Slovio is an international auxiliary language created by Mark Hucko in 1999. It has simple, logical grammar similar to that of Esperanto, and its vocabulary is taken from roots common in most Slavic languages, including Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Sorbian, Old Church Slavonic, and Macedonian. The name Slovio derives from the proto-Slavic root meaning "word." Slovio is easily understood by anyone familiar with at least one Slavic language, and thus has a natural base of an approximate 400 million people. Slovio uses the Roman alphabet but can be transcribed into Cyrilic.
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The Pater Noster in Slovio:
- Nasx otec ktor es vo nebo,
- Sanktju es tvoi imen.
- Tvoi kralenie pridib.
- Tvoi hcenie bu na zemla takak na nebo.
- Darij mi dnes nasx denju hleb.
- I uprostij mi nasx grehis takak mi uprostime tamktor grehitu protiv mi.
- I ne vestij mi vo pokusenie, no spasij mi ot zlo.