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:
Tú chaq nä, paq sá gı 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.
“(it) is inside”
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.