Other Spoken Alplai Languages

Baija

Baijazre (noun) name proposed by Hasetak and his followers for a unified Baija state
Baijazreshaakhede (noun) Baija Dynasty Movement, formal name of the Hastakai movement and political party
bekoshe (noun) Sadroshai religious teacher
bofdone (interjection) greeting, hello
-eshke (proximal demonstrative suffix) these, this
-eshve (distal demonstrative suffix) that, those
ezotje zuur oplimosh vorglone (proverb) Only the gods can regret the future
filotgrafje! (interjection) By the four gods of creation! [contraction of filaa teg zuur afaje]
foj (verb) to go
kojalnede Baija (noun) Baija Interest Party, a relatively minor political party which used to exist soon after the establishment of the Concordance to represent the interests of the Baija minority in southern Saakhsiir
neklod (adjective) incorrect, wrong
pelgode (interjection) thanks, thank you
podone (noun) field game played much like soccer or Ultimate Frisbee but with a padded baton
voshel! nidel! kaarel! (tricolon) Unity! Purity! Glory! [motto of the Hastakai movement and Hasetak’s dictatorial regime in Bashrasiir]
zuploged (verb) to bless

Konarai

Ajamara shatashna’aztamara (common saying) Ajamara withing me sings [often said/sung when greeting someone, or as an expression of joy]
amtagla (interjection) thank you, thanks [said for something done on one’s behalf]
aparalama (noun) herb used to create hypnotic/sedative drug [see eksparda Ajamaraluu in Kiitra lexicon]
apashklajagasha (noun) wood-grub stew [a hot meal consisting of wood grubs cooked with root and leaf vegetables, and served in a single bowl; also enjoyed by non-Konarai Alplai as a sort of “rustic” dish like Irish Stew or ratatouille; the Kiitra name is fregboshabrufshna]
aradama! (interjection) spirits!
ashagaraba (noun) species of flowering vine with blossoms that open in sunlight and close when it is dark
bajakanara (adjective or noun) distinct group of cultural Konarai who intermarried and settled with Baija in the northern border regions straddling Bashrasiir and Baaltisiir; of these people or their region [note: the bajakanara physically resemble their Baija neighbors, but retain and perpetuate Konarai language, customs and spiritual beliefs; their villages in Bashrasiir and Baaltisiir have been given considerable autonomy, and they have renewed and maintained communications with the Konarai Commonwealth.]
Jalakadad Kanara (noun) Konarai Commonwealth [democratic government for the Konarai regions of Alplaa’s continent, one of the independent states comprising the Concordance of Alplaa]
matashna (interjection) thank you, thanks [said for something beneficent said]
matraja (interjection) thank you, thanks [said for something given]
parasha (noun) species of flowering plant known for medicinal properties [the gathering of one thousand parasha blossoms is a significant element of the mythic narrative of Ajamara]
raklajanan (noun) a semi-outcast group in Konarai society [lit.: “one(s) with wooden souls”; designates a group of people known for shunning Konarai community life, who live on the periphery of Konarai villages and only venture in to handle remains of the recently deceased; their existence is controversial, for while some regard them as a “shunned” or “impure” group, many who consider themselves ”raklajanan” affirm that they prefer their relatively solitary lives, and other observers of Konarai society note that some people do manage to transition out of this group by traveling to another village and beginning a new life.]

Krishkarha

beliiga (interjection) bon voyage, good/safe trip
gorga (noun) hooded fur robe
jokhrha (noun) joyous defiance in the face of adversity [considered the opposite of anger or rage]
kuulja (interjection) thanks, thank you
mer karha! (interjection) my courage! my heart! [in Krishkarha culture, the heart is the center of courage]
shorta (noun) human spirits [Krishkarha mythology holds that each person is inhabited by many shorta (singular shoret); Terrans would find this parallels the Jungian concept of personae]
–> fer/jer/ter shorta greikhu’er – her/your/his spirits are fighting/warring with one another [idiom for describing emotional/psychological disturbance]
uuzfiida (noun) large ceremonial drum

