GLOSSARY OF TERMS

This is where I have consolidated the glossaries from Theonite: Planet Adyn and Orbit for reference.

 

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a (pl. alu) 1) a Yammaninke personal pronoun meaning 'he,' 'she,' 'it,' or 'that' 2) a Yammaninke possessive pronoun meaning 'his,' 'her,' or 'its' 3) a Yammaninke determiner and demonstrative pronoun meaning 'that'

Abiria a country occupying the southern part of the continent of North Baxaria, a former Yammanka colony, populated by the descendants of indigenous Abirians, Yammanka colonizers, and the Hadean slaves they brought with them

Abtya a country occupying the northwestern part of the continent of Kelendugu, populated mostly by tajakalu

adyn a person with no theonite nyamaya, telekinetic abilities, or enhanced strength (by Earth standards, a regular human being)

alu (sing. a) 1) a Yammaninke personal pronoun meaning 'they' or 'them' 2) a Yammaninke possessive pronoun meaning 'their' 3) a Yammaninke determiner and demonstrative pronoun meaning 'those'

an (sing. n) 1) a Yammaninke personal pronoun meaning 'we' 2) a Yammaninke possessive pronoun meaning 'our'

awa a Yammaninke word meaning ‘so,’ ‘well,’ ‘okay,’ ‘good,’ or ‘um’

ay a Yammaninke exclamation similar to the English 'oh!' or 'hey!'

ayi a Yammaninke expression of the negative, similar to the English 'no'

ba 1) a Yammaninke adjective meaning ‘big,’ ‘great,’ or ‘important’ 2) a Yammaninke noun meaning ‘important person’ 3) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'river.'

Ba a respectful Yammaninke suffix for an important person

baara a Yammaninke noun meaning 'work' or 'occupation'

bada (pl. badalu) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'home,' 'place,' or 'dwelling'

Bakwendi a small town in central Yamma, formerly part of the Banta Empire

bali 1) a Yammaninke preposition (applied as a suffix to a noun) meaning 'without' 2) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'obstruct,' 'hinder' or 'prevent'

banbo the Yammaninke word for ‘south’

Banjoya a prominent city in central Yamma, the former seat of the Banta Empire, which opposed Yammanka rule until the end of the Second Kingdom, when King Banjoya, for whom the city is named, accepted Yammanka rule

The Banta Empire a powerful coalition of mountain and grassland chiefdoms that once existed in what is now the southwestern part of Yamma, a rival of the Yammanka Empire until its assimilation into Yamma, a strong influence on Yamma's current culture and system of government

bara a Yammaninke auxiliary verb meaning 'did,' 'has,' 'had' or 'have'

basa (pl. basalu) the Yammaninke word for 'lizard'

Basadenyaa a popular fictional superhero on Duna (called ‘Gecko Girl’ in most Lindish translations)

basi a Yammaninke noun meaning 'drug' or 'medicine'

bataaxe (pl. bataaxewu) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'message,' 'correspondence' or 'report'

bayelendaana (pl. bayelendaananu) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'translator' or 'interpreter'

Bemba a mythical figure in Falleya, the first male human ancestor

Bembadon the seventh day of the eight-day Dunian week, named for the mythical human ancestor Bemba from the Donkili, a day of rest, peace, and family

Biladugu a country on the continent of Namindugu, populated by the descendants of various indigenous peoples and colonizers from Abtya and Yamma

bo a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to come from'

bogolan a traditional type of Yammanka fabric associated with wealth and status

bolo 1) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'hand' or 'arm' 2) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to have' or 'to hold' 3) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to care for,' 'to provide for' or 'to look after'

Carytha a country occupying the northern part of the continent of North Baxaria, a former Yammanka colony populated by the descendants of various indigenous peoples, Yammanka colonizers, and Hadean slaves

Chakadon the fourth day of the eight-day Dunian week, named for the mythical human ancestor Chaka from the Donkili, a day of work

dafe a Yammanka article of clothing consisting of a large rectangle of fabric that can be worn around the waist, shoulders, or head, also called a ‘wrapper’

Dakkabana an international space center operated primarily by Yamma, with different sectors belonging to other nations

de a Yammaninke particle placed at the end of a sentence for emphasis, like an exclamation point

