Glosa (auxiliary language)

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Glosa
Glosa
Created byRonald Clark and Wendy Ashby, based on the Interglossa of Lancelot Hogben
Date1972–1992
Setting and usageinternational auxiliary language
Purpose
SourcesInterglossa
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
GlottologNone
IETFart-x-glosa
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Glosa is an international auxiliary language. It was based on an older draft auxiliary language from 1943 called Interglossa. Glosa is an isolating language, which means that words never change form, and spelling is completely regular and phonetic.

As an isolating language, there are no inflections, so that words always remain in their dictionary form, no matter what function they have in the sentence. As a result, grammatical functions, when not clear from the context, are taken over by a small number of operator words and by the use of word order (syntax).

Glosa takes most of its vocabulary from Greek and Latin roots, seen by the authors as international in a sense by their usage in science.

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