Lack of an acceptable universal language
Other Names: Lack of an international language
Lack of universal artificial language
Linguistic parochialism of artificial languages
Nature: No language, including artificial or auxiliary languages, has achieved universal acceptance, thus exacerbating the problems and costs of communication, especially in international exchanges.
Incidence: Several hundred attempts at designing artificial languages have been recorded. Most recent attempts include: Volapuk, Esperanto, Idio Neutral, Latino Sine Flexione, Ido, Occidental, Novial, Intefglossa, Interlingua, and Glosa, of which the most widely known is Esperanto.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET