Toaq

From The Toaq Wiki

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).

It is based on predicate logic and plural logic. The syntax can be unambiguously translated into logical sentences:

Tushı chảq bı, pảq sa gỉ cháq da.


“For each day, something good is part of that day.”

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

nỉe
“(it) is inside”
falling tone

níe
“the inside(s)”
rising tone

nìe
“inside of…”
mid 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.

Nhu, enı, nỏqmıeq súq sa shỉ nỉ dủaobıu shou.
“Anyway, here, taste one of these donuts.”

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.

Chỏaq súq míy jĩajuı ba! (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 6-vowel system with diphthongs and triphthongs, but no consonant clusters.
  • The phonotactics are basically: “consonant–vowels–(optional /ŋ/ coda)”.
  • It is usually written in a Latin orthography, but there is also an official script called Hoelai.

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 Toki Pona and Ithkuil in the community vocabulary.

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