The spiki is an universal languadge which spells with 22 letters :
Every letter corresponds to 1 only sound.
Contrary to languages as English, the diction of the spiki is slow and very articulated: the vowels are longer. There is no tonic accent, the words are separated by a little break.
Spiki is relatively difficult to pronounce, but this obliges to articulate it.
The cat is in the kitchen
Zx kat bi in zx kitsen
za kaat bii iin' za kiitsèèn
The Latin alphabet without accent allows the spiki to be compatible with all the international computer systems.
The words are from the English pronunciation:
speak = spik
biology = bayolodji
wait = vuet
light = layt
laugh = lof
The "r" is suppresed. It is remplaced by a "u" if it is at the begining of a word or if it is preceded by a consonant letter :
art = at
bread = bued
red = ued
Ortographe of the words finishing by S
Nouns in singular do not finish by "s"
dance = densx
The complexe words are expressed by assemblies of basic words from the official dictionary:
layts in zx um-top
lights in the room-top
not- in front of a word indicates its opposite :
not-gud = bad
big- indicate the level or the size :
big-siti = big city
not-big-siti = village
How is formed the dictionary?
- The main vocabulary is limited to 700 words.
- To learn the language quickly and for reasons of distribution, the vocabulary of spiki is based from English.
- There are neither homonyms nor synonyms.
- The simplification of the dictionary does not be censorship.
Specific vocabulary in a particular environment (animals, science, technology) is authorized. It is from English:
Zx kanguu bi 1 masupiol.
The kanguru is a marsupial.
Kangaroo and marsupial are not part of the officialSpiki dictionary. However Spiki aims is to be a precise language. So a kangaroo is a kangaroo. Spiki so allows 2 biologists to speak about kangarooes with a technical vocabulary.
To the paper certain words or emotions can be replaced by one of the emoji contained in the Emoji - Spiki dictionary.
1 = oan kat : a cat
3 Plural et defined article
For plural we add s to the noun.
|1 (oan) ko||a cow|
|zx ko||the cow|
|zx kos||the cows|
In spiki there are 6 personal pronouns:
|it||he / she / it|
|yus||you (more than 1)|
We add i to the personal pronoun
|iti||his / her / its|
|ay spik||I speak|
|yu spik||you speak|
|it spik||he speaks|
|ays spik||we speak|
|yus spik||you speak|
|its spik||they speak|
|ay pas spik||I spoke|
|yu pas spik||you spoke|
|ay fiu spik||I will speak|
|yu fiu spik||you will speak|
Ask a question
spik yu ?
do you speak ?
ay no spik
I don't speak
5 sentenses Construction
Subject Verb Complement (SVO)
Adjectives are before the noun
The idiomatic expressions do not exist.
In oral we can begin a conversation with the word spiki to mean that the conversation is not in English.
Spiki is a universal language, design your sentenses to be sure your interlocutor can understand you.
Type of words
A same word can be a verb, a noun or an adjective:
Zx fud ov zx kat : the cat food (fud is a noun)
Ay fud zx kat : I eat the cat (fud is a verb)
Ze fud kat : the eaten cat (fud is an adjective)
This system allows to create more sentences with a limited vocabulary.
For tens we add a
For hundreds we add o
1 000 mil
1 000 000 mimil
1 000 000 000 mimimil
506 370 912 €
favo-sik mimil suio-seva mil nayo-oana-tu euros
To the paper the numbers are write in figures:
Zx 16 sentui.
The XVIth century.
tu avux oana
fav avux suia
oana-sik avux foda-fav
tua tu avex
The Thursday 18 September 2014
Zx fod-dey - oana-eyt - monsx-nay - tu-mil-oana-fod
The for-day - ten-eight - month-nine - two-thousand-ten-for