Saakh

Note that the Saakh language is composed of many regional dialects, including a distinct sociolect for the rhasmaajdei descendants of ancient nobility; unless otherwise noted, words listed here are in the Eastern “standard” dialect.

aakhlirhas (noun) emperor
aakhlirhasiir (noun) empire
Baijaat uu’Saakhsiir (noun) Saakh name for the kojalnede Baija
daakhtraa (interjection) thank you, thanks [rhasmaajdei sociolect]
lamikorda (noun) unexpected but welcome visitor [this archaic word was used as the name for the United Nations Interstellar Ark when it was first assumed to be an asteroid; later used as a synonym for Terai or “human”]
leguutaar (interjection) greetings, hello
likhtuuraa (interjection) greetings, hello [rhasmaajdei sociolect]
maaj (noun) aristocratic/noble house/family
–> uu’maaj – “of the house of” [phrase used in vartoga of descendants of ancient Saakh nobility]
n’jarei (noun) friend who acts as romantic intermediary during courtship [it is customary among the Saakh to dispatch a friend to propose beginning courtship, accept such proposal, advise and assist in arranging dates, chaperone dates in the early stage of courtship, relay proposals and acceptance for marriage, serve as honor attendants for said marriage, and serve as the equivalent of godparents for any children.]
ojadei (noun) freeholder [specifically a former feudal serf who earned payment and land after lengthy military service; see also uushtai in Kiitra lexicon]
p’zaarhpei uu’maaj omlaa (phrase) by (the) honor of my house [rhasmaajdei noble sociolect; said as an oath to affirm a statement as true]
p’zakh! (interjection) expression of frustration [equivalent to “By God!” or “Damn it!”]
rhasmaajdei (noun) member/descendant of a Saakh noble house
rozesh (noun) throne
–> rozesh kaaliin uu’Sevanon – Black Throne of Sevanon, or simply Black Throne (rozesh kaaliin); a large high-backed armchair made of black lacquered hardwood used as the throne of Saakh Emperors from the time of Sevanon the First [originally the throne of the High Chief of the Lagron people, who were defeated and subjugated by Sevanon; Lagron superstition claimed that any person other than the rightful High Chief who sat in the chair would die immediately, and Sevanon responded by sitting in the chair to thus establish his right to rule over the Lagron; on the death of an Emperor, the Throne was covered with a large elaborately-embroidered shroud, which was removed during the investiture of the next Emperor; the Throne now sits in a glass case in the Museum of the Empire in Saakhsiir’s capital city Luuzgaal]
Saakhaat uu’Krishkarhasiir (noun) Saakh Interest Party of Krishkarhasiir, relatively minor political party which existed soon after the establishment of the Concordance to represent the interests of the Saakh minority within Krishkarhasiir
Saakhaat uu’Mizdorgaal (noun) local political party in the Baija exclave city of Paalmeshdor formed to represent the interests of the Saakh minority there [Mizdorgaal is the Saakh name for the city]
taavlersaat (noun) regency council [existed in theory only; during the succession crisis after Varon VII’s death, leaders of the Conversionist faction proposed that such a body could be appointed to discharge the duties of a sovereign in the event that Sharizaj proved unable to rule]
taavlersei (noun) regent
uurhoshfei (noun) “noble sister” [friendly address by one rhasmaajdei to a female rhasmaajdei]
uurhoshtei (noun) “noble brother” [friendly address by one rhasmaajdei to a male rhasmaajdei]
uufaat uu’Saakhsiir (noun) Western Saakhsiir Party, relatively minor political party which existed soon after the establishment of the Concordance to represent the interests of the western regions of Saakhsiir
vaar guulosh uu’Sevanon (phrase) “from (the) nest of Sevanon” [principle established that any heir to the Saakh Imperial throne must prove direct descent from the founding Emperor Sevanon the First; initially tradition, it was codified during the reign of Sevanon the Sixth, and invoked during the three times that the Imperial Senate was required to deliberate and vote on disputes of succession]