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One Language for the World

One Language for the World

Dr. Mario Andrew Pei, linguist, teacher, and author of many books and articles on language, released this 1961 album in order to educate people on language. In addition to about 3,000 "natural" languages spoken today, he notes, there are at least 700 constructed languages created since the 17th century--computer programming and Esperanto are two examples. Languages whose history and sound Pei presents on this album include Greek, Latin, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Finnish, Russell's Suma, Peano's Flexionless Latin, and Interlingua. The liner notes provide Pei's biography, and a transcript of the recording.

Track Listing

101
Introduction Mario Pei 7:56
102
Greek Mario Pei 1:59
103
Latin Mario Pei 2:25
104
Basic English Mario Pei 3:45
105
French Mario Pei 2:45
106
Spanish Mario Pei 2:59
107
Portugese Mario Pei 1:42
201
Italian Mario Pei 1:50
202
German Mario Pei 2:18
203
Russian Mario Pei 3:03
204
Chinese Mario Pei 2:08
205
Finnish Mario Pei 1:47
206
Russell's Suma Mario Pei 1:15
207
a. Peano's Flexionless Latin, b.Interglossa, c.Cheshikhin's Nepo Mario Pei 2:09
208
Interlingua Mario Pei 2:48
209
Esperanto Mario Pei 3:52

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