Kitchen sink conlang

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A kitchen sink conlang is a conlang that has "everything including the kitchen sink", i.e. a pejorative term for a conlang of unrealistic phonological and/or grammatical complexity. While natlangs can be quite complex and a good naturalistic artlang reflects this, a kitchen sink conlang involves excessive complication without adding more depth.

No single feature can turn a conlang into a kitchen sink - what is called for is a combination of several perceivedly unusual features, or even ordinary features that do not "work together".

A conlang should not be call'd "kitchensinky" lightly, without considering the risk of ANADEW. The phonology of Dahalo is a good example.

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