Rapid method of Neo

Rapid method of Neo

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FLOYD HARDIN Pioneer and Promoter Pioner e Promover

of the Auxiliary Language. d’Adlinguo.

© KOPOREK ARTURO ALFANDARI, Bruxel. Printat Belgye.

© Copyright by ARTURO ALFANDARI, Brussels. Printed in Belgium.

ARTURO ALFANDARI RAPID METHOD

OF

NEO

INTERNATIONAL AUXILIARY LANGUAGE

COMPLETE COURSE GRAMMAR, EXERCISES, CONVERSATION-GUIDE PROSE READINGS AND POEMS

ENGLISH-NEO

and NEO-ENGLISH VOCABULARY

EDITION^ BREPOLS S.A.

265, Avenue de Tervueren BRUXELLES 15

«FRIENDS of NEO”, A.s.b.l.

36, Avenue Emile Duray BRUSSELS 5 (Belgium)

CONTENTS

Page

To all the friends of the English Language 7

Request to all our friends 7

List of Abbreviations 8

Short Introduction to the English Edition 9

NEO Grammar in two pages 10

Part I. — GRAMMAR :

The Alphabet 12

Pronunciation 12

Variability of words 12

Stress 12

The Article 13

The Adjective 13

The Adverb 14

The Noun 14

Pronouns 14

The Verb 17

Monosyllabic Verbs 18

Neo Numeration 19

Time 22

Age 24

Table of the Principal Prepositions 24

Correlative Adjectives, Pronouns and Adverbs 25

The Name 27

Comparaison Degrees 27

Sentence Building 28

AFFIXES 28

Elision 33

Compound Words 34

Geographical Names 35

Useful Idioms 37

Some More Colloquialisms and Idiomatic Phrases 63

Proverbs 67

Part II. — ENGLISH-NEO CONVERSATION GUIDE :

First Contacts 69

The Restaurant. — The Cafeteria. — 70

Train Travel : 73

Customs 74

By Car. — By Coach. — 74

An Accident 76

At the Hotel 77

Air Travel 78

Shopping 79

At the Stationer’s. — At the Bookseller’s. — 80

At the Gentlemen’s Hair-dresser’s 81

At the Ladies’ Hair-dresser’s 82

At the Doctor’s 82

Theatre, Concerts, Movies 85

Railway, Coach and Ship Excursions 87

THE FIVE MAJOR CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGES 88

The LORD’S PRAYER 89

Part III. — READING SELECTIONS :

— PROSE Page

The Pleasure of Life 90

GENESIS 92

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT 94

«New York Herald Tribune ». — «Requiem » of Verdi at Paris St.

Eustache 102

A. Alfandari. — Antonio Fradeletto 104

A. — Optimism or Pessimism 104

Edmund Gosse. — Walt Whitman 106

Lytton Strachey. — Princess Charlotte of England 106

«The Times ». — Rediscovered Treasures of Prague Castle 108

t New York Herald Tribune ». — Maugham taken to hospital 110

« The Times ». — Mr. Stewart arrives in America 112

« The Observer ». — World’s Farewell to Churchill 112

«The Times ». — Fruitful or sterile politics ? 114

« The Times ». — Continental Bourses 114

«New York Herald Tribune ». — West Europe’s growth slackening 116

A. Alfandari. — « Lettre & mes amis » 116

— POETRY. (Neo version in front of every poem)

G. Apollinaire. — Le Pont Mirabeau (French) 120

Charles Baudelaire. — L’invitation au voyage (French) 120

Robert Burns. — Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson (English) 122

