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Lingua Franca Nova (Elefen)

Lingua Franca Nova is an International Auxiliary Language based on French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan. It is the creation of Dr. C. George Boeree, a professor of psychology at Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania, and was designed to be particularly simple, consistent and easy to learn.

Notable features

Lingua Franca Nova alphabet & pronunciation

Lingua Franca Nova can be written either with the Latin alphabet or with the Cyrillic alphabet.

Lingua Franca Nova alphabet and pronunciation

Source: http://lingua-franca-nova.net

A recording of the Lingua Franca Nova alphabet by Jan Jurčík

Download an alphabet chart for Lingua Franca Nova (Excel)

Sample text in the Latin alphabet

Tota umanes nase libre e egal en dinia e diretos. Los es donada razona e consiensa e debe ata la un a la otra en un spirito de fratia.

Sample text in the Cyrillic alphabet

Тота уманес насе либре е егал ен диниа е диретос. Лос ес донада разона е консиенса е дебе ата ла ун а ла отра ен ун спирито де фратиа.

A recording of this text by Jan Jurčík

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Sample videos in and about Lingua Franca Nova

Information about Lingua Franca Nova | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Lingua Franca Nova
http://elefen.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_Franca_Nova
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_Franca_Nova_grammar

Online Lingua Franca Nova lessons
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Lingua_Franca_Nova
http://lfn.wikia.com/wiki/Gramatica_de_lfn

Disionario de Lingua Franca Nova (dictionary)
http://ccgi.esperanto.plus.com/cgi-bin/lfn/disionario.html

Note

The original Lingua Franca, or sabir, was a pidgin language used around the Mediterranean from between the 11th and 19th centuries. It was based mainly on the languages of northern Italy and southern France, with words from Spanish, Portuguese, Berber, Turkish, French, Greek and Arabic. It was first used by the Genoese and Venetians when trading in the eastern Mediterranean, and became widely used in commerce and diplomacy, as well as by slaves and pirates.

More information about the original Lingua Franca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_Lingua_Franca
http://www.uwm.edu/~corre/franca/go.html

International Auxiliary Languages

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

Other languages written with the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets


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