Romanid

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Romanid
Created byZoltán Magyar
Date1956
Setting and usageInter-Romance auxiliary language
Purpose
Latin
SourcesA posteriori, naturalistic, based on the Romance languages
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
GlottologNone
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Romanid is a zonal constructed language for speakers of Romance languages, intended to be understandable by speakers of the Romance languages without prior study. It was created by the Hungarian language teacher Zoltán Magyar, who published a first version in May 1956 and a second in December 1957. In 1984, he published a phrasebook with a short grammar, in which he presents a slightly more simplified version of the language.[1]

The language is based on the most common word senses in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.[2] It is said to enjoy some popularity among Hungarians.[3] According to the Russian newspaper Trud, Romanid, from a structural point of view, is "considerably simpler and easier to learn" than Esperanto.[4]

Example[edit]

(1957 version) Moy lingva project nominad Romanid fu publicad ja in may de pasad ano cam scientific studium in hungar lingva...
(1984 version) Mi lingua project nominat Romanid esed publicat ja in may de pasat an cam scientific studio in hungar lingua...
(translation) My language project called Romanid was published already in May of last year as a scientific study in Hungarian...

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://romanid.nyelv.info/english.html
  2. ^ Иван Константинович Белодид, Развитие языков социалистических наций СССР. Институт Языковедения им. А. А. Потебни АН УССР, Kiev, 1969, p. 46.
  3. ^ Новое в русской лексике: Словарные материалы: Выпуск 81. Институт русского языка (АН СССР), 1986, p. 247.
  4. ^ Н. Югов, Легче, чем эсперанто. Trud, 1 February 1985.

Literature[edit]

  • Zoltán Magyar. A Romanid nyelv rövid nyelvtana. Debrecen, 1958.
  • Zoltán Magyar, "Mi az interlingvisztika? (A nemzetközi világnyelvekről)". In: Alföld, no. 8, 1965.
  • Zoltán Magyar, Romanid. Tájékoztató és társalgási könyv, Kossuth Lajos Tudományegyetem, Debrecen, 1984 (ISBN 963 471 337 8).
  • Zsuzsa Varga-Haszonits, "Romanid". In: István Fodor, A világ nyelvei. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1999 (ISBN 963 05 7597 3), pp. 1222–1223.

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