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Further Lugamun development is now paused
– see that post for details and rationale.
Lugamun, short for luga komun (common language), is an easy-to-learn, logical and well-balanced auxiliary language for global usage. Its goal is to allow people who otherwise don’t share a common language to communicate effectively and on an equal footing.
Lugamun’s vocabulary and grammar are based on the most widely spoken languages from around the world. It is developed in a systematic fashion based on an algorithmic process in order to ensure a globally fair and accessible vocabulary.
What you'll find here
Information in English
- Grammar – the complete Lugamun grammar
- Wordlist – a grouped list of all the words in Lugamun, with English translations
- FAQ and background – information on why Lugamun looks the way it does, how and why its source languages were chosen, how new words are added etc.
- Statistics on the influences of the various source languages, on the numbers of words, word classes, and individual sounds (letters) in the dictionary
- List of Reddit articles about the language
- Authors and acknowledgments – information on who is creating Lugamun and who is contributing to the language and this wiki
The following texts have been translated into Lugamun and added to this wiki. In some cases, the translation may be an incomplete work in progress.
- Yo abentura de Alisa ni Ajibalan – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (in progress)
- Nasi Baba – Our Father (Lord’s Prayer) (complete but short)
- Deklara universi de haki jen – Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in progress)
- Fen Norte va Sol – The North Wind and the Sun, by Aesop (complete but short)
- Mi ha sonya – Part of the “I Have a Dream” speech, by Martin Luther King Jr. (complete but fairly short excerpt)
- Yo komonte kom elefan bai – Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway (complete)
- Proposals for new words – proposals for new words to be created soon can be added here
This website is an open wiki, jointly grown by all who want to contribute. You are welcome to create an account (using the “Register” button in the top-right corner or in the “Tools” menu) and join in. To protect against spammers, new users are only allowed to write on the naya (new) page. Please use that page to quickly introduce yourself, then you’ll be given rights to also edit the rest of the wiki.
When editing pages, the graphical buttons above the edit window should help with text formatting – you may also check this short formatting overview or this detailed description of the text formatting syntax used in this wiki.
Besides the wiki, Lugamun’s development takes places the “auxlangs” Discord server. If you want to get closer involved or talk with others who are developing and using Lugamun, please join it and find the #lugamun channel there (it’s in the “Worldwide Vocabulary” section). There are many other channels on that server, some of which may be interesting to you and others less so – you can “mute” all channels you’re not interested in, then you won’t get bothered by them.
All files (Python scripts and data) used to generate the Lugamun dictionary can be found on GitLab. This includes the final multi-lingual dictionary itself.