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.
Lingua Franca Nova can be written either with the Latin alphabet or with the Cyrillic alphabet.
A recording of the Lingua Franca Nova alphabet by Jan Jurčík
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.
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
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)
Information about Lingua Franca Nova
Disionario de Lingua Franca Nova (dictionary)
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
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