Simpa was an Auxlang-Englang Cross language with inspiration of "Verbs" and Toki Pona. Now im reforming it to be a natural englang



Labial Alveolar Palatal/Velar
Plosives p t k
Aproximants w r j
Nasals n
Fricatives s

j: [j, ʝ, ʒ]

r: [ɾ, ɺ, ɻ, ⱱ, ɹ̆, r̆, ʁ̆, ʀ̆]

n: normally alveolar, but any nasal besides [ɲ] can be used.


Front Back
Close i /i/ u /u/
Mid e /e̞/ o /o̞/
Open a /ä/



4 consonants (p, n, r, s) have all vowels

3 Consonants (t, k, j) aren't able to combine with "i" ("ti" and "ki" become "pi", "ji" become "ri")

1 Consonant (w) isn't able to combine with "u" ("wu" becomes "u")

The "n" is optional for all the combination

(+n) -a -e -i -o -u
None a e i o u
n- na ne ni no nu
p- pa pe pi po pu
r- ra re ri ro ru
s- sa se si so su
j- ja je ri jo ju
k- ka ke pi ko ku
t- ta te pi to tu
w- wa we wi wo u



Person Singular Plural (-n)
1st noko: I nokon: I+you


nokono: I-you


2nd kenta: you kentan: y'all


3rd rinsa: he, she rinsan: they

Also, "nanpi" can be used to make plural, however it has the meaning of "many..."


All verbs derive from nouns, putting a Tense Adverb

Tense Adverb
Present won
Future jan
Past ren
Participle san

Example: noko ajen won kenta (I see you), noko ajen jan kenta (I'll see you), noko ajen ren kenta (I saw you)

Imperfect Aspect[]

For the imperfect aspect: If the verb is only one word long, then it uses the same verb twice, reduplicating it.

But if it's two or more words long, "nuru" (again) is putted beetwen the verb root and the tense adverb.

For example: noko ajen ajen won (I'm watching), ajen aparun nuru won (I'm telling a story).


To make new aspects, a one-word verb is used as an auxiliar verb, the main verb is putted in the participle form, using "san".

F.E.: ipen nitinsi won ipen san rukan onwaka (A fish needs to swim in water)


Nouns and verbs can be compounded by simply putting both together, ABC is (A*B)*C and ABCD is ((A*B)*C)*D

FE: ajen eran (eye epoch) -> ajen eran "history, time machine..."

FE: ajen aparun (eye dialog) -> to tell a story/text

if its necesary to put a "*" anywhere, "un" is used, so "AB un CD" (A*B)*(C*D)

For style reasons, a hyphen can be used as "un", althought is still seaded as "un" when necesary


All descriptors come from nouns, putting "on", beetween the root and the "complementeer", F.E.: jero on entera (land of color yellow), kena on kopen (new goverment)

Sentence Structure[]

Simpa has a really strict SVO word order and a set of some rules

  1. Simple subjects are 1 word long and there are fine, but if the subject isnt complex, a is used to separate the Subject from the Verb.
  2. If the sentence is negative, non is placed before the verb. noko ajen won kenta (I see you) -> noko non ajen won kenta (I not see you, I can't see you).
  3. Interrogative sentences are exactly like afirmative or negative sentences, but after the sentence, "ata" is used. kenta ajen won noko ata? (You see me?/ Can you see me?).
  4. Answers use also ata for afirmative answer and non ata for negative ones, "(non) ata rowo" can be used for: I (don't) know.

