Sinampaiton is an "artlang" -- a language created as a "work of art" -- that I started working on a couple of decades ago.
These are a few of the more noteworthy characteristics of Sinampaiton:
Morphology is primarily agglutinating.
Basic word order is VSO.
Pronouns have a (lexical) ergative/absolutive distinction, while nouns have a (syntactic) nominative/accusative distinction.
"Internal verb satellites" -- e.g., -ndza 'down' in luinavandzange 'I walk down' (luinava- 'walk').
Each example includes an interlinear morphological analysis (lines 2-3) that may be of interest to linguistically-oriented readers. Others may prefer to ignore them.
Uvanokatsa ni suikenge? uva -no -katsa ni sui -ke -nge take -pa.def -who.erg art.inan.obl book -pl -1sg.poss Who took my books?
Arallankangala ni lorera dzobo mburun. ara -lla -nka -ngala ni lor -era dz -obo mburun sit -habit -pa.indef -1pl.abs art.inan.obl lake -by comp -along talk We used to sit by the lake and talk.
More information on Sinampaiton may be found here.
Information on a few nonce languages is available. These are mere fragments of languages, put together quickly (for the most part) in order to explore some particularly interesting aspect of language.
Kwet is a rules-based random word generator suitable for any number of languages. It's being developed as an open-source project -- see its project page on SourceForge for more information.
You can also try out kwet.
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