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fonto +‎ linguo


  • IPA(key): /fɔntoˈlinɡu̯o/
  • Hyphenation: fon‧to‧lin‧guo


fontolinguo (plural fontolingui)

  1. source language
    • 1909, L'Espérantiste: organe propagateur de la langue internationale "Esperanto", page #155:
      Sed esas un kozo interdiktenda tute : ul grafismo donanta a l'vorto en la linguo internaciona fonetismo tute diferanta de ita, quan lu posedas en la fonto-linguo.
      But there are one thing that is totally forbidden: some graphisms given to the word in the international language's phonetism is totally different from this, which it possesses in the source language.
  2. either English, French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish; the six fontolingui of Ido
    • 2008, Gonçalo Neves, Suplamenta Ido-Lexiko, Editerio Sudo, page #14:
      Do nula fonto-linguo justifikas la c di senco.
      Therefore none of the source languages [English, French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish] justifies the c in senco.