How does Europe speak?


First results concerning european vocabulary in the sense of the strongest representation possible of all european languages can be found in the prototypic Dictionary of the European Language, starting on page 13.

The entries of the dictionary are featured the following way:

1) pronounciation, featured in LSJphon

2) in bold letters: word meaning(s) in the edition language

3) supplementary explications

4) word class (abbreviations in the dictionary)

5) tilde: repetition of the foregoing word resp. word part

6) hyphen ahead: national sequel of a common word beginning. Apostrophe ahead ('-): capital-minuscule switch.

7) "commun": common initiation of all following national contributions beginning with a hyphen (-).

8) numbers: before the slash: minimum represented national or regional languages; after the slash: minimum number of native spreakers in Europe, in millions.

9) originary languages (abbreviations in the dictionary): with star (*): chosen common representants. National contribution in brackets ( ): deviating meaning.

10) category of the europeanism (abbreviations in the dictionary)

(c) Erhard Steller 2013

(c) Erhard Steller 2013