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Word of the Day 2/19 – abax

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n. revenge, vengeance. Examples ya abax etajan ithan thuln tajiv beloram. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Derivations abix to avenge; to seek revenge abux vengeful Notes (OOC) Personally, I dislike revenge, among other things. This dislike has influenced the making of Suvile, which can be seen in the prominence of “guttural” sounds (x, […]

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Word of the Day 2/18 – palvet

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v. to decorate, adorn. Examples palvetab us dhondan Xrisomas’r. We decorated our house for Christmas. Derivations palvad a decoration palvot decorated Synonyms palend to add decoration Notes palvet and palend are essentially the same word. The original distinction–between things and women, respectively–has long been lost, with both words now being almost completely interchangeable.

Word of the Day 2/17 – anja

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n. an arrow, missile, the ammunition of a ranged weapon, such as a bow. Derivations anji to shoot, fire anjisil bowman, archer anjula archery Related Terms culaen a bow elzecul a crossbow erthol a bullet eraz a gun Notes Bows have been replaced by guns in most of Suzhon, at least for military purposes. The […]

Word of the Day 2/16 – alnus

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adj. trustworthy, able to be trusted. Examples ya ilen bresil are alnusor. She is my most trusted assistant. alnish al aran? Do you trust me? Derivations alnaz trust alnish to trust Notes “Trust” and “truth” are different concepts in Suvile, not as related as they are in many languages. The idea of “truth” is instead […]

Word of the Day 2/15 – vesh

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v. to sail, travel in a sailing boat; to go by boat. Derivations vazh a small sailboat veshil a sailor veshad a sail, mainsail gelvazh a fishing boat Related Terms shaen a ship Idioms nemorvesh to be contrary, act against the perceived norms (literally “to sail against”) Notes (OOC) vesh (veś) can be used to […]