A posteriori conlang

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An a posteriori conlang is a constructed language whose vocabulary or grammar is based on one or more already existing languages. A posteriori conlangs are the opposite of a priori conlangs, which are languages made entirely from scratch. Usually a posteriori conlangs will bear a strong resemblance to their "mother" languages (for example, Alphistian looks a good deal like Dutch).

What percentage of conlangs are made to be a posteriori is currently unknown. If you're curious to see more examples of a posteriori conlangs, click here.

This article is part of a series on Types of Conlangs.

"Reason" classification system: Artlangs * Funlangs * Engineered language * Philosophical language * Arithmographic language * Logical language * Fictional languages * Exolangs * Diachronic conlangs * Lostlangs * Altlangs * Auxlangs
"Origin" classification system: A priori conlangs * A posteriori conlangs
"Other" classification system: Sketchlangs * Kitchen Sink Conlangs * Colllangs