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From the Latin words Roma (Rome) and nova, feminine of novus (new).


  • IPA(key): /ɹəʊməˈnəʊvə/

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  1. A constructed language invented by David Crandall based on Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
    • 2000 January 4th, David Crandal, soc.culture.russian, “ROMANOVA: a New Internet Language
      Romanova consists of 2000 thousand words formed from the vocabularies of the four major romance languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
    • 2000 September 2nd, Paul O Bartlett, alt.language.artificial, “Collective effort
      I already know of one Pan-Romance language in the works, Romanova.
    • 2003 April 23rd, Peter Kleiweg, alt.language.artificial, “romance IAL's
      I am interested in IAL's based on romance languages. I know of Interlingua, Romanova, and Nova Lingua Franca.
    • 2006, Giorgio Borbone, Alessandro Mengozzi, Mauro Tosco, Linguistic and oriental studies in honour of Fabrizio A. Pennacchietti, Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, page 59:
      If you can read this text (above), then the new language that we call Romanova is working very well!

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