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  Occidental language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The language Occidental, later Interlingue, is a planned language created by the Estonian naval officer and teacher Edgar de Wahl and published in 1922.
Occidental is devised with great care to ensure that many of its derived word forms do reflect the similar forms common to a number of Western European languages.
The result is a language relatively easy to understand at first sight for individuals acquainted with several Western European languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Occidental_language   (355 words)

 Which Language To Study at Occidental
The language chosen should depend upon the region of the world that the student wishes to emphasize (and/or upon future career interests) and is best chosen in consultation with the advisors in the department.
Further languages can be learned in graduate school, but the more of these languages the student can already do research in at entry to grad school, the more likely the student is to get into top schools and to progress quickly at that level.
Russian is spoken as a first language or as the language of education and commerce by more than 300 million people stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific, a span of 8000 miles.
www.departments.oxy.edu /languages/which.htm   (5542 words)

 Five Theses to Hammer on the Gates of Babel (Alexander Gode)
I hold that the concept of one language for all mankind -- as commonly defined -- is a misconception and-at-best an interesting museum piece, useful as an exhibit to exemplify a certain kind of intellectual aberration in which our fathers and grandfathers got involved by reason of their enthusiastic endorsement of rationalistic positivism.
No language is ugly, except the Saxon dialect spoken in the vicinity of Leipzig, (which uncalled-for remark I insert at this point only to illustrate how naive and subjectively prejudiced are all verdicts of ugly and beautiful when it comes to matters of language).
Language is a tool and, like other tools, it can be modified (and is, on a regular basis) and even created from scratch.
donh.best.vwh.net /Languages/theses.html   (3013 words)

 Ido - Wikipedia
Esperanto's alphabet uses six new letters, three of which which are not found in any existing language; as a result, Esperanto in typing and in internet e-mail and newsgroups frequently resorts to any of several schemes to represent these special letters.
Zamenhof, as well as many of the language's supporters, resisted any effort at improving it, even though several of the reforms adopted by Ido were themselves proposed at various times by Zamenhof.
However, the language still has a few speakers today, and the internet has sparked a renewal of interest in the language in recent years.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ido   (827 words)

 Interlingue-Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wahl named his language «Occidental», because the international vocabulary derived almost solely from the great western (occidental) languages.
For his international language project he sought to utilise the already-existent international vocabulary as fully as possible, but without the irregularities present in the national languages.
You can look at Wahl’s language as a successful middle road, as a compromise between the inherited international vocabulary, which represents European cultural heritage, and a simple and regular linguistic structure, which gives everyone, not just Europeans, the ability to use the language after a very short time.
www.interlingue.org /ie_en.html   (515 words)

 AIL - Occidental   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The name indicates his principal idea: he wants to make a language for use in the Occidental world with no immediate thought of catering for the people of the Orient, and he therefore bases his scheme on the Occidental languages, chiefly the Romanic ones.
He thus does away with the arbitrary word elements of the other languages, but in his pronounced endeavour to have "natural" forms he is obliged largely to abandon ease and regularity of formation, admitting in many cases two root-forms for the same word to be used in different derivatives, e.g.
Through regularity of word-formation we take into consideration the interests of those who know only their own language - but I am afraid that when Occidental is praised as very easy, it is chiefly by people who are already familiar with two or three of the great European languages.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/5037/AILocc.html   (209 words)

The language requirement is met as soon as a student has reached Occidental's Language 102 level proficiency in the language chosen.
All students are required to complete the language requirement in the freshman and sophomore years except in the case of those whose major requirements necessitate postponement to the junior year.
Taking language courses in the Occidental Summer School offers at least two important advantages that you might wish to consider: The classes are smaller, allowing for more individual attention to the students, and you satisfy the language requirement in a short period of time.
departments.oxy.edu /languages/require.htm   (976 words)

Occidental is an constructed language created by the Estonian naval officer and teacher Edgar de Wahl[?] and published in 1922.
Occidental was a naturalistic planned language which was devised with great care to ensure that many of its derived word forms would reflect the similar forms common to a number of Western European languages.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/oc/Occidental.html   (149 words)

 pjammer: The Occidental Native
As some of you know, the U.S. military maintains a language center in Monterey, CA, where recruits are trained to become linguists and communications experts to analyze foreign message transmissions in American listening posts around the world.
Having heard many people claim that their native language is the "hardest" in the world, I did a little bit of research.
She has encouraged me in the realm of language, though if the army is correct she was just helping to build on the foundations already in place.
www.livejournal.com /users/pjammer/5071.html   (4383 words)

