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 NounsThese 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
PositionalsPositional 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 NounsMany 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)
NumbersNumbers 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.