The Kharulian word for a “loose” (non-palatalized) consonant is samlyúmon [samʲˈlʲu.mɔn], from the verb root malyum “to release”. Of the five consonants in samlyúmon, the s, second m, and n… Read more »
Consonant sounds in Kharulian come in “tight” (palatalized) and “loose” (non-palatalized) variants. The Kharulian word for a “tight” consonant is sablon [sabˈɫɔn], from the verb root fal “to squeeze”. Unfortunately… Read more »
The Kharulian word for a consonant letter or sound is sagazdará [sa.ɡəz.dəˈra], literally “that is rough”. Unlike the case with vowels, written consonants normally correspond one-to-one with spoken consonants, though… Read more »
Continuing from yesterday’s entry, morphologically fickle vowels in Kharulian are called ich [itʃ] (singular ílyit [ˈi.lʲət]), which means “gaps” or “openings”. The second i in ílyit is an example, since… Read more »
The Kharulian word for “vowel letter” is saghyázlara [saˈʝaz.ɫa.ra], literally “that is smooth”. The word is also used for “vowel sound”, but it only applies to vowel sounds that appear… Read more »
The Kharulian word for “letter” (of the alphabet) is únus [ˈu.nus], a word that owes its existence to a bizarre morphological coincidence. The Kharulians first learned to write from the… Read more »
rwíbyis [ˈrˠi.bʲəs], the Kharulian word for “tongue”. Under Muipidan influence, rwíbyis is also used to mean “language”, especially by scholars; the usual word is fat “speech”.
pwirízhit [pˠiˈɹ̠ʲi.ʒət], “to be defensive”, literally “hand-bite”. Scholars use this to mean “resort to insults in a debate”.
ékyet ([ˈe.cɛt]), a spirit that takes the form of an animal. Kharulian stories of animal spirits appear to have been adapted from the forest peoples of the north, where they… Read more »
Lweemúran ([ɫeːˈmu.rən]), the Kharulian word for Muipido. While the early Muipidans borrowed the Kharulian word for themselves (which was worn down to Khoy), the early Kharulians called the region east… Read more »