Ido (also known as "improved Esperanto") is an international auxiliary language originally based on Esperanto. Ido was created in an attempt to address many of the interlinguistic problems of Esperanto (such as diacritics). Ido is based on the six base languages of English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. The language is designed so that someone who speaks at least two of the base languages (e.g. English and Spanish) should be able to have a relatively high comprehension of Ido, allowing Ido text to be read by many European bilinguals (e.g. French-Italian speakers can better communicate with German-Russian speakers by using Ido as an auxiliary language). The spelling and pronunciation is phonetic and the grammar is simplified and highly regular, making the language easy to learn and speak. The Ido alphabet (traditionally written using Roman letters) also has a one-to-one correspondence with the Cyrillic alphabet, making Cyrillic transliteration of Ido very easy and precise (with no changes in pronunciation between scripts).
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