Daybreak Academy a prestigious theonite school in the Dunian country of Carytha

dege a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to learn'

den (pl. denw or denwu) a Yammaninke noun and term of address meaning 'child'

denke a Yammaninke noun and term of address, meaning 'boy child' or 'son'

denyaa a Yammaninke noun and term of address, meaning girl child' or 'daughter'

di 1) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to give' or 'to hand over' 2) a Yammaninke modal verb meaning 'will' or 'should'

dimi a Yammaninke word for 'pain'

dimimabasi the Yammaninke word for 'painkillers'

dinma (pl: dinmanu) a Dunian measure of time (roughly equivalent to one and a half seconds)

Disa a country on the continent of Namindugu, a former Yammanka colony populated by the primarily tajaka descendants of native Disankalu and Yammanka colonizers

Disanka (pl: Disankalu) 1) a person from Disa 2) an adjective describing a person or thing originating from the nation of Disa or its culture

Disaninke the predominant language spoken in the country of Disa

doni doni a Yammaninke phrase translating roughly to ‘calm down’ or ‘take it easy’

Donkili a song performed by finawu to teach others about the history of the world and its relationship to the religion of Falleya

doron a Yammaninke adverb meaning 'only'

Dugubali the name of the Falleya Spirit of the Stranger, meaning literally ‘placeless’

duloki a Yammaninke noun meaning 'shirt,' 'top' or 'tunic'

Duna a planet that closely resembles Earth in a dimension that parallels ours

Duna Fune the Yammaninke word for Earth, meaning literally ‘Twin of Duna’

dumini a Yammaninke verb meaning 'eat'

euphorium an illegal drug

Fa the Yammaninke word for 'Father'

Fa-Kiye a reverent address for God, Kiye, in the Yammanka religion of Falleya, meaning literally ‘Father Kiye’ (sometimes used as a mild oath)

fankatigi (pl. fankatigiwu) a sub-theonite with physical strength equal to or surpassing that of the average theonite

faja the primal male vital force, the source of consciousness, instinct, and rudimentary reasoning (combines with naja in living beings to create the higher vital force of nyamaya)

Falleke the holy union of God, Kiye, and Goddess, Nyaare, in the Yammanka religion of Falleya

Fallekeba a Yammaninke exclamation meaning simply 'Great Falleke'

Falleya a Yammanka religion centered on the Falleke (the marriage between God, Kiye and Goddess, Nyaare)

famun a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to understand'

fankama (pl. fankamanu) patron or master of the household, similar to English ‘Master’

fankatigi (pl: fankatiwu) a person with superhuman physical strength but no theonite nyamaya or other special abilities

fe a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to want'

fele a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to look at,' 'to observe,' 'to examine,' 'to check' or 'to notice'

fen a versatile Yammaninke noun meaning 'thing'

fina (pl: finawu) a member of the fina kafo; a prefix for a member of the fina kafo, similar to the English ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’

finayaa a respectful address for a female member of the fina kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘ma’am’

Firebird the alter ego Robin Thundyil uses when fighting crime

fle a Yammaninke word said when presenting something to someone, similar to English 'here' (i. e. 'here it is' or 'here you go')

fonya a shortened form of fonyoya the ability to control air

fonyaka a shortened form of fonyojaka (pl: fonyakalu) a person with fonya (the ability to control air)

fonyo the Yammaninke word for ‘wind’

forontunu a spicy Yammanka snack

gaafene a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to attempt' or 'to try'

gbaati a shortened form of kewaati or kettewaati (pl: gbaatinu) a Yammanka measure of time (36 minutes in Earth time)

gidan a Yammanka term of endearment for a sibling or close friend

Grotta a high-security prison in Livingston, Carytha, specifically designed to contain powerful theonite criminals

gundumu (pl. gundumuwu) a human-animal hybrid

Hades the westernmost country on the continent of Namindugu, a former Yammanka colony, the original homeland of most of Duna’s adyns

Hadinka (pl. Hadinkalu) 1) the Yammaninke word for a person from the Dunian country of Hades 2) a Yammaninke word for a person or thing originating from the country of Hades or its culture

haketo the Yammaninke word for ‘forgive me,’ ‘excuse me,’ ‘pardon me’

hankili a Yammaninke verb meaning 'thought' or 'intelligence'

Hellbat the alter ego Elleen Elden uses to fight crime

hen the Yammaninke word for ‘yes’

