Lingua Franca Nova

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

  • It has a limited number of phonemes.
  • It is phonetically spelled.
  • It has a completely regular grammar.
  • It has a small and completely regular set of productive affixes for routine word derivation.
  • It has well-defined rules for word order.
  • It has a vocabulary based on the modern Romance languages.
  • It is designed to be naturally accepting of Latin and Greek technical neologisms.
  • It is designed to seem relatively "natural" to those who are familiar with Romance languages, without being any more difficult for others to learn.

Lingua Franca Nova alphabet & pronunciation

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

Lingua Franca Nova pronunciation

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

A recording of the Lingua Franca Nova alphabet by Jan Jurčík

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)

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Links

Information about Lingua Franca Nova
http://www.lingua-franca-nova.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_Franca_Nova
http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/lfn/

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

Information about the Mediterranean 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, Lingua Franca Nova, Lojban, Novial, Slovio, Volapük

Other languages written with the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets