Modern Indo-European language

Modern Indo-European
Created by Carlos Quiles, María Teresa Batalla
Date founded 2006
Setting and usage international auxiliary language
Category (purpose)
constructed language
  • auxiliary language
    • Modern Indo-European
Category (sources) Indo-European based
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Modern Indo-European is a proposed international auxiliary language based on the extinct Proto-Indo-European language, presented by two undergraduate students at Extremadura University, Carlos Quiles and María Teresa Batalla, in 2006. Apart from the two students who invented it, it has no support from any scholars or public officials, has never been used by anyone, and has never been referenced by a reliable source.



The European language project's main aim is to obtain a common, modern and usable international auxiliary language for the European Union. The project aims to reconstruct the extinct Proto Indo-European language. This would to some extent resemble the way Hebrew was revived early in the 20th century, except that Modern Indo-European would be closer to an entirely new language, since the modification of the original Indo-European language (which is known only as a speculative reconstruction) would have to be far more drastic to make it a suitable means of communication for the modern world. The Dnghu Group stated goal for Europaio is, "to substitute present-day linguae francae from third parties within the EU for a single, natural and common National Language." The Europaio project therefore to promote a neutral language to all current and future EU members as an alternative to the common usage of one member's language such as English.

The revival project began with the foundation of the Dnghu Group in Extremadura in 2005, and the publication of Europaio: A Brief Grammar of the European Language (2006). The project was awarded a prize in a regional Government and University Innovative Entrepreneurship Competition in May 2006.

Alphabet and phonology

Modern Indo-European uses the Latin, Cyrillic and Greek alphabets; however, Perso-Arabic, Armenian and Devanagari alphabets have also been used for the language.

Vowels and Vocalic Allophones

Phoneme Greek Latin Persian Armenian Cyrillic Devan.
[a] Α α A a Ա ա А а
[e] Ε ε E e Ե ե E e
[o] Ο ο O o Ո ո О о
[aː] Ᾱ ᾱ Ā ā Ա ա Ā ā
[eː] Η η Ē ē Է է Ē ē
[oː] Ω ω Ō ō Ո ո Ō ō
[i] Ι ι I i Ի ի И и
[iː] Ῑ ῑ Ī ī ی Ի ի Ӣ ӣ
[u] Υ υ U u Ւ ւ У у
[uː] Ῡ ῡ Ū ū و Ւ ւ Ӯ ӯ
[r̥] Ρ ρ R r Ռ ռ Р р ऋ (ॠ)
[l̥] Λ λ L l ل Լ լ Л л ऌ(ॡ)
[m̥] Μ μ M m م Մ մ М м
[n̥] Ν ν N n ن Ն ն Н н

Consontants and Consonantal Sounds

Phoneme Greek Latin Persian Armenian Cyrillic Devan.
[p] Π π P p پ Պ պ П п
[b] Β β B b Բ բ Б б
[bh] Βͱ βͱ Bh bh ﺏﻌ Բհ բհ Бх бх
[t] Τ τ T t Տ տ Т т
[th] Θ θ Th th ﻌﺕ Թ թ Тх тх
[d] Δ δ D d Դ դ Д д
[dh] Δͱ δͱ Dh dh ذ Դհ դհ Дх дх
[k] Κ κ K k ک Կ կ К к
[kh] Χ χ Kh kh کﻌ Ք ք Кх кх
[g] Γ γ G g گ Գ գ Г г
[gh] Γͱ γͱ Gh gh گﻌ Գհ գհ Гх гх
[kw] Ϙ ϙ Q q ق Ք ք Къ къ
[gw] Γϝ γϝ C c Ղ ղ Гъ гъ
[gwh] Γϝͱ γϝͱ Ch ch ﻍﻌ Ղհ ղհ Гъх гъх
[h] Ͱ ͱ H h Հ հ Х х
[j] Ϳ ϳ J j ی/ژ Յ յ, Ի ի Й й / Ј ј
[w] Ϝ ϝ W w و Ւ ւ У у (W w)
[r] Ρ ρ R r Ռ ռ Р р
[l] Λ λ L l ل Լ լ Л л
[m] Μ μ M m م Մ մ М м
[n] Ν ν N n ن Ն ն Н н
[s] Σ σ S s Ս ս С с

Schleicher's fable

The Sheep and the Horses

A sheep that had no wool saw horses, one pulling a heavy wagon, one carrying a big load, and one carrying a man quickly. The sheep said to the horses: "My heart pains me, seeing a man driving horses". The horses said: "Listen, sheep, our hearts pain us when we see this: a man, the master, makes the wool of the sheep into a warm garment for himself. And the sheep has no wool". Having heard this, the sheep fled into the plain.

Ówis ékwōs-qe

Ówis, qésio wl̥̄nā ne est, ékwoms spekét, óinom (ghe) crum wóghom wéghontm, óinom-qe mégām bhórom, óinom-qe dhghmónm ṓku bhérontm. Ówis nu ékwobh(i)os wewqét: krd ághnutoi moí, ékwoms ágontm wrom wídntei. Ékwōs tu wewqónt: Klúdhi, ówi! krd ághnutoi nsméi wídntbh(i)os: ner, pótis, ówjom-r wĺnām sébhi chermóm wéstrom qrnéuti. Ówjom-qe wl̥̄nā ne ésti. Tod kékluwos ówis ágrom bhugét.

See also


  • Quiles Casas, Carlos, Europaio: A Brief Grammar of the European Language, Vol. 1, Dnghu, 2006, ISBN 84-689-7727-6.

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