 English,the language of a minority | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
English is the international language only for the north americans,the europeans and the australians because it shares a lot of linguistic features with the other related indo european languages (except finnish,hungarian,esthonian and euskera).
Esperanto allows a better and fairer communication,using this language we are all equal and we can preserve our national or local language.Esperanto has not be designed to replace the national language but for helping communication between people speaking different languages.
I agree that there would be no nationality attached to the language, but I definitely think "Westerners" would have an advantage when it comes to learning the language, not to mention that cultural inheritance that would come along with having an international language based on European languages.
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/3950.htm   (1315 words)

 An International Language
The advantages of an auxiliary language are that, firstly, you get to speak to a lot more people (which is why few people learn Danish or Catalan) and secondly, that it puts people on an equal footing; if neither of you is a native speaker, neither is at linguistic disadvantage.
Features of a language which seem perfectly "natural" and even universal often turn out to be the products of a specific culture and worldview, and may strike speakers of radically different languages as cumbersome, confusing or oppressive.
At present all EC documents have to be translated into over a dozen languages, and debates need simultaneous translation (you may have noticed how when a Euro MP makes a joke, the laughter spreads slowly round the chamber as different translations reach their listeners).
neptune.spaceports.com /~words/ial.html   (2784 words)

 H. Jacob on Occidental (1947)
These ideas were not accepted by the Délegation to which they were submitted and de Wahl proceeded to elaborate his own system until, in 1922, he published them as his own language Occidental, in his paper Kosmoglott, later to be named Cosmoglotta.
It should be an organic, autonomous entity, living and growing according to its own laws, harmonizing and assimilating new elements, and not be a conglomeration of different words put together at random.
Occidental has four diphthongs, au, ay, ey, oy, as well as eu in D ö.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Parthenon/1222/occjacob.html   (1389 words)

 About Culture and Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Politically labeled Region 6, West Visayas is composed of the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz, Antique and Aklan on the island of Panay; Negros Occidental, the western half of the island of Negros; and the new island-province of Guimaras which used to be a sub-province of Iloilo.
The mother language of West Visayas is Kinaray-a or Hiraya, the language spoken by the central and southern towns of Iloilo, all of the province of Antique and most of Capiz.
The language is also spoken in South Cotabato, in Mindanao, where many West Visayans have migrated.
www.ncca.gov.ph /about_cultarts/comarticles.php?artcl_Id=137   (1391 words)

 Cozumel: Occidental Grand Cozumel - Traveler Reviews - Fantastic resort! Just a couple of notes though... - TripAdvisor
Occidental Grand Cozumel is temporarily closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Wilma.
Both male and female staff members were using inappropriate language, shouting out "racy" comments that made me feel uncomfortable sitting a few feet away.
Language - I was impressed with how well the majority of the staff did with understanding basic English.
tripadvisor.com /ShowUserReviews-g150809-d259238-r2283291-Occidental...   (3197 words)

 IPI 39
He proposes a model of language creation according to which a planned language is considered merely to embody a higher level of linguistic abstraction than a standardized (written) literary ethnic language.
The ideological foundation of the language was a special branch of anarchism (pananarchism), while the material forms of the language were linked to the same sources as futuristic poetry.
Occidental can be viewed as a project situated at the interface of two major currents in language design: naturalism and, perhaps surprisingly, the Esperanto tradition.
esperantic.org /ced/ipi39.htm   (8476 words)

 Literature engineering in West Visayas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It must have been the language of the ten Bornean datus believed to be the ancestors of the West Visayans as recorded in the Maragtas and Panay epics.
It became associated with the soiled workingman of the farms and the highlands, of the vulgar and uneducated, of the muchacha and the sakada.
At the end, the language becomes irrelevant: the craft has transcended mere locality to render universal what is human and worthy in the poets an their milieu.
www.up.edu.ph /forum/2000/03/28/litengg.html   (2349 words)

 Occidental language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
{{languagename=Occidentalnativename=Interlinguecreator=Edgar de Wahl (1922)setting=International auxiliary languagefamily=constructed language based on Indo-European languagesiso1=ieiso2=ileiso3=ile}}The language Occidental, later Interlingue, is a planned language created by the Estonian naval officer and teacher Edgar de Wahl and published in 1922.
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Occidental language contains research on
Occidental language, Example texts, See also, External links and International auxiliary languages.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Interlingue   (314 words)

 catty.com occidental.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
My own conclusion is that Occidental is the one most easily understood by all speakers of a European language, and is the easiest to learn and use, though some others (Ido, Glosa) are almost as good.
Just as I pleaded for the principle of tolerance in logical languages, I am in the field of international languages on the side of those who emphasize the common aim and the similarity of the proposed means.
The premise of the language is to use the vocabulary base of words already in use internationally.
www.pacificnet.net /~catty/lang/occidental.htm   (613 words)