Gramatical Particles[]

ata: interrogative particle, answer particle

in: and, conjuntion

jan: future time, later

non: negation particle

on: modifier particle

ren: past time, ago

san: participle

un: compound partticle

won: present time, now


The plural normally is expressed with nanpi if it is many or a pronoun if it's a subject or an object, a third form to indicate a plural, slighly paucal is using the particle "n". Example ipen n, "some fishes/fishes"

Number system[]


0 1 2 3 4
0 nante iwan tuwon suro teran
5 penta penta iwan penta tuwon penta suro penta teran
10 teka teka iwan teka tuwon teka suro teka teran
15 teka penta teka penta iwan teka penta tuwon teka penta suro teka penta teran
20 tuwon teka tuwon teka iwan tuwon teka tuwon tuwon teka suro tuwon teka teran
25 tuwon teka penta tuwon teka penta iwan tuwon teka penta tuwon tuwon teka penta suro tuwon teka penta teran
30 suro teka suro teka iwan suro teka tuwon suro teka suro suro teka teran
35 suro teka penta suro teka penta iwan suro teka penta tuwon suro teka penta suro suro teka penta teran
40 teran teka teran teka iwan teran teka tuwon teran teka suro teran teka teran
45 teran teka penta teran teka penta iwan teran teka penta tuwon teran teka penta suro teran teka penta teran

"insenta" adds 50 and "enta" adds 100, The structure "N enta" adds N*100, 1000: teka enta, "nenka" makes the number negative, so nenka penta is (-5).

Numbers bigger than 10,000 (ten thousand) you have to say the excess digits as is own number. E: 23456789 is 2345 6789.


There are two structrures to create racional numbers:

Fractionals / Mixted numbers[]

Using the word "pate", it creates the reciprocal of the number, F.E.: 1/2 is tuwon pate.

If you put an integer next to this construction, the reciprocal is multiplied by that integer, F.E.: 3/4 is (1/4)*3, so it's "teran pate suro"

To put mixed numbers, put the integer, and "in", that means and, to link both together. F.E.: 3 1/8 is 3+(1/8), so it's "suro in penta suro pate", and 2 4/5 (two and four fifths) is 2+(1/5)*4, so it's "tuwon in penta pate penta"

Coma / Decimals[]

Using the word "kopo", we separate the integer part from the decimal part, F.E.: 1.5 is "iwan kopo penta"

"kopo" alone can stand for zero. F.E.: 0.5 can be nante kopo penta, but normally is "kopo penta", like .5 (point five)

For small decimal parts, treating them as numbers is fine, but for larger ones, it sometimes divided into 2-digit parts that are said consecutively. F.E.: 3.141592 often is spitted like "teka teran, teka penta, insenta teka tera tuwon", which translates to "fourteen, fifteen, ninety-two"

For repeating units "nuru" its puted after the repeating part, F.E.: so 1/3=0.3..., "kopo suro nuru", like point three repeating, and 1/6=0.1-6..., so "kopo iwan, penta iwan nuru", like point one, six repeating.

Time and Date system[]


12h 6 AM 8 AM 10 AM 12 AM 2 PM 4 PM
24h 06:00 08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00
6 2h nante soro iwan soro tuwon soro suro soro teran soro penta soro
12h 6 PM 8 PM 10 PM 12 PM 2 AM 4 AP
24h 18:00 20:00 22:00 00:00 02:00 04:00
6 2h nante runa iwan runa tuwon runa suro runa teran runa penta runa

The day begins at 6h, and it's composed in 12 double hours, divided in 2, 6 double hours, "suno" and "runa" or S and R.

To divide it into normal hours, use ipesi for initial hours and utara for finaler hours. So 21h is iwan runa utara and 14h is teran soro ipesi

Days, Months & Years[]

Basic Structure:

[0-28/29/30/31] entei, [1-12] raninson, [Number] anjo.

The order is Day/Month/Year

If the year number is negative, it's treated as Before Christ's year.

For example: 30/7/2021 8:57:

"suro teka entei, penta tuwon raninson, tuwon teka enta tuwon teka iwan anjo, iwan soro utara nenka suro ninuto" shortened sometimes to: "suro teka, penta tuwon, tuwon teka iwan, iwan soro utara"

Minutes & Seconds[]

Minutes are expresed using ninuto after a number.

