1- EthoGloso is promoted by the PythagorArium as an Auxiliary Language

in assisting Katharevoussa being promoted as a Master Language.

Please read first the section of the Mission Statement of the PythagorArium

related to EthoGloso & Katharevoussa.

2- EthoGloso being, at its base, a simplified and improved version of Esperanto,

it is also called EthoSperanto.

EthoGloso Language

  1. The EthoPlasìn Academy is an International University functioning, to start with, mainly in English, as its main common denominator language. However the Academy is committed to gradually use EthoGloso for all its internal communications as soon as possible and promote its use worldwide. EthoGloso is a creation of the EthoPlasìn Academy, and an improvement to existing IAL languages like Glosa and Esperanto. Glosa is an International Auxiliary Language (IAL) similar to Esperanto but, from the point of view of the Academy, easier and better than Esperanto. EthoGloso however takes advantage of both of them, as Esperanto is already a much more structured language compared to Glosa. In short, EthoGloso is an improvement of Esperanto based on the simplification of Glosa: EthoGloso thus takes advantage of the already existing extensive vocabulary of Esperanto (albeit simplified in its roots and general orthography) and the simplification characteristics of Glosa.  

  2. The Glosa IAL was developed between 1972 and 1992. It was created after looking critically at all other pre-existing IALs, including Esperanto. Glosa is thus considered the most recent, the easiest and the most advanced of all the so-called IALs. It is also considered by the Academy to be, by far, much better and much easierGlosaSymbolFlag than the more famous, and much more widely spread, Esperanto. In particular, not having a central authority yet to control it, Glosa can also be better taken over, freely and fully, by the Academy, for an adaptation and improvement of its standards and its spreading worldwide, without problems of copyright nor the restrictive influence of any kind, plainly horse backing the spreading of the new EthoPlasìn spirit. EthoPlasìn is in fact taking it over, as a starting point, as a base of its own version, called EthoGloso (Its logo to the right uses the basic Glosa logo but with the overlay of its EΠA symbol in the top part, meaning EthoPlasìn Academy, albeit with the Greek "Π" instead of the English "P").

  3. With the advent and the consolidation of the era of Internet and Globalization, time is ripe for a strong initiative in spreading the best possible IAL worldwide. The Academy believes it is EthoGloso. In addition, contrary to some of the other IALs, EthoGloso is not yet closely linked to any particular country, culture or nationality (like it is quite the case with Esperanto). The Academy not only makes it its IAL, but it also promotes it as "the” IAL of best choice for the EU, the UN and the daily bureaucracy and international activities of all other organizations and countries having to function on a multi-language basis.

  4. EthoGloso uses the same Latin letters of the English alphabet, with no diacritics (accentuated letters), no double letters, and only very limited inflections (for case, plural, person, tense etc.).  In EthoGloso there is no formal grammar but EthoGloso is nevertheless a full IAL. Grammatical functions are mostly taken over by some operator words and partly by the word order. An EthoGloso word represents an idea as much as a part of speech (a quasi-Chinese language concept). The same word can function as a verb, noun, adjective or preposition within reason.

  5. EthoGloso has two levels of performance. At its "lower level", it is basically plainly absorbing most of the Esperanto language, that is mostly its vocabulary, but of course with a different spelling in order to allow people to speak and write only with the regular English letters. This allows the huge Esperanto community to be able to make the switch from Esperanto to EthoGloso quite spontaneously: words might be spelled differently, but their pronunciation and their meaning are the same. This also allows all Esperanto and EthoGloso speakers to be able to hold a simple conversation for routine daily purposes without being concerned with the second level if they so wish. At its "higher level" however, EthoGloso draws on an immense new vocabulary of words with Latin and (mostly) Greek roots, mainly for the purposes of specialized professionals or for sophisticated conversations at a more cultural or intellectual level, similar to the best ones in a language like French or English. The Academy's holistic education and discipline are closely rooted in Ancient Greek Philosophy. Consequently, most of its higher level words, certainly all the new ones (over and above what it absorbs from Esperanto), are originating from Latin or Greek. These are also the two ancient languages at the root of most western modern national languages, making the majority of its vocabulary readily recognizable by millions of people. Needless to add that the best of Latin itself is in great part based on Ancient Greek. From this point of view EthoGloso has one single real fundamental origin that it shares beautifully not only with most western languages but also with the philosophy animating EthoPlasìn education and the spirit behind the advent of an eventual EthoCracy.

