I hope people won't mind too much, but I take the
liberty to paste the basic word list of Neo Patwa.
It's kind of new, showing that indeed I refuse to
allow the language to stabilize. There are 381 words
on the list, so it's about three times the number in
Toki Pona. The words are all basic concepts, so there
are no words for specific things or for countries,
etc. I'd be happy for comments about the words
themselves, but I really am sending it for the word
categories themselves. I think James may be interested
for his new project.
There are some major changes, but mostly they're
caused by "collapsing" vocabulary, i.e. putting two or
three words into just one word.
Good, should Aca Hindi
Morning Acim Korean
Tool, instrument, machine Ada Arabic
If, suppose Ako Bulgarian, Bosnian
Go, move, future/irrealis marker Ale Bislama-French
High, tall Alti European-Latin
Rain Ama Guarani
Friend Ami French
Answer Amsa Hausa
Even Ance Italian
Safe Ancwan Mandarin
Sit, at, located Anda Korean
Against, across, opposite, oppose Anti English
Year Anyo Spanish
Deliberate, on purpose Aposto Lingua Franca
Appreciate, thank you Asante Swahili
Perhaps, may, maybe Asi Czech
Fool, foolish, stupid Babo Korean
Danger, warn of danger Bahaya Indonesian
Evening, afternoon Ban Korean
Enough, sufficient Basta Spanish
Below, down, under Bawa Indonesian
Bad Baya Swahili
Baby Bebi English
Sell Bendi Italian
Aunt Bibi Indonesian.
Before, forward, front, former, previous Bifo English
Nose Bini Persian
Mouth, entrance Boka Spanish
Bottle, jar Botol Bengali - Portuguese.
Invite, call summon Bulana Hindi
Saturday Bumi-din Compound
General, ordinary, usually, public Byasa Indonesian
Trade, commerce Byaxara Swahili
Other, different, special Bye Mandarin
Association, party, club, team Cama Swahili
Chin, jaw Cane Persian
Bag Canta Bulgarian
Often, frequent Casto Russian.
This Ce Mandarin
Here Ce-lado Compound (this-side)
Now, present Ce-wela Compound (this-time)
Room, apartment Cemba English
Class, rank, row Ceo Swahili
Bird Cidya Hindi
Eat, food, consume Cifan Mandarin
Near, close, approach, soon Cika Japanese
Inside, lining, within, among, between Ciki Hausa
Incidentally, by the way Cinami Japanese
Box, chest, suitcase Comba Swahili
Depart, from Cule Mandarin.
Holiday, vacation Cuti Hindi and Bengali.
Replace, substitute, instead of Daiti Mandarin
Deep Dalam Indonesian
Far, distance Dale Russian
Tooth, bite Danta Hindi
Injury, wound, damage Danyo Spanish
Plan, idea Daswan Mandarin.
Across, cross, ford, ferry Datu Telegu
10 (ten) Deka Metric
Thing (affair), business, fact Delo Russian
Give, for, to Dena Hindi.
Dirty, messy, cluttered Deti English
Marker:possession, modification Di Mandarin
Brother Didi Mandarin
Day, sky Din Hindi
2 (Two) Do Hindi
Sweet, candy, soft, fine Dolce Italian
Bug, insect Dudu Swahili/Zulu
Sad, sorrow, grief Duka Indonesian - Sanskrit.
Ask, question Duman Seychellois
World, earth Dunya Arabic
Enter, join Enta English
Hope, wait Espera Spanish
Surprise, surprised Etone French
Gain, profit, benefit Faida Swahili
Lack, defect Falta Lingua Franca
Close, turn off Fasen English
Easy, smooth, loose Fasil French
Silver, money Feda Swahili
Fear, afraid Felelem Hungarian
Minute Fen Mandarin.
Arrive, until Fika Swahili
Finger, indicate Finga Bislama - English
Finish, complete Fini French.
