This article is a series of language learning posts by ParaSport News. The goal is to provide sport fans some very basic sport and Paralympic vocabulary so you can talk with the world about disability sport at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.
Ido is one of those constructed, artificial languages like Esperanto. It was created in 1907 to correct what some people perceived as flaws in the language. Unlike Esperanto, the language has never had a huge uptake and there are only about 200 people world-wide who are fluent in the language. Despite this, there is an extensive Ido language Wikipedia. Given these issues, you are probably unlikely to run into a speaker of the language in Rio.
General disability words:
- Ataxio – Ataxia
Wheelchair basketball specific words:
- Bulo – Ball
- Basketbalo – Basketball
- Ludo – Game