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Post by John. on Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:36 am

Vortigaunt language basics

True Vortigese can only be understood by telepathic individuals. The inflection and specific context of any spoken sound is created through Vortal means. Flux Shifting is the term they use, where each Vortigaunt's mental and verbal communication is shared in a holistic manner. Therefore any context is generally lost on Human ears, and each single Vortigese word can be interpreted in dozens of different ways depending on that context. Many words can be spelled in different ways, but they are generally pronounced only one. Vortigaunts can learn virtually any language, pronunciation may be more or less correct though they always sound 'exotic'. Though they have few or no words with certain sounds in their own language, they can pronounce English/non-Vort sounds just fine. Vortigese is difficult for normal Humans to pronounce because some of the resonance and depth of the actual sounds are created using their longer throats, differently shaped mouths, and considerably larger lungs. Many Vorts give off rumbling sounds that can hardly be heard by Human ears. What may sound like a simple grunt to a Human can be a complete word or even sentence to a Vort.

When words might, in English, flow together sloppily, most Vorts pronounce each of their own words individually even if they speak quickly. There is little change in stress between words or syllables, though when there are three or more syllables, the second is sometimes stronger.

Not every word or phrase follows every rule, as with most languages they have their exceptions based on traditional use.

Vortigese is not intentionally vague or difficult to decode, for Humans. However, those who have Vortal inputs are clearly at an advantage to understand certain phrases and follow lengthy discussions.


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Context-driven punctuation

Since this is a written work, some context can be explained away by using hyphens (-) and apostrophes (') to indicate 'connections' between words. They essentially modify whatever two words appear together, as subject or object.

Often, imagining the phrase "of (the)" or "from (the)" between two words can help explain their context. Obviously it depends on which specific words are in use.

'(word) is used to indicate the verb form of whatever other word is in use, while (word)' generally shows what is being done. When there is no proper way to imagine action between those, ' merely shows the emphasis or direction that the object should be observed.

(word)-(word) is used to combine ideas together, as in English.


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Context-driven information

Counting in Vort requires concentration – it's either "none", "one" or "many". To know how many, exactly, of any given thing (people in a room, eggs in a basket, rounds in a clip) are present, the sender and receiver of the information must be flux-shifting. Otherwise, it's a good idea to speak something other than Vort if you want to convey complicated math.


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Pronunciation Guide

A = ah as in car; aa = as in mat
E = as wet; ee as in see; ey as in 'a' in pay
I = as in ink; ih as in hit
O = as in oat; sometimes as in mod
U = as in cut; sometimes oo as in soon
W = seldom used, generally ua
Y = seldom used, generally as in seen, sometimes as in yes
H = as in Hello, at end of words generally softens vowel sound

B = as in Bat – no P sounds
V = as in Volume –  no F (unvoiced) sound
D = as in Dug
C (ch) = always as in Champ, at end of word voiced with H as in Hanukkah
K = (also ck) as in Kill
G = as in Good
J = as in Juice (sometimes sounds as zh)
M = as in Man
N = as in Nice – except at end of word, may be silent
T = as in Table
Ts = as in pacts
L or LL = as in Lull – heavily voiced in many words
R = as in Ran – often sounds rolled or as a growl
S = as in hissed
Sh = as in Shut
X or Z = as in Zoo, or zz as buzz
Zh = (also xh) as the g in mirage

I recommend using edit/find to locate words you might think are here. Since each Vort word may be used for numerous English ones, try variations.