Crazy, folly, insanity Foli French
Hole, pit Fosa Lingua Franca
Flower Fula Tagalog
Short Fupi Swahili.
Fire, hot, warm Fwego Spanish.
Expensive Gali Swahili
Basket, cage Gamia Bengali - Portuguese
See, look Gani Hausa
Grass Gasa Hindi
Hard, solid Gati Telugu
Hair Gaxi Hausa
Health, healthy, vigorous Genki Japanese
Wet Gila Hindi.
Ball, sphere Goli Hindi
Teacher Guru Malay-Sanskrit
Strange Gwai Mandarin.
News, report, info, history Habari Arabic
Light, not heavy Halka Hindi
Happy, pleasure Hapi English.
Do, make, causative Hase Spanish
Hate, dislike Haten Dutch
Wind, air, breath Hawa Hindi
Heavy, weight, burden, serious Hefi English
100 (hundred) Heka Metric
Throat Holom Mandarin
Ice, freeze, solidify Hyelo Spanish
Because, reason, cause, aim Ibo Russian
Except Ila Swahili
Picture Ilasto Japanese
Wall, obstacle, hinder Kabe Japanese
Bean, nut Kacam Singlish - Malay
Treasure, precious Kacana Hindi
Price, value Kaci Korean and Japanese.
Present, gift Kado French
Begin Kaixi Mandarin
Write, scratch Kaki Japanese
Art, craft, skill Kala Hindi
Sharp, sour, bitter Kali Swahili
Cloth, sail, clothes Kaliko Bislama
Word Kalim Arabic
Blanket, quilt, cover Kamal Hindi
Rope, bind Kamba Swahili
Change, exchange, adjust Kambi Spanish
Field, countryside, farm Kampo Spanish
Sing, song Kanta Spanish
Law, rule, regulation Kanun Turkish, etc.
Boat, ship Kapal Malay-Tamil
Understand, grasp, seize Kapice Italian
Head, lead Kapo Italian
House, building Kasa Spanish
Cut, divide, discount Kata Arabic, Swahili
Bed Katil Thai, Tamil
Marry Kawim Indonesian
Rich Kaya Singlish - Malay
Tree, wood Kayu Indonesian
Thursday Kayu-din Compound
What Ke Spanish
Where Ke-lado Compound (what-side)
How Ke-moda Compound
Why Ke-po Compound (what-preposition)
When Ke-wela Compound (what-time)
Who Ke-yan Compound (what-person)
Cream Kerem Persian
1000 (thousand) Kilo Metric
Decide, choose Kime Japanese
Buy Kini Bengali.
Continue Kipan Bislama-English
Book Kitabo Arabic
Grey Klau Javanese
Cook Koken Dutch
Some, a number of Konti Tagalo
Cup, glass Kopa Spanish
Run, flow, current Kule Saramaccan-French
Right, direction Kulya Swahili.
Neck Kwelo Spanish
Quiet, silent, still Kyeto Spanish
Marker:emphatic particle La Singlish
Lip, edge, border Labi Tagalog
Smell, odor Lada Swahili
Side, place Lado Spanish
Again Lagi Singlish - Malay
Come, become Lai Mandarin
Water, juice, liquid Lakwa Lingua Franca
Wednesday Lakwa-din Compound
Sleep, rest Lala Zulu
Exceed, more than, excessive, beyond Lalu Indonesian
Yesterday Lalu-din Compound (pass-day)
Long, length Lamba Hindi
Leaf, page, card Lapa Latvian
Taste, flavor Lasa Tagalog
Effect, influence, affect Lefe French
Vegetable Legim Bislama
Kind, type, group, belong Lei Mandarin
Weak Lema Indonesian
Slow, late Lento Lingua Franca
Let, allow Lese French
Tongue, language Lida Indonesian.
