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Ido(ē`dō), short name of Esperandido, an artificial language that is a simplified version of EsperantoEsperanto
, an artificial language introduced in 1887 and intended by its inventor, Dr. Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (1859–1917), a Polish oculist and linguist, to ease communication between speakers of different languages. In the 20th cent.
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sometimes called universal language, a language intended to be used by people of different linguistic backgrounds to facilitate communication among them and to reduce the misunderstandings and antagonisms caused by language differences.
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(Esperanto for “descendant” or “offspring”), an international auxiliary language based on Esperanto, established by the Delegation for the Adoption of an International Auxiliary Language in Paris in 1907. The Frenchman L. de Beaufront created it, and the French logician L. Couturat worked to improve and disseminate it; they both were trying to simplify word formation. A journal in Ido, Progreso, is published in Geneva (since 1908).
REFERENCESDrezen, E. Ocherk istorii idei mezhdunarodnogo iazyka, part 1. Moscow, 1922.
Kofman. A. Slovar’mezhdunarodnogo iazyka, Ido, part 1. Odessa, 1910.
Jacob, H. “Ido.” In his book A Planned Auxiliary Language, part 1, ch. 2. LONDON, 1947.
Kotzin, B. Historio kaj teorio de Ido. Moscow, 1913.
Beaufront, L. de. Grammaire complete de la langue internationale (systeme Ido). Paris, 1908.