Online Communities

The following list of online conlanging communities is provided as a public service by the Language Creation Society. Inclusion in the list does not constitute an endorsement of any one of these over any other; however, only those with an active level of posting have been included. Conlangers are encouraged to try out whichever forum/listserv fits their needs and to assess each on an individual basis as to the best fit for them.

Blogs

There are too many blogs to list here; however, the Conlangers’ Blogs Aggregator contains a selection.

General Mailing Lists

The Auxlang Mailing List (AUXLANG-L)
listserv.brown.edu/archives/auxlang.html
A listserv discussing international auxiliary languages.
The Conlang Mailing List (CONLANG-L)
listserv.brown.edu/archives/conlang.html
The oldest (founded Sept. 1991) and most active online mailing list dedicated to conlanging. Good for novices all the up to professional linguists. An archive mirror of the list’s activity is available at archive.conlang.org
ElfLING (Elvish Linguistics Mailing List)
groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling
Created by David Salo in 1998, Elfling is an active listserv dedicated to Tolkien's conlangs. There is a FAQ page at nellardo.com/lang/elf/faq.html. The list is used for everything from help with translations to/from Sindarin and Quenya to scholarly discussions of Elvish linguistic topics.
Germaniconlang
groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/germaniconlang/info
From site: "Germaniconlang is another offshoot of the Constructed Languages List, along with Celticonlang (last post 11/8/2010), Romanceconlang, Slaviconlang, Westasianconlangs, and Eastasianconlangs [Note: No Yahoo! Group as of 10/10/11). As the name suggests, it is devoted to those constructed languages that are based on or inspired by the Germanic languages. The possibilities are numerous: a revivied version of Gothic, an alternative spelling for English, a pan-Germanic language understandable to any native speaker of a Germanic language… You name it! Anyone who is interested in Germanic linguistics, created a Germanic conlang, or hopes to create it one day, is sincerily invited to participate."

General Forums

Academia Forum
anthologi.ca/academia
An online forum dedicated to conlanging and conworlding and fiction featuring such.
Conlanger.com Bulletin Board (CBB)
aveneca.com/cbb/
An online forum dedicated to conlangs, conworlds, concultures, and linguistics. CBB also includes sections for speakers of German, Spanish, French, Dutch, "Scandinavian," and "other languages."
Constructed Languages LiveJournal
conlangs.livejournal.com
Created by Sai Emrys, this site provides another online forum for beginning to experienced conlangers.
Zompist Bulletin Board (ZBB)
www.incatena.org
An online forum dedicated to the discussion of conlangs, conworlds, linguistics, and Mark Rosenfelder's Almea. One of the (if not the) most active conlang-related forums on the Internet.

Non-English Conlanging Forums

L’Atelier: Créations linguistiques et Mondes imaginaires
aphil.forumn.net/forum
French conlanging and conworlding forum
Conlanger: Polskie Forum Jęykotwórców
http://jezykotw.webd.pl/
Polish conlanging and conworlding forum
IdeoLengua: Lingüística e Idiomas Artif
espanol.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ideolengua/info
Spanish conlanging mailing list. From site: "La lista no moderada de correo IdeoLengua pretende ser un espacio de encuentro y discusión en castellano sobre lingüística e idiomas artificiales."
Línguas imaginárias
www.orkut.com/Community?cmm=813089
A (Brazilian) Portuguese conlanging forum. From site: "Uma comunidade dedicada a construir línguas imaginárias para universos de fantasia."
НЕ зсперанто / NE Esperanto
e-novosti.info/forumo/viewforum.php?f=10
Conlanging sub-forum on the Russian Esperanto forum

Conlang-Specific Communities

Klingon Language Discussion Mailing List
groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Klingon_Language/info
Established in 1999 by the Klingon Imperial Diplomatic Corps, this group serves as a meeting place for novice level students to discuss topics related to the Klingon language and its usage.
Learn Na'vi
learnnavi.org/
The online community of learners of the Na'vi language from Avatar
Lekh Dothraki
www.dothraki.org/
Online community of learners of the Dothraki language of the HBO series Game of Thrones
Lernu.net
en.lernu.net/
An extensive site for both information as well as learning Esperanto
Lojban: Lojbanic Forums
www.lojban.org/tiki/Lojbanic+Forums
Various forums and mailing lists in which people discuss Lojban itself or discuss in Lojban.
Slovianski
s8.zetaboards.com/Slovianski/index/
Forum dedicated to Slovianski
Toki Pona Forums
forums.tokipona.org
Forums dedicated to learning and discussing issues pertinent to toki pona
tlhIngan-Hol Mailing List [Klingon]
www.kli.org/tlhIngan-Hol
Sponsored by the Klingon Language Institute, this mailing list has archives going back to 1993. An excellent resource for students of Klingon of all levels.

Wikis

Conlang Wiki
conlang.wikia.com
Described as 'for development and hosting of constructed languages.' Also affiliated with Conworld Wiki and Contionary Wiki.
FrathWiki
www.frathwiki.com
A conlang-related wiki founded in 2004 (according to the Facebook page).
Geopoeia
www.geopoeia.net
A wiki/forum intended as the 'internet encyclopedia of creative counterfactuality.'
Idéopédia
www.europalingua.eu/ideopedia
C’est une encyclopédie collaborative francophone, qui traite principalement des idéolangues (ou langues construites), des univers et cultures imaginaires qui s’y rattachent ainsi que de leurs inventeurs.
Linguifex
linguifex.com
Described as 'aimed at facilitating the development and creation of constructed languages, conlangs.'

Miscellaneous

Aequinox
www.conlanging.com/%C3%A6quinox
Home of the conlanging magazine Æquinox, founded and edited by Inara Tabir and Andy Ayers. Æquinox is a compendium of constructed language literature.
Anthologi.ca
anthologi.ca
Anthologica is a collaborative site for conlangers that offers wiki hosting, online dictionary management, and a forum.
Conlang/Concultural Card Exchange
exchange.conlang.org
Begun in 2009, this project allows conlangers and conworlders to exchange greetings (e.g., greeting cards, postcards, etc.) in their own languages as well as in their own con-cultural milieu.
Conlang Twibe on Twitter
www.twibes.com/group/conlang
The Twitter group of conlangers
Conlangs on Facebook
www.facebook.com/groups/384249394990697
With links to ZBB, Conlang, etc., but also a consolidated site for posting photos and more.
Conlangers and Conworlders
https://plus.google.com/communities/110060988583193080054
Conlangers on Google Plus
Conlangers on Deviantart
conlangers.deviantart.com
The conlanging community at Deviantart, the 'largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts.'
Conlanging Subreddit on Reddit
http://www.reddit.com/r/conlangs/
The conlanging community on Reddit, “the front page of the internet”.
How To Learn Any Language
how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/default.asp
Has an active Esperanto thread and may be of interest to language learners (and as conlinguistic inspiration)
Kunsttalen
kunsttalen.startkabel.nl/
An extensive conlanging directory in Dutch
Language Creation Society (LCS)
conlang.org
The official homepage of the LCS with links to the Language Creation Conferences, LCS Podcasts, and much more. Mailing lists available from the LCS are available at lists.conlang.org/listinfo.cgi