- Language: Vorlin
- Created: 1989
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- Language family: international auxiliary language
A constructed language by Rick Harrison.
Vorlin has some interesting words: the basic sense of the word bat is "a ball-hitting tool", with its radiated meanings including "bat, hockey stick, and tennis racket", while the word sop means "soup" and "stew". Other Vorlin words cover a smaller range of meanings, so that for, "form, shape", does not include other senses of English form like "a paper document to be filled in", "a molding to be filled with concrete" or "manners or conduct".
Rick writes, "Vorlin is a constructed human language (which might also be called an artificial language or a planned language, depending on your taste in terminology). The central idea of the project is vor, our word for "a compromise between technical and aesthetic criteria," in other words, the avoidance of extremism in the design of things; an attempt to blend art with appropriate technology."
- http://www.rick.harrison.net/langlab/vorlin1999.html (Broken link)