Glosa, an international language, is a modification of "Interglossa" by the late Professor Lancelot Hogben. It is designed to be easy for everyone to learn, with no complicated grammar and words which are internationally familiar. Glosa does not aim to replace the Euro-languages or the other 5000 or so languages of the world, but is does aim to help those who wish to communicate quickly and easily, and to co-operate with people from other cultures. It also offers many educational advantages. As the vocabulary is based on international Latin and Greek roots, it offers the added advantage of helping students to learn the vocabularies of the Euro-languages, and often stimulates them to start studying another Euro-language other than their own. Glosa was widely publicized by the national and international media in 1992, and there is a growing network of speakers and teachers of the language.
This book includes three dictionaries: the main dictionary translates 5000 of the most useful English words into Glosa 1000 Central Vocabulary, and includes two glossaries on etymology; Glosa 1000 is an English dictionary containing etymological hints with each Glosa word; and the third dictionary supplies a selection of words from Glosa 1000 with more detailed etymology. This book also contains a general introduction to Glosa, Glosa Mechanics and parallel text and examples. It should be suitable for both beginners of Glosa and advanced students, as well as for teachers of Glosa.