Assai Language/Lexicon

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Main Article: Assai Language. See also: Proto-Kai/Lexicon.

Aa[edit]

  • Á (animate noun), love, compassion.
  • aié (irregular verb), to happen, to occur. From Proto-Kai erja(?), meaning 'to be'. Conjugation as follows:
Conjugation of aié.
Pronoun Conjugation
eís ai
i
et ei
utse aié
te ai
téc ei
uci aié
  • Amir (animate noun), friend. From Proto-Kai emyrež, meaning 'companion' or 'fellow'.
  • áʃ (preposition), without.
  • áʃé (regular verb), to lose, to misplace
  • Áʃer (inanimate noun), loss, grief.
  • áʃmeru (adjective), alone, by oneself.
  • áʃté (reflexive verb), to forget.

Bb[edit]

  • beáko (adjective), important, vital, paramount, essential.
  • bétaré (regular verb), to know (something), to be sure (of something).

Cc[edit]

  • Cate (inanimate noun), 'three.

Dd[edit]

  • Deru (animate noun), man, husband. From Proto-Kai džery, meaning 'man'.
  • Des (inanimate noun), two.
  • desu (conjunction), because, as, therefore, thus, hence. Unknown etymology, potentially from Old Kai dus, meaning therefore.
  • Dzei (animate noun), table.

Ðð[edit]

  • Ðarus (inanimate noun), circle, ring, circumference of a hole.

Ee[edit]

  • Ebéta (inanimate noun), woman, wife. From Proto-Kai žjebetša, meaning 'woman'.
  • Eirak (animate noun), king, emperor. From Proto-Kai gäräky, meaning 'chief'.
  • Eirakikóru (animate noun), kingdom. From eirak, Old Assai for 'king', and -ikóru, meaning 'state'.
  • Ékíai (inanimate noun), tree. From Proto-Kai Jókäráj, meaning 'oak'. Cognates: Kai: käj.
  • Emar (animate noun), name, title. From Proto-Kai Jamärá, meaning 'name'. Cognates: Kai: Amori.
  • -er (affix), -ness (makes an adjective or preposition into a noun).
  • Etþar (animate noun), party, gathering, celebration, festival.
  • Etserikóru (animate noun), republic. From Etser, derived from the name Renoś Estrier, a Pashrani philosopher and founder of the Estrianist school of thought, and -ikóru, meaning 'state' or 'kingdom'.

Ff[edit]

  • Feiár (inanimate noun), iron. From Proto-Kai fyrdzinjä, meaning 'fire metal'.
  • Feér (animate noun), goodness, pleasantness, agreeableness.
  • feó (adjective), good, well, pleasant.

Gg[edit]

  • getseé (verb), to leave, to depart.

Ii[edit]

  • (inanimate noun), seven.
  • Ikóru (animate noun/affix), kingdom, state, nation, empire. Normally used as an affix to describe types of government, eg etserikóru (republic), kaɀikóru (kazhos), or eirakikóru(kingdom), archaically used to refer to the Assai Empire (ikóru-be Asai)

Kk[edit]

  • katþ (negation particle), not, no, none. From Old Kai ko atješ, meaning 'and missing'. In Old Kai, the phrase ko atješ was used as a colloquial way of referring to something missing, as in, for example eja rušdek ko atješ (lit. '(he) is a man and missing ') to negate a positive statement. Over time, the phrase was shortened to katþ and its use became much more frequent, eventually becoming the principle particle of negation in Modern Assai.
  • Kaɀikóru (animate noun), kazhos. From kaɀ, adapted from Metsian: kazh, and -ikóru, meaning 'state'.
  • Kaɀore (animate noun), country, state, nation. From Metsian: khyezcörhu, meaning 'horde'.
  • kéraneʃé (regular verb), to take away, to remove.
  • kíké (regular verb), to let, to allow, to permit
  • Kiné (irregular verb), four.
  • Kísuru (animate noun), teacher, professor.
  • kítaru (exclamation), hello, hi, hey.
  • kórutaské (regular verb), to speak (a language). From Proto-Kai Khórhÿtešik, meaning 'language'.
  • Kórutasku (animate noun), language, tongue. From Proto-Kai Khórhÿtešik, meaning 'language'.
  • kuré (regular verb), to go, to travel. From Proto-Kai gürkáje, meaning 'to go' or 'to move towards'. Kai cognates: guramek ('to come').

