ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

constructed language

A constructed language is a made-up language that people create using their imagination. Think of it like creating your own secret code that only you and your friends can understand. It’s like making up your own words, grammar rules, and way of speaking that nobody else knows except for the people who created it.

People make constructed languages for many reasons. Some create them just for fun, like creating a language for a fictional world they have imagined. Others create languages to communicate with other people from different countries who speak different languages. Some even create constructed languages to use as a secret language with their friends.

Creating a constructed language involves a lot of creativity and hard work. First, you have to decide what sounds your language will have, and then you have to create your own dictionary with the meanings of each word. Then, you have to come up with your own grammar rules - this tells you how to arrange the words in sentences. This can be hard work, but for some people, it’s really fun to do!

Once you have created your constructed language, you can even teach it to your friends or share it with other people who like constructed languages too. It’s like having your own secret language that nobody else knows, which can be really cool!