Interlingua (IALA)

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Spoken in: many countries of Earth
Timeline/Universe: international auxiliary language
Total speakers: unknown
Genealogical classification: A posteriori
Basic word order: SVO
Morphological type: agglutinating
Morphosyntactic alignment: accusative
Created by:
IALA 1951

Interlingua is an international auxiliary language developed and promoted by the International Auxiliary Language Association (IALA). The language is a naturalistic IAL based on Romance languages.


Interlingua is primarily a written language, and the pronunciation is not entirely settled. The sounds in parentheses are not used by all speakers.


Bilabial Labio-
Alveolar Post-
Palatal Labial-
Velar Glottal
Plosive p b t d k ɡ
Nasal m n
Tap ɾ
Fricative f v s z ʃ (d)ʒ (h)
Affricates (ts ~ tʃ)
Approximant j w
Lateral approximant l


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This article is part of a series on International Auxiliary Languages.

Romance-based Auxlangs: Aercant * Atlango * Interlingua * Latin Nov * Novial * Occidental (Interlingue) * Panroman * Romanal
Germanic-based Auxlangs: Folksprak * Nordien
Slavic Auxlangs: Novoslovnica
Turkic Auxlangs: Jalpi Turkic
African Auxlangs: Afrihili
Mixed-Origin Auxlangs: Esperanto * Adjuvilo * Ido * Ayola * Medial Europan * Bolak * Kotava * North American * Pantos-dimou-glossa * Pasetok * Sasxsek * Universalglot * Volapük
A priori auxlangs: -