Mm[edit]

  • maé (irregular verb), to have, to possess. Conjugation as follows:
Conjugation of aié.
Pronoun Conjugation
eís ma
mi
et mei
utse maé
te mu
téc
uci maé
  • matara (inanimate noun), coat, jacket.
  • meá (exclamation, colloquialism, adjective), of course, naturally, no problem, no worries, all good.
  • Meka (inanimate noun), time.
  • Meru (animate noun), person, human, man.
  • Meʃu (inanimate noun), house, residence, home.
  • Mirá (inanimate noun), hunger. From Proto-Kai imärjuk, meaning 'wanting'.
  • Momer (inanimate noun), singularity, the quality which makes something unique or alone.
  • momeru (adjective), single, singular.
  • Momo (inanimate noun), one, a single, single, singularity.
  • moro (adjective), evil.
  • Morer (animate noun), evil, badness, darkness. Colloquial: Vespian.

Nn[edit]

  • Na (adjective), just now, just then.
  • Narúʃ (inanimate noun), gate, door, arch.
  • ne (colloquialism), really?, seriously?, are you sure?
  • neder (inanimate noun, adjective), tomorrow. From Proto-Kai nóghydzerá, meaning tomorrow (lit. 'after-day').
  • nera (adverb), also, as well, too.
  • Ni (inanimate noun), ten.
  • nímeré (regular verb), to remember, to recall

Oo[edit]

  • o'meʃu (inanimate noun), home, at home, to my house.
  • Oɀo (inanimate noun), nine.

Pp[edit]

  • Pseiþu (inanimate noun), a shame as in that's a shame (dan-iʃ pseiþu)
  • Pseru (inanimate noun), food, groceries, meal.

Þþ[edit]

  • Þerar (animate noun), wood, timber, wooden. Unknown etymology.

Rr[edit]

  • Ranako (animate noun), professor, learned man, teacher. From Bersanian ranaccus, meaning 'teacher'.
  • reci (adjective), red.
  • recié (regular verb), to redden, to bleed, to let blood.
  • Reciár(inanimate noun), reddening, bleeding, blood-letting.
  • Reʃer (inanimate noun), old-fashionedness, age, the quality of being old, old-fashioned, or belonging to another time.
  • reʃi (preposition/conjunction), before, before happening.

Ss[edit]

  • Satar (animate noun), culling, cleansing, destruction, razing, obliteration. From Proto-Kai ytsaiturje, meaning 'to place in water'
  • serué (regular verb), to eat, to consume, to snack (on something). From Proto-Kai särudžija, meaning 'to hunt'.

ʃʃ[edit]

  • ʃeruto (inanimate noun), yesterday.

Tt[edit]

  • Taʃi (inanimate noun), eight.
  • Teci (animate noun), dog, hound.
  • To (inanimate noun), five.
  • Tþeraké (animate noun), child, kid, young person. Potentially from Old Raetai h'jaaghi or h'jaake, meaning 'small animal' or 'baby'.
  • Tsan (inanimate noun), six.
  • tseá (colloquialism), well, umm.
  • tsikaʃé (regular verb), to live, to inhabit. From Proto-Kai sikäšarija, meaning 'to live in'.
  • tseceru (exclamation), see you later, bye, see you soon.

Uu[edit]

Vv[edit]

  • veiá (adverb), a lot, much, many. Unknown etymology.

Zz[edit]

Ɀɀ[edit]

  • ɀan (adjective), black, dark.
  • ɀeteé (regular verb), to sit.