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Word Dump

I know I promised it a while ago, but here is a nice word list for you to study and learn, to describe the world around you and practice some basic, simple sentences.

Basic Words

Anatomy

Avin – head

vin – face

Sn – Arm

Del – Leg

Zothin – Horn

Crim – Blood

Ura – Bone

Nelith – fur, hair

 

Landscape and Cityscape

Dikre – ground, land

Lith – place, location

Baosik – house, dwelling

Brid – village, small city

Jolin – tree

Discor – mountain

Mian – river

Marla – stone

Canit – town, village

Stina – ocean, lake

Cun – sky

Ảbi – canyon, gorge

Clak – cliff

Lojin – road, trail, path

Zostu – space

Nủth – moon

Zistha – star

 

Directions and Location (adjectival form in parentheses)

Lithra – Coordinates

Ticrovo (ecrovo) – North

Zucluwi (ecluwi) – South

Sicibli (ecibli) – East

Nistaco (estaco) – West

Zenez – Distance, Horizon

Zenar – Distant

Lojin – Road, Trail, Path

 

Basic Verbs

We'll get to verbs soon, so here are a few to get you started thinking.

Tảbit – Come with intent

Vemit – Come, arrive

Riclo – Go with intent

Emet – Go, travel

Icri – Go on a pilgrimage

Bruze – Travel, explore

 

More Words with Breakdown

 

Tan

While tn means but, tan means “try” as in “to try a case” or, more broadly, “go to court.” Not surprisingly, tanik is a “trial” or, generally, a “court proceeding.” The one who merely oversees the proceedings is the jorlatanik. But the jorlatan is the one who oversees how things are going, his actions within the ongoing tanik, which makes him a “lawyer,” arguing one side or the other of a case.

 

Wan

By itself, wn simply means “lock.” But when you combine it with lith meaning “place,” lithmut meaning “room” throw in some adjectival markers like e and z and plop a partitive ja at the end, you get lilithmewaninizja “place of small locked rooms” that is, “prison.” (Colloquially, it is pronounced lithmewanizja.)

 

Xol

The Borelians have multiple words for “war.” Xol means any war that is currently ongoing, or war in general. But when you surdo (engage) and alix (fight) in xolja (battle) which are ezik (victorious), then you have a new word, surdalixoljezik. However, if you did not zi (win) and instead you dimla (lose) your battles and so your war, you get surdalixoljimla.

 

Inti/Zula

For one such as myself, I am called a jinti (author) because I inti (write) intik (writing/text). And I publish my zulak (book) for you to zula (read, study). There are many zulakja (reading materials) to zula.

 

Purely Borelian Words

Biam

A type of footrace made popular by the West Borla, used for settling minor disputes. Official rules state it must be done barefoot. While traditionally done in the snow, courses laid with nails or hot coals are also acceptable. Length may range from a short sprint to a couple miles.

 

Ceura

A bone spirit, a type of talisman made from the bones of deceased warriors, believed to bring good luck and great victory in battle.

 

Soce

A robe made from the bones of deceased warriors, worn by priests of Tujor.

 

Xacles

Traditional Borelian battle gear that is designed more for holding weapons than great freedom of movement, as Borelians rely on their toxicity to keep enemies at arm's length.

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