 Richard Berger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the age of 18 he became interested in universal languages as an ardent Esperantist.
He was the editor of the magazine "Cosmoglotta", run by the Occidental-Union, for 20 years, and he was responsible for changing the name of the Occidental language to Interlingue in 1949.
He edited the "Revista de Interlingua" (which ceased with his death) from 1966 to 1983; in total, more than 6,000 pages sent to 60 countries, and manuals in several languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Richard_Berger   (245 words)

 NB online - Department of Planned Languages and Esperanto Museum - Terminology science and planned languages
The philosophical (a priori) universal languages which have been created since the 16th and 17th centuries - based on the classification of the knowledge available at the time - were constructed to facilitate "right thinking" and to give completely new insights into the fundamental principles of the "right philosophy" (Descartes).
This is followed by a description of the role of planned languages in the development of Wüster's terminological thought, and then by some comments on current efforts to apply the findings of terminology science in the field of planned languages.
Esperanto: eduk/i – eduk/o – eduk/a – eduk/ist/o; Occidental and Interlingua: educa/r – educa/t/ion – educa/t/ion/al (educa/t/iv[e]) – educa/t/or.
www.onb.ac.at /ev/collections/esperanto/wuester_eng.htm   (7958 words)

 AUXLANG archives -- January 2000, week 4 (#7)
As a footnote, The Occidental language jurnal was written all in Occidental because it was believed Occidental truly was an international language.
The neutral international language --------- is a finished tool, tested by experience and ready toserve people of good will everywhere.
After talking with 3 people he claims this solves the problem of the world's language confusion, because he used a tried and tested language.
listserv.brown.edu /archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0001d&L=auxlang&F=&S=&P=753   (869 words)

 Occidental College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Occidental Language Laboratory was completely renovated in the summer of 1994.
Actual broadcasts from abroad are recorded each day in the languages we teach at Occidental and are made available to the students in the Lab.
Audio programs are used in beginning and intermediate courses to supplement class work, and most of our instructional materials in languages we do not teach are on audiotape as well.
www.oxy.edu /departments/languages/lab/index.htm   (468 words)

 San_Jose,_Occidental_Mindoro LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
San Jose is a 1st class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines.
According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 111,009 people in 22,464 households.
The population growth experienced by San Jose is attributed to growing number of immigrants.
www.school-explorer.com /info/San_Jose,_Occidental_Mindoro   (115 words)

 Occidental Cars
Occidental Cars is Tokyo's oldest and largest supplier of automobiles, automotive services and insurance specifically to the expatriate population.
Our staff of 8 car professionals is comprised of native English speakers and bilingual Japanese who understand and respond to your requirements.
We know that arriving in a new city and setting up a home is difficult enough, but landing in Tokyo and dealing with the language, new customs and cost of living makes it especially difficult.
www.occidental.co.jp   (205 words)

 Rev. Sun Myung Moon - Where and How Do You Want to Live Your Life?
The structure of an Oriental language, such as Korean and an Occidental language, such as English are so different.
Because of this advantage, even within the structure of language, Asia stands in a position closer to God to be able to receive the Lord of the Second Advent, because Father was trained in that particular culture.
The Korean language itself consists of dual characteristics of subject and object.
www.unification.net /1996/960609.html   (11316 words)

 Meta : Highlights of Translation Studies in China Since the Mid-Nineteenth Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Often, the same name in an Occidental language could be rendered using various combinations of Chinese characters, so that readers often took them to be different persons or places.
A grid chart could then be devised to represent all sounds of foreign languages by using particular Chinese characters to map the cells cross-determined by combinations of consonants and vowels in the Chinese language.
Because of these differences, Fu concluded that it was impossible « to capture the linguistic features of a foreign language, » without « disrupting the syntactic structures and linguistic peculiarities of the mother tongue » ([Fu Lei 1951] Editorial Board 1984b: 80).
www.erudit.org /revue/meta/1999/v44/n1/002716ar.html   (8284 words)

 Yogananda Rediscovered - Magazine article - Oriental Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Every human being is a product of his climatic conditions, heredity, family characteristics, and the pre-natal and post-natal actions performed by him, as influenced by right or wrong will, right or wrong judgment, right or wrong habits, right or wrong feelings, and by the soul's intuitive guidance.
The universal teachings of Jesus Christ should be adapted according to the needs of the Oriental and Occidental, emphasizing the principles of Christian religion and omitting the non-essential forms added to them from time to time.
That is why the West, with all the wonderful devices of the practical Occidental mind, is in the East today, dominating it.
www.yoganandarediscovered.com /jaitruth/Moc.html   (2426 words)

 Interlingua (disambiguation) - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
IALA Interlingua, a constructed language developed by the International Auxiliary Language Association.
Another name for Latino Sine Flexione, a constructed language developed by Giuseppe Peano.
Occidental, a constructed language devised by Edgar von Wahl, was renamed Interlingue in 1948, but has now reverted to being called Occidental.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/Interlingua_%28disambiguation%29   (192 words)

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