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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EnglishÞeliƿisc (Wight)
HelloHelettun
How are you? Fóremif béo ðu?
Long time no seeSé íu lanférnil gefirlu
What's your name?Hƿon íu þin icægem?
Where are you from?Hƿǽr béo ðu frin?
Pleased to meet youGecƿémlent ðu æt gegegnian
Good morningFremun dæghod
Good afternoonFremun ofernófsina
Good eveningFremun æfela
Good nightFremun neaht
GoodbyeLéafad
Good luckMonegum Geblædfæstnes!
Cheers/Good health!Oc þin hæla!
Have a nice dayCibiht dæg toeabar!
Bon appetitFriclum fóddergikel
Bon voyageGehealdfæst elþéodugar toeabar!
I don't understandÍy understandan ðu neh
Please speak more slowlyCunna ðu hƿon forsláƿian spræce?/td>
Please say that againCunna ðu sé geedlæsta?
Please write it downCunna 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 meGiefra!
How much is this?Fóremif Ungehƿæde íu þes?
SorrySorig!
Thank you
Response
Anlégraȝyac!
Geblíðian ádrogen
Where's the toilet?Hƿǽr íu til stéorset?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everythingÞes Líðmadem/Líðfróma geƿise fal ælcuht recenian
Would you like to dance with me?Géke ðu eac mé behéfðu chorgléfide?
I love youÍy Ímbróðorlufu fa ðu
Get well soonÍy 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!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Bliðe crístesmælid un ím éadƿena forƿeȝena!
Happy EasterÉadƿena éastid!
Happy BirthdayÉadƿena gebyrddæg!
One language is never enoughÁnhed 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!

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