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Title: Artificial Descendants of Latin
Written By: Alan Reed Libert
Series Title: Languages of the World 31

Artificial Descendants of Latin
Alan Libert
University of Newcastle

Among the hundreds of artificial languages created in recent centuries are a fair number of modified versions of Latin and languages which have taken many elements from Latin. These diverge in varying degrees and ways from Classical Latin. This book is a survey of such projects. The languages examined include Communia, Latino sine Flexione, Linguum Islianum, SPL and Universal-Latein. An introduction presenting the languages is followed by chapters on phonetics, lexicon, morphology, syntax, and semantics. (visit our webshop:

1 Introduction
1.1 Carpophorophilus’s Language
1.2 Kosmos
1.3 Latino Moderne
1.4 Latino sine Flexione
1.5 Latinulus
1.6 Linguum Islianum
1.7 Mundelingva
1.8 Myrana and Communia
1.9 Nov Latin
1.10 Reform-Latein
1.12 Universal-Latein
1.13 Uropa
1.14 Weltsprache (Eichhorn)
1.15 Weltsprache (Volk and Fuchs)
2 Phonetics
2.1 Sound Inventories and Orthography
2.2 Suprasegmentals
3 Lexicon
3.0 General Issues
3.1 Forms of Nouns Used
3.2 Words for Modern Concepts
4 Morphology
4.0 General Issues
4.1 Nouns
4.2 Pronouns
4.3 Numerals
4.5 Adverbs
4.6 Verbs
4.7 Prepositions
4.8 Conjunctions
4.9 Particles and Interjections
5 Syntax
5.1 Word Order
5.2 Binding and the Use of Reflexive Pronouns
5.3 Pro-drop
5.4 Absolute Constructions
6 Semantics
6.1 Ambiguity and Homonymy
6.2 Synonymy
6.3 Idioms
6.4 Generics

ISBN 3 89586 818 3. Languages of the World 31. 140pp. EUR 44.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Artificial Languages
Subject Language(s): Latin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895868183
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 140
Prices: EUR 44