Fan is a word that reverses the meaning of the following word.
fan bon - ungood (bad)
fan mol - unsoft (hard)
fan suk - dislike
It's acceptable to use fan even if there is already a word that means the opposite thing.
long - long
duan - short
fan long - unlong (short)
fan duan - unshort (long)
Correlatives are the words used to ask questions which require specific answers -- the "who, what, when, where, how" of a language, and their general answers ("there, here, everywhere, nowhere, somewhere").
-- Don Harlow
In Pandunia the "correlatives" are built from separate words in a logical manner. Each "correlative" consists of a determiner and a noun.
The determiners are independent words. Basically it's an open class of words, so also other words can be used to create new "correlatives". Anyway, the most frequent determiners are listed below.
ke - what? which?
sa - this, that
yo - some
mei - every, each, all
nul - none
Basic category nouns are:
jen - person
ce - thing
yang - kind, type
loka - place
sat - time, moment
These determiners and category nouns can be combined into this table of correlatives.
(what kind of)
(that kind of)
(some kind of)
(all kinds of)
(no kind of)
(all the time)
Pandunia uses the names that the people use to refer to themselves or their country. Sometimes they are very different than the names that other (foreign) people use. The spelling is always adapted to Pandunia.
britan - Britain
espanya - Spain (España)
barat - India (Bharat)
rosia - Russia (Rossiya) nipon - Japan (Nippon)
djungo - China (Zhōngguǒ)
misri - Egypt (Misr)
naidjiria - Nigeria (Naijiria)
The country name can be different than the names of the peoples or ethnic groups that inhabit it.
The word for inhabitants of the country is country name + jen (person).
britan jen - a Brit
espanya jen - a Spaniard
barat jen - an Indian
The name of a language is the name of the ethnic group + baca (language).
englic baca - English (language)
kemri baca - Welsh (language)
ruski baca - Russian (language)
Guru denotes a master or an expert in a field.
darsa guru - teacher (master of learning)
din guru - priest (master of religion)
hakim guru - judge (master of justice)
Nik denotes a person is associated with the thing or quality specified by the base word. Usually the person does the thing for pleasure rather than for business.
safar nik - tourist (travel enthusiast)
moda nik - fashionista (fashion enthusiast)
musik nik - music enthusiast
Kan denotes a place for public activities.
darsa kan - school (learning place)
kitab kan - library (scripture place)
kafe kan - café (coffee place)
Also bet (house) and kaban (booth) can be used
Fields of science usually end in logi (study).
tekni logi - technology (study of techniques)
fizik logi - physics (study of the physical)
jiva logi - biology (study of life)
bumi logi - geology (study of the ground)
dev logi - theology (study of the god(s))