Interlingua(redirected from Interlingua (IALA))
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Interlingua(ĭn'tərlĭng`gwə), name of an artificial language introduced in 1951; also the name of a simplified form of Latin (sometimes called Latino Sine Flexione, or "Latin without inflection") introduced in the early 20th cent. See international languageinternational language,
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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(1) An artifical language, based on the Latino sine flexione developed by the Italian mathematician G. Peano in 1908.
(2) An artificial language created by the International Auxiliary Language Association in New York in 1950 under the supervision of A. Gode.