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Sinistral Glossary

Basic Phrases

    eirokza - Hello (informal) (From Ancient Sinistral, a shortened version of "How does the sun shine [for you]?")
    igařavái esu solái tei / tei esu solái igařavái - Hello (Formal) (Literally "Does the Sun shine (on) you?)
    eiro - Positive response to a greeting, equivalent to "I've been good." in English
    geidi - Negative response to a greeting, close in meaning to "Not doing well." 
    voltei - Goodbye (From Ancient Sinistral, coming from a phrase that meant "Let's meet again.")
    volgei - Goodbye (rude) (Literally: Begone from my sight (A fused compound of Ancient Sinistral with the geidi, creating "Begone from my sight."))
    kogão - Correct/Right/Affirmative (Sinistral lacks fixed "yes" and "no" words, but this can be used to answer quickly)
    kogei - Different/Wrong/Incorrect (There's no "no" in Sinistral)

Base Nouns

These nouns are without adverbs and are indivisible.
    ŝie - home
    kio - water
    řua - fire
    řavo - sun
    tohei - moon
    rara - mother
    daga - father
    seisa - sister
    voisa - brother
    taif - paternal line of a family
    vold - maternal line, literally implying foreign or other
    vüna - food
    joga - stone
    sa or sado - language or dialect (no distinction between the two)
    rado - person (any race)
    ai - blood, can also refer to lineage
    fireno - money
    auřo - gold
    aurge - silver
    voeřo - male
    feira - female
    chido - boat (generally referring to those with junk rigs)
    fuha - bread
    kařu - meat
    garuma - armor
    jiřu - cutting tool
    tavař - wall
    diřen - group (of people)
    třuja - merchant
    mijot - rod/column
    velřuza - metal
    xa - a flow
    tova - fool, idiot, simpleton, moron
    chorva - beer
    hage - distilled spirits
    kafult - a distilled spirit made from honey, aged in honeyed barrels and possessing a complex flavor and golden color. 
    toki - wines that are made from a mix of noble rotted grapes and honey. Characteristically known for a sweet flavor with a tawny color and caramel flavor.
    golga - non-noble rot wines.
    verei - liberty, also the verb to liberate/free/release
    moja - value
    xarei - rights
    tohei - reasoning/reason/logic
    vada - switch


Positional particles that describe something in space. These are not adverbs, nouns or adjectives in sinistral - these simply are a class of particle that can prefix a noun, adverb, or adjective to change the meaning.
    rovol - far
    taixa - near
    kajoi - north
    danø/danu - south
    iga - east
    oha - west

Compound Nouns

Many nouns are compounds of nouns, verbs and adjectives in sinistral. All compounds begin with the noun being modified, and each is prefixed on in a logical order to make a coherent noun meaning.
    eirado - human
    ŝinorado - Sinistral (race)
    ŝinosa - Sinistral (language)
    geidara - double cousins (useless cousins)
    taiga - grandfather (paternal)
    taira - grandmother (paternal)
    voltga - grandfather (maternal)
    voltra - grandmother (maternal)
    taida - paternal cousins
    volra - maternal cousins
    tirado - Lesser Elf
    emerado - Greater Elf
    airado - caste
    zohafuha - flatbread
    taixakio - river (large flowing water)
    taigarumaŝie - castle (large armored home)
    ŝivünajiřu - paring knife (small food knife)
    jenghutavař - insulation/insulated wall (cold stop wall)
    nøřuavelrhuzamijot - fire iron (hot fire metal rod)
    firenorado - banker (money person)
    třujadiřen – merchant guild (merchant group)
    mojaimoja - equal (value no value)


Numbers in Sinistral are unified under a singular system - the number one can mean both a quantity or the first in a list. The system is a base-12 system.
    jaru - zero
    ji - one
    fuan/iji - two
    tao - three
    kor - four
    ejat - five
    wøf - six
    vue - seven
    rejo - eight
    nano - nine
    eiro - ten
    taio - eleven
    sei - twelve
    rujei - sixty
    eisei - one-hundred-twenty
    rusei - six-hundred
    wu - one-thousand-two-hundred
    To form numbers greater than twelve, but less than sixty, the following form is used: 
    sei-ji - thirteen
    fuan-sei - twenty-four
    tao-sei - thirty-six
    And so-on.