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Sites submitted to this category should focus primarily on the linguistic elements of a language or group of languages appropriate to the category.
Fictional languages are created, generally by an individual but sometimes by a group, and not intended primarily as a means of international communication (see International Auxiliary) but as a work of art, a component of a work of fiction, or a tool to study the workings of language. Also included may be attempts to resurrect dead languages, if there is a significant creative effort involved.
Please submit only sites in English that provide general information on Esperanto linguistics, culture, international organization, etc. Sites in Esperanto should be submitted under the World:Esperanto category, and sites in other languages under the corresponding sections of the World category. Regional Esperanto organizations providing information in English can submit their sites here, but should also submit under the appropriate section of the Regional category.
International Auxiliary Languages (IALs) are languages constructed with the aim of facilitating communication between people who would otherwise have no other language in common. They are usually designed to be significantly simpler, and thus in theory easier to learn than natural languages.
Thanks for submitting to the ODP Language Creation category. Remember that this category is primarily for resources related to language creation. To submit another type of constructed language site please find a more specific category from http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Constructed/.
This ODP category contains resources for creating your own language and language creation theory. For other topics, go to http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Constructed/ .
Please submit sites here that are about, or written in, a play language. Select a specific subcategory, if appropriate.
Listing sites that concern themselves with made-up playful languages and jargons occurring in all parts of the world. These will often -- but by no means exclusively -- be used by children as a form of code or a game. These languages are characterized by systematic rearrangement of letters or phonemes of words. Play languages are also called ludlings.
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