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Sona

Sona is a wordlang created and published as a book in 1935 by Kenneth Searight. The word Sona means “auxiliary neutral thing” directly translated but was also chosen because of some similarities with the words “sound” and “sonority”. Kenneth Searight created Sona because other artificial auxiliary languages at that time were focused on Europe (derived from European languages, etc.), like Esperanto or Ido. He also wanted to create a language that is more practical than the languages that aren’t based on any other existing languages. Other languages he used as inspiration are English, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese and Japanese. The fundament of Sona are its 375 radicals or root words. Ideas and sentences are formed with these root words by combining them: ra (male) + ko (child) = rako (boy)