auxlang (plural auxlangs)
- An auxiliary language.
- 2000, Suzette Haden Elgin, The Language Imperative, page 195:
- A distinction is usually made between auxiliary languages (auxlangs), designed with international communication as a deliberate goal, and “conlangs,” usually constructed for other purposes. (The Elvish languages showcased by Tolkien […] and the Klingon language […] are conlangs rather than auxlangs.)
- 2005, Santiago Posteguillo, et al., Language @t Work: Language Learning, Discourse And Translation Studies In Internet, page 48,
- Volapük was the first auxlang to develop a community of speakers, after its launch in 1879 by Schleyer (Eco, 1993).
- 2006, Mikael Parkvall, Limits of Language: Almost Everything You Didn't Know You Didn't Know about Language and Languages, page 129:
- Since at least the 17th century (and quite probably before that), various people have created artificially constructed languages (or conlangs), for the most part in order to offer humanity a neutral, easily mastered and logical means of interethnic communication (an auxlang)
- 2006, William Allison Shimer, The American Scholar, volume 75, page 99:
- The second was composed of those who wanted to talk about an international auxiliary language for the real world (the auxlangers). The auxlang group included a few devoted Esperantists and a larger group […] .