Globasa


Basa de Globayen
The Language of the World Citizen

Why Globasa?

Globasa is the product of an elaborate thought experiment. It envisions the linguistic outcome of a hypothetical scenario whereby 1,000 people from around the world are randomly selected to permanently inhabit an island. What would the community's language look like within three generations? This is Globasa's guiding vision.

After an experimental and developmental stage of two years, Globasa was published on July 26th, 2019 with a complete core grammar and 1,000 root words, ready to be put into practice. Since then, Globasa has undergone further development through adjustments and fine-tuning of its grammar, but has otherwise remained relatively stable from the start. With over 5,000 total dictionary entries, a beginner's course and plenty of reading material, Globasa is currently in Phase 4 of its developmental and growth stage. Translation of this website into other languages is set to begin in Phase 5 (to be announced on January 1st, 2022). At this stage, only those adjustments that are deemed absolutely necessary will be voted on and made by a committee.

Globasa is the work of a linguist, translator and expert in adult language acquisition and teaching. It has been created with the average world citizen in mind to be as easy as possible to learn and to use without sacrificing clarity and degree of expressiveness. Its design, reminiscent of the world's creole languages, is the result of the following guiding principles:

Optimal Simplicity

With the goal of maximum learnability and ease of use for both speaker and listener

Balanced

Optimal balance between opposing linguistic parameters

Internationality

Globasa root words are taken from languages around the world

Learn and Use Globasa

We are working to increase the number of resources available for learning and using Globasa.

  • Xwexi includes a series of lessons and a core grammar for Globasa. This is an excellent place to start learning Globasa.
  • Doxo contains a catalogue of readings to practice Globasa.
  • Menalari is a searchable translation dictionary.
  • Wiki fe Globasa is a Globasa-language Wiki.

These Globasa-only chat groups are discussion areas where we only speak Globasa. The Discord Channel and Telegram group are linked to each other. This means you may join either one and you will see the discussion in both. This is for newcomers and fluent speakers alike to practice and learn.

  • Globasa Telegram group: This group is linked to the Discord channel below.
  • Discord Telegram group: This group is linked to the Telegram group above. It is hosted on the /r/auxlangs server. In the '2. LINGVOJ (F-I)' section find the '#globasa' channel.

See below for multilingual discussion groups.

Globasa Development

Here are some resources and community links for you to learn about Globasa and participate in our community.

Multilingual Discussion

These discussion groups are for anyone to join and ask questions about Globasa and take an interest in our community. Typically English is spoken in these groups, with some occasional Globasa for fun and practice.

  • Reddit: The Globasa subreddit includes news, questions and discussion about Globasa as it develops and spreads.
  • Telegram: The Telegram chat includes people from around the world talking about Globasa and discussing the addition of new words. This group is linked to the Discord channel, below. This is the most active Globasa discussion.
  • Discord: The Discord channel includes people from around the world talking about Globasa and discussing the addition of new words. This group is linked to the Telegram group, above. This is the most active Globasa discussion. It is hosted on the /r/auxlangs server. In the '2. LINGVOJ (F-I)' section find the '#globasa_multilingual' channel.
  • Facebook: The Facebook group includes weekly posts with news and discussion about Globasa.