Words by Context

Useful Phrases and Words

Ryl  Basic
 Afa
I or Me
 Afa eskaa’liash tuno
I love you (romantic)
 Arni
A casual form of Arni’soyacho; thank you or thanks
Arni’soyacho
An expression of extreme gratitude; thank you very much
 Eti A pronoun used to indicate a person, place or thing with no gender bias; it
 Ish A pronoun used to indicate a male; he
 Jinqa What or which persons; who
 Ka A positive response; yes
 Ka’ta A Twi’leki phrase translated into Basic as “bye-bye”
 Kah’lehalle so fendoon A Twi’leki phrase translated into Basic as “The guests are welcome here”
 Kei’nata tun Used as a greeting or even in departure, literally means “respect to you. Used as a greeting or even in departure, literally means “respect to you”. A traditional gesture between Twi’leks that was a way of recognizing seniority and showing respect. Anyone may initiate the greeting by extending their hands out palms facing towards one another with a space between. The next person either puts their hands between, their own palms touching, or on the outside of the other’s hands to show a greater position of respect.”
 Koa A negative response; no
 Koahiko A word used as a polite response to gratitude or in acknowledgement of gratitude; you’re welcome; literally translated, it means “no worries”
 Korjin A pronoun used to indicate other people; them or they
 Ma’allesh A Twi’leki phrase which translated roughly into Basic as, “Travel safely”
 Muchi A person attached to another by respect or affection; a friend
 Narsu A function word to express politeness or emphasis on a request
 Qa Used to inquire about the nature of a person, place or thing; what
 Qaon In what way or manner; how
 Qato The cause, reason or purpose for something; why
 Sahak Chir A very informal farewell that means “avoid death” and is often used sarcastically
 Tchin Twi’Lek term for their right head tail
 Tchun Twi’Lek term for their left head tail
 Tchun-Tchin Twi’Lek term for their two head tails
 Tsu’za Good morning; translates as ‘The sun is welcome’
 Vashna Used as a title before the given name of a female; ma’am, miss, missus; etc
 Vatak’ultuka A warrior phrase meaning good luck, it is translated as “fight on tomorrow”
 Vishna Used as a title before the given name of a male; sir, mister, etc

 

Strong Language/Insults

Ryl  Basic
 Boc’ara  Idiot;translates as “smart like a rock”
 Faho  Hell
 Ixta  Damn
 Ixta Tuno  Damn you
 Kunta  Fuck
 Kunta Tuno  Fuck you
 Ozante Toe  Literally translates as ‘Worthless Words’. This is an insult when simply spoken, but becomes quite offensive when paired with the hand gesture of the back of a hand coming to the jawline and sweeping away in a sharp motion
 Szu’tak  Shit
Qa Faho  What the Hell

 

Family

Ryl  Basic
 A’kei  A word was used to indicate an individual who is a son or male clan member
 Ay’kou  A word is used to inidcate those members of a Twi’lek’s family that are Koccielle Twi’lek
 Nerra  Brother
 Numa   Sister
 Sama   Indicates an individual who is a daughter or female clan member
 Si’kou  A word is used by the Twi’lek race to indicate those members of a Twi’lek’s family that are Twi’leks
 Zen’ka  A word is used by the Twi’lek race to a Twi’lek’s entire family, including Twi’leks and those that are Koccielle Twi’lek

 

Religion

Ryl  Basic
Acar’ya  A religious teacher other than a Kiva. One who teaches in a temple
Ai’jou  An acolyte within the temple, a Kiva in training. Most Ai’jou begin their training at 16 and may be raised to a Kiva at 25.
Kika’lekki  The primary twi’lek deity, she is the Mother of all twi’leks and creator of everything. It is believed that Gerkak’tin is the antithesis of Kika’lekki and that he was born when the dark side of the Force was created. Kika’lekki is the embodiment of all that is good and right in the universe and is the source of all life and the Force and it is through her that all creatures thrive. She is also known by the name Ryma’at in more casual settings, a name that means “mother of balance” and is indicative of the Twi’lek belief that she is the holder of balance and through the worship of her, balance will one day be restored to the universe
Kiva A word was used to indicate an individual who is a priestess of Kika’lekki. Traditionally, every clan is led by a Kiva with the planet of Ryloth being led by 5 Kivas, one from each of the 5 primary houses of worship
 Lia’ren   Children of the Goddess
 Lia’rn  An informal and affectionate term referring to a male Twi’lek of lesser status. Literally “Son of the Goddess”, but commonly translated as “little brother”
 Lia’ry  An informal and affectionate term referring to a female Twi’lek of lesser status. Literally “Daughter of the Goddess”, but commonly translated as “little sister”
 Li’at   A Twi’lek term that means “daughter of balance” and is used by Kivas when addressing each other in acknowledgement of each others position within the temple

 

Colors

Ryl  Basic
 Red  Leth
 Orange  Blet
 Yellow  Tsun
 Blue   Oola
 Green   Udeen
 Purple  yessi
 Brown  Tak
 Black  Sook
 White  Lynoi

 

Numbers

Ryl  Basic
 Zero  Koeen
 One  Uza
 Two  Pleen
 Three   Tota
 Four   Daden
 Five  Eesh
 Six  Fita
 Seven  Lulon
 Eight  Seepa
Nine Sota
 Ten Atah

 

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