Parla is an international auxiliary language proposed by Carl Louis Spitzer or Carl Ludwig Spitzer in 1907.

Alphabet and pronunciationEdit

Parla uses the letters of the Latin alphabet excluding q, x, y and z.

a b c d e f g h i k l m n o p r s t u v j

The vowels a, e, i, o and u are pronounced as in German or Italian. The letter j is pronounced like the English y. The letter c is pronounced "ts".

Stress is always placed on the penultimate syllable.

Sample textEdit

The numbers 1-10 are as follows: uns, dus, tres, kvas, kvis, sis, ses, ots, nos, des.

I-ducija en ca isma, oei ten vensi fon lernii juna, fon internato trada et trava, arta et cienca, sa sparoei mo tida et mo mona, kat prot skribi germano, franco et selfo englo, nu nedi cirko kvades en cens, mao cifre.


  • Spitzer, C.L.Parla, das ist die systematische Kurz-Sprache für internationalen Verkehr, Heidelberg, 1907, 31 pp.
  • Spitzer, C.L.Parla, eine systematische Sprache, Weltsprache-Verlag, 1910, 22 pp.


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