Problem

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
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET