Author: Caitlin Moy

As a linguistics major, I’ve always loved testing the boundaries of language design, especially fascinated by constructed languages, or “conlangs.” Consciously devised languages, conlangs may be created with the intent to solve a linguistic problem in a unique way, like Esperanto, the self-proclaimed universal second language for world peace, or they may be created as an addition to a fictional environment, like Klingon, the Star Trek creation which boasts around twenty fluent speakers to date.

Programming languages, on the other hand, are all consciously devised; However, there is certainly a division between practical, widely-used languages, like Java…

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