Glossary – Shimaka

Hello all, and welcome to my shimaka glossary! πŸ˜€ Here you will find the complete shima language. Over time it will keep growing – I’ll be adding words as needed.

Lol, I am no linguist, but I had a lot of fun creating this language. There are probably flaws I’ll try and tweak as I go too, especially since this is the first language I’ve created. πŸ™‚ I read The Language Construction Kit by Mark Rosenfelder to try and figure out how to put it all together. Check it out if you want to create your own fantasy language! πŸ˜€

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Consonants:

B, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, V, W, Y

(exluding C, Q, X, Z)

Vowels:

A, E, I, O, U

Sounds:

  • A – “ah” as in “pot”
  • E – “eh” as in “pet”
  • I – “ee” as in “eat”
  • J – soft “j” as in French, like “zh”
  • O – “o” as in “oh”
  • R – soft, rolling “r”, almost an “l” sound, as in Japanese
  • U – “oo” as in “you”
  • AI – “i” as in “eye”
  • EY – “a” as in “play”
  • Y
  • JK
  • KT
  • TH
  • TS
  • SH

(excluding CH, NG sounds)

Suffixes:

  • -et ~ past tense
  • -hon ~ adjective/descriptive
  • -ib ~ superlative adjectives ending in -est in English
  • -il ~ usually goes with a profession, never a title
  • -it ~ gerunds, participles, and adjectives ending in -ing in English
  • -ka ~ referring to a spoken language
  • -na ~ plural
  • -res ~ masculine, only ever used in the context of talking about family; when saying “him” Β or “he” it’s used at the beginning of the word
  • -ris ~ feminine, only ever used in the context of talking about family; when saying “her” or “she” it’s used at the beginning of the word
  • -tse ~ possessive
  • -vi ~ adverbs ending in -ly in English

Other Notes:

  • Professions/Titles have no masculine or feminine forms.
  • No double letters.
  • No silent letters.

Word List – Shimaka:

ab – to

agirnja – cave

ajaitso – enchant

agi – friend

akomid – tear (as in teardrop)

aktij – desire/longing/want

amva – crystal/gem/jewel

an – yes

anit – twilight

anowen – always/eternity/forever

anso – jewelry, only worn when a shima has a prasuri

anuk – aspect: were, attuned to one specific creature

anukna – plural form of anuk

arag – weak point in the arute, a gateway where arute jumps can happen

aranth – profession/title: assassin/spy

arnekt – shield (physical)

aro – of/from

arute – barrier that separates the realms

aruv – energy/force/magic/power

aruvna – plural form of aruv

Asanis – profession/title: commander

ashinwe – strength

athuri – mortal

atira – change

ayanu – fly/float/soar

ayanuit – flying/floating/soaring

ban – virtue

bashin – wild

basite – life

benak – reborn/made new

betara – creature: fire bird/phoenix

bera – yet

beshek – cuss word: asshole/bastard

bidko – read

bidkoet – read

bidkoil – profession/title: reader

bidkoilna – plural form of bidkoil

bidkoiltse – possessive form of bidkoil

biranij – epiphany

bomi – corridor/hall/hallway

boshar – kingdom

breyjas – break/destroy/shatter/splinter

brinjo – weapon: bow

brujeb – creature: forest wolf

bu – sadness/sorrow

buhon – sad/sorrowful

bukara – smart/intelligent/bright/brilliant

dahuj – deliver/rescue/save

dahujet – delivered/rescued/saved

dakeymo – create/make

dakeymoet – created/made

dakeymoil – creator/maker, capitalized when talking about God

dakeymoilna – plural form of dakeymoil

dara – sun

darine – shadow

daso – all

denu – how

deyas – soul

deykastin – kind/sweet

dibgam – filth/garbage/trash/waste

dojimi – creature: canine/dog/hound

dramkes – force/make

drejak – belong

dun – material: wood

dursi – bow (as in bowing your head)

ejis – hello/hi/greetings

Ejoma – shima realm

ek – is

ekoshe – stoic/unreadable

elar – flower

em – a

enaij – weave

enaijet – weaved

enaijil – profession/title: weaver

enuro – both

eri – you

erikajk – yours

eritse – your

erivik – yourself

esun – enjoy/like

eshog – seek/look for

ethin – sibling

ethinres – brother

ethinris – sister

eyn – and

eyra – keep/preserve

eyrail – keeper/preserver

faruv – evil

fawe – waste/wasteland

Fenir – profession/title: original, one of the first ten shimana that Tairi created

