Interglossa (Glosa)

Interglossa or Glossa is an International Auxiliary Language devised by Lancelot Hogben (1895-1975), Ronald Clark and Wendy Ashby to aid communication between speakers of different languages and so be a supplement to national languages.

Interglossa is an isolating language, which means that words don't change to show their grammatical function. The bulk of Interglossa vocabulary is based on Latin and Greek words, and there are some influences from Chinese, Creole languages of Africa, pidgin languages and English.

The Interglossa alphabet

Interglossa alphabet

Notes

Sample text in Interglossa

Na esthe credo; plu para Nomo habe phanero Verito. Chron u Proto, pan Homini habe iso. U Theo date a singulo Homini plu no-verso Privilegio, cleisto de Bio, cleisto de Libero, cleisto de tentato gene hedo.

Translation

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
(Part of the US Declaration of Independence)

Source: http://www.rickharrison.com/language/interglossa.html

Longer sample text (Tower of Babel)

Links

Information about Interglossa
http://www.glosa.org/
http://www.rickharrison.com/language/interglossa.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interglossa

Online Glossa dictionary
http://vicerveza.homeunix.net/~viric/cgi-bin/Dict

International Auxiliary Languages

Blissymbolics, Esperanto, Folkspraak, Ido, Interglossa, Interlingua, Interlingue/Occidental, Lingua Franca Nova, Lojban, Novial, Slovio, Volapük

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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