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One Language for the World

Mario Pei
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

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Introduction Mario Pei 07:56
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102
Greek Mario Pei 01:59
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103
Latin Mario Pei 02:25
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104
Basic English Mario Pei 03:45
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105
French Mario Pei 02:45
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106
Spanish Mario Pei 02:59
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107
Portugese Mario Pei 01:42
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201
Italian Mario Pei 01:50
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202
German Mario Pei 02:18
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203
Russian Mario Pei 03:03
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204
Chinese Mario Pei 02:08
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205
Finnish Mario Pei 01:47
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206
Russell's Suma Mario Pei 01:15
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207
a. Peano's Flexionless Latin, b.Interglossa, c.Cheshikhin's Nepo Mario Pei 02:09
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208
Interlingua Mario Pei 02:48
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Esperanto Mario Pei 03:52