Globasa

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Globasa is a world language that was released on the internet in 2019. As an international language, Globasa was designed to be simple and regular in comparison to natural languages. Globasa is meant to be a culturally and linguistically neutral language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alphabet[edit]

The Globasa alphabet is similar to the English alphabet except that it does not have q.

Letter IPA Pronunciation Audio Name
a [a] Similar to the a in cat File:PR-open front unrounded vowel.ogg aya
b [b] b in bell File:Voiced bilabial plosive.ogg ibe
c [tʃ] ch in chip File:Voiceless palato-alveolar affricate.ogg ice
d [d] d in dog File:Voiced alveolar plosive.ogg ide
e [e] Similar to the ay in may File:Close-mid front unrounded vowel.ogg eya
f [f] f in fast File:Voiceless labiodental fricative.ogg ife
g [g] g in get File:Voiced velar plosive 02.ogg ige
h [x] Similar to the gh in ugh File:Voiceless velar fricative.ogg ihe
i [i] i in mosquito File:Close front unrounded vowel.ogg iya
j [dʒ] j in jump File:Voiced palato-alveolar affricate.ogg ije
k [k] k in kite File:Voiceless velar plosive.ogg ike
l [l] l in laugh File:Alveolar lateral approximant.ogg ile
m [m] m in moon File:Bilabial nasal.ogg ime
n [n] n in nose File:Alveolar nasal.ogg ine
o [o] Similar to the ow in grow File:Close-mid back rounded vowel.ogg oya
p [p] p in pet File:Voiceless bilabial plosive.ogg ipe
r [ɾ] Similar to the t in water File:Alveolar tap.ogg ire
s [s] s in sing File:Voiceless alveolar sibilant.ogg ise
t [t] t in tell File:Voiceless alveolar plosive.ogg ite
u [u] oo in root File:Close back rounded vowel.ogg uya
v [v] v in vest File:Voiced labiodental fricative.ogg ive
w [w] w in we File:Voiced labio-velar approximant.ogg iwe
x [ʃ] sh in shell File:Voiceless palato-alveolar sibilant.ogg ixe
y [j] y in yes File:Palatal approximant.ogg iye
z [z] z in zebra File:Voiced alveolar sibilant.ogg ize

Stress[edit]

  • Placed on the last vowel when a word ends in a consonant
    jabal mountain
  • Placed on the second-to-last vowel when a word ends in a vowel
    estudi study
    kroa frog
  • As consonants, w and y never stressed
    Dunya Earth

Grammar[edit]

Word order[edit]

  • The default word order is SVO (Subject-Verb-Object).

Verbs[edit]

  • Verbs are expressed in the present tense by default.
    Mi glu sui. I drink the water. / I am drinking the water.
  • The particle le is used to express the simple past tense.
    Mi le glu sui. I drank the water.
  • The particle xa is used to express the simple future tense.
    Mi xa glu sui. I will drink the water.
  • The particle ja is used to express the immediate past or future.
    Mi ja le glu sui. I just drank the water.
    Mi ja xa glu sui. I am about to drink the water.
  • The particle am is used to express a command.
    Am glu sui. Drink the water.

Vocabulary[edit]

Adjectives[edit]

asan easy, bono good/well, buru bad, cote short/low, dayo big, gao tall/high, juni young, katin difficult, kotor dirty, lama old, lile small, nere nearby/close, pilo tired, safe clean, teli distant/far, wajen heavy

Animals[edit]

hewan animal

baru bear, bozi goat, bwaw dog, elefan elephant, kabutar dove/pigeon, kargux hare, kraw crow, kroa frog, lizarde lizard, maci fish, mumu cow/ox, myaw cat, osel donkey, piu bird, ruba fox, sarpen serpent/snake, singa lion, swini hog/pig/swine, zebra zebra

conce beak, weyba tail, yumaw feather

Colors[edit]

blue blue, brun brown, cyan cyan, hwese gray, jalo yellow, kijaw green, lilroso pink, magenta magenta, orange orange, purpur purple, roso red, sefide white, syahe black

Food[edit]

badam almond, banan banana, bortokal orange, byer beer, cay tea, ceri cherry, estrober strawberry, fruta fruit, jubin cheese, jus juice, kabiji cabbage, kafe coffee, karote carrot, keke cake, letuka lettuce, mais corn, milko milk, minta mint, namake salt, nanas pineapple, ovo egg, patato potato, pingo apple, risi rice, sabezi vegetable, salada salad, sui water, supa soup, vino wine

Household[edit]

baytu house

awtodom garage, banyodom bathroom, jarden garden, kokidom kitchen, somnodom bedroom

atexdom fireplace, ayna mirror, bistar bed, dixan floor, dwer door, janel window, kitabu book, komputator computer, kursi chair, mubel furniture, sofa sofa

Verbs[edit]

alim teach, cori steal, danse dance, darba hit, dongi agree, ergo work, eskri write, estay stand, furah enjoy, glu drink, haha laugh, harka move, heteryagi distinguish, iman believe, inklus include, irsal send, jawabu reply/respond, jyani suggest, karar decide, klos shut/close, koki cook, konkur compete, kontato contact, krea create, loga speak/say/tell, nafas breathe, naycu approach, oko see, okur happen, onxala hope, ore hear, pawbu run, plas put, roya dream, sampo walk, sayda assist/help, sayso guess, suyon swim, teyan offer, tyao jump/leap, vyayam exercise, wawa cry, xaka doubt, xomin explain, xwexi learn, yam eat

Phrases[edit]

  • Salom Hello
  • Weda Goodbye
  • Xanti Peace / Hello / Goodbye
  • Bonata Welcome
  • Bono soba / Bonsoba Good morning
  • Bono nuru / Bonnuru Good day / Good afternoon
  • Bono axam / Bonaxam Good evening
  • Bono noce / Bonnoce Good night
  • Yu kepul? How are you?
  • Dayli bono Very well
  • Bono Well
  • Semi bono Not too bad
  • Semi semi So-so
  • Xukra Thank you
  • No hay seba You're welcome
  • Asif Sorry
  • Mafu Excuse me
  • Fe lutef Please
  • Si Yes
  • No No
  • Mi no jixi I don't know
  • Mi lubi yu I love you
  • Bonxanse Good luck
  • Bonyam Bon appetit
  • Bonturi Bon voyage