Purple Lila Tagalog
Clean, tidy, pretty Limpya Lingua Franca
Hear, listen Lisen English
List, series Lista Spanish
Study, area of study, area of specialty Logi Greek
Interesting Lucu Indonesian
Moon, month Luna Spanish.
Forget Lupa Indonesian
6 (six) Lyu Mandarin
Marker:question particle, or Ma Mandarin
Resemble, approximately, like, as if Macam Singlish
Old Macu Quechua (Machu Picchu)
Still, yet Mada Japanese
Troublesome, excuse me Mafan Mandarin
Male, man Maga Telugu
Boy, son Maga-pikin Compound
Big, large, great Maha Sanskrit (Maharaja)
Adult Maha-yan Compound
Expert, specialist Maista German
Live, life Maixa Swahili
Article, story, myth, legend Makala Arabic
Disease, sick Malato Lingua Franca
Good, assets, property, belong to Mali Swahili,
Mother Mama English, etc.
Meaning, significance Mana Swahili
Circle, round, cycle, around Mandala Sanskrit
Busy Mangi Mandarin
Although, doesn't matter, ignore Maski Tok Pisin
Die, death Mati Singlish - Malay
Middle, center, core Medi Latin
Female, woman Meli Tok Pisin.
Girl, daughter Meli-pikin Compound
Member, participate Memba English.
Sister Meme Mandarin
Remember, memory Memo English
Table, desk Mesa Spanish.
Must Mesti Indonesian
I, me Mi English
We Mi-saba Compound
Please, request Mintan Indonesian
Example Misale Amharic
Poor, pitiful Miskin Indonesian-Arabic
Also, too, neither, and Mo Bisllama/Japanese
Sea, ocean Moana Hawaiian/Maori
Way, method, fashion, style Moda Italian
Pink Momo-tinta Compound (peach-color)
Mountain, bump, pile Monte Spanish.
Steam, gas Moxi Swahili
Heart, core Moyo Swahili
Much, many, very, more Muito Portuguese
Prefer Muito-suka Compound (more-like)
Face, surface Muka Hindi, Malay.
Body, reflexive Mwili Swahili
Cat Myao Hakka.
Town, city Myasto Polish
River Nadi Hindi and Bengali.
Find, discover Naiti Russian
5 (five) Nam Vietnamese
Brown Namtan Thai
Birth, be born Nasen Latin
New, young, recently, fresh Neo Latin.
Angry Nesu Javanese
Escape, avoid Nige Japanese
Blue Nila Hindi.
9 (nine) Nin German
Discuss, debate, regarding Nipa Yoruba
Low Niska Russian
No (negation) No English.
Night Noce Spanish
Leg, foot Noga Russian.
Carry, transport Nosi Russian
Cloud, unclear Nube Italian.
Try, effort Nuli Mandarin
Number, count Nume Kutuba
Most Nume-wan Compound (number-one)
Above, up, on top Nuwa Thai
Animal, beast, meat, flesh Nyama Swahili
Name Nyem English - Jamaican
After, later, behind, rear Nyuma Swahili
Drop, fall Oci Japanese
Agree, accept, fit, match Oke English
Grandmother, old woman Oma Dutch
Meet, welcome, meeting Onana Swahili
Remove, take off, discard Ondoa Swahili
Grandfather, old man Opa German
Open, turn on Open English
Eye Oyo Spanish.
Perfect, complete, exactly Pafe French
Time, occasion, chance Pai Min Chinese
Use, wear, with, ride Pakai Singlish.
8 (eight) Pal Korean
Hug, envelop, include Palo Kupang Malay
Wide Pana Swahili
Father Papa Various.
Paper Papye French
Thin, narrow Patala Hindi
Break, destroy Peca Singlish - Malay.
Thing (item, one), counter particle Pela Tok Pisin
Feel, sense, think Pensa Spanish
Measure, evaluate, test Peso Spanish
Job, occupation Pexa Hindi
Child, small, descendant, piece Pikin Sranan
Next Pili Swahili
Door, gate Pintu Indonesian
Flat. , level, tranquil Plano Spanish
Plant Planta Latin.
