Artificial language



an invented language, as opposed to a hereditary one, intended for a special use, as in international communication, a secret society, or computer programming.
(def 11).
Historical Examples

As regards the structure of the artificial language itself, history shows clearly that it must be a posteriori, not a priori.
International Language Walter J. Clark

There can no more be an artificial nation than an artificial language.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXVI, July 1852, Vol. V Various

Mr. Grey’s Memoria Technica was designed as an artificial language to remember numbers, as of the eras, or dates of history.
The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society Erasmus Darwin.

Man alone, says Smellie, enjoys the power of communicating and expressing his ideas by articulate and artificial language.
The Mosaic History of the Creation of the World Thomas Wood

It is therefore a choice between an artificial language or nothing.
International Language Walter J. Clark

A false note in feeling he seldom struck, and the most artificial language cannot hinder his lines from going direct to the heart.
Lippincott’s Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 Various

Then, as natural languages are full of abnormalities and bad logic, let the student start with an artificial language!
The Principles of Language-Study Harold E. Palmer

Here it is assumed that the artificial language is easy, and that it is possible for it to produce the same results.
International Language Walter J. Clark

Compared with these, the artificial language would be three times to five times as easy.
International Language Walter J. Clark

Such experiments go a good way towards proving the case for an artificial language.
International Language Walter J. Clark

noun
an invented language, esp one intended as an international medium of communication or for use with computers Compare natural language

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