Ah’ (or a combined with words) (short sound) = you, us, nearby companions, team or group address
Ahglah (or aglaa) = the all-in-one, encompassing, the fabric of life, circle, sphere
Ahhhr = opening of the Vortal communication pathways, readiness to commune by flux-shifting
Alla = self, people, singular or plural depending on context, Vortikind embodied in flesh
Allu = other non-threatening life forms, allies, non-Vortigaunt individuals, peaceful contact
Bahh (or baa) = multiples, many, divisions of a single thing (such as individual Vortigaunts among their kin)
Ban = increments or demarcations, measurements, gradualness, portions as opposed to a whole object or event, moments
Bed = sweetness, a pleasant taste or smell, not usually mental/personality
Bee (or bii) = warrior class as opposed to worker class, ‘grunts’, soldiers
Beelees = controller class, one who organizes, commands or otherwise is in charge of a team/group
Beh = female, of any species when there is a difference, ‘her/hers/she’ modifying object/individual
Bim (or beem) = the past, things which have already occurred, unchangeable, historical, posterity
Bit = wetness, dampness, moisture but not a body of liquid, something that is not dry
Bot (as bought) = reference to a singular item, ‘that thing’, a specific subject/object, ‘it’ as a pronoun
Buu (or boo) = the physical quality of hardness, inflexibility applied to objects or opinion
Chaa (or chah) = knowledge, innate or shared vortal information, objective thought (opposed to subjective)
Chackt = motion, action, verb (what ever it can do / be / act) for any object in question
Chee (or chi) = a shrill sound, high-pitched noises, a buzzer or shriek, a whine, specific sounds many animals make
Chela (or chellah) = to clean or purge, generally more hostile than ‘wash’, purify, filter, cleanse
Chrah (irregular, voiced ch) = hill, rise, a physical object that is raised from its surroundings, lump, landmark; raise (when verb)
Chuaa = (alert1 hl1) ‘engage’, command to attack, ‘do it’, rarely used with chackt
Churr = sustenance, food, to eat (as a verb)
Daa (or dahh) = hue or color, the visual description of a physical object’s appearance, combines with other words to specify
Dan (or danh) = honor of another, a high regard, respect, to perform a duty well (if verb), applies to others’ actions
Dara (as ‘data’) = guard, protect, the act of giving shelter or defending a thing or person physically, rarely psychological
Darr (or darh) = brightness, light source (as opposed to heat source), to illuminate (physically)
Dee (or di) = overabundance, too many, too much, explosion, stink
Den = limbs, anything not body or brain, depending on species can mean wing, hand, leg or pincers
Dech (voiced h) = texture of being bumpy, knotted, a single item with grain or beady exterior, warts, nubs
Det = to ask, request politely, soften a demand or query, ‘please?’
Dey = to require more, need, request, ask for explanation/clarification
Dim (or deem) = amusement, lightheartedness, a joke, or something worthy of mocking (when object/person)
Eeya (or iyah) = warmth, heat, the element of fire, a cook/camp fire (when object)
Eek (or ik/iq) = stored energy, electricity, shock, battery or lightning if object
Egh (or eeg) = intelligence, smartness, canniness, a strong comprehension, ‘book learning’
Eh’ (combined with other words) = a mental or emotional modifier, when something is usually physical
Ell (or elh) = physical property of slickness, shine, reflective, a mirror if object
Ga’ = a positive experience, ‘yes’, a generic positive modifier to other objects or situations
Gaharra = debt, gratitude, willful in nature
Gaka = self-worth, pride, something of which to be proud (when object/action), applies to self’s action
Galih = euphoria, the state of existence rather than living, the pleasant effect of the Interval (death)
Gallalam = satisfaction, completion, to finish, to end (an event, not a life)
Gallum = gift, pleasure, something precious, something which can be taken or given (when object)
Gerr (or gerh) = the physical quality of softness, pliability, flexibility of things or ideas, change (purposeful)
Glah (or glaa) = embrace, accept, gather, the non-spiritual component of wholeness with a group, teamwork
Glit (or galit) = length of an object, full distance, amount of a whole, ‘sum’, paired with modifiers for small/large
Gog = liquid, the element of water, generally any body of water (when object)
