Marking of the days

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Marking of the Days - Translations & Definitions

If you are wondering what that word you clicked on in the story means...

Aiino - Eye-e-no

Aligar - Ah-leh-gaar
Temple on the northern tip of the southern main continent, destroyed along with many others during the former emperor's later years, by his command

Amon - Standard Forth 'month'

Anai - Ann-eye
Term of respect for a female - somewhat comparable to ma'am.

Athne - Aath-nuh
Nothing. This is one of the most powerful words in the language and is used with great care.

Aykovas - Eye-ko-vaz
Human slave colony on planet Forth

Baika - Bye-kah
Formal title for highest royalty, king.

Bailu - Bye-lu
Less formal 'good bye'

Baiaryu - Bye-are-uuh
Largest southern university and military academy

Banrek - Baa-ner-ek
Full name - Banrekunai

Diya - Dee-ya
War clan / the "last name" of every drule is his/her Diya name, not really a "family" name even though members of the Diya may be related. The Diyas are very powerful groups and have been known to go to war with one another over just about anything imaginable.

Fao - Fa-oh
Great Goddess, paired with Great God Vikoa, together they teach balance and equal opposites.

Geten - Geh-ten
Head of the Palace Manaleh Guard

Giihio - Gih-he-O

Hanta - Haahn-tah  (not han as in 'hand')

Ishinoa - Ee-she-no-ah
Term used for the Emperor of the Nations, the King of the Forth House.

Jiawan Ahtne - Jee-ah-wahn ahht-nuh
Highest level of the Imperial military arts. Most feared and respected of all the branches.

Johdvur - Jo'd-vur

Kaitenshi - kie-ten-she
The traditional meeting location of a Diya group. Serves as a community center for that particular Diya. There is one Kaitenshi per Diya, not smaller ones in other cities. They usually exist in the Diya's home city.

Katsuna - kaa-tsoo-nah
Think of it as a really great PDA...

kenesh - ken-eshh
Card game - humans have euchre and poker and the imperial citizens have kenesh. Is played with several different rule sets and complexities.

Kianumatne - Key-ah-new-maat-nee
Largest southern city, known as 'royal city' due to its being the home to many of the ruling Diya's kaitenshis

Laila - Lie-la

Mahs - Mah-z
Death God - Only favored God of the former Emperor. The mark of Mahs was part of every Imperial war craft.

Manaleh - Ma-na-lay

Marhud - Maar-hoohd
Level of military training that only the most advanced can reach. The only higher levels of the combat arts is Jiawan Ahtne

Matrai - Maa-tra-eye
The traditional symbol of marriage, usually very intricate bands which are worn like humans wear wedding rings. They are always made of a silver colored material. Women's matrai are worn on the right wrist, men's are worn on the left. This is to symbolize the woman wearing her husband as her sword, and the man wearing his wife as his advisor in all things.

Meuo - Meu-oh
Goddess of Spring, Rebirth, New beginnings, hope. The season of spring is called "Meuotais"

Midiri - Mih-dear-ree

Menoh - Meh-no

Muiy - Mu-e

Mycenea - My-sin-A-uh
Colonial border planet of the Empire with no ruling families - Formerly occupied by human forces until being returned to Imperial possession by the former Prince and his troops

Namida - Na-me-dah

Nuoladn - Nuu-O-la-din
The northern language and officially accepted trade language of the empire. Not as complex in written or spoken form as Syotukan.

Paikur - Pie-coo-r
Colonial border planet of the Empire with no ruling families - Formerly occupied by human forces until being returned to Imperial possession by the former Prince and his troops

pyaton - pie-ah-tahn
One of the strongest midsize air / space craft in the military

quolia - kwo-lee-ah
Massive flowering and fruiting tree, most common in plantations in the south. Northern variety is low growing and shrub-like, considered a miniature version of the southern tree.

Refnan - Reff-nahn
A commonly growing tree on the southern part of the northern continent of Forth. The roots spread widely, making it difficult to knock over even in the strongest storm. It is often equated to a strong family.

Ruichian - Ru-ee-chee-ann
Temple in the mountains to the far west of Namida City

Seume - Say-yoo-meh
A formal way of saying 'excuse me from your presence'

Shaoria - Shaa-or-e-ah
High Priestess of Temple Ruichian

Shikan - Sheh-kahn
Pretty much a motorcycle - two wheeled transport

Shilne - Shill-nuh

Shivu ai ichita - She-voo-eye-ee-chee-ta
The most humble way in the northern language to beg forgiveness.

Shoch - Show-ch
Let it begin / start

Sholan - Show-lan

Sianta - See-ahn-tah
A term of respect used to describe an adopted female - adopted daughter

Sifu - Seh-fu
A term of respect given to an adoptive male parent - adoptive father

Sugarai - Suu-ga-rye
The southern continent's version of a gated community - only the very wealthy live in these lands. They are often on shared plantation lands that are worked by farming Diyas that could not otherwise afford to keep such vast properties for fruit trees

Syotukan - See-yo-tu-can
The southern language, most complex of the two spoken natively in the empire and considered the original language.

taik - Ta-eh-k
Standard Forth 'hour'

Taichayt - Tie-cha-y-tuh
Master Teacher, usually reserved for teachers that have achieved the highest rankings in their discipline.

Taiitsu - Tie-eat-sue

Teuskay - Tea-use-kay
Master Keeper / Curator of the Namidan Archives

Umutiri - Oo-mu-tear-e
Goddess - universal sister spirit, protector.

Yaisht - Yai-shht
Informal greeting in the southern tongue. Somewhere between 'hi' and 'hello'.

Yustunai - You-stuh-nai
A military term - declares an evening of the odds in an unbalanced conflict. If the person claiming yustunai is offering support to an enemy, no fault can be claimed against they or their family for what might otherwise appear to be treason.

Vikoa - Vye-ko-aah
Great God, paired with Great Goddess Fao, together they teach balance and equal opposites

Vioal - Vie-O-ahhl
Colonial border planet of the Empire with no ruling families - Formerly occupied by human forces until being returned to Imperial possession by the former Prince and his troops

Waiut - Why-yoot
The third populated planet in the Empire. Home to five separate 'kingdoms'.