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Europanto is a constructed language conceived from a linguistic experiment. The goal of the experiment was to predict what a common European language might be like, assuming that English fades from use. The language was devised by Diego Marani, who has published a novel in Europanto. Europanto is composed of words and grammatical rules borrowed from other European languages. Some linguists and speakers of Europanto claim that the language should be comprehensible to anyone who can speak English. Its rules are loosely defined, and some say that it is only intended to be a set of guidelines when trying to communicate with someone who does not speak the same language as you.

Some advocates of Europanto argue that it is a better solution than Esperanto to the problem of a multilingual world. Where Esperanto was created as a new language, intended to be a secondary language among people across cultures and nations, Europanto was designed to blur the lines separating existing European languages.

Latino sine flexione, another constructed language, is similar to Europanto in that its vocabulary comes from a culturally shared source (in this case, Latin).


"Europanto started as a joke and it still is a joke. There's nothing to suggest Europanto for an international language," -- Marani

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