ferun – fall

fim – have

fimati – have not

fira – accept

fosiri – member

fosirina – plural form of fosiri

fosiritse – possessive form of fosiri

fuhiv – abyss

gajir – contract/pact/promise/vow

gan – am

garshik – aspect: angel/guardian

garshikna – plural form of garshik

gegaji – ceremonial term: blood contract

gensa – blood

gensahon – bloody

ginuk – human/mortal

gisij – adopt

gonishek – planet

grumakti – city

gujid – armor

gura – hall/large chamber

hajide – darkness

hajidehon – dark

hajithra – illness: dark sickness

hano – me

hanokajk – mine (as in belonging to me)

hanotse – my

hanovik – myself

hathun – thank

hathunit – thanking

hejunu – material: rock/stone

hemga – introspective/thoughtful

hesara – happy/joyful

Heshiga – profession/title: aspect trainer/expert/master/trainer

hetajun – material: dreamstone

hinot – cuss word: damn

humivari – fade

igojko – live

igojkoit – living

ijer – faith

ila – weapon: arrow

ima – little/small

ine – laugh/giggle

inosh – profession/title: priest/holy man/holy woman

inoshna – plural form of inosh

inoshtse – possessive form of inosh

isa – shine

isait – shining

istuk – beginning/first/origin/original/starting point

istuket – began/originated

istukil – beginner

istukit – beginning/originating

istukna – plural form of istukit

istuktse – possessive form of istukit

ith – in

ivekto – good

iyo – I

jahuni – aspect: dragon

jahunina – plural form of jahuni

jalir – hell

jarnas – lullaby/melody/music/song/tune

jarnasna – plural form of jarnas

jenwe – creature: lizard/reptile

jekti – garden

Jiru – ruler/king/queen

Jiruna – plural form of Jiru

Jirutse – possessive form of Jiru

joat – give

jomko – weapon

Junak – council

Junakna – plural form of Junak

Junaktse – possessive form of Junak

jutor – free

jutorvi – freely

kaitsa – light, capitalized when speaking of God or making a religious reference

kaitsana – plural form of kaitsa

kaitsatse – possessive form of kaitsa

kanoth – language

karek – suck

karekit – sucking

katijda – hope

kawey – love

kaweyhon – beloved

kes – month

kesna – plural form of kes

kiar – may

ko – wish

kodem – inside

krathe – moon

krenak – return

kronik – serve

kronikil – profession/title: servant

kronikilna – plural form of kronikil

kronikiltse – possessive form of kronikil

kurag – creature: wild fire cat/feline

kuragna – plural form of kurag

lanesh – war

laneshil – profession/title: warrior

laneshilna – plural form of laneshil

laneshiltse – possessive form of laneshil

laneshna – plural form of lanesh

larnis – alive

lashano – ferocious/fierce/intense

lathir – dirt

lathirhon – dirty

lerut – land

lesir – time

levasmi – aspect/race

lianku – feather

libaris – beckon/call

libarisit – calling/beckoning

lisurnu – invite

lukesh – aspect: djinn/genie

lukeshna – plural form of lukesh

lurijo – grace/elegance

lurijohon – graceful/elegant

mahegi – aspect: witch/wizard

mahegina – plural form of mahegi

mahuns – leaf

mahunsna – plural form of mahuns

majitra – hear/listen to

makos – so

maleku – silent

marud – creature: cat/feline

matiru – nature

matiruhon – natural

mejut – person/being

melusim – goodbye

merok – ceremonial/traditional term: courting period/engagement

meyki – nurture

mirha – bright

mithra – illness/sickness

mithrahon – ill/sick

mithrana – plural form of mithra

modke – material: cloth

mokri – barren

muga – crack/fissure

munek – cry

munekit – crying

nafur – element

nahin – holy/divine

nakera – shimmer/sparkle

nako – cuss word: fuck

nakohon – cuss word: fucked

nakoit – cuss word: fucking

nalu – air (element)

naori – endearment: a poetic endearment meaning roughly β€œstar of my night” or β€œstar that guides me”

nava – spell: air crystal, this is a nalu obine specific offensive spell

navoj – endearment: darling/sweetheart

nenosh – ancient

nesho – aspect: shapeshifter

neshona – plural form of nesho

niyuk – way/path/pathway

nolu – bless

noluit – blessing

nunej – mark that appears on the left wrist of a shima, activated by the energy of a shima’s prasuri

nus – not

obine – aspect: elemental

obinena – plural form of obine

odaj – watch/study/assess

odajet – watched/studied/assessed

odajil – watcher/studier/assessor

odajit – watching/studying/assessing

ojumti – end

onun – lead

onunet – led

onunil – leader

onunilna – plural form of onunil

onuniltse – possessive form of onunil

orisho – star

orishona – plural form of orisho

orishotse – possessive form of orisho

osikte – parent

osiktena – plural form of osikte

osikteres – father

osikteris – mother

othiri – peace

othirihon – peaceful

parut – earth (element)

