Category: Phenomenon Theory
The phenomena that conlangs or conworlds change drastically. According to records, Seren coined the term when he was working on Arka (cf. 『アルカ』). Later, in 2015, Deneb, a Japanese conlanger, recoined the term as garari (drastically).
The main factors which suppress revisions are the age of conlangs and the number of users who use the conlangs. The younger the conlangs, the more frequent the revisions. Conlangs with many users are hard to be revised. Revisions make the users remember things again. Remembering again is not favored by the creator himself, but it’s rather troublesome for the other people. So, revisions are hard to happen if there’re many users of the conlangs.
Revisions have risks; factions within the users, there’re risks that users who don’t accept the revision use the former conlang while the other users who accept the revision use the revised conlang. Even if a conlang isn’t separated into 2 conlangs, there’s still a risk that another faction is born. Arka was revised by 2008 because of an Arka user, Enna Vajo. The revision made 2 factions (the original Arka and the new Arka). So Seren integrated them in 2008.
Why do revisions happen though they have risks? A reason is that conlangers want to change the specification of their conlangs even if they run a risk. E.g. a case where they want to change the alignment of their conlangs from nominative-accusative into ergative-absolutive or active-stative. Younger conlangs with fewer users are likely to run such a risk.
Another reason is that the users are inconvenienced in using the conlangs and change the specification. It is a practical change. Conlangs which are used for a long time tend to accept it. As mentioned above, Arka was revised in 2008 because of a user, Enna Vajo.
Some conlangers allow revisions of Esperanto, so many conlangs were born from Esperanto.