For example: "noko ninuto ren tuwon teka ninuto", I've been waiting for 20 minutes (If the waiting has alredy stopped).

"noko ninuto won tuwon teka ninuto", I'm (still) waiting for 20 minutes (If the waiting hasn't stopped still).

"noko ninuto jan tuwon teka ninuto", I will (have to) wait for 20 minutes (If the waiting is now starting).

To express seconds, "sekuto" is used, F.E.: "enta tuwon-teka rowo san tuwon ninuto"

Kinship / Family system[]

Masculine Both Femenine
-1 panra parenton nanra
0 erono (noko) nopina nonpon eron nopino (noko) erona
+1 iro iron ira

To say other family members, just compound them in the order of moves that you need to make in the family tree

Both is used as a plural for both and as a gender neutral word. Also you can use the neutral words while creating the

Also there is a distintion beetween blood and mary relationships (nopina/nopino/nonpon vs erono/erona/eron)

If there is a word N times, replaces those words with the number + the word. Paternal grandfather: tuwon-panra

To make family words for the husband/wife family, "nopina/nopino" is used firstly and the rest are created as if "nopina/nopino" was "noko". mother-in-law: "nopina-nanra" / "nopino-nanra" / "nonpon-nanra" (LIT: wife's mother, husband's mother, married's mother).

cousins: parenton-eron-iron.

nieces: eron-iron.

The honorifics can be used if you met a family member, first time (jeron / jenan / jewen)



ajen: eye, to look

ajese: Ice, to cool

anjena: animal

anjo: year

aparun: dialogue, word, to tell

ata: sure?, interogative particle


eran: epoch, time interval

eron: siblings

erona: sister

erono: brother

enta: 100

entei: day

entera: earth, land, to land

entaje: empty. minimum, last, to empty.

epen: Event/Holiday, to organize an event/party

eranto: plant, to grow

esato: State, to be


ika: squid, to splat, to spill

insenta: 50

ira: daughter

iro: son

iron: offsprings

ipen: fish, to swim

ipesi: reciever, to catch / recieve

iwan: one


jawon: house, building

jero: yellow

jeron: Sir

jenan: Madame

jewen: Honorific for non gender binary people


kaka: female

kapenru: Hammer, to smash

karon: Hot, to heat

kena: extra, new, to innovate

kenta: you (singular)

kentan: you (plural)

kopo: coma

kopen: goverment, politics, to democratize

kurin: green


nanra: mother

nante: zero

nanpi: many, to overwhelm

nenka: negative

nensa: dream, to dream

ninuto: minute, to wait

nitinsi: needs, to need

niren: middle, to be in the middle

noko: I

nokon: We (clusive)

nokono: We (Exclusive)

nonpon: married person, to marry.

nopoten: monster, fear, -phobia, to scare

noro: gothic, obscure

nuru: again


oranke: orange

osu: Rythym, beat, to feel the beat

onranru: Online, Internet, to connect to the Internet

onta: food, to eat

onwaka: water, to revolve/spin.


panra: father

paranta: blood, to bleed or have injuries

parento: parents

pate: part, to split

pagon: bag, container, to store

penta: five

pisun: full, maximum, to fill

poron: felines, foxes, to sneak

purun: dark blue


raninson: month

rente: red

rinsa: he, she, it, they (singular)

rinsan: they (plural)

ron: Rock, to roll

roro: male

rowo: knowing, to know

rukan: Site, location, to go

runa: Moon, to obscure


sarepi: weird, to freak out

sete: head, to control

sekuto: second

sero: ligth blue

soro: Sun, to shine

suro: three


tajeni: small, to shrink

teka: ten

teran: four

tonko: dog

turu: tool, to use a tool

tuwon: two


urira: Purple

usaron: Person, to meet

urenpo: Time, to tell time

usun: usable, use, to use

utara: transmitor, to launch / transmit


wajen: Cute, to be cute

wajon: White

wenen: Black

winsa: Ancient, to rediscover

woran: scary, to be scary