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Letters in Vailian script (bottom) along with their English counterparts

The Vailian Republics and Old Vailia speak Vailian, which borrows from a mix of Italian, Occitan, Catalan, and French roots, but is Italian in overall flavor. "Romance-y", you could say. j, y, and x are extremely rare in their words and names.

Glossary[]

  • Ac – yes, affirmative.
  • Ado vidòrio! – "to victory!"
  • Ado – a Vailian greeting.
  • Agracima – an expression of gratitude.
  • Aimica – (f) "term meaning friend".
  • Aimico – (m) term meaning "friend".
  • Aimora – (f) term meaning "beloved".
  • Aimoro – (m) term meaning "beloved".
  • Apretta – a plea to make haste.
  • Aprettare – a plea to make haste.
  • Aptapolare – a term meaning "goat people", of which the term Aptapo (mountain dwarf) was derived.
  • Auret augori – a phrase meaning "good luck", literally translated into "golden wishes".
  • Bazzo / bazzos – term for the penis or "dick" (a person, in the pejorative sense).[1]
  • Bela – "big" or "great".
  • Belfetto – an expression/exclamation meaning "well done" or "great".
  • Bon piaco – an expression meaning "my pleasure".
  • Calloste – a command for silence.
  • Canta – "count". Canta Nichese designates the Count of Nichese, a title that belongs to Nirro, son of the Ducess Spirento.
  • Casità – term for "captain".
  • Cirono – the Vailian variant of Berath - god of death, cycles and doors.
  • Colligia me Definsia Mutio – a prestigious Vailian dueling society
  • Colligia – word for "college".
  • Complanca – an appeal for mercy.
  • Consuagli asegia – siege councils, a council of 14 ducs that elects including its five most prominent, the "ducs bels". They convene to elect the duc of a city in the Vailian Republics.[2]
  • Consuaglo – "council". Plural: Consuagli
  • Corès – a farewell, literally a contraction of "(go) with the gods,"
  • Cuè – an expression of questioning. Like saying "what?"
  • Cuiteti beli – great cities, grand republics that have more power in the electoral council of the vailian republics.[3]
  • Derme o – a phrase meaning "Give me (the object)."
  • Desgant – word meaning "disgusting".
  • Di verus – an expression of questioning or confirmation. Roughly translates to, "really?" or "seriously?"
  • Duc – leader of a city in the Vailian Republics. Plural: Ducs
  • Ducs bels – great ducs (dukes), leader of a grand republic in the Vailian Republics.[3] Singular: duc bel
  • Ducs panits – small ducs, leader of a normal republic in the Vailian Republics. Singular: duc panit
  • Eccosi – expression meaning "excuse me."
  • Engoliero – "devourer" or "engulfed".
  • Espir – word for "soul".
  • Fentre – term for an unmarried man, or sir.
  • Finoma – meaning "finally".
  • Fonferrus – meaning 'Iron Strength,' the Fonferrus is the Grand Vailian galleon that Darcozzi paladin Lucia Rivan used to flee the burning palace when charged to protect the royal family's sword.
  • Frermàs mes Canc Suolias – the Brotherhood of the Five Suns, is a paladin order of the Vailian Republics. The "Five Suns" refer to the five Vailian ducs bels, or "great dukes".
  • Frero – word for "brother". Plural: frermas.
  • Futtito – "fuck", the expletive.
  • Gellarde – an expression of approval that roughly translates to "brave" or "defiant".
  • Gliente – word meaning "people"
  • Guono – word meaning "good"
  • Ilo - word for "island"
  • Lusce – word for "fish". Common term for lesser silver coins circulated by the Republics.
  • Madiccho – (m) an expletive curse ("spoken evil," also used as expression "Damn!").[1]
  • Merla – an expletive or curse, equivalent to "shit!"
  • Nasenale – term for a nosy person.
  • Nasenalet – term for a nosy person.
  • Ne - term for "no."
  • Oble – word for "double". Term for the golden oble, a rare Vailian currency circulated by the Republics.
  • Panita – adjective, "small".
  • Parfitto – term meaning "perfect".
  • Per complanca – term meaning literally "for mercy" or "for a little mercy", which is taken as "come on, now".
  • Per complancanet – term meaning literally "for mercy" or "for a little mercy", which is taken as "come on, now".
  • Perla – "speak" or "do you speak".
  • Perguono – phrase meaning "for the good".
  • Pire – word for "pear". A term for the copper pire, the base currency and most common denomination circulated by the Republics.
  • Postenaga – (f) "idiot" (literally "carrot").[1]
  • Postenago – (m) "idiot" (literally "carrot").[1]
  • Principonet – "little prince".
  • Rène – term meaning "nothing".
  • Reccepta aic! – "take this!"
  • Sérre – term for "sister".
  • Se futtito – "fuck this".
  • Sciòderie – (f) term for "nonsense" (a "stupid thing").[1]
  • Sientere - expression meaning "I'm sorry."
  • Songretta Ducala – the Ducal Congress, main Ruling body of the confederation.
  • Songretta mea Compresa – the "Congress of the Company", a body of eleven high-stakes investors who collectively operate the Vailian Trading Company.
  • Suole – word for "sun". Common term for the greater golden coins circulated by the Republics.
  • Tella – term for an unmarried woman.
  • Temorina – title for a married woman.
  • Tonderie – phrase meaning "nonsense", often used in reference to a silly or foolish idea.
  • Vaccil – term meaning "easy".
  • Vellico – word meaning "beautiful".
  • Vengietta – term for "vengeance".
  • Vidòrio – term for "victory".
  • Vielo – word meaning "swiftly".
  • Vrudo – "brutish" (adjective)
  • Vulpinet – "little fox". This is often used affectionately to call someone nosy or sneaky.

Phrases[]

  • Perla Vailian, fentre? – "Do you speak Vailian, sir?"
  • Peri chue na tuor nau bassenderi, merlanet. – "I hope your ship sinks, little shit."
  • Fiaces vocs converano! – "Flames take you!", a battlecry used by Pallegina
  • Voc se no vulpinet merla – "You little fox shit!"

Months[]

  • Fonivèrno – Deep Winter, a name for a month.
  • Tarivèrno – Late Winter, a name for a month.
  • Inprima – Spring Dawn, name for the 3 days between winter and spring.
  • Préprima – Early Spring, name for a month
  • Majprima – Mid Spring, a name for a month.[4]
  • Fonprima – Deep Spring, name for a month
  • Tarprima – Late Spring, name for a month
  • Inestu – Summer Rising, name for the 3 days between spring and summer
  • Préëstu – Early Summer, name for a month
  • Majestu – Mid Summer, name for a month
  • Fonestu – Deep Summer, name for a month
  • Tarestu – Late Summer, name for a month
  • Inauton – Autumn Falling, name for the 3 days between summer and autumn
  • Préauton – Early Autumn, name for a month
  • Majauton – Mid Autumn, name for a month
  • Fonauton – Deep Autumn, name for a month
  • Tarauton – Late Autumn, name for a month
  • Inivèrno – Winter Dusk name for the 3 days between autumn and winter
  • Préïvèrno – Early Winter, name for a month
  • Majivèrno – Mid Winter, name for a month

References[]


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