Glosa Bibliography

In printed form you can buy some publications (with the grace of underground literature more than multicolor-high-brillance) of the Glosa Education Organization. Authors are Wendy Ashby and Ron Clark.

The most important titles are:

You can order this material from:

Glosa Education Organization
35 Wingfield Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT2 5LR

Postage to other Euro countries = 2x UK postage. To other countries beyond Europe by sea = 2x, by airmail = 3x UK postage.

The Glosa Education Organization provides also a small leaflet “Glosa Publications” (revised 2006) with further information about these publications.

[Some personal notes by Marcel Springer about some of these publications:]

18 Steps To Fluency In Euro-Glosa

The "18 Steps" give the most comprehensive description of the language Glosa. It has not the form of an explicit grammar book or a scientific work (the Glosa designers were science sceptical), it is more a children's school book. There is a light version of this book online available in English, German and Russian. USA-citizens can buy a paper copy of the English internet version from Gary Miller ([E-mail address of
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Glosa 6000

This book contains the important word list "Glosa 6000 - English" (G6k). This list is completely included in the Glosa Internet Dictionary.

Central Glosa

This book contains the most important "Glosa 1000"-list: Central Glosa. You probably know, that the various "Glosa 1000" word lists contradict each other. If there is a doubt, this is the master and is deciding. It gives first an etymological hint, then the Glosa word and last the English meaning. E. g.

Alex-ander    ALEXI defend
amorpho-us    AMORFO G    lump, clod
par-allel PARA beside
ALELO each-other

There is also: a chapter with more comprehensive etymological notes, the list "English 5000 to Glosa 1000" (E5kG1k) and other Glosa information.

G6k/E5kG1k Comparison:

Both vocabulary lists are completely included in the Glosa Internet Dictionary. They both give a valuable extension to the normal "Glosa 1000".

G6k is made from the vocabulary of the classical languages. The authors looked, which classical words have cognates in English. So there are a lot of specific scientific words (e.g. gonidio - asexual spore) or words directly from the antique battlefields with nearly no use for our modern times (e.g. pelta - small shield). Many of the words are difficult to memorize (e.g. teretro - borer, easier in E5kG1k: fora-me, a 'hole-machine').

Creating E5kG1k, the authors looked for the most common English words and then tried to express them in Glosa 1000. Warning: not all words in this list are really Glosa 1000, and there are a lot of contradictions to the Central-Glosa1000-list of the same book.
Some of its items give not really a Glosa meaning, but only a description (an example, Kevin Smith recently complained about: dice mali - insult). These 'phrases' are sometimes not so easy to apply as real 'words' would be.
Nevertheless, this list is much more practicable and easier to learn than G6k.

Deutsch Glosa 1000

The word list of this booklet is completely included in these files:

Español - Glosa 1000

This booklet is (nearly) completely online available. It consists of a Glosa introduction, sample texts and a Spanish-Glosa word list (please visit the Glosa dictionary site).

Français - Glosa 1000

The main parts of this booklet are online available on this site: Glosa introduction, sample text and the word list Français - Glosa 1000 (The reversed version Glosa 1000 - Français is not part of the book.).

Glosa 1000 - Chinese

The word list of this booklet is online available on the site of Prof. Liu Haitao (or click here).

Plu Glosa Nota

"Plu Glosa Nota" is the official Glosa newspaper. Its topic is mainly the language itself. It has 2 double-sided DINA-3-papers each; 4 (sometimes fewer) issues a year. Some issues are online available on this site.

(Marcel Springer,, 2002-01-12 ... 2011-05-12)