International auxiliary language

1839-1887 International auxiliary language

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Joseph Schipfer, Joachim Faiguet de Villeneuve, Jean Pirro, Johann Martin Schleyer, L. L. Zamenhof linguistics

International auxiliary language

Universal babble (with dates)


Tower of Babel

All men are brothers

People may have a stronger tie to their native languages than to the places where they were born; language is a more portable and powerful tool for expression and learning. Language, like religion, is a part of a person’s identity, which no one should try to take away.

Philosphical languages appeared earlier than the first international auxiliary languages, but their purpose was less to communicate widely and more to organize knowledge. It turned out to be impossible to organize all human knowledge as a tree structure.

In this mix should also be mentioned many naturalistic zonal constructed languages, such as Afrihili and Slovio, some of which may be considered international auxiliary languages.

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