from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An artificial language developed between 1924 and 1951, based mainly on the Romance languages and intended as a medium of international communication among scientists.

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  • proper n. An interlanguage based on Romance languages, English, German, Russian and Latin, developed by the International Auxiliary Language Association, and first published in 1951.
  • proper n. Latino sine Flexione, a simplified version of Latin by Giuseppe Peano


inter- + Latin lingua, language; see lingua.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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  • Interestingly, the very Indo-European basis for Interlingua and Esperanto has been criticized for being a bias in itself, as it makes both languages very Euro-centric in structure and in psychology, which may put non-western speakers at a disadvantage.

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  • Interlingua and Esperanto are based heavily on Latin languages and Greek and are thus relatively easy for speakers of most western European languages to learn.

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  • While a number of attempts at constructed languages have been made since ancient times, the first in modern times to gain any international attention was Volap├╝k in the late 19th century, quickly eclipsed by Esperanto, with Interlingua being created in the mid-20th century.

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  • Examples of these languages include the auxiliary languages Interlingua and the better-known Esperanto.

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  • Folkspraak and Interlingua are the products of dedicated, erudite professionals.

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