The more the better! I'm really enjoying seeing these, thanks Paul.

To turn the subject back to the related Occitan idea of mine again: how would members of the list design such a language? Something akin to LsF in that it has a single source, but the source just happens to be modern Occitan. How would one design a language that relies on a single source for vocabulary, yet manages to be independent and easy to learn? With LsF it is quite easy as by removing the cases one is already very far removed from Latin, but with Occitan even a drastic simplification may still resemble the original language such that it would continue to exert a large influence on the derived IAL. I'm thinking things like which postpositions come after which verbs (de, a, no postposition...), in/transitive verbs, reflexivity, etc.

2013/12/24 Paul Bartlett <[log in to unmask]>
Here are two more early documents relating to Latino sine Flexione, the original Interlingua.

"Manuale Practico de Interlingua" (1913). This is, or is nearly (I haven't yet read it in detail), Peano's Latino sine Flexione, a little longer (40 pages) than some of the early pamphlets:  (~10.7MB)

Wilfrido Moeser: "Interlingua in forma di Semilatin illustrad per cento exemplo." (1921) A variation, differing from Peano's LsF:  (~7.4MB)

Some comments:

1) Because of their age, these two documents are clearly in the public domain.

2) It is a shame that so many of these old works were printed on (apparently) cheap, high acid, wood pulp paper, so that less than a hundred years later they are deteriorating badly. I have made digital image photograph-like scans of a few of them, but I do not have the software to "clean up" the scans, and if anything happens to me (none of us lives forever), these scans could be lost. Due to sheer volume of items to be preserved, it is unlikely that the Library of Congress will digitize such obscure small items.

3) The old Academia de Interlingua published various of Peano's writings, as well as the outstanding (I have seen various issues) periodical "Schola et Vita" (the Library of Congress has an almost {not quite} complete set), but the Academia apparently did not make *Peano's* LsF definitive, allowing variants. Having seen a few variants, I still hold the opinion that Peano unquestionably did best.

Paul Bartlett