Graa (or grah) = a theory, formula, set of rules or instructions, intellectual rather than physical; to ponder or theorize (verb)
Gram = fondness, pleasure as it applies to wanting something, eagerness, implies only the spirit of enjoyment, not the object
Gruh (or groo, grew) = pace or prowl, stealthy motion, sleight of hand, trackless movement, deliberate speed
Gruk (or crook) = cavernous, an interior of a natural area, shelter
Grun (as noon) = grace, physical ease of motion, elegance, freefall / flight, to soar (when verb)
Gu = motion applied to a broad scale, shifting, something being between two states
Gulanga = training, sparring, practice, rewarding repetitive physical or Vortal activity (combines 3 words)
Gunn = to prepare, to ready one’s self, a warning if spoken to another
Gurr (or ghurr) = feet, paws, hoof, locomotive extremities as opposed to manipulative ones when different
Gurrah (or gurah) = below, underneath, the under or bottom portion of an object, depths
Ha (or haa) = a negative modifier, generally not used alone until after Human contact- ‘no’, suggests imbalance or inequity
Hach (voiced h) = never, will/did not, refusal of a request, ‘nope, no way’
Hachra (voiced ch) = pit, hole, indentation in something normally flat, includes bullet holes, to dig or gouge (when verb)
Hallam = a negative condition, unrest, chaos
Harra = indebted via negative means, bond of servitude, trap (when object)
Hen = exclusion of something, instead, ‘or’ when modifying more than one object/idea, the act of choosing (when verb)
Hi (hee) = outsider, enemy, generally something not Vortal, or not connected to Vortikind
Hoch (voiced h) = sparks, flickering, sparkles, starlight, uneven but bright light or color, static, physical light, not lih
Hoh (or ho) = mental or emotional stun, surprise, shock, unexpected or sudden emotional impact
Hoalbah = worship, revere, a state of supernatural awe or impact, ‘stunning the many’ (hoh allu bahh)
Hoy-hoy (quick repetition) = an attention-getting ‘hush up/pay attention/watch out’, used in hunting or battle
Hud (or hood) = to collect, harvest, round up, gather, herd, multiple rather than singular, almost always physical
Ih’ (short, combined with other words) = a physical modifier when something is usually Vortal or emotional
Jah (or jaa) = remnants, that which is left over, anything not used or useless, ‘after’
Jii (or jih) = curled, fluted, something that is wound or wavy, a helix or spiral, also a pattern of such waves
Jurr = solid, ground, the element of earth, dirt or stone (when object)
Kaa (or kahh) = texture, a physical descriptive term that’s usually added to another word to show what kind of texture it is
Kallah = physical quality, body, flesh, the objective content of a statement when generic
Keh = to fix that which is broken, repair, make the best of a situation, to forgive
Ket (short t sound, pronounced as in ‘quit’) = flatness, dullness, lack of features
Kih (or kee) = within, inside, interior, shell or container (when object)
Klurr (or klurh) = a low frequency sound, thrumming or hum, dirge, large animal sounds, groaning/moaning
Ksaa (or ksah) = confidence, surety, the act of believing in another
Kraa (or krah) = quiet sounds, hushed, whisper, volume of sound rather than frequency, ‘be quiet’ (verb)
Kshaa (or kshah) = abruptness as opposed to gradualness, sudden, not unexpected but short in duration
Kshek (as neck) = ink or dye, stain (nouns), the act of coloring something (verb), changing colors/camouflaging (verb)
Kurr = being told, being given, teacher (when physical)
Kut (short t sound, as coot) = attract, bring near, gravity, tug (as a leash), pull
Kuu (or koo) = cling, attach, latch onto, be sustained by or carried by (physically)
Laa (or lahh) = connection, link, a step between things, progression (?)
Lach (voiced h) = here, the location presently occupied, as opposed to somewhere else no matter how close or distant
Lak (as lock) = the arc or trajectory of an object (be it planet or tennis ball), orbit, gravity well influence, to encircle, to spiral
Lalli = space as defined by physical objects (a universe among many, stars, planets)
Lam (or llam) = emotion, feelings of the mind rather than the body, opinion (if object)
Lees (or liis/liiz) = to lead, to command, elect, preside over, can be verb or object/person
Leh (or ley) = burden, weight, troubles, blame, downwards direction
Lih = spirit, Vortessence, non-physical self, energy
Lilli (also lili) = within reach, to grasp, to comprehend, sanity (?)
