Circular Letter (Interlingua)
The Circular Letter was an early Interlingua
Interlingua is an international auxiliary language , developed between 1937 and 1951 by the International Auxiliary Language Association...

 newsletter published from 1954 to 1965, when it was expanded and renamed Lingua e Vita
Lingua e Vita
Lingua e Vita is the official magazine of the British Interlingua Society . Founded in 1965 as an initiative of Brian C. Sexton, Lingua e Vita is a continuation of the earlier organ of the BIS, the Circular Letter....

. D. M. Hallowes, who became the Secretary of the British Interlingua Society
British Interlingua Society
The British Interlingua Society , established in 1956, works in Great Britain and the English-speaking world to promote the knowledge and active use of Interlingua, the international language. Among the publications of the BIS is the transatlantic magazine "Lingua e Vita", with articles in English...

 (BIS), edited the publication. Issue 9, dated March 1956, printed a suggestion that a British
Great Britain
Great Britain or Britain is an island situated to the northwest of Continental Europe. It is the ninth largest island in the world, and the largest European island, as well as the largest of the British Isles...

 Interlingua organization be formed:

"Mr. (N.) Divall has suggested the time has now come when the friends of Interlingua in the British Isles are numerous enough that they should form a society similar to those possessed by the movements for Interlingue (Occidental
Occidental language
The language Occidental, later Interlingue, is a planned language created by the Balto-German naval officer and teacher Edgar de Wahl and published in 1922....

) and Ido
Ido is a constructed language created with the goal of becoming a universal second language for speakers of different linguistic backgrounds as a language easier to learn than ethnic languages...

…This announcement can be regarded as sufficient to create it."

In June of that year, the BIS was officially founded. The 14th issue, released in November 1957, announced that twice the number of copies would need to be printed to inform a much larger circle of readers. The 15th issue announced the release of the first English-Interlingua Dictionary, written by Woodruff W. Bryne.

During Bryne's last year as secretary, 1959, the Circular Letter was not printed for reasons that are not immediately clear. When Brian C. Sexton became Secretary of the society in 1960, he immediately resumed publication. The Circular Letter was published two or three times a year until the summer of 1965, when the first issue of Lingua e Vita appeared. This was a huge event in history.

External links

  • Gopsill, F. P. 100 Editiones Britannic. Historia de Interlingua: Communication Sin Frontieras, 2001, revised 2006.
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