Imma Fini an upscale instant clothes printing service on Duna

i ni soxoma a Yammaninke greeting used in the morning, meaning literally ‘you and the morning’

i ni kiye a Yammaninke greeting used in the afternoon, meaning literally ‘you and the sun’

isandlabali an acrobatic, kicking-based fighting style developed by Baxarian and Kaigenese slaves in northern Sizwe, meaning literally ‘handless’

Isi-Sizwe the primary language spoken in the country of Sizwe

ja a type of spiritual energy in the Yammanka religion of Falleya

jakama (pl. jakamanu) the Yammaninke word meaning ‘teacher,’ ‘mentor,’ or ‘master,’ a formal address used by an apprentice to address their mentor

Jali a prefix for a member of the jaseli kafo, similar to the English ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’

jaliden a diminutive address for a young member of the jaseli kafo

jalido a jaseli-exclusive hall where high-ranking jaseliwu gather to discuss matters that are secret from the public

Jalike a respectful address for a male member of the jaseli kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘Sir.’

jaliya the ‘way of the jaseli’

Jaliyaa a respectful address for a female member of the jaseli kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘Ma’am.’

jamana a Yammaninke adjective meaning 'together'

Jamu Kurankite a global peace-keeping and humanitarian aid force of highly trained theonites based in Yamma, meaning literally the ‘Peace Army’

Jamuttaana (pl: Jamuttaananu) an agent of the Jamu Kurankite

jarabolo a fighting style that mixes wrestling and high contact techniques, taught in koro schools across Kelendugu, meaning literally ‘lion arm’

kamaya a term referring to traditional Yammanka social hierarchy, including but not limited to the practice of powerful koronu providing for members of other kafonu in exchange for their services, and young people serving and apprenticing with more experienced members of their own kafo

jaseli (pl: jaseliwu) a member of the endogamous Yammanka social class that manipulates nyama through speech, music, and dance

ji the Yammaninke word for ‘water’

jijaka (pl: jijakalu) a theonite with the ability to control water

jiya the ability to control water

jonn the Yammaninke word for ‘slave’

Joyakalo the tenth month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for the mythical human ancestor Joya from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s April)

Jungsan the capital city of the Kaigenese Empire

ka a Yammaninke word for ‘person’

kabaka a shortened form of kabajaka (pl: kabakalu) a person with the ability to control stone and/or other solid materials (thought to have died out centuries ago)

Kabadon the second day of the eight-day Dunian week, named for the mythical human ancestor Kaba from the Donkili, a day of work

kaban a Yammaninke adverb meaning 'already'

kafo (pl. kafonu) an endogamous occupation-based social class

kafoka (pl. kafokalu) a Yammaninke word used to refer to people of a kafo other than the koro kafo and/or individuals outside one’s own kafo

Kaigen a country occupying the easternmost part of the continent of Namindugu (the center of the Kaigenese Empire, home to most of Duna’s jijakalu)

Kaigengua the primary language spoken in the country of Kaigen and the Kaigenese Empire

kallaana a racial slur used to refer to white adyns, meaning ‘corpse’ in Yammaninke

Kalleyso the alter ego used by criminal gang leader, Shumba Sekhmet, listed in Robin Thundyil's Firebird files as Killer 30

kallin a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to kill'

Kama a respectful address for the head of the household (one’s fankama), one’s mentor (one’s jakama), or someone in a position of authority over the speaker, roughly equivalent to the English ‘Master,’ can be used as a suffix to a first or last name

kana 1) a Yammaninke negative imperative, similar to English 'don't' 2) a Yammaninke auxiliary verb meaning 'shouldn't'

kan 1) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'speech' 2) a Yammaninke preposition meaning 'on' or 'atop'

karanyang a simple bell-like musical instrument played primarily by female jaseliwu

kati a Yammaninke adverb meaning 'very much' or 'extremely'

kawa a Yammaninke auxiliary verb meaning 'should'

kayiri synthetic material similar to paper but fireproof and sturdier

kele a Yammaninke noun meaning 'war'

Keleba the first and only war fought between Duna’s theonite superpowers, precipitated in 5291 when Daybreak Academy principal, Oyeda Biida, was assassinated along with several students, meaning literally the ‘Great War’

kele koro a member of the fighter kafo

kelen a Yammaninke word meaning 'one' or 'first'

