An International Language

This book was first published in 1929.
An International Language This book was first published in

  • Title: An International Language
  • Author: Otto Jespersen
  • ISBN: 9780415402460
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “An International Language”

    1. There are some interesting ideas in this book, but there are also so many inconsistencies and contradictions that I wonder if Jespersen was really serious about his IAL proposal (which he called Novial, from nov- 'new' + IAL 'International Auxiliary Language'). One example: after some hand-wringing about how stress placement should be described (with a well-placed critique of other projects that must include accent marks to indicate irregular stress), he came up with the rule "stress the vowel p [...]

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