Lingua Franca Nova

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(Also see another conlang with the same name: Lingua Franca Nova)


Lingua Franca Nova is an auxiliary constructed language created by Dr. C. George Boeree of Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania. Its vocabulary is based on French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan. The grammar is highly reduced and similar to the Romance creoles. The language is phonetically spelled, using 21 letters of either the Latin or Cyrillic alphabets. Lingua Franca Nova is usually abbreviated to LFN.

The verb

There are no conjugations of verbs in LFN. The basic form remains the same regardless of person, number, or tense.

  • The present tense is represented by the basic verb: El come - "He/she eats, he/she is eating."
  • The past tense is indicated by the particle ia: El ia come - "He/she ate."
  • The future tense is indicated by the particle va: El va come - "He/she will eat."

Sample verb: come

Pastia come
Futureva come

Sample verbs

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comer, dansar

Check the list of Lingua Franca Nova verbs too!

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