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Welcome to the Sambahsa-mundialect Wiki!

Sambahsa-mundialect is an international auxiliary language created by Olivier Simon. It was first released on the Net in July 2007. Sambahsa-mundialect (Sambahsa from sam (same) and bahsa (language); mundialect is a fusion between mundial and dialect) is a mixture of reconstructed language and auxlang, drawing vocabulary and grammar from Indo-European as modified based on common modern usage. It also has words from outside Indo-European.


The first source of inspiration for the vocabulary has been reconstructed Indo-European, but words from dialectal areas covering languages from different linguistic families (ex: sprachbünde) play a prominent role too. The technical and scientific vocabulary comes from the Greco-Latin roots common to most European languages. Generally, Sambahsa-mundialect tries to include words common to at least two different languages. The chosen languages are in general European ones (and above all English and French), but the spectrum stretches from Iceland to Japan, therefore including words from Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Sanskrit, Indonesian, and Chinese. Though basically Indo-European, the grammar has been heavily simplified towards regularity and precision. Complicated features of Indo-European were discarded if they did not match a reasonable level of predictability or if they were not present in a significant number of living Indo-European languages. The orthography is regular but nevertheless allows it to integrate words directly from old Indo-European (ex: Pater = "father", pronounced "pAt@r") as well as from modern languages like English or French (ex: Change, pronounced "chAndzh@").


Most of the material is in French so far. There are, however and among others:

 -  a FAQ 

- Sambahsa pronounciation in English

- Sambahsa declension in English

- Sambahsa conjugation in English

- Sambahsa words in English

- a basic lexicon English-Sambahsa

 - a  Sambahsa phrasebook in English

- and a Sambahsa primer in English.

A page has been dedicated to litterature written in Sambahsa: Vocabulary keys.

All materials on this pbworks are copyright Dr. Olivier Simon. However, copy for a non-commercial use is permitted with mention of this webpage.

Thanks to S.Rice for his help in reviewing this work.


Ce wiki est dédié à la grammaire et au vocabulaire de la langue artificielle internationale que j'ai créée, le sambahsa-mundialect.

La page originale se trouve sur ce blog:  sambahsa-mundialect-org.blogspot.com.

Je peux être éventuellement contacté à l'adresse suivante: cafaristeir@yahoo.com

J'adresse tous mes remerciements à Stephen Rice, concepteur et initiateur de ce wiki.

Dr.Olivier Simon 

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