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Hello world! Welcome to learn about Panglobish, the helping language for international business and friendship.

What is Panglobish?

Panglobish (or, more casually, Panglo) is a simple language that helps people to talk with each other when they don't have any other language in common.

All words in Panglobish are international. The basic words are similar to English and the rest come from other important languages, including French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Hindi and Swahili.

Panglobish is compatible with English on a basic level. It's like a simplified version of English that is spoken with a foreign accent. So you can use Panglobish already now everywhere in the world where English is understood to get a hotel room, to order a taxi, to buy souvenirs and to do many other things.

Panglobish is regular and simple. Therefore it can be learned much easier and faster than English and other national languages. There aren't any exceptions or complex grammatical rules in Panglobish. Panglobish is so simple that its basic grammar can be described in only ten rules. Everybody can learn Panglobish to a good level in a short period of time! Panglobish is an excellent choice for the global second language because it improves the quality of international communication. It's better to speak good Panglobish than bad English.

The Panglobish grammar is here in one web page and here in one PDF file.

The Basics of Panglobish

Panglobish is written in the English/Latin alphabet:
A B C Ch D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S Sh T U V W X Y Z

Only one letter is pronounced different than what is normal in English: C = ts as in cats.

All the vowels are pure vowels. The letter E is pronounced as the central vowel /ə/ in unaccented syllables.

The spelling of Panglobish is nearly phonetic. One sound = one letter.

The stressed syllable is the first one in short words and the second one in longer words.
méni pérson kán tóke da Énglish in Amérika. – Many people can speak English in America.

Words stay always the same in Panglobish. There aren't any special inflected forms for cases, tenses, moods, singular and plural etc.

The normal word order is subject–verb–object so the doer comes first, then the action word and finally the object of the action.
mi love yu. – I love you.

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The word order is the same also in questions.
yu love mi, wa? – You love me, eh? (i.e. Do you love me?)

Singular and plurals are indicated with number words.

  • un buke – (one) book;
  • due buke – two books;
  • tri buke – three books;
  • meni buke – many books

Comparison is done with helping words: mor – more; les – less; dan – than; and as – as, equally.

mi is mor gude dan yu. – I am better (more good) than you.
no, mi is as gude as yu. – No, I am as good as you.
he toke mor faste dan yu. – He or she talks faster (more fast) than you.

Time is expressed with helping verbs: was – past events; haf – past events that are still relevant; is – currently ongoing events; and wil – future events.

de was ride mi's buke. – They read my book.
wi haf ride meni buke. – We have read many books.
mi is ride un buke. – I am reading one book.
yu wil toke Panglobish. – You will talk Panglobish.

A sentence-final particle expresses why the sentence is said, i.e. is the sentence, for example, a statement, a question or a command.
yu love da kafe, wa? – You love coffee, eh? (question)
yu love da kafe, ye. – You love coffee, indeed. (statement)
yu love da kafe, or... – You love coffee, or... (need for answers)

Use it!

As you can see, it's easy to learn the basics of Panglobish, and it's even easier for you because you speak English! It's also easy to start using the language immediately. So don't wait! Use it with your friends in everyday life or try it with strangers when you are traveling. It works!

At the moment you can speak Panglobish in our Facebook group, Reddit forum and Telegram chat room.

There aren't many speakers yet but if you think Panglobish is a good idea, then others will think so too. So just start using Panglobish now and let's make it together our common language!