Figure. The sentence structure of Panglobish. ┌─────────┐ ┌─────────┐ ┌─────────┐ ┌──────────┐ ┌────────────────┐ │ subject │ │ verb │ │ object │ │ prep.phr.│ │ modal particle │ └─────────┘ └─────────┘ └─────────┘ └──────────┘ └────────────────┘
Modal particles indicate how the speaker thinks that the content of the sentence relates to the participants' common knowledge or add mood to the meaning of the sentence.
The word wa is used to turn a declarative sentence into a question.
yu wan yam som piza.
– You want to eat some pizza.
yu wan yam som piza, wa? – Do you want to eat some pizza?
Another way to tag a question is to add the word no at the end of a sentence. The no can represent any English question tag, so depending on context it will translate as: "isn't it?", "aren't they?", "can't she?", "wouldn't they?", etc.
yu wan yam som piza, no? – You want to eat pizza, don't you?
ye indicates that the speaker thinks a certain fact should already be known to the listener.
mi love yu, ye! – I do love you!
The word or indicates uncertainty. It is used when the speaker wants to be reassured.
yu love mi, or... – You love me, or...