Lillimah = freedom, openness, space, existence without boundary, spirit in the emotional sense
Lud (or ludh) = acrid smell or taste, burning or tangy, something that leaves an aftertaste or lingers in the air
Lung (also lang) = concentration, effort, attention in an extended sense, as opposed to Xkah which is immediate
Lurr (or lurh) = transference, healing, energy, between (distance between two things/when object)
Luu (or loo) = rest, sleep, inactivity, lihluu = dreaming, shehluu = snoring
Mah (or maa) = bare, plain, in view, obvious
Mach = sticky, glue, tar, a substance with a texture that snags, generally a physical property
Mei (or may) = granular, rubble, pebbles, something small or worn off from a bigger thing, sand or salt, ‘to grind’ (if verb)
Mech (voiced h) = pinch, clasp, to close something that attaches to itself (verb), hinge or clasp (noun), a physical lock
Min (or minh) = strength, the quality of an object that is sturdy or hardy, muscularity (if object)
Mirr (or mirh) = reflex, something that is completely natural, happens without thought, can be ‘knee jerk’ if negative
Mit = to absorb, soak, funnel, ingest (verbs), a sponge or siphon (object), usually physical but may be ‘revelation’
Morr = edge, the border of something/somewhere, delineation, generally physical but can refer to states of being/time
Muu (or moo, mo-oo) = the quality of taste or smell as opposed to texture or color, modified by other words
Mun (or moon, moo-oon) = to record physically, leave a trace, plant a trail, a marker or clue; both verb and noun
Nach = pathway, the trail of a journey, to follow or lead on such a journey, embarking (as a verb)
Nahh (or nah, naa) = a beginning, the start, inception, the highest point, top of something (if object)
Net (pronounced neh’, abrupt end) = expected result, expectations of something that has yet to occur, projections, hopes
Ni (or nee) = male, of any species where there is a difference, ‘his/him/he’ modifying object/individual
Nohaa (or nohah) = death at range, the effects of war, bullets or other weapons (if object), to shoot / fire (if verb)
Nox (or noks/nocks) = chunk of land, island, settlement, colony, foundation or base of operations, ‘breaking ground’ (verb)
Nuy = unexpected, unpredictable, the unknown (as opposed to the obfuscated), insanity
Oa (or wah) = loudness of a sound, booming, resonant, strident noise, raucous, ‘speak up’ (verb)
Ohm (or om/um) = elemental metal, ore, gems or crystals, any hard structure found in nature
Ord (as afford) = transmitted, airwaves, radio signal, technological method of communication (not Vortal, or in person)
Orm (as conform) = antlion worker; ormbah=eggs; ormlih=larva; ormturr=queen; ormdara=guardian; ormshuk=spitter
Raa (or rah) = business, the practice of work, interaction, transfer of goods rather than ideas
Rach = a tool, an object or implement (used to imply that the object is in use, generally, with a verb), rarely describes weapons
Rahd (or rod, pronounced ‘rawd’) = beauty as defined physically, to appreciate a physical aspect of any object
Razh (or rozh) = a very specific location or item, to target or home in on when verb
Ree (or rhee) = a plant, growing thing without a brain, lichen through trees
Rihx (or rix, ricks) = distraction, lure, bait, something that is not what it appears, a trap of any sort
Rog (as dog) = to hold/hold up, display, carry an item prominently, show something while holding it, a badge/placard (object)
Ruhh (or ruu) = chill, cold, the element of ice, immobility (only of mobile object)
Rum = above, higher, heights in general, the upper portion of an object
Rut (root) = to roll, rotate, tumble, spin, turn something that spins, be dizzy (physically), rarely refers to emotion
Ruun (roo-oon) = motionless as opposed to immobility, waiting, pause, inaction or slowness to react
Saa (or sah) = easy, simple, something uncomplicated or direct (when verb), un-built or ‘raw’ (when object)
Seh (pronounced say) = blood, fluid as applied to function (hydraulic, mercury), something valuable only when contained
Sennah (or senaa) = time, immediacy, ‘now’, current event, neither the past nor future
Shaa (or shah) = opening of Vocal (not Vortal) communication over distance, ‘hello’ ‘goodbye’, message (if object)
Sheh (pronounced shay) = sound, the physical quality of a noise or something that can be detected audibly
Shii (or shee/shih) = mesh, something that is woven in itself or with another thing, ‘to mix’ or ‘weave’ when verb
