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Created by Mark Hučko
Date 1999
Setting and usage Auxiliary language
Latin, Cyrillic
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
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Slovio (from the Slavic slovo "word") is a constructed language begun in 1999 by Mark Hučko. Hučko claims that the language should be relatively easy for non-Slavs to learn as well, as an alternative to tongues such as Esperanto which are based more on Latin root words.[citation needed]


Latin: a b c cx d e f g (gx) h i j k l m n o p r s sx t u v (wx) z zx
Cyrillic: а б ц ч д е ф г (дж) х и й к л м н о п р с ш т у в (щ) з ж
(optional characters are in parentheses)
  Latin characters   Cyrillic characters Phonetic value
A a А а /a/
B b Б б /b/
C c Ц ц /t͡s/
Cx cx Ч ч /t͡ʃ/
D d Д д /d/
E e Е е /e/
F f Ф ф /f/
G g Г г /ɡ/
Gx gx ДЖ дж /d͡ʒ/
H h Х х /h/ or /x/
I i И и /i/
J j Й й /j/
K k К к /k/
L l Л л /l/
M m М м /m/
N n Н н /n/
O o О о /o/
P p П п /p/
R r Р р /r/
S s С с /s/
Sx sx Ш ш /ʃ/
T t Т т /t/
U u У у /u/
V v В в /v/
Z z З з /z/
Zx zx Ж ж /ʒ/

Optional characters:

  Latin characters   Cyrillic characters Phonetic value
Hq hq always /h/
Hx hx always /x/
X x Кс кс /ks/
Wx wx Щ щ /ʃtʃ/
Q q Palatalises the preceding consonant

In the Latin alphabet Slovio usually lacks diacritical marks, but can optionally be written with diacritics.[according to whom?]


Number 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 100 1000
Numeral Latin nul din dva tri cxtir piat sxes siem vos dev des dvades trides sto tisicx
Cyrillic нул дин два три чтир пиат шес сием вос дев дес двадес тридес сто тисич


This article was translated from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia on 22 January 2011.

  • (German) Tilman Berger: Vom Erfinden slawischer Sprachen. In: Miloš Okuka u. a. (Hrsg.): Germano-slavistische Beiträge. Festschrift für Peter Rehder zum 65. Geburtstag. Sagner, München 2004, ISBN 3-87690-874-4, (Die Welt der Slaven Sammelbände 21).
  • (German) Cornelia Mannewitz: Sprachplanung im Internet. Das Projekt Slovio. In: Fiedler, Sabine (Hg.): Esperanto und andere Sprachen im Vergleich. Beiträge der 18. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Interlinguistik e. V., 21. - 23. Nov. 2008, in Berlin. S. 157 - 164
  • (German) Tilman Berger, [1] Panslavismus und Internet, 2009, pp. 25–29, p. 33.
  • Katherine Barber, [2] "Old Church Slavonic and the 'Slavic Identity'". [3] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • (Polish) [4]
  • (Slovak) Život [5] 2/2005 (Slovak Magazine)[6]
  • (Slovak) Extraplus, [7] October 2004 (Slovak Magazine))[8]
  • (German) Tilman Berger, [9] Potemkin im Netz 2009.
  • F5, 20 (62),07.06.10—13.06.10, p. 22. [10]

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