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Note:  several links are no longer active -- I keep them for historical reference.

Mike Ellis writes, "Dean Easton's Thosk is huge. Systematically derived from Indo-European roots into a plausible modern this-world language. Great 'sound-flavour' too." [November 2, 2009; http://suzsoiz.free.fr]

W. Miller writes, "Also, I think I should mention Brithenig and Thosk, two conlangs not associated with the ZBB, but very good IMHO" [July 27, 2005; http://www.spinnoff.com/zbb]

Dewrad observes, "I adore Thosk- IIRC it was one of the first online conlangs I saw" [July 27, 2005; http://www.spinnoff.com/zbb]

http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Pagoda/5961/lingvoj.HTM "Thosk: a well-developed conlang based on Indo-European."

Peter Dudukian in a personal email observes, "I've been looking for a conlang to sink my Balkan Armenian Romani soul into, and Thosk certainly's got soul!"

Jeffrey Henning on his Langmaker site lists Thosk in his top 100 conlangs for 2004.

Jan van Steenbergen [Conlang Archives, Mon, 25 Mar 2002] listed Thosk in his 10 favorite conlangs, commenting, "Thosk. A very good example of a separate Indo-European language."

"I drew inspiration from it." -- Frank LeGros, Nov. 2002.

Thosk appears on Thomas Leigh's top ten conlang "personal favorites" here.

From Christophe Grandsire's site: scroll down from the top of "Quelque liens relatifs aux conlangs" through the thoughtful reviews of a score of conlangs:

"La page de conlangs de Dean : (en anglais)
Par Dean Easton. Cette page se caractérise d'abord par la présence d'une FAQ consacrée aux conlangs (et bien documentée je trouve), et d'une liste de conlangs assez faramineuse. Waouh ! J'y ai même retrouvé mes conlangs ! Dean a lui-même inventé une conlang, le Thosk, qui est une langue d'origine indo-européenne (mais d'aucune famille déjà connue), parlée par un petit groupe de personnes vivant aux Etats-Unis. Un petit résumé de l'histoire de ce peuple est présenté dans cette page, donc je vous encourage à y aller pour de plus amples informations. Quant à la langue elle-même, elle me plaît assez. Elle présente des innovations (comme la préposition tha pour indiquer le complément d'objet "direct", ou la formation des subordonnées relatives avec la particule je qui n'est cependant pas un pronom relatif, mais seulement une particule subordonnante) qui paraissent tout de même compatibles avec une origine proto-indo-européenne. De plus, sa sonorité me plaît assez (enfin une langue que j'arrive à prononcer sans problèmes majeurs !). Bref, si je mets cette page dans ma liste, c'est que vous pouvez y aller sans crainte."

Rough translation:
Dean’s Conlang page (in English) by Dean Easton. This page is characterized first of all by the presence of an FAQ dedicated to conlangs (and well-documented, I’ve found), and to quite a fantastic list of conlangs. Wow!! I even found my own conlangs. Dean himself has invented a conlang, Thosk, which has an Indo-European origin (though from an unknown language family), spoken by a small group of people living in the U.S. A short historical summary about this people appears on this page, which I encourage you to visit for further information. As for the language itself, it’s quite pleasing to me. It offers some innovations (like the preposition tha for indicating the direct object, or the formation of relative and subordinate clauses with the particle je, which isn’t a relative pronoun, but just a subordinating particle) which appear wholly compatible with an Indo-European origin. Further, its sonority is rather pleasing to me (finally a language which I can manage to pronounce without major problems!). In short, if I put this page in my list, it’s because you can visit it without fear.

 
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