Latin Nov

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The idea here is an IAL of Latin without hard grammar, but with this achieved by axing all the endings, not by choosing certain ones - thus "lupus" doesn't become "lupu" or "lupo" in every position but "lup". This approach is really inspired by what's happened in the Germanic languages and also French (and Catalan to a lesser extent), and increasingly in Spanish etc. I see it as what will probably be the ultimate fate of the endings in many modern Romance languages anyway. So, to the chase:


I=eg Me=me You sing.=tu, te It=ill He=ille She=illa

We/Us=nós You pl.=vós They=ills/os/as


Classical latin. Double consonants and long vowels are optional in both writing a speaking. "v" and "j" for the semivowels are probably actually quite a good idea, but whatever.

Other stuff

Most of the endings are axed full stop, but problems occur with semi-vowels. "lingua"->"ling", "aqua"-"ac" are just about OK, but what happens to "seruus"? Most recognisable would be "serv" of course. Maybe semivowels can be written as <v> and <j> and kept in stems altogether - "lingv", "aqv", "serv" thus.


Salu! Nom mi est Caecil. Eg in Rom viv. Qvod est nom tu?

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: -