and abbreviations in all official languages of the European Union.
Eurovoc - 11 language thesaurus maintained by the EU Eurovoc is a multilingual thesaurus covering the fields in which the European Communities are active; it provides a means of indexing the documents in the documentation systems of the European institutions and of their users.
This database was compiled over the years in response to diverse and wide-ranging demands of United Nations language staff for terminology and nomenclature.
www.lai.com /glossaries.html   (3279 words)

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