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{Makani} The Yakai Language Lexicon

NIAH

The Character Collector
Retired Staff
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Please follow these links for all necessary information!
{Restricted Race} Makani
--- Welcome
--- Cheat Sheet
--- Physiology
--- Culture
--- The Great Disaster

{Makani} Rules, Roster & Application
--- Rules
--- Roster
--- Application

{Makani} The Yakai Language

{Makani} Frequently Asked Questions


Y A K A I
Yakai
See { This Link } for the inspiration for makani language. Multiple words were pulled from these songs, and are a basis for the language. It is also reminiscent of Gaelic, Latin, and Hawaiian.

The language of the makani is called Yakai. It is heavily influenced by vowel sounds and has a highly musical air to it. The makani are rooted in oral tradition and have neither developed, nor found a need, for written language. They also have capability of shrieks, screeches, and caws that are only useful for long distance communication and while flying.

Common Names:
Females- Vatuei, Evani, Mava, Yakaya, Vamai, Eeyei, Mawei
Males- Amuus, Luo, Tei, Malo, Esuus, Mako, Keimos, Latis, Tama

Storytellers often share tales of a groundling vessel that found its way into the sky long ago. Their vessel did not survive the collision with the island, and the groundling crew found themselves stranded upon Vata’inu. The A’keiyah struck a deal with the groundlings, and permitted them to live so long as they contributed to the island’s daily life. Over time, a small handful of makani came to learn the groundling tongue of “Kayamon,” because the A’keiyah forbade any groundling from speaking Yakai. That has been long ago, and the groundlings have since died. But the Kayamon tongue is passed on between storytellers, performers, poets, and the A’keiyah. What is remembered is spotty and likely somewhat different than true Common. It is most commonly used for snide insults, and to swear.

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If you’re interested in your makani character knowing Common, please follow these guidelines. Staff, or the Makani Loremaster will roll for you, to ensure no cheatery! Screenshots of roll will be provided.

+ Poets, storytellers, and performers roll 1d20+10
+ Characters that would have a reason to be interested, but are not regularly exposed roll 1d20+5.
+ All others that want to have some “Common knowledge” roll 1d20.

1-10 = They know absolutely no Common
11-13 = They know a few words and phrases. Highly nonfunctional for communication
14-17 = Feasible to communicate. Pronunciation is poor and many words unknown. Grammar shoddy.
18-20 = They have spent a great deal around those who remember the groundling’s Kayamon, and have even studied it enough to communicate.

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It would take a great deal of trust and convincing for any makani to even consider teaching Yakai to a groundling. Even the groundlings whose airship crashed on Vata'inu and lived out their life there were forbidden from learning Yakai. Who would dare share the sacred tongue with demons?

The same rules of Mok'yra, Eark'zian, Horgaahn, and Verba apply here.

+ Yakai can only be learned from a makani
+ A groundling that has been taught Yakai will have no hope of being able to teach someone else.
+ A groundling learning Yakai will need to have extensive RP, over the course of several months, before they can consider themselves fluid.

 
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NIAH

The Character Collector
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L E X I C O N

Have fun. :)


Numbers
None/Zero - Yahm
One - Yohm
Two - Eiyem
Three - Uum
Four - Avahm
Five - Akahm
Six - Aiem
Seven - Som
Eight - Kohm
Nine - Emahm
Ten - Yomai
Twenty - Eiyemai
Thirty - Uumai
One Hundred - Yohmuun
Two Hundred Sixty Four - Eiyemuun Aiemai'Avahm

Word List
I, me, mine, myself, self
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Ays

You, your, yourself (singular)
- Ah

We, us, our
- Aysah

You, you all, yourselves (plural)
Ahn

He, Male, Him, His, Man
- Sahm

She, Female, Her, Hers, Woman
- Ahli

Them, They, Theirs
- Wah

It, Thing, Unknown Entity
- Kas

Vague Animal, Beast, Creature, Uncivilized Monster
- Tuus

Leader, Authority Figure
- Keiyah
(Worth nothing that A'keiyah literally means "Your Leader")

Gryphons, Guardian
- Ayyei

Fletchling, Baby Bird, Makani infant, Someone Who is Naive
- Nava

Warrior, Hunter, Fighter
- Yavei

Night, Dark, Black, Ash, Dirty
- Po

Bright, Light, Colorful
- Lei

Sky, God, Lord, Destiny, Fate
- Manna

Wind, Air, Flight
- Makani

Wings, Spirit, Soul
- Kaya

Feathers
- Keiya

Old, Ancient, Elder, Tired, Sleepy

- Lama

Fire, Sun, Heat
- Asuun

Cold, Cloud, Death
- Rahkay

Rain, Mist
- Raysa

Music, Song
- Yahyay

Dance
- Kani

Father
- Ahmuus

Mother
- Nahyuus

Sister
- Nadiahli

Brother
- Sahmuu

Rock, Stone, Cliff
- Ayuda

Soil, Dirt, Clay, Filth, Brown
- Daiyama

Roost, Home, Shelter
- Natuus

Fight, Battle, Protect
- Ayyeiyin

Fight, Harm, Murder
- Ayyeisa


Family
- Maya

Happiness, Joy, Good
-Ahmabi

Love (Romantic, attraction)
-Ahnadi

Beauty, Alluring, Splendid
Mediya

Pain, Sickness
Vaiviyah

Groundlings, Non-Makani, Demons, Monsters
Veinan

Help, Relief, Rest
- Maka

Red
- Rei

Orange
- Lua

Yellow, Gold
- Marei

Green
- Diva

Blue
- Tei

Purple
- Haleiyah

Food
- Ahlu

Pitiful, Idiot, 'Manchild'
Soyah

Short, Small, Tiny
Dee


Tall, Large
Fai

Yes, Affirmative, Of Course, Please
Uuya

No, "Go Away"
Weiyin

Fat, Lardy, Tubby, Gluttonous
Nini

Hello, Welcome
Ahn

Farewell
Vahna

Friend, Bondmates
Yaiya

Fear
Avahwei

Hate, Bad
Keiwah


Free, Untethered, Unbound, Alive
Ayvowei

Bound, Grounded, Dead, Trapped
Samanei

The After-Time
Suunahma

Magic, Wonderment, Awe
Lahmei

Weapons
Seisahm

Who
Kai

What
Kaiya

Where
Movai

When
Veivei


Why
Suus

How
Keisuss




Adjectives & Nouns Pairings
These are just examples of how to combine words. Adjectives go in front of, and combine with, nouns.

Young, youthful, child (not baby, but not mature either)
- Ay
- Ayahli (Female)
- Aysahm (Male)

Old, Ancient, Elder, Tired, Sleepy
- Lama
- Lamahli (old woman, or tired woman)
- Lamasahm (old man or tired man)

Infants
- Nava
- Leinava
- Ponava
- Yaveinava

Love (Romantic, attraction)
- Ahnadi
- Ahnadiayahli (A female that one is in love with)
- Ahnadisahm (A male that one is in love with)

 
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