Josep Carner. — Caneo de veil (Catalan) 124

Jean Cocteau. — Le Coeur 6ternel (French) 126

Dante. — Francesca da Rimini (Italian) 126

Dante. — Vita Nova (Italian) 128

T.S.Eliot. — The rock (English) 128

Paul Eluard. — Mon amour (French) 128

С. Flaischlen. — Lege das Ohr… (German) 130

Paul Fort. — La Ronde autour du Monde (French) 130

Guido Gezelle. — Gij badt op enen Berg (Dutch) 130

Goethe. — Wanderer’s Nachtlied (German) 130

Goethe. — Wer nie sein Brot.. (German) 132

Goethe. — Mignon (German) 132

Thomas Hardy. — In Time of « The Breaking of Nations » (English) 132

Heine. — Im wunderschonen Monat Mai (German) 134

Heine. — Lorelei (German) 134

Hugo von Hofmannsthal. — Ballade des ausseren Lebens (German) 134

Horatius. — Carpe Diem (Latin) 136

Victor Hugo. — Mes vers fuiraient… (French) 136

Victor Hugo. — La f6te chez Th6r£se (French) 136

Victor Hugo. — Extase (French) 138

John Keats. — La belle dame sans merci (English) 138

La Fontaine. — La cigale et la fourmi (French) 140

Manuel Machado. — Cantares (Spanish) 140

Lorenzo de’ Medici. — Quant’fc bella giovinezza ! (Italian) 142

Alfred de Musset. — La chanson de Fortunio (French) 142

Herbert Read. — Day’s affirmation (English) 142

Pierre Ronsard. — Pour Нё1ёпе (French) 144

Solomon. — The Song of Songs (From a French version) 144

Shakespeare. — To be or not to be (English) 146

Shakespeare. — Sonnet 71 (English) 146

Page

Paul Val£ry. — Le Vin Perdu (French) 148

Paul Val£ry. — Le sylphe (French) 148

Paul Verlaine. — En Prison (French) 148

Paul Verlaine. — II pleure dans mon coeur (French) 150

Paul Verlaine. — Green (French) 150

Paul Verlaine. — Colloque sentimental (French) 150

Virgilius. — Gallus (Latin) 152

Assia Werfel-Lachin. — Merci (French) 152

Walt Whitman. — Salut au Monde! (English) 154

A. — The old man’s song (original Neo) 156

A. Alfandari. — Why do you feel so liappy ? (original Neo) 158

D.S.B. — The Motto (English) 160

D.S.B. — The Task (English) 160

NEO’S OPTIONAL GENITIVE 162

ENGLISH-NEO DICTIONARY 163

NEO-ENGLISH DICTIONARY. — Part I 313

Part II 393

TO ALL FRIENDS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

No auxiliary language aspires to be more than a “second language” —one that is used for communication when the two mother languages differ too greatly for mutual comprehension. In each country the national language is sovereign, having nothing to fear from the rise of a “second language” such as NEO.

Far from constituting any threat to English, the auxiliary language is a positive safeguard, since it preserves the essential integrity by sheltering it from the flood of neologisms that derive from different languages, and which would reduce English to an impoverished „business Pidgin” such as that spoken in Melanesia.

REQUEST TO ALL OUR FRIENDS

The present work is priced $ 3,00 or sh. 22/- (postage free).

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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

adjective abbreviation adverb agriculture all senses

Auxiliary Language

Americanism

anatomy

architecture

in the arts

astronomy

auxiliary

Bible, biblical

biology

botany

chemistry

cinema

classical

colloquial

collective

commerce, -cial

comparative

complement

conjunction

contraction

cooking, cuisine

dialect

diminutive

English

ecclesiastical

electricity

except, -ion

exclamation, -atory

feminine

figurative, -ly

finance, -ial

French

future

German

generally

geography

Greek

grammar

history

intransitive

id est, that is, i.e.

International

Language

including

infinitive

interrogative

ironical

Italian

juridical

Latin

SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGLISH EDITION

The English edition of the “M6thode Rapide de Neo,f (Brussels, 1965) needed much more preparation and time than we had expected ; the work of translating the dictionary from French-Neo to English-Neo proved to be particularly arduous; no doubt there are many imperfections; for there is seldom an exact match between a term in one language and a term in another; we hope readers will bring to our attention the errors they happen to notice. The coverage is considerably greater than for the M6thode Rapide, and we estimate the present size at about 20,000 words for either part.