pethar – wait

petharet – waited

petharit – waiting

pirag – gate/gateway

piragna – plural form of pirag

pora – remainder/rest

prasuri – mate/lifemate/soulmate

prasurina – plural form of prasuri

radiri – weapon: dagger

rahun – stink

rahunit – stinking

ravide – heal

ravideil – profession/title: healer

ravideilna – plural form of ravideil

reliri – need

renkat – blade

resak – him

resakvik – himself

resuk – he

rielko – petal

rine – quiet

risat – her

risatvik – herself

risut – she

rivishne – again

roshik – grandparent

roshikna – plural form of roshik

roshikres – grandpa

roshikris – grandma

roshiktse – possessive form of roshik

sadif – sculpt

sadifet – sculpted

sadifil – profession/title: sculptor

sadifilna – plural form of sadifil

sadifit – sculpting

sano – new

saral – creature: bird

sares – whisper

saresna – plural form of sares

sathra – aspect: vampire

sathrana – plural form of sathra

seir – do

senas – wing

senasna – plural form of senas

setag – shop/store

setagil – profession/title: merchant/shop owner/supplier

seto – dream

setsara – memory

setsarana – plural form of setsara

shanir – steadfast/unwavering/determined

shehari – endearment: baby

shima – immortal

shimaka – shima language

shimana – plural form of shima

shimatse – possessive form of shima

shin – no

Sijo – profession/title: future ruler/prince/princess

Sijona – plural form of Sijo

Sijotse – possessive form of Sijo

soirun – upon

suku – cuss word: shit

suna – bad/not good

Tairi – God

Tairitse – possessive form of Tairi

taler – family

talerna – plural form of taler

talertse – possessive form of taler

tasut – bond

tekra – fast/quick/swift

teles – protect/guard

Telesil – profession/title: first protector

Telesilna – plural form of Telesil

Telesiltse – possessive form of Telesil

telesit – protecting/guarding

teral – realm

tes – for

teshar – sanctuary/refuge/shelter/haven

teyjk – retribution/revenge/vengeance

Thavos – human realm

thes – material: hide

thir – us

tifire – aspect: faerie

tifirena – plural form of tifire

toreshi – law

toreshina – plural form of toreshi

tornam – weapon: sword

trinel – dawn

trinelna – plural form of trinel

trineltse – possessive form of trinel

tsenuk – heart

tsenukna – plural form of tsenuk

tun – this

tusima – loner/outsider

tusimana – plural form of tusima

udir – eye

udirna – plural form of udir

ufenjo – mine (as in mining)

ugarso – rend/rip/tear

ukine – fair/just

um – the

univ – water (element)

ura – honor

uruji – night

urujina – plural form of uruji

usenik – sand

Ushara – profession/title: second protector, faerie-bonded

Usharana – plural form of Ushara

Usharatse – possessive form of Ushara

usiri – creature: wild sand cat/feline

utak – teach

utakil – profession/title: teacher

utakilna – plural form of utakil

utakiltse – possessive form of utakil

utsaru – husband/wife (no prasuri bond)

utsaruna – plural form of utsaru

vakane – art

vakaneil – profession/title: artist

vanoru – animal/beast/creature

varun – trust

vashuk – sight

venak – travel

venakil – traveler

ves – let go of/release

viro – teleport

viteri – fire (element)

vosa – creature: apparition/ghost/spirit

vun – that

vuro – material: glass

wanim – are

warud – spell: barrier/shield

wesude – beautiful

wisa – offer/propose/suggest

wisaet – offered/proposed/suggested

witum – sky

wunsa – mirror

wuta – child

wutares – son

wutaris – daughter

yalir – aspect: elf

yalirna – plural form of yalir

yanem – please

yanukta – day

yanuktana – plural form of yanukta

yasuwo – show/reveal

yasuwoit – showing/revealing

yaune – creature: winged unicorn

yawesura – honest/true

yegit – cuss word/insult: jerk

yema – endearment: a poetic endearment meaning roughly β€œvoice that calls to me through the stillness” or β€œthe only voice I hear”

yerut – rest/sleep

yerutit – resting/sleeping

yid – too/also/as well

yokeshi – spell: golem

yokeshina – plural form of yokeshi

yokeshitse – possessive form of yokeshi

yujaso – material: metal

yun – breeze/wind

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3 thoughts on “Glossary – Shimaka

  1. disperser says:

    OK . . . got them all memorized . . . wait . . . Hinot! . . . I lost them. It’s like someone put a warud on me and my setsara has gone suna.

    Well, I can always refer back to the list.

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