A Tiny Language for Everyone
Kipi is a new language with only 30 words (here’s why).
It’s a universal, politically neutral language that’s meant to establish basic communication and goodwill. You can learn Kipi in about an hour. We hope that you’ll learn and use Kipi!
Kipi for English speakers is below.
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The 30 Words:
17 basic words:
Hello – Kima
Yes – Ya
No – Na
Maybe – Ami
I – Mi
You – Tu
Good / Great! – Yimi / Yimi yimi!
Bad – Kati
Thank you – Kiputi
Sorry (Excuse Me) – Taka
I’m lost – Nita
Left – Kin
Right – Pan
Straight – Mika
Danger! – Yita!
Help! – Yuki!
Goodbye – Kapa
My name is __________. – Aki __________.
How are you? – Patu?
Can we be friends? – Pinpin?
I can help you – Tamtam
Where is the bathroom? – Timi tuki?
Where are you from? / where are you going? – Timi paya? / Timi kaya?
I like you / I love you – Mini / Mina
Sorry, I’m not interested / Please leave me alone! – Tana / Nana!
Follow me – Pimi
I’m thirsty / I’m hungry – Tipa / Tapa
I’m feeling well / I’m not feeling well – Miyimi / Mikati
How much is it? – Paniti?
Please call Emergency services! – Yama!
Good luck learning and using Kipi. Share it with others below – Kiputi!