• Language: Intal
  • Created: 1978
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  • Language family: international auxiliary language
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A constructed language by Erich Weferling.

"One of the pamphlets I got was ... was the Standard-Grammar of the Auxiliary Language Intal by Erich Weferling. It was written entirely in Intal, yet I read it painlessly. It had the regularity of Ido (or Esperanto) but was as at-sight-readable as Interlingua. I really felt that this was the ideal IAL. It had a few idiosyncrasies like an Esperantine 'kv' in words that ought to have 'qu' and the 'c' being pronounced 'sh,' but these were quite minor to me. Intal became the language I pushed. And in fact I would still be a devotee of Intal if I had not found, in a used book store, Jespersen's book An International Language, where he defined Novial. I found that everything I liked about Intal had been anticipated by Jespersen, and so it is now Novial that I now favor." - Bruce Gilson

Language sources: German languages. "Intal may follow German in distinguishing two meanings of English 'know'