Lesson 1: Introducing yourself

Dialog 1


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πŸ‘¨πŸΎ halo! – Hello!
πŸ‘© halo! – Hello!
πŸ‘¨πŸΎ wa is yu's name? – What is your name?
πŸ‘© mi's name is Mari. en yu's? – My name is Mari. And your?
πŸ‘¨πŸΎ mi is Yusef. = I am Yusef.
πŸ‘© mi is hapi du mite yu, Yusef. – I'm happy to meet you, Yusef.
πŸ‘¨πŸΎ mi olso, Mari. – Me too, Mari.

Dialog 2

πŸ‘¨πŸΎ halo! – Hello!
πŸ‘© halo! hu is yu? – Hello! Who are you?
πŸ‘¨πŸΎ mi is Yusef? en yu? – I am Yusef. And you?
πŸ‘© mi is Mari. – I am Mari.
πŸ‘¨πŸΎ mi is hapi du mite yu, Mari. – I'm happy to meet you, Mari.
πŸ‘© mi olso, Yusef. – Me too, Yusef.

Grammar

As you can see from the dialog, Panglobish is an easy language to learn. It's easy to begin learning it if you already speak English. (And you do, because you are reading this in English.) But it's still easy even if you don't speak any English because Panglobish is totally regular.

Personal pronouns

Here are the personal pronouns in Panglobish:

Singular Plural
mi – I wi – we
tu – you yu – you all
he – he or she de – they

The personal pronouns, like all words in Panglobish, never change. The same word form is used as the subject (i.e. the "doer") and as the object. So there aren't separate word forms like "I" and "me" or "we" and "us".

mi mite yu. – I meet you.
yu mite mi. – You meet me.
wi mite de. – We meet them.

Possessive pronouns

The possessive pronouns (my, your, etc.) are created regularly by adding the possessive marker 's.

Singular Plural
mi's – my wi's – our
tu's – your yu's – your
he's – his or her de's – their

The same verb in all persons

The verb for being is also regular and it's the same for all persons.

mi is – I am
tu is – you are (thou art)
he is – he or she is
wi is – we are
yu is – you are
de is – they are

So verbs don't change to indicate the person. And nouns don't change either! The word name, in the same single form, can refer to one name or many names.

he's name is Mari. – Her name is Mari.
he's name is Yusef. – His name is Yusef.
de's name is Mari en Yusef. – Their names are Mari and Yusef.

Panglobish is free from all sorts of inflection, declination, conjugation or whatever it's called. Words don't change, period. It's as simple as that!

Exercises

Try translating these sentences from English to Panglobish. The correct answers are after the word list.

  1. His name is Adam.
  2. Her name is Sara.
  3. Their names are Adam and Sara.
  4. He is Adam.
  5. She is Sara.
  6. They are Adam and Sara.
  7. Adam and Sara are happy.
  8. What's your name?
  9. My name is _ _ _ _.
  10. I am _ _ _ _.
  11. I am happy.
  12. I am happy to meet you.

Word List

en – and
du – to (the tag word for verbs)
halo – hello
he – he or she, him or her
he's – his or her
hu – who
is – is, am, are
mi – I, me
mi's – my
hapi – happy
mite – to meet, meeting
name – name
olso – also, too
tu – you (singular), thou, thee
tu's – your, thine
wa – what
wi – we, us
wi's – our
yu – you (plural)
yu's – your

Answers to the Exercises

  1. he's name is Adam.
  2. he's name is Sara.
  3. de's name is Adam en Sara.
  4. he is Adam.
  5. he is Sara.
  6. de is Adam en Sara.
  7. Adam en Sara is hapi.
  8. wa is yu's name.
  9. mi's name is _ _ _ _.
  10. mi is _ _ _ _.
  11. mi is hapi.
  12. wi is hapi du mite tu/yu.