Shuk (as shook) = to spray, spread in a conscious fashion, direct flow, spit or ejaculate (antlion acid, Gonarch spew)
Shuu (or shu) = offspring, young, brood, an indicator of relationship but not the connected idea of being family
Sii (or see) = pain, ache, usually indicating physical discomfort but can mean emotional
Siid (seed) = to compact, condense, push together, confine, encapsulate (verbs), noun examples ‘pill’ or ‘wad of paper’
Staa (or stah) = surface, covering, skin; to wrap or clothe when verb
Sun (or soon) = physical barrier, shield, wall, armor/protection, implies that it is made or erected, not naturally present
Surr (or surh) = animal, that which does not have a true spirit but is still alive, non-intelligent creatures
Tahh (or taa) = something made, created, manufactured, non-natural items or substances (not negative in nature)
Tak (as tack) = to explore, be aware of surroundings, examine a broad subject/area, quantitative assessment (not Zurr)
Talash = (alert3 hl1) evade, dodge, anticipate attack, usually verb though rarely used with ‘chackt’
Tan (pronounced tahn) = small, lesser, on the losing side, younger if applied to comparing ages
Tao (as ow in ‘towel’) = split, divide, demark, something separated yet still is ‘the same’ item (serving of food, etc)
Tash = and, also, in addition to, as well as, a conjunction implying a group of different things being described
Tay (or tae) = physical texture of wrinkling, fold, crease, something that has an un-flat surface, nook/cranny
Terr (or terh) = a location anywhere but where the speaker is, distant or close but not ‘here’
Thoi = connection, family, bond of blood or community, ordered or ranked things
Tii (or tee/tih) = tolerant, patient, generally ‘of children/events/annoyances’, distinct from accept/resigned
Tirh (or tiir, as ‘fear’) = train others, serve (food), ‘checklist/manual’ when object, distinguished from teach by ‘need’
Toy (or toi)(hl1) = physical speed, motion on an individual level, ‘hurry up’/’snap to it’ as a command
Tsah (or tsaa) = sensation, perception, physically gathering items or information (opposed to vortally sensing)
Tul (as tool) = to reply, to respond, to form a rebuttal or argument, the contents of a reply (ni tul, beh tul – he said, she said)
Tuu (or too) = growth, the act of experience (applied to an event), harmonious change as opposed to chaotic, progress
Turr (or turh) = big, greater, on the winning side, elder
Uhn (pronounced on as in ‘gone’ or un as in ‘fun’) = acknowledgement, context-dependent, akin to roll-taking ‘here’
Ula (or ulah, oolaa) = artificially created, forced, a negative connotation of manufacturing, abrupt, inappropriate
Urr = enter, fill, become, generally a verb but can be combined to make nouns (doorway, etc)
Vahh (or Vah) = mystery, secret, hidden facets, lies when very negative
Vech = the future, potential, things which have not happened yet
Veh (pronounced vay) = elemental air, breathable gas, also ‘lightness’ when applied to an object (weight), to clean (verb)
Vih (or vee) = to expand, spread, extend, as wings or Xenian spire if object; generally refers to physical objects or locations
Vin = hatred, dislike, distress over a situation, applying only to the idea and not describing an object
Voo = ending, violence, to cut, a knife or something sharp (when object)
Vouch (pronounced voosh, irregular for spelling) = brand, taint, possibly ‘imprint of’, a negative connotation of possession
Vurr = absence of space, togetherness, one, single item (when object)
Vuun (or voon, voo-oon) = to verbally recount, tell a story, record Vortally, recommend, oral history or performance
Xkah (pronounced zih-kaa) = focal point, importance, of notice
Xih (pronounced zee) = middle, center, balance, average, mid-point, ‘adulthood’ when compared to child or elderly
Yee (or yi) = pleasant to touch, velvety, grained, ‘fur’ or ‘stubble’ as an object, ‘to pet’ as a verb
Yit = physical fragility, breakable, thin or brittle, also can imply emotional sensitivity or weakness
Zhey (or zhay) = dryness, aridity, lack of moisture, thirst, parched, to dry something out (verb)
Zich (voiced h) = to operate, manipulate, cause something to physically function, to activate or work on an item
Zuk (as took) = springy, bouncy, to bounce or bounce back, to jump, to rebound (physically)
Zurr = qualitative assessment, to size something up, mostly to form an opinion of something that is physical (not Tak)


