Trurian word of the day: elytä


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elytä (noun): forest, wood.

dhäyer
upwards
esilt
ABL.valley
​elyt​​-er
forest-ADV
michuntím
death
sirchéth
lie.in.ambush.3.MASC.SING.PAUS

“doom awaits in the forests up the valley”

Etymologically, elytä is not a native Carbian word, but is most probably derived from Pelenic *hèliéd ‘barrier’. The ‘original’ Trurian word for ‘forest’ reflects as önéb in the modern language, but now means ‘tree’ due to semantic drift. Unsurprisingly, the words for (generic) ‘tree’ and ‘forest’ vary considerably among Trurian regional variants and dialects: for instance, elytä is the standard and generally Upper Trurian word for ‘forest’, but the words wocha and lyth are preferred in Hinter Trurian and Lower Trurian dialects, respectively.

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Trurian word of the day: gylaí


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gylaí (adjective): fat, fattened (especially of animals).

bäthri
sheep.ACC.PL
nemreí
many
​gylaí​
fat
sywé
own.3.FEM.SING.PAUS

“she owns many fat sheep”

The word gylon, derived from the same root as gylaí, means ‘fat or lazy person’, and is especially offensive given its implications that the referent is closer to an animal (the adjectives chraseí and dumeí are used more often to refer to people).

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Trurian word of the day: ilim


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ilim (noun): top, summit, mountain peak.

noyer
still
min
regarding
göth
snow.DAT
​ilim​​-eí
peak-PL
elanthrithí
be.covered.3.MASC.PL.PAUS

“the peaks are still covered with snow”

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Trurian word of the day: eylimono


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eylimono (perfective verb): to learn of, learn (something), come to the realization (that).

demner
later
is
you.FEM
​eylimono​
learn.PERF.PAUS
tyn
that
roth
he
won
man
themaí
traitorous

“you will learn that he is a traitorous man”

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Trurian word of the day: tör


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tör (noun): rite, ritual, ceremony.

​tör​​-eth
ritual-DAT
panefí
everything.ACC
nedh
she
ethono
prepare.PERF.NONPAUS
lo
already

“she has already prepared everything for the ritual”

The word tör also occurs as an element in the word törchan ‘three consecutive days’, stemming from the fact that three consecutive days were the time needed to fully carry out certain important rituals in the former Trurian polytheistic religion.

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Trurian word of the day: walaí


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walaí (adjective): warm, warmed up.

wer
until
rönicher
tomorrow
un
and
anra-veyebí
none-meal.ACC
​walaí​
warm
neí
we
veyon
eat.PERF.PAUS

“we [will] not have a warm meal until tomorrow”

walaí contrasts in meaning with waleí (with the ‘agental’ adjectival suffix -eí), which means ‘warm, emitting warmth’ (rather than being used for objects or entities that have been warmed through external action / intervention).

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Trurian word of the day: warin


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warin (noun): child.

echarchéb
ABL.coughing
​warin​​-i
child-ACC
in
I.MASC
rawchon
force.PERF.PAUS

“I forced the child to cough”

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Trurian word of the day: tigreí


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tigreí (adjective): lazy; careless.

min
regarding
artanöth
help.DAT
ma-thon
her-son
pan-​​tigreí​
SUP-lazy

“her son is too lazy to help [her]”

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Trurian word of the day: wilt


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wilt (noun): body; trunk, tree trunk; girth, circumference.

säther
have.to
er-ebeth
this-thing.DAT
is-​​wild​​-í
your-girth-ACC
winthon
wrap.PERF.PAUS

“you have to wrap this around your body”

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Trurian word of the day: tureon


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tureon (imperfective verb): to wear (clothes); to shine (sun).

igärer
today
tenöchí
hat.ACC
angadheí
fancy
​tur​​-éth
wear-3.MASC.SING.PAUS

“he’s wearing an ostentatious hat today”

Originally, the verb tureon meant ‘to expose, bring to light’, but no longer has this general implication . Now it is used to convey the process of wearing (literally ‘displaying’) a certain article of clothing, or the shining (i.e. exposing through light) of the sun.

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