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The Rise of Invented Languages

Posted By Jeyin Lee, Friday, July 29, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

(Originally Posted on October 16, 2015)


We recently completed a multi-million word financial translation project for an international consultancy. It was (obviously) full of financial terminology, some of which were specific to that client and her customers. It seemed like an invented language. This gave me the inspiration a blog post, so let’s explore the rise of invented languages.

Are there really that many? A pedantic person may say that all languages are invented. There are certainly a lot of constructed languages that are known as International auxiliary languages. These provide communication amongst a significant portion of people without necessarily replacing native languages. However, those are not the languages we are interested in. Here are a few completely invented languages—see how many you recognize.  (more…)

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