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Common Vortigese Phrases and Examples

Ahhhr, gaharra alla lillimah, = listen: we owe freedom from our bonds / we have been delivered from slavery
Bahh'chackt = mother, the act of bearing, or motherhood
Bahh-nach ha-mah = Crossroads, turning point, 'many roads, none of them obvious'
Bahh-ruu leh'chackt = many pieces of ice in motion: snowing/hailing
Bahh-voo'chackt = genocide, the deaths of many
Buu’eeya = … BOOYAH. Hard Fire. IT MEANS THE SAME THING
Buu'nach = stubborn, narrowminded, 'a stiffly followed/laid path'; also can mean 'rules and regulations'
Buu’nach Voo’nach = a stiffly followed path, a deadly path
Dan’chaa = I respect the wisdom of my elders, okay fine I’ll do whatever you want, have it your way
Dee jah = this stinks, this is useless, shit, a commonly spoken curse indicating minor displeasure
Dey'nach = how is it possible, asking for an explanation of a specific event or location, get directions, 'are you sure'
Dey nahh = get to the point, what is it you want
Gallum gaka lillimah = poetry, equating to 'we are proud to be given the gift of freedom'
Gallum lih (or Gallam'lih) = a joyous or gifted spirit
Ga-tsah nohaa = I saw that coming, see it from a mile away, 'saw the bullet in time'
Ha-keh = broken, generally applied to objects, when applied to people can mean 'disagreeable/disagreement'
Ha-leh = no worries, it's nothing, no trouble
Ha-lih = spiritless, without Vortessence, generally comparing a person to 'animal' or non-sentient life, but can also mean 'dejected' or 'broken in spirit'
Ha-naa'chackt = stop it, don't do that, cut that out/quit it, 'don't start that action'
Ha-saa, ha-shaa = not simple, not spoken (regarding the contracts of the Mystery and/or the Convocation)
Ha-tsah = blind, deaf, unable to perceive things, often ha-tsah mah is an insult describing stupid people, "can't see the forest for the trees/hand in front of your face"
Ha-xkah = don't look! Avoid focusing on something; alternatively 'unfocused', dizzy, attention-deficit type distraction
Hi-shuu = enemy's kin, 'not of our tribe', unacceptable relationship – 'disown' if applied to an individual already part of group
Jah leh = heavy shit, literally the negative weight of a thing or situation
Kallah'keh = be well, good health to you, a greeting/farewell, 'godspeed'
Kih chaa’vahh churr ha-shaa = a banquet of secrecy, within are kept secrets, mental nourishment, information unspoken
Kurr allu dey = they never learn, you have to instruct our allies more, literally 'teach and they still want more instruction'
Lam gram nahh'chackt = I look forward to this journey
Mah’chackt ha-dim = not a lightly made decision, ‘my eyes are open’, conscious of the fact that something is serious, after examination
Naa kee leh = warnings, don't start with me, don't give me trouble, troublemaker, literally 'within this skin is only trouble'
Often mistaken for nach hi'leh which can mean 'go to hell' or 'find your way to the enemy', walk off a cliff, or more moderately "go bother someone else"
Naa'chackt = start at the top, explain this please, 'woah, hold on'
Naa’net = above all expectations
Nach'hallam tahh gulallibah = a wave in the fabric between worlds, the chaotic artificial path forged between many dimensions, Used to describe Portal Storms
Nach ha-mah = lost, the path is not clear, nach ha-mah’chackt makes it ‘get lost’, inflection being the only way to tell whether it’s an instruction or a statement
Nach nuy = the path of insanity, losing one's mind, grief driven madness, also describes being lost in the Void, implying being unable to return to the all-in-one
Nuy'chackt ha-keh = unfixable madness, Alma's title (posthumous title, she has none)
Rach-churr'chackt = use a fork! Literally 'use the tool for eating'
Rach-gurrah'chackt = get buried, use a shovel to dig a hole
Ruunden-ket = a specific breed of the manta-like Xenian creatures, brownish, around 10’ across, hunted by Houndeyes, that situates itself just under the surface of the ground (literally ‘it is flat and hides motionless’)
Seh ha-kih = bleeding, losing blood or pressure (if not living), literally 'blood is coming out an opening in your body'
Seh ha-mah = not bleeding, no blood visible
Shaa’nohaa = houndeyes (sound of fired death)
Shu'ulathoi = unhatched advisors, literally 'young of the indecently created family'
Surr-churr = prey animal, creature for food
Tahh'chackt = maker, manufacturer, the person who creates items or builds things
Tan jah net = lower your expectations, don't expect much of this, it won't impress/surprise, literally 'expect only a little extra'
Thoi kih’chackt = a child within, pregnancy
Turr’chackt  = elders, those that are first
Ulathoi = universal union (combine) advisor species, specific to non-combined breeds (overworld native?)
Vahh'chackt =  to lie, to deceive, deceit in its active form; as opposed to Gallum'Vahh, which can be interpreted as 'surprise'
Voo-hi'chackt = death curse, cutting the Vortal cords, nonexistence; the act of cutting down one's enemy,  often chanted when attacking an enemy
Voo nuy'chackt = death from losing one's mind, a terrible death upon you, a curse spoken against an enemy, Basically, "die in a fire, you filthy fuck"
Voo'surr = predatory animal, also used to describe violent or savage behavior in people
Vouch'harra = slavery, indentured servitude
Vouch'kallah = taint, brand, sign, signifier of belonging to something that is not pleasant or overt, slave, Used to describe Icarus subjects
Vouch'lih = distinct energy signatures, generally 'evidence of spirits', not always negative, but often used to describe the Mystery's family or doings
Vurr-kallah-lih = spirit and body into one, psychic lovemaking, mixing two into one
Vurr'seh bahh'lih = same blood, many spirits, the differences between people, Melissa often uses this to describe Geoff and Pax's relation to one another
Vurr'chackt aglaa dan-alla, net nach'kurr-chaa, rach-min'chackt, bahh'gaka lam, keh galih lillimah = Return to the all-in-one and take a place of honor among us, for we hope your wisdom will guide us, your strength will bolster us, your memory will be shared among us all, and the interval will be peaceful (literally: go to the all in one with respect from our people, we hope the path will be made by your experience, you are the tool to our strength, many will take pride in your ideas, heal in death with a free spirit)



