Earth Language


  • Language: Earth Language
  • Created: 1988
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  • Language family: international auxiliary language
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A constructed language by Yoshiko F. McFarland.

EL is a multi-method language based on ideographics read with each user's native language; each ideograph is linked to a hand sign. EL has phonetics and rational systems for naming and abbreviation too. For all these functions, it uses only 89 bases including grammatical signs and numerals; each fundamental symbol is visually understandable based on a common element of human recognition and the earth.

Language sources: The Chinese character system and the traditional hand-sign language are the main sources.

For future world peace, to support the real democracy: protecting and encouraging all languages/cultures while working for global communication, leaving out no linguistic minority of the world, including deaf people. To raise objective thoughts beyond cultures. To help a communication at any difficult emergency.

Not many yet, but some in the United States, Japan and Europe, for these reasons:Understanding the principlesThey have fun with the compounding symbol systemUsing the EL phonetics to teach foreign languageUsing EL picture-like-symbols to teach a baby his/her native wordsGraphical use for icons among students in their graphic classCreating a new dance with EL hand/body signsEnjoying seeing visual poems with EL.