One can often place a conlang, historically, by its purpose. Most medieval conlangs were either for secret societies or esoteric/mystical purposes. Around the later 19th century we see the rise of the “auxlang”, languages meant to unite the world or at least some region. Toki Pona is a prototypical modern conlang; designed primarily to explore ones own consciousness, and perhaps the world outside as well.
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Toki Pona is a minimalistic constructed language with 123 words, 14 sounds/letters and 10 grammar rules.