Kenduro the name of the Falleya Widower spirit

keneya a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to heal'

kera a Yammaninke auxiliary verb denoting the past tense when placed after another verb

Kiyaare a famous fictional superhero on Duna (called ‘Lady Sun’ in most Lindish translations)

Kiye God in the Yammanka religion of Falleya

Kiyedon the last day of the eight-day Dunian week, named for the Falleya God, Kiye, the day of temple

Kolunjara the capital city of Yamma

kodo the Yammaninke word for ‘north’

kono 1) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to wait' 2) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'middle,' 'center,' 'core,' 'inside,' 'interior' or 'stomach'

kora a long-necked stringed instrument with a calabash body, played exclusively by jaseliwu

koro (pl: koronu) a member of the Yammanka warrior class that manipulates nyama through action

Koro a prefix for a member of the manga koro or kele koro kafo, similar to the English ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’

koroden a diminutive address for a young member of the manga koro or the kele koro kafo

koroke a respectful address for a male member of the kele koro or manga koro kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘Sir’

Koronkalo the fifth month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for Queen Koronkan Wagadu, the third queen of Yamma (roughly coincides with Earth’s November)

koroyaa a respectful address for a female member of the kele koro or manga koro kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘ma’am’

koyin a Dunian unit of measure about the width of a grown man’s thumb, roughly equivalent to one and a half Earth centimeters

Kri a mythical figure in the religion of Falleya, the first female human ancestor

Kribakalo the last month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for the mythical human ancestor Kri from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s June)

Kudazwe a Dunian continent divided between two nations, the independent country of Kudazwe, and Kaigenese Kudazwe, belonging to the Kaigenese Empire

kuma a Yammaninke noun meaning 'word'

kumantigi the head speaker at a public event, a role typically given to the most senior jaseli in attendance, meaning literally ‘chief of words’

la a Yammaninke preposition, similar to English 'at,' placed at the end of a phrase to indicate location

Laaxara the realm of the afterlife in the Yammanka religion of Falleya

labila a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to allow to'

laje a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to look at'

lakunun a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to wake up,' to regain consciousness,' 'to come back around'

lala a Yammaninke adverb meaning 'maybe' or 'probably'

langa or lanya (pl. langana) a Yammaninke swear word meaning ‘curse’ or ‘malediction’

Lindish a language originating on the western islands of Hades and spoken in some parts of Carytha and Abiria, nearly identical to Earth’s English

littigi (pl: littiwu) a sub-theonite with the ability to control light

littiya the ability to control light

Livingston the largest city in the country of Carytha

Madugukalo or Madukalo the eighth month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for the mythical human ancestor Madugu from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s February)

mada 1) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'stillness' or 'calm' 2) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to calm,''to quiet,' 'to settle down'

maga a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to touch'

maloya a Yammaninke noun meaning 'shame'

manga koro (pl. manga koronu) a member of the Yammanka ruling kafo

Manga Koro a prefix for a member of the manga koro kafo, similar to English ‘Lord,’ or ‘Lady’

mani a Yammaninke interrogative, similar to English 'what?'

mase a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to step back' or 'to move away'

mba a Yammaninke expression of acknowledgement used when one is greeted or called by name, similar to saying ‘yes?’ ‘what?’ ‘I heard you,’ or ‘I understand’ (masculine)

meke (pl: mekenu) a Yammanka unit of currency used throughout most of the world, one fiftieth of a walla (roughly equivalent to four cents)

men a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to hear,' 'to listen' or 'to understand'

menkanfen the Yammaninke word for 'info-com device'

mercium a parasitic sentient substance of unknown composition and origin

miri a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to think'

muna a Yammaninke interrogative similar to English 'what?' or 'why?'

Na the Yammaninke word for ‘Mom’ or ‘Mother’

Nabali the name of the Falleya Spirit of the Motherless

nafa a Yammaninke noun meaning 'importance'

Nagidon the first day of the eight-day Dunian week, named for the mythical human ancestor Nagi from the Donkili, a day of work

naja the primal female vital force, the source of bodily form and base sensations like hunger, pleasure, and pain (combines with faja in living beings to create the higher vital force of nyamaya)

Namaste a Disaninke greeting

Nami a mythical figure from the Donkili, the founding female ancestor in Namindugu, conflated with Nyaare in some Kaigenese denominations of Falleya

