CHAT: Conpidgin (was: CHAT: Star Wars and its conlangs)
|From:||Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 25, 1999, 17:11|
Gary Shannon wrote:
>Speaking of pidgins, has any conlanger out there ever designed a
>conpidgin? That might be a fun project, especially if it were
>designed to be about 50% comprehensible to a speaker of the base
>language. You could drive your English speaking friends nuts by
>talking to them in your own English-based conpidgin that they could
>almost, but not quite understand. <hehe>
I've done an English based creole for the Philippines. Its basically
English with Filipino type syntax. (Much like a creole that already
exists in the Philippines, Chabacano - Spanish with Filipino type
syntax). Below is a sample. See if you can recognize what is said
without going nuts 8-) (I'm sure its easy though):
"At bigin da word olredi, en da word is wid Gad, en da word is
"Dis at por bigin is wid Gad."
"Meyki olredi op si da ol op meni ting, en ol op meni meyk is
nat meyk ip nat da si is onli."
"Da layp at si meyk olredi, en da layp is si da layt op meni
"En layter da layt at meni darknis, en nat dipiti op layt da
"Apir olredi op wan person send olredi op Gad, en koli Jan.
"Dis person is kam olredi sodat porwitnes da layt, en biliber
da ol bikos at si."
"Nat da si da layt; kam onli porwitnes at layt."