Kinuk'aaz

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"Vaaa, bet vahurim kinuk'aaz. Bet ts'udi'imin helin. (Oh, it speaks our language. How amusing.)"
- Kindzi - The Beauty of Our Weapons

Kinuk'aaz, meaning "our language", is the language of the Omec and part of the Omec language family.

Overview

The Omec language uses an alphabetic script system called "Zaduusel", as opposed to the other Votan languages which are syllabic scripts. ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 11", "Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 1") The language also has long vowels and long consonants. ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 11")

Omec verbs are divided into classes depending on the type of object they take. Seven object classes exist, with three other pseudo classes for reflexives, passives and statives: ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 11")

  • Object classes:
    • (I) people
    • (II) things
    • (III) food
    • (IV) places
    • (V) instruments
    • (VI) clothing
    • (VII) products/results: this is for verbs whose object is a resultant action, e.g. sleeping, whose result is an instance of sleeping

Known words

Word Translation Pronunciation Source
Ar No ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 8")
Bem Father ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 10")
Dö'aat Oil dö-'AAT [1]
Dzüür When ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 11")
Dzvapin Peace DZVA-pin [1]
Gapoliraaz "The Great Overtaking" ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 11")
Ki Our ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 8")
Kiin We KIIN [1]
Kinuk’aaz Our language ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 8")
Maret Adziim Dread Harvest ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 11")
Nuk Tongue ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 8")
Nuk'aaz Language ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 8")
Q'vop A type of fruit Q'VOP [1]
Soütin Roll SOÜ-tin [1]
Temet To eat TE-met [1]
Tsevaak Dawn tse-VAAK [1]
Tsüüt Pipe TSÜÜT [1]
T'opet To hit T'O-pet [1]
Vi Yes ("Fun Facts: Season 3, Episode 8")
Vorek Bread vo-REK [1]
Zor Eye ZOR [1]

Known phrases

Word Translation Pronunciation Source
Vak k'udemaz vorek? (question) The man ate the bread. VAK k'u-DE-maz vo-REK [1]
Vak k'udemaz vorek. (statement) Did the man eat the bread? VAK k'u-DE-MAZ VO-rek? [1]

History

Some Castithans learned this language in school to some degree. Stahma Tarr learned it from studying classic poetry. ("The Broken Bough")

Notes

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