Namikalo the second month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for the mythical human ancestor Nami from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s August)

nanjutsu an ancient fighting style developed in the southern part of the current Ranganese Union (then part of the Kaigenese Empire)

Na-Nyaare or Na-Nyaxare a reverent address for Goddess, Nyaare, in the Yammanka religion of Falleya, meaning literally ‘Mother Nyaare’ (sometimes used as a mild oath)

Negedon the fifth day of the eight-day Dunian week, named for the mythical human ancestor Nege from the Donkili, a day of work

ngoni a small stringed instrument played by some jaseliwu

ni a Yammaninke preposition meaning 'and' or 'with'

nii-san a respectful address or suffix for an older brother in the Shirojima dialect of Kaigengua

Nnyandon the third day of the eight-day Dunian week, named for the mythical human ancestor Nnyan from the Donkili, a day of work

nnse a Yammaninke expression of acknowledgement used when one is greeted or called by name, similar to saying ‘yes?’ ‘what?’ ‘I heard you,’ or ‘I understand’ (feminine)

n’terike Yammaninke for ‘my friend’ (masculine)

n’teriyaa Yammaninke for ‘my friend’ (feminine)

numu (pl: numuwu) a member of the endogamous Yammanka social class that manipulates nyama through the creation of tools, weapons, clayware, and machinery

Numu a prefix for a member of the numu kafo, similar to the English ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’

numuden a diminutive address for a young member of the numu kafo

numuke a respectful address for a male member of the numu kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘sir.’

numuyaa a respectful address for a female member of the jaseli kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘ma’am.’

Nyaare or Nyaxare Goddess in the Yammanka religion of Falleya

Nyaarekalo the first month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for theFalleya Goddess, Nyaare (roughly coincides with Earth’s July)

nyama any active or potential energy in the universe

nyamaya the ability to manipulate nyama

Nyangakalo the seventh month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for the mythical human ancestor Nyanga from the Donkili (roughtly coincides with Earth’s January)

The Nyankuma Syllabary a script developed for the purposes of keeping jaseli secrets, vastly more complicated than the Yammaninke alphabet

nyin a Yammaninke pronoun meaning 'this'

nyuman a Yammaninke adjective meaning 'good,' 'right,' 'sound,' or 'safe'

ola a popular Dunian ballgame originating in Malusia

the Pankajeet an upscale hotel in the Disanka sector of Dakkabana

Pichon a tribal region in western Hades

Pita the Disaninke word for ‘father’      

ra a Yammaninke tense marker that denotes past tense when placed at the end of a verb

Ranga a country on the continent of Namindugu (the center of the Ranganese Union, home to most of Duna’s fonyakalu)

Ranganese Union a collective of nation-states occupying most of the continent of Namindugu, populated by a mix of fonyakalu and jijakalu

Rangagua the primary language spoken in the country of Ranga and most of the Ranganese Union

Rixaara the realm of not-yet-life, that which is waiting to be born, in the Yammanka religion of Falleya

sabari a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to quiet,' 'to soothe,' 'to know oneself,' 'to have clarity'

sabu magic, witchcraft, supernatural abilities outside the known forms of nayamaya

Sansumakalo the third month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for Queen Sansuma Zankare, the first queen of Yamma (roughly coincides with Earth’s September)

Sasayaiba a jijaka bloodline technique, unique to the Matsuda family, wherein the jijaka turns ice into a bladed weapon hard enough for use in combat against steel and glass weapons, meaning literally ‘Whispering Blade’ in the Shirojima dialect of Kaigengua

Sayaakalo the ninth month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for the mythical human ancestor Sayaa from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s March)

Sayida a country on the continent of Namindugu, populated by the descendants of various indigenous peoples and colonizers from Abtya and Yamma

senjaka a shortened form of senkujaka (pl: senjakalu) a person who controls sand and dust particles (thought to have died out centuries ago)

Senku a prefix for a member of the senkuli kafo, similar to the English ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’

senkuden a diminutive address for a young member of the senkuli kafo

senkuli (pl: senkuliwu) a member of the endogamous Yammanka glass-working class that manipulates nyama through their glasswork

Senkuke a respectful address for a male member of the senkuli kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘sir.’

