On the internet I found a factsheet with the Globish vocubulary, http://www.jpn-globish.com/file/1500motsGlobish.pdf It is a small PDF file with around 5 pages. The funny thing is, that this is the complete language. What the learner has to do is to print out the list, memorize the words and he is able to communicate in Globish in any country worldwide. Is it possible that somebody will fail in that task? No, because Globish is the easiest language ever invented. It is much simpler than German, Chinese or Esperanto.
Let us take a deeper look into the list. At first, it seems a bit implausible, that such a small list is enough. What is for example with the color-names, are they on the list? The lovely color “black” is available, but also “blue”, “green” and “yellow”. The colorname “red” is not available in Globish. Perhaps the authors have forgotten it, I don’t know. But what is on the list are number-words like “one”, “two”, “million” and so forth. Also some basic objects like “flower”, “garden”, “pen” and “cat”. Overall it is possible to construct meaningful sentences with the wordlist. Not only for native speakers but the more important audience are non-native speakers who learn Globish as their second language.
Let us compare Globish with potential alternatives. Is it possible to create a simplified version of the Russian language on a factsheet not more than 5 pages? Or a Spanish version? I would guess not. Both languages are very complicated to learn. The Russian language for example contains non standard letters called Cyrillic script. It was widespread used in the middleage in Eastern Europe. In contrast the Spanish language which is spoken in large parts of the world contains a complicated vocabulary which is hard to guess for non-native speakers. For example “spider” is called in Spanish “la araña” and “blue” is “azul”. Sure, if someone is already familiar with the language it is not a big thing to use this words in a smalltalk, but what if somebody is grown up the first years in his life outside of a spanish speaking country? How long does it will take until he memorized the vocabulary list?