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Titles of individuals

While some Vortigaunt names or titles see quite a lot of use, many are treated by Humans more like a nickname at best. Most Humans don't grasp the depth of truth that Vortigaunt titles achieve. These names take into account a multitude of connections and potentials, things which Vortikind is privy to but Humanity may not be. While most Vort words can be used to describe items, objects and people, when a title is bestowed, Vortikind collectively and instinctually knows what it means and to who/what it applies. There may be many bahh'chackt (mother) but there is only one Bahh'chackt gallum vahh (mother of mysteries and blessings). When multiple names are bestowed, they may be because Vortikind has encountered that individual or event numerous times, and can apply a new spin to the existing information. (Nach'lih kallah-vahh therefore is known by numerous different and extremely disparaging titles, but his first will always be the one which is preferable.)

When they fail to name something, and they have any number of reasons for this, it is often referred to as unnamed, however as they learn contextual words for things (clone, for instance, still has no place in their language, as it is so completely unnatural to them) they will often find it in themselves to name a previously ignored or forbidden item/person.

When they choose not to name something, it's highly unlikely they will find a new title unless things change radically. There is only one unnamed just now, that being Wilson Carver. The unnamed thing / person in question however, is not unknown in any way. Merely that they judge it somehow unworthy or impossible to speak of it. If there were more than one, flux-shifting context would be required to understand which of those things is being hinted at.

It is extraordinarily difficult to convince Vortikind to rename something once it's been titled. It's an extremely formal event, even if it doesn't overtly appear to be when they bestow a name. The Vortessence required to name something is substantial, but it would take an entirely stronger push to force a new title where there had already been one. Vortikind do not require names for themselves as individuals, however when among Humanity they do adopt their 'given name' and can even enjoy it. Many, however, disdain their use and prefer to call themselves 'this one' or similar phrases harkening back to their collective condition. Only one, Noah, has chosen a name for himself, and that further distinguishes him from his peers.

They are extremely fond of 'generational' naming: people which get a name more often than not also affect those beings around them, thus certain descriptive terms have come to have a specific connotation even if the word itself can be applied to many other ideas or concepts. (Vahh applied to almost any new person will never imply anything other than Nach'lih kallah-vahh¸ to the Vorts.)

Vortal input is vital to understanding specific names, just as it is to truly grasp any of their communication. Context is carried Vortally, so the mood or emotion, history or effect of a person will be blended directly into their pronunciation of a title. Vortigaunts know that history, even if they have never directly encountered the person, creature, object or event.

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Post by WolfyPT on Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:14 pm

I think this was the most confusing guide i have ever seen in my life. confused
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Post by Tibbers on Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:42 pm

Same
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