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Toaq is the conlang (constructed language) that this wiki is about. It has been in development by its author, Hoemai, since 2013 (see the Timeline).

Toaq is a loglang: its syntax can be unambiguously translated into predicate logic (specifically plural logic) sentences.

Reı sá asu tú buajıo.

“There are some dogs aa, that surround each house b.”

Tú buajıo nä reı sá asu máq.

“Each house b has some dogs aa surrounding it.”

It is also a tonal language: it uses changes in pitch to distinguish grammatical meaning.

“(it) is inside”
falling tone

“the thing inside”
rising tone

“inside of…”
hiatus tone

It also tries to be simple, flexible, not too unnatural, and cares about its aesthetics and human speakers. It's about halfway between “artlang” and “loglang” in conlang-space.

Ua, bụqde ní zu da.
“Oh wow, this language is hella pretty.”

If you want to get started learning Toaq, read Toaq with Ease, or the more thorough reference grammar.

There's a Discord where you can hang out with the community, and a shared dictionary where anyone can make up new words.

Or you can hop into a random page on this wiki.

Jıajuı choaq súq íme doa! (Be our guest soon!)

Facts for linguists

  • Toaq is analytic (features no inflection), and much of the vocab is compounds of single-syllable roots.
  • Word order is VSO, and the language is head-initial.
  • The phonology features a 5-vowel system with diphthongs and triphthongs, but no consonant clusters.
  • The phonotactics are basically: “consonant–vowels–(optional /ŋ/ or /m/ coda)”.
  • It is usually written in a Latin orthography, but there is also an official script called Derani.

Facts for conlangers

Toaq takes inspiration from Gua\spi and Lojban. Comparing the aesthetics to natural languages, there's a bit of Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese. To a lesser extent, there are traces of dozens of natlangs and conlangs in the community vocabulary.

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