Senkuyaa a respectful address for a female member of the senkuli kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘ma’am.’

seri a type of Yammanka pudding

Shangoro the Thunder King a fictional crime-fighter

Sibikalo the sixth month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for the mythical human ancestor Sibi from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s December)

siira (pl. siiranu) a Dunian measure of time (roughly 43 Earth seconds) there are 50 siiranu in a gbaati, 100 siiranu in a waati, 2000 siiranu in a day

Sinimogo the name of a classic cartoon about the Yammanka superhero, Sunjara

siya (pl. siyalu) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'tribe' or 'ethnic group'

Siyatakalo or Siyakalo the eleventh month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for the mythical martyr Princess Siyata from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s May)

Sizwe the southernmost country on the continent of Kelendugu, populated mostly by tajakalu, a former imperial power and old rival of Yamma’s

so a Yammaninke noun meaning 'house,' 'hall' or 'building'

Sokolokalo the fourth month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for Queen Sokolo Wagadu, the second queen of Yamma (roughly coincides with Earth’s October)

soku (pl: sokulu) a traditional Yammanka stringed instrument played with a bow

sondatigi (pl: sondatiwu) a sub-theonite with the ability to control sound

sondaya the ability to control sound

soxoma a Yammaninke noun meaning 'morning'

sub-theonite a person who has special abilities but does not qualify as one of the original types of theonite (tajaka, jijaka, fonyaka, or the now extinct senjaka and kabaka) such as littigiwu, sondatigiwu, and fankatigiwu

Sumuldugu the ice covered continent on Duna’s south pole

sugu a Yammaninke noun meaning 'song'

suguso a Yammaninke noun meaning 'school' (literally 'house of song')

suma a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to cool' or 'to calm down'

Suna the ancestral clan of all numuwu and senkuliwu, assimilated into the First Yammanka Empire in 3897

Sunjara a famous fictional superhero on Duna

Suradon the seventh day of the eight-day Dunian week, named for the mythical human ancestor Sura from the Donkili, a day of rest and reflection

ta 1) a Yammaninke noun meaning ‘fire’ 2) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'get,' 'take' or 'fetch'

tajaka (pl: tajakalu) a theonite with the ability to control fire

taya the ability to control fire

theonite a person whose nyamaya allows them to remotely manipulate the physical world around them

tunyale a Yammaninke exclamation of agreement meaning literally ‘it is true,’ similar to the Hebrew ‘amen’

wa a Yammaninke particle that creates a question when placed at the end of a sentence, similar to a question mark

walla (pl: wallanu) a Yammanka unit of currency used throughout most of the world, fifty mekenu (roughly equivalent to two dollars)

Xamanxulle a famous fictional detective and rogue Jamuttaana on Duna (called ‘Ashcat’ in most Lindish translations)

xayake an extremely rude name to call someone in Yammaninke

Xoora Senondi the systematic burning of all Hadean books, works of art, musical instruments, churches, and castles ordered by Yammanka King Makundana, meaning literally, the ‘Holy Burning,’ called the ‘Great Burning’ in Lindish

xuro a strong Yammaninke swear word

Xuuse the mythical well at the center of the first Yammanka kingdom (used as an exclamation or mild oath)

ya a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to want'

yaare a shortened form of yaxare a Yammaninke noun meaning 'woman'

Yaarinduro the name of the Falleya Widow spirit

yaasa a Yammaninke conjunction meaning 'so that' or 'in order to'

Yamma a country occupying the central and northwestern part of the continent of Kelendugu, populated mainly by tajakalu

Yammanka (pl: Yammankalu) a person from Yamma; an adjective describing a person or thing originating from the nation of Yamma or its culture

Yammaninke the main language spoken in Yamma, the most widely-used language on the Planet Duna

yan a Yammaninke adverb meaning 'here'

ye a Yammaninke verb meaning 'is'

yele a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to laugh' or 'to smile'

yelelega a Yammaninke adjective meaning 'ridiculous' or 'weird'

yela a Yammaninke tense marker, placed at the end of a phrase or sentence to create the present progressive tense

Yelanye the origin of modern humans in the Donkili, meaning ‘The Planting’ in Old Yammaninke (the Yelanye marks the Dunian year 0)

yilin a Yammaninke noun meaning 'light'

Yujing the capital city of Ranga and the Ranganese Union

Zandile a country occupying the southern part of the continent of South Baxaria, a former Sizwean colony populated by the descendants of various indigenous Zandilean peoples, Sizwean colonizers, and the Kaigenese indentured workers they brought with them

 

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