What is Novial?

  • (noun): An artificial language.

Novial

Novial is a constructed international auxiliary language (IAL) intended to facilitate international communication and friendship, without displacing anyone's native language. It was devised by Professor Otto Jespersen, a Danish linguist who was previously involved in the Ido movement, and subsequently in the development of Interlingua.

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Novial - Criticism
... in 1934 he proposed an orthographic reform to Novial, which displeased a part of the users ... especially by introducing an "orthographic" Novial alongside the original phonetically written language ... that this orthographic form has displeased several of Novial's old and faithful friends, but it is my impression that many others have applauded it ...
Comparison Between Ido And Novial - Alphabets and Pronunciation
... Both Ido and Novial are written using the modern Latin alphabet with no diacritics ... In the Phonetic Novial spelling system (1928, 1930) the main differences between the Novial vocabulary and those of other systems come from the suppression of the letters c and z ... Ido IPA Novial A, a /a/ A, a B, b /b/ B, b C, c /ts/ TS, ts CH, ch /tʃ/ CH, ch D, d /d/ D, d E, e /e/ or /ɛ/ E, e F, f /f/ F, f G, g /ɡ/ G, g Dj, dj /dʒ/ J, j H, h /h/ H, h I, i ...
Comparison Between Ido And Novial
... Novial was created by Otto Jespersen, who had also been a co-author of Ido ... Comparisons among Ido, Novial, and other notable international auxiliary languages have formed an important part of interlinguistic studies ... For example, both Ido and Novial were among the languages investigated by the International Auxiliary Language Association (IALA), which developed Interlingua ...
Comparison Between Esperanto And Novial
... Esperanto and Novial are two different constructed international auxiliary languages ... language, with an invarying grammar, Novial is a naturalistic language, whose grammar and vocabulary varies to try to retain a "natural" sound ... Demographically, Esperanto has thousands of times more speakers than Novial ...
Comparison Between Esperanto And Novial - Alphabet and Pronunciation
... Both Esperanto and Novial are written using versions of the Latin alphabet ... Novial uses the standard 26 letters of the Latin alphabet with no diacritics ... Esperanto IPA Novial A, a A, a B, b B, b C, c Ts, ts S, s Ĉ, ĉ Ch, ch Sh, sh D, d D, d E, e or E, e F, f F, f G, g G, g Ĝ, ĝ J, j H, h H, h Ĥ, ĥ K, k I, i I, i J, j Y, y Ĵ, ĵ J ...