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Tai'ora

Pronunciation

[ˈtɑɪʔʊərʌ]

Native to

Kados, Donos, Julyr, Desohk, Ohkohmos, Deljin, Nachkun, Aios, Nokana Empire, Ko'alurun

Ethnicity

Various, see Native Speakers

Era

Spoken highly in the Kudes Era, but speakers in some areas have dwindled in later eras. Speakers in linguistically native areas are still extremely common.

Proto-Language

The language has retained its original structure, however writing systems have changed.

Tai'ora (Translated to "People's Speak") is an ancient language, debatedly the oldest language, originating in both the Kira Jungle and the Ohkorra Desert of Atheryin. It is spoken primarily by the Kutai cultures, Taryphos cultures, and citizens of the Nokana Empire, but has become a sort of scientific vernacular among scholars across Kyros. Tai'ora is even accepted in the Collective as the language of the gods, and thus a holy language spoken fluently by its clergy.

Phonology

Tai'ora's phonology (sound system) varies slightly based on which region the speaker hails from, especially among racially-differing cultures. The main sound system (known, like any other language, as High Tai'ora) is best represented by the Kutai society, while the Taryphos and general eastern variety is much more slurred and makes use of deeper vowel sounds. Overall, however, one can expect the language to be understandable across the Atheryin, as strict phonological rules give speakers less room for their dialects to bastardize their sound.

                 Consonants                                       Vowels

Alphabet Phonetic Examples Alphabet Phonetic Examples
Bb b web, but Aa ɑː father
Cc k cat, candy Áá day, grey
Dd d bad, odd Ää æ lad, cat
Ɖδ ɖ guardhouse Åå ɑː caught, all
Ff f enoughfun Ee ɛ bed, head
Gg g go, get Éé see, meat
Ğğ x Scot. Loch Ëë ʊ put, hood
Hh h ham, heart E̊e̊ mead, be
Jj gin, joy Ii ɪ sit, bin
Ĵĵ ʃ pleasure Íí cry, high
Kk k mark, can Ïï juː ewe, cute
Ll l love, bell Oo ɒ loss, cloth
Mm m man, ham Óó ɔɪ boy, coil
Nn n no, tin Öö dough, tow
Pp p pen, top Ôô ɔɪ coy, hoist
Rr r rip, par Uu through, moo
Ss s sea, city Úú ʌ run, won
Tt t sting, bet Üü now, trout
Ůů ʌ flood, bun
Yy j~ɪ year, spit
Ýý jʊər pure, Europe
Ÿÿ ɪər deer, near
Y̊ẙ jʊər pure, Europe

Vocabulary

Runa = Air/Sky

Ju- = House

Junas = House; used as a single word instead of an affix. It's usually used to represent the word city.

Ab- = Predator

Eyt = War

-us = Suffix for a person/significant animal

Des = Sea/Water

Ran = Travel

Ki = Forest/Nature

Ka = Forget/Lost

Lyth = Prophecy

-os = Suffix for Land/Place

hai = No/not

ronn = Great

daak = Dog/Hound

sil = Sun

Lu = Man/Person

rha = Bring

akae = Star

o = and

Ko = Mountain

Alu = Foot/Feet

Orr = Sand

Ohk = Tree

alta = Dead

altá = Dying

altä = Will die

låss = Edge; this word is an example of the double consonant/double vowel rule.

Nahx = Cow

Kun = Field

Del = Center

jin = Pass

Kaan = Forge

Rey = Fire

Las = Snake

aka = Enforcer/power figure

Derat = A curse, synonymous to "fuck"

kad = 1/First

Moren = Stone

Desohk = Swamp

don = 2/second

Ras = Dawn

ira = Watch

Rum = In

Nor = Cold

Lehr = Moor

kuhl = Broken/break

aht = Hat, headdress

tám = is here

tam = was here

täm = will be here

Tai = People

Ai = I/Myself (Never used in conjunction with other words, unless indicating a possessive)

et = On

etalu = stand, literally meaning "on the feet"

Gala = Among/Around

Kutus = God, literally a "holy person"

Munda = Politely/Please

Mun = Dark/Darkness

Kaĵin = Common/Commonly/Often

Ro = Of/From

Aδerain = Atheryin/Earth/World

Aga = Hear, Hear this, Heed this

Kol = Moon

kíl = sees, seeing currently

Gua = All, Everything, the entirety of something

Ar = Him/He, A'er is possessive

Er = Her/she, E'ar is possessive

Lon = 4/fourth

Ronnaka = King, greater power figure

ektun = No longer, Not anymore, something that was previously in a different state

Okén = to be/is

Om = Protected/protect

Rean = Terrace, porch

Hůnnar = Jealous, Jealousy

Vala = Fear

Vála = Fearing, currently fear

Tor = Father

Kyr = Mother

Dar = Ambiguous singular family member, usually pluralized to "Dar`a" to refer to an entire family

Durag = However/Although/But

Suná = Throw/Currently throwing

Suna = Threw

Lan = At/Something directed toward something else

Orn = After/Later/Then

Ardá = Falling/Is falling

Arda = Fell/Fallen

Tunis = Still, stillness, the act of being still

Tamas = Empire

Ronnakas = Kingdom

-as = suffix meaning a political body

Taias = Clan/Tribe

Tai'guas = Republic

Nuar = North

Tal = New

tria = by, through means of

Athik = Honor

Skail = Triumph

huδe=saw, witnessed

hüδe=will see

húδe=seeing, currently see

arĵ/arg = Heal

Laksa = Paint thil = scale

Dai = Wind

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