Glossary (In progress)

Glossary (In progress)

PHASE 4:

The Shared World Name:

Sauúti – pr. Zshawú-tì – (start between an S and Z) zss and a breath on the h, zse-how-ti (from Sauti) – phonetics /zsʰawútì/

THE TWO SUNS:

Zuúv’ah – pr. Zjhwúvhà’a  Xu not Zu, long aa, and then hesitate on the final á (from Zuuvah) – phon. /ʐ̤ʷúβːaʕa/

Juah-āju – pr. Djúwhā-jù — Juu with drawn out aa, and the end ju cut short  (from Juah-aju) – phon. /d͜ʒʷúw̤a̤ːd͜ʒù/

 

THE PLANETS:

Wiimb-ó – pr. Hwhiyʼím-boˈ — breathy Hwiy and separate bo (from Wiimb-o) – phon. /hʷi̤jʕímbò/

Órino-Rin – pr. Ór’hno-rhin — in-take of breath on ‘h (from Orino-Rin) – phon. /órno↓r̤ì̤n/

Zezépfeni – pr. Zjhezjhéfhn-nì — like Ze-zephen-ni (from Zezefeni) – phon. /ʐeʐ̤é̤ɸn̩nì/

Mahwé-Pinaa – pr. Mha’hwe-Phínhā — ma-whe (in-take of breath on whe), then high Pi and drawn out aa (from Mawé-Pinaa)phon. /m̤a̤hʷe↓pʰi̋n̤ȁ̤ː/

E’khwukwe — pr. E’khwh-kwe – in-take of breath on ‘kh (from Ekwukwe) – phon. /ekʷ↓kʷe/

 

 

PHASE 3:

LINGUISTIC FEATURES EMERGING:

  • Many aspirated fricatives
  • Breathy voiced vowels with low tone
  • Both stress and tone are present
  • Final exclitics – the little syllables at the end that sound separate

The most unusual feature is the ingressive pulmonic sounds. This almost never happens on Earth. Examples are !Xoo language and paralinguistically in western European languages

 

The Shared World Name:

Zshawú-tì – (start between an S and Z) zss and a breath on the h, zse-how-ti (from Sauti) – /zsʰawútì/

THE TWO SUNS:

Zjhwúvhà’a  Xu not Zu, long aa, and then hesitate on the final á (from Zuuvah) – /ʐ̤ʷúβːaʕa/ 

Djúwhā-jù — Juu with drawn out aa, and the end ju cut short  (from Juah-aju) – /d͜ʒʷúw̤a̤ːd͜ʒù/

 

THE PLANETS:

Hwhiyʼím-boˈ — breathy Hwiy and separate bo (from Wiimb-o) – /hʷi̤jʕímbò/

Ór’hno-rhin — in-take of breath on ‘h (from Orino-Rin) – /órno↓r̤ì̤n/ 

Zjhezjhéfhn-nì — like Ze-zephen-ni (or it could be like pronouncing Zjhwúvhà’a with Xu instead of Ze) – /ʐeʐ̤é̤ɸn̩nì/

Mha’hwe-Phínhā — ma-whe (in-take of breath on whe), then high Pi and drawn out aa (from Mawé-Pinaa)/m̤a̤hʷe↓pʰi̋n̤ȁ̤ː/

E’khwh-kwe — in-take of breath on ‘kh (from Ekwukwe) – /ekʷ↓kʷe/ 

 

Linguistics/Language Evolution:

It would only take 70-90 generations for the connections to the ancient language to be absolutely lost entirely:

  • 500 years separated from the base period (BP) = can understand a lot, just sounds archaic. 5-10 generations for the language to not sound very familiar at all
  • 1,000 BP = clear to anyone the relation but won’t understand anything. 15-20 generations for it to be completely unintelligible
  • 2,000 BP = normal person might realise the relation but probably not
  • 4,000 BP = only expert will know
  • 5,500 years separated from the base period (BP) = no idea, no understanding for anyone

Mha’hwe-Phínhā: Language and Physicality of Resident Beings: Discussed “Lower gravity so significantly different physiology”, i.e. larger beings (“Giants”) – this would mean they age slower, and therefore from a language perspective they would have been be speaking the equivalent of Shakespearean English – BUT they are the deaf and sign language based culture.

 

 

 

PHASE 2:

Sauti, The Sautiverse: The world (voice in Swahili)

 

THE TWO SUNS:

Zuuvah – drawn out pronunciation as emphasis on both the “Zuu” and “vah” (Zuva,  larger sun/star, sun in Shona)

Juah-aju – drawn out on first part (Jua, sun – Swahili)

 

THE 5 PLANETS

Wiimb-ó – emphasis on th “i”, and the ó representing the Spirit Moon (Wimbo) (Swahili)

Orino-Rin – reduplication (Orin) (Yoruba)

Pinaa – emphasis on the “aa” (Pina) (Setswana)

Ekwukwe – echo planet, Ukwe spoken backward then forward (Ukwe) (Igbo) – but in breath and out breath as spoken form

Zezefeni – reduplication and emphasis on secon “ze” (Zefeni) (Amharic)

 

PHASE 1:

The 5 Planets (named after the word for ‘song’ in 5 African languages:

  • Wimbo (Swahili)
  • Orin (Yoruba)
  • Liedje (Afrikaans)
  • Ukwe (Igbo)
  • Zefeni (Amharic)

 

Other terms:

Sauti: The name of the original language of the seed world and the ‘high’ language which is used in all magic and science to manipulate sound (meaning ‘voice’ in Swahili)

 

Zuva:  The name of the central star in this planetary system (means sun in Shona)

Madiregi: a title for those practical people, healers, makers, etc and those that use the high language professionally (means ‘making/doing’ in Amharic)

 

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