LINGUIST List 28.1176

Wed Mar 08 2017

FYI: Constructed Language - Elefen

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <>

Date: 08-Mar-2017
From: Armando Alvarez <>
Subject: Constructed Language - Elefen
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Elefen (or Lingua Franca Nova) is an auxiliary constructed language originally created by C. George Boeree ofShippensburg University, Pennsylvania Its vocabulary is based on the Romance languages French, Italian,Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan. The grammar is highly reduced and similar to the Romance creoles. The language has phonemic spelling, using 22 letters of either the Latin or Cyrillic scripts.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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