Useful Wightian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Wightian, a constructed language devised in the mid-1970s by Pat Hudson's father, who believed that the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England, should have its own language. Wightian is spoken by five people and is a mixture of Anglo-Saxon and Maltese, with most of the Maltese words anglified, and some words from Old Swedish. The word order is based on Dutch.

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English Þeliƿisc (Wight)
Hello
(General greeting)
Helettun
How are you? Fóremif béo ðu?
Long time no see Sé íu lanférnil gefirlu
What's your name? Hƿon íu þin icægem?
Where are you from? Hƿǽr béo ðu frin?
Pleased to meet you Gecƿémlent ðu æt gegegnian
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Fremun dæghod
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Fremun ofernófsina
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Fremun æfela
Good night Fremun neaht
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Léafad
Good luck Monegum Geblædfæstnes!
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Oc þin hæla!
Have a nice day Cibiht dæg toeabar!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Friclum fóddergikel
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Gehealdfæst elþéodugar toeabar!
I don't understand Íy understandan ðu neh
Please speak more slowly Cunna ðu hƿon forsláƿian spræce?/td>
Please say that again Cunna ðu sé geedlæsta?
Please write it down Cunna ðu sé ƿritan?
Do you speak English? Cunna ðu Englisc spræce?
Do you speak Wightian?
Yes, a little
Cunna ðu Þeliƿisc spræce?
Géa, ílýtelan
How do you say ... in Wightian? Fóremif cƿiddu ðu ... ilan Þeliƿisc?
Excuse me Giefra!
How much is this? Fóremif Ungehƿæde íu þes?
Sorry Sorig!
Thank you
Response
Anlégraȝyac!
Geblíðian ádrogen
Where's the toilet? Hƿǽr íu til stéorset?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Þes Líðmadem/Líðfróma geƿise fal ælcuht recenian
Would you like to dance with me? Géke ðu eac mé behéfðu chorgléfide?
I love you Íy Ímbróðorlufu fa ðu
Get well soon Íy hata sé ðu ónette hælum béon!
Leave me alone! Alétan mé eac ánbúendu!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Frófor!
Ánar!
Dyttan!
Call the police! Cæya til áscilȝiya!
Christmas and New Year greetings Bliðe crístesmælid un ím éadƿena forƿeȝena!
Easter greetings Éadƿena éastid!
Birthday greetings Éadƿena gebyrddæg!
One language is never enough Ánhed sprænƿa íu náƿa genóg
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Miti fléogþypur íu fula eac sælluris
Stop the world, I want to get off! Dytan til ƿoruld, Íy béhefðu álædra!

Phrases in other constructed languages (conlangs)

Esperanto, Ido, Interlingua, Ishirkian, Kala, Klingon, Lingua Franca Nova, Lojban, Pig Latin, Romániço, Talossan, Toki Pona, Volapük, Wightian

Phrases in other languages


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