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Anglic

[ ang-glik ]
/ ˈæŋ glɪk /
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noun

the English language in a simplified spelling devised by R. E. Zachrisson (1880–1937), a Swedish philologist, to make English easier to use as an auxiliary language. About 40 of the most frequent words are kept in their usual spellings; the rest of the vocabulary is spelled phonetically with letters of the traditional 26-letter alphabet.

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Origin of Anglic

1865–70; <Medieval Latin AnglicusEnglish, equivalent to Late Latin Angl(us) Angle, Germanic-speaking inhabitant of Britain (Latin Angliī a continental tribe mentioned by Tacitus; cf. Angle) + -icus-ic
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