Classification Of Conlangs

People who collect information about planned languages sometimes need a quick way to describe them. The classification on this page was designed for use when the usual terms (such as a priori, philosophical, etc) are too long-winded or not specific enough.

This system classifies a language strictly on the basis of one criterion: the source of the majority of words in the vocabulary. Granted, there is a lot more to a language design than that one factor, but it seemed like a reasonable hook on which to hang a system of classification.