20 February 2010

sample of Ro newsletter Roia available

Ro was an auxiliary language proposal advocated mainly by its inventor and his wife in the 1920s and 1930s. It's basically a word-for-word encoding of English (minus the articles "the" and "a"). The stunning enthusiasm of its inventor for his creation is truly a wonder to behold.

And now you can behold it in a PDF file containing a few example pages from the newsletter Roia.


Frederico Lopes said...

Shocking was the way numbers were defined. No none, ever, could understand, for example, 25.764 spoken in his system.
Thank you for providing us with this marvelous sample. It's a invaluable resource, mainly because Alice Morris was there too!

Bill Chapman said...

You may be interested to know that the first ever text book in Welsh designed to teach the international language Esperanto has just been published. The Mini-Cwrs is a 36 page guide to Esperanto, consisting of ten lessons, some reading exercises and a vocabulary. The man behind the new booklet is Harry Barron of Machynlleth.

Esperanto is a language introduced in 1887 by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof after years of development. He proposed Esperanto as a second language that would allow people who speak different native languages to communicate, yet at the same time retain their own languages and cultural identities. Esperanto doesn't replace anyone's language but simply serves as a common language.

Mini-Cwrs Esperanto is available for £1.50 plus £0.50 postage from Esperanto Federation of Wales, 8 Vardre View, Deganwy, CONWY, LL31 9TE,Wales, U.K.