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A New Simple International Language



These are all the symbols of this language.

I finished working on this language in 2004, and then I wrote it all up in the same year. The small book I wrote on the language is 75-pages long (A4). I have put this item here on my website. But it will take a while download because every page is treated as a picture (rather than text).(Because every page contains hand-drawn pictures.)


This webpage is just a brief introduction to this language.

 

The accepted view now is that a language, besides being a means of communication, is also a form of cultural identity. As such it should be left to develop naturally (by the people that use it). I naturally support this view. However there is a slight problem – English is becoming the ‘Lingua Franca’ of the world and, because English is such a huge and inconsistent language, other languages are being forgotten (because simply people haven’t room in their brains to hold English and their mother tongue as well). Thus the world’s cultural variety is being destroyed. So this is what this little project is all about – to create a very simple consistent language to be used only when international dialogue is required.

 

Of course this has been done before e.g. by Esperanto and also by many other ‘artificial languages’. However circumstances have changed since these languages were written. Nearly all writing is now done via a computer. Also computers are now so small that all essential communication on holidays could be made via a computer. Now one of the little wonders of a computer is that input does not need to be made in terms of the key-board symbols (i.e. the standard alphabet). The keys can represent any symbol you like. The trouble with all ‘artificial languages’ till now is that they have used standard symbols (often associated with standard sounds) and this means that these languages are associated with one group of languages or another (e.g. Esperanto is associated with Latin based languages). If one foregoes this restriction one can create a new language that is fully independent of any language and then the resulting language can be fully logical and hence very simple to learn indeed.

 

Now I expect you think at this stage that this task is going to be far too hard. It might seem that way - but it is not really true. Compared with constructing a logical and consistent political system, creating a logical and consistent language is really a piece of cake. The awkward task is to choose what your fundamental symbols should be. Firstly as regards the number –  clearly the symbols must fit on a key-board so this makes the number about 70. But then there aren’t so many fundamental items – thus things like ‘light’, ‘sound’, ‘gas’, ‘liquid’, ‘solid’, ‘human’, ‘animal’ and ‘plant’ are bound to require their own symbols. And then the fundamental prepositions – ‘in’, ‘with’, ‘at’, ‘as’, ‘to’, ‘from’ and ‘of’ are clearly good candidates for their own symbols. Also things like ‘high’, ‘low’, ‘higher/increasing’, ‘lower/decreasing’, ‘highest’ and ‘lowest’ are likely to be the fundamental qualifier symbols. Surprisingly the grammar symbols are quite tricky (and rather worrying because all hell will be let loose if you get them wrong). Spoken languages tend to incorporate grammar in the words (as endings etc) but a logical written language will tend to be like mathematics and hence express the grammar independently (as the structure of the writing). But even this problem is not all that bad.

 

So in the following pages I show my language. I develop this language in a logical way in terms of the principles I use in the construction of the words and the nature of the grammar. But it is probably easier for you to simply glance at my symbols on pages 9 and 10, and then look at some of the words. Finally you can check that, even with limited number of words, the language can give a reasonable translation of the 23 third Psalm. And if someone was to define some sounds for the language's symbols, the language could be spoken quite easily.

            So please have a look at this little language of mine. To read the whole text click on  “A New Simple International Language - book”(pdf).

 

 

You might now also like to look back at:

either my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website and lists all my webpages),

or  “Bryden’s Inventions(which introduces this major set of webpages).

 

My next webpage is  “My Life.

 

Updated on 10/11/2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can click on any of the following pictures and this will send you to the relevant webpage.