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  • proper n. a constructed language intended to be used as a means of communication of, and between, the global scientific community


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Lancelot Hogben of Great Britain published the "Interglossa" language in 1943. With Hogben's permission, Ronald Clark and Wendy Ashby began refining Interglossa, but Hobgen died in 1975. Clark and Ashby then decided to rename the language Glosa (because any changes that they made could not be approved by Hogben) for their publication of the new material in 1978.


  • We'll have to do this again sometime, perhaps with Clarihews, or perhaps all Glosa!

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • These languages (Interlingua, Volapük, Glosa and Unitario) came from

    Baron Pál Podmaniczky and the Norwegian Bible

  • [385] Compare the words 'Que muero porque no muero' in the Glosa of St. Teresa.

    The Interior Castle or The Mansions

  • [53] "Cosa fue por cierto maravillosa," exclaims Pulgar, in his Glosa on the Mingo Revulgo, "que lo que muchos hombres, y grandes senores no se acordaron á hacer en muchos años, _sola una muger_, con su trabajo, y gobernacion lo hizo en poco tiempo."

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 1

  • Medieval thinkers were attracted to the problem of causality long before most of Aristotle's texts became available in the thirteenth century: already in the twelfth century the created universe was seen as a rational manifestation of God (Wetherbee 1988, p. 25), and, consequently, the rational investigation of the universe was seen as a way of approaching God: “In the creation of things”, says William of Conches, “divine power, wisdom and goodness are beheld” (William of Conches, Glosa super Platonem, p. 60).

    Medieval Theories of Causation


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