By Henry Jacob, 1947

Selected Sections

The fact which seems to blind us with excess of evidence is that the language obstacle is most emphatically not a theory but a condition. - Albert Léon Guérard

A detailed comparative study of interlinguistics with full grammatical details of five systems of demonstrated usefulness, Esperanto, Ido, Occidental, Novial, and Latino sine flexione. The theory of 'language making' with a survey of its progress up to the present and reports on the work for specialized nomenclatures

Blurb and Quotations

Quotation from speech by Sir Richard Gregory, Bt., F.R.S.
Preface: The Approaches to Artificial Language, by Harold E. Palmer, D.Litt.
II. Ido (1900-1907) - 1. History
II. Ido (1900-1907) - 5. An experiment in double translation
III. Occidental (1922) - 1. History
Further sections of chapter III at this site
IV. Novial (1928)
VI. A Priori and a Posteriori Principles
VIII. Direct and Indirect Derivation
XII. Autonomistic and Naturalistic Principles

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