  6. If all roots of the 'new' vocabulary developed by EthoPlasìn are based on Greek (or rather on Ancient Greek whenever possible), it would certainly be unrealistic to pretend that world people use Greek (or Ancient-Greek) as an IAL, as it is one of the most difficult live languages that exist on earth today, and EthoGloso wants to be the most easy international auxiliary language to be used on Planet Earth today. On the other hand there is a justification to use Greek as a main root source as, considering the complement of both its modern and its ancient components, it is the oldest, and just about the most sophisticated, language that ever existed on Planet Earth. It can thus express a richness of nuances that practically no other language can match. It is certainly the only live language, at the present time, of which the ancient version is still recognizable and understandable quite spontaneously, by cultivated users of its modern version, after more than 5000 years. Its origin can be dated as far back as at least 7000 to 12000 years and has not changed to the point of not being considered today as "the same" fundamental language that was then spoken. This is a unique case in the history of humanity. In all its components and levels of vocabulary, it is probably by far also the richest language that has ever existed. Consequently it is the best source, quantitatively and qualitatively, that can be used as a base for building the best universal modern IAL.

  7. Be it very clear that EthoGloso is not/not meant to substitute any national language. Rather the opposite: each national language should be better preserved by the use of EthoGloso as a common universal means of easy international communication worldwide. People should not be forced to learn other difficult and sophisticated national languages and lose a lot of time doing so (unless they so wish for their own cultural enjoyment). Communicating worldwide through national languages also means having to learn many other national languages in order to be effective and, in most cases, in the end, only minimally so.

  8. The EthoPlasìn founder, Jacques Drapeau, is the living proof of this: apart from Esperanto, he has studied 10 national languages, mastered 7, and still speaks 5 absolutely fluently. In spite of this, he still feels very limited in communicating with nationals of many foreign countries while travelling abroad. This is an incredible waste of vital energies that can be better spent on cultivating and improving one’s own national language and, at the same time, mastering "the one" best and easiest IAL.  Babel Tower of Gilberto Guarnati

  9. Learning EthoGloso is not only most easy but it also frees people completely from the widely spread frustration, let alone, very often, the accompanying “inferiority complex”, of being forced to learn somebody else’s language, or the language of some kind of “superior” nation in order to be effective abroad. In other words, with EthoGloso, all can better concentrate on, and improve, the knowledge of their own national language, while still being able to communicate easily anywhere around the world for all their practical purposes, feeling free of any hard feelings regarding having to learn ‘foreign national’ languages.

  10. Pre-selection of students at the ARIUM takes place in part on the basis of the degree of their previous knowledge of English, but also their familiarization with the EthoGloso auxiliary language. The EthoGloso requirement is publicized through the Academy's website, through collaborating institutions and by all other means available on the Internet.

  11. Students are only accepted at the Academy on full scholarship, during or after completion of their high school and, apart from their own mother tongue, they need to have already a good basic command of the English language. A good familiarization with EthoGloso is also a positive factor in their selection. Free EthoGloso courses are made available in advance, for candidates to acquire at least a good basic knowledge before they apply for admission at the EthoPlasìn Academy. For those interested in the difference between EthoGloso and Esperanto, there is a document available in the Attachments section of the home page, called: EthoGlosoRules. Another attachment serves as a course sample: EthoGlosoLessons.

  12. Language requirement is only one criteria of the pre-selection process. Other criteria of selection include of course an impeccable background of behavior, a reputation of neatness of the candidates so far in their lives (based on the essence of Rules 1 and 2 of the EthoPlasìn discipline, the Basic Association Entry Rules, and the willingness to accept to be submitted, voluntarily and serenely, under contract, to a severe discipline during their holistic formation and study at the Academy.


This IAL was originally called GLOSAN in its first phase of elaboration. It has now been given its final and official name, as "EthoGloso", in order to reflect its strict relation to the EthoPlasìn spirit and the eventual advent of EthoCracy where its use shall be widely spread worldwide. Because of this historical fact, the nickname of GLOSAN is still used quite often, and quite legitimately, by many people, to designate the EthoGloso language.