Marker:indirect object, possessive, target, locative,
instrumental Po (fo) Jamaican
Help, service Pomogi Russian.
Put, place Pone Spanish
Full, fill, satisfy Ponu Kupang Malay
Red Pula Tagalog
Grow, expand, increase, push Puse French
Fish Pwasan French
Skin, bark, leather, surface Pyel Spanish.
All, every, each, both Saba Hindi.
Know, can, ability, habitually do Sabe Spanish
Journey, trip, travel Safari Swahili
White, bright, clear Safi Swahili
Pain, suffer Saki Indonesian
Wrong, error Sala Singlish - Malay
Same, equal Sama Indonesian
While Sama-wela Compound (same-time)
3 (three) San Mandarin
Plate, dish, saucer Sani Lingala
Sudden, suddenly Santu Tok Pisin
True, truth, certainly Satya Hindi
Sound, noise, voice, shout Seda Persian
Dry Seka Spanish
7 (seven) Sem Russian
Week Sem-din Compound (seven-day)
Say, speak Sema Swahili
Path, trail, orbit, road Senda Portuguese
Rent, borrow, debt Sewa Indonesian
Straight, proper Sida Urdu
Attribute, feature, quality, -ness Sifa Arabic
Strong, loud, power Silni Russian
Belt, zone Sinto Porguguese
Black, dark Siya Persian.
Sun, light Sol Spanish
Read Soma Swahiili.
Gold, metal Sona Hindi.
Apologize, sorry Sori English
Marker:nonpunctual aspect, copula Sta Portuguese
Country, land, place Stan Hindi
Star Stela Latin
Receive, be (passive), happen to Subi French, subir.
Already, anymore, anterior tense, have done Suda
Like, fancy, love Suka Singlish
Obey, follow, in accordance with, thus Sundin Tagalog
0 (Zero), none, empty Sunya Sanskrit
Difficult, complicated, tight, rough Susa Indonesian
Worry, concern Susi French
Heal, repair, take care of Swanye French
He, she, it, that Ta Mandarin
They Ta-saba Compound
Endure Tahan Singlish
Hit, beat, kick, attack, collide Takan Singlish
Meal Tali Hindi
Cold Tanda Hindi
But Tapi Singlish
Only, alone Tasol Tok Pisin
Thick, fat, dense Tebal Indonesian.
Lose Tefa Amharic
Have, hold, with, own, exist Tene Spanish.
Ear Tenga Tagalog
Of course, naturally Tentu Indonesian
Color, paint Tinta Spanish
Fly, jump Tobi Japanese
Accompany, with, together, mutual, mix Tomo Japanese
Abdomen, belly, stomach Tumbo Swahili
Blunt, dull Tumpul Indonesian
Fruit, outcome, berry Tunda Swahili
Few, little Tuti Wolof
Touch, feel Tuxe French
Cry, weap Ulda Korean
Shape, form, appearance Umbo Swahili
Outside Waito Mandarin
1 (One) Wan English
Time, weather, season, hour Wela Thai
Occasionally, sometimes Wela-wela Compound (time-time)
Problem Wenti Mandarin
Fast, early, suddenly Wiki Hawaiian
Shallow Xalo English
Peace, hello Xanti Hindi
4 (four) Xi Japanese
Left Ximal Arabic.
Stone, rock Xito Mandarin
Hand, arm Xoli Mandarin.
Cheap, inexpensive Xosta Bengali - Persian
Uncle Xuxu Mandarin
Yes, marker of suggestion Ya German
Stop, cease Yame Japanese
Person Yan Cantonese
Cart, vehicle Yana Sanskrit
Need, want Yao Mandarin
Yellow Yelo English
Green Yesil Turkish
You (singular) Yu English
You (plural) Yu-saba Compound (you-all)
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