OUR THANKS to the many volunteer co-developers of the Slovio language:
Fred Speck, Svetlana Sinodinou (firstname.lastname@example.org), Roman V. Dushkin (email@example.com),
Marek Bogucki (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Horvath Robert (email@example.com), Helga E. Humlova,
Victor Medrano, Michael Trittipo, Komensky University Bratislava, Viliam Slodicak, Marek
Bocanek, Stefan Vitezslav Pilat, Piotr Mazur, Georgi Mihov, Richard Ruibar, Michael P
Wnuk, and many others.
We ask all linguists, all Esperantists (Idoists, etc), all departments of languages and Slavistic to join in our effort to perfect Slovio according to the same principles and guidelines upon which it was created.
The motto of Slovio is: simplicity and universality. In other words all the suggestions on improvement of Slovio should follow these guidelines. The grammar and spelling should be as simple as possible, and should be understood (without learning) by as many speakers of Slavic languages as possible.
In further development of slovio and by the definition of new words the
following rules should be kept in mind:
As any real language also Slovio is still developing and changing with times. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. If you can help, please, join in our effort and write to: firstname.lastname@example.org Join the discussion, research and development of Slovio and become part of the history! If you have a better idea, better proposals, better definition of words, write them in red color in the XLS table of the dictionary in the column marked "possible alternatives" and send it to us. We thank for all ideas and suggestions.
WHY will Slovio succeed where other planned languages have failed? Because, unlike other planned languages, there is an intense NEED for Slovio. There has never been an intense need for other planned languages, they were designed mainly to facilitate neutral communication. In the century since the invention of Esperanto and since the invention of most other planned languages, much has changed in the world. English has gained pre-dominance in the world, not the least due to military reasons. This is not acceptable to the rest of the world because English is NOT a neutral language and it is not an easy language, as such it promotes discrimination of non-English speakers.
Slovio offers the ease of learning and there is an accute need for its existence in the post-communist world. It can be understood by more than 400 million people in the world, it is neutral, it is easy to learn, it is logical, and there is a need for Slovio in order to facilitate communication and economic development in all non-English-speaking countries of the world, including East-European and Slavic-speaking countries.
Is it really true that 400 million people understand SLOVIO?
Slovio Archive (old versions):
|WHAT IS SLOVIO?
The development of the international language Slovio has been started by
scientist and linguist Mark Hucko. It is both a written and a spoken language. The
continuation of it's development is up to the rest of us.
(Why "SLOVIO" is called the way it is? "Slovio" is derived from the word "SLOVO", which means in pre-Slavic "word".)
WORK IN PROGRESS!!
The Slovio author is also the creator of BlitzEnglish
Esperantists welcome! If you are an Esperantist or an admirer of another planned language you are welcome! You may wonder why, after more than 100 years since its invention, Esperanto has not succeeded. And why Slovio will.
All planned languages owe a lot to Esperanto. Esperanto was not the first planned language but Esperanto made the world awareof the fact that a planned language is not only possible, but that it can be better, more melodious, more logical, simpler, and easier to learn than natural languages. Esperanto took words from most European languages and put them together into one whole. Then it took the simplicity of new word formation with prefixes and suffixes from Slavic languages and created a simple way to create new words. However, because Esperanto words come from too many unrelated sources, the result is a language which nobody can understand without some effort. And on top of that, the West European and American countries have never had any interest to learn a new language, and to this day the interest in Esperanto in those countries is just about zero.
The only place where Esperanto became a success, was the same place where it was invented: in the Slavic-speaking countries. But if no one wants to learn Esperanto in Western Europe then the teaching of Esperanto only to Slavic speakers makes no sense. Slavic speakers don't need Esperanto to talk to each other, since their languages are mutually intelligible. So, if someone could design a simple, neutral international language based on those words, prefixes and suffixes which are understood by all Slavic speakers, then we would have a language which can be used in everyday life to improve the communication with and among 400 million Slavic speakers. And we would also have a language which is logical, easy to pronounce and easy to learn for the rest of the world. A planned language, or for that matter any language, needs a solid basis of a mass of people who can understand it and who can speak it or a dialect thereof.
Slovio meets these requirements, since it can be understood and used for communication with 400 million Slavic speakers, and at the same time is as simple and as logical as Esperanto, Ido or as any other planned language.
So if you learned Esperanto or another planned language, it may have been a waste of time. You would do more for international communication if you joined the Slovio movement instead, and helped with the further development and propagation of the Slovio international language, the most widely understood planned language in the World!
Making of Slovio language, and its spelling.
WE DON'T NEED YOUR MONEY, ONLY YOUR HELP!
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Slovio in Cyrillic alphabet