Ryl to Basic

A

 Ryl  Basic
 A’kei  A word was used to indicate an individual who is a son or male clan member
 Aayla  Mist or smoke
 Ac  A Twi’lek unit of measurement, it means pint
 Acar’ya  A religious teacher other than a Kiva. One who teaches in a temple
 Afa I or me; literally means “Between the Goddes and the ground”
 Afan The clan name associated with the word Afa; Between the Goddes and the ground
 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.
 Aku’shaan  A formal greeting determined by the caste system where the lower ranking person offers their hands with palms pressed together for the higher ranking member to place their hands over
 Alask  Desert or sand
 Alema  Protector
 Allesh  Safety
 Amersu  Solid
 Ani  Desired
 Ann  Moon
 Anoon  Commander or warrior chief
 Aola  Flower
 Arni  A casual form of Arni’soyacho; thank you or thanks
 Arni’soyacho  An expression of extreme gratitude; thank you very much
 Ash  A pronoun used to indicate a female; she
 Atah  Ten
 Ay’kou  A word is used to inidcate those members of a Twi’lek’s family that are Koccielle Twi’lek
 Ayy  Star

 

B

 Ryl  Basic
 Bibfort  Referrs to a domesticated predator used by the Twi’leks as a guard beast on Ryloth
 Blankuna  Philosophical, also a clan name
 Blen  Captivating or enthralling
 Blet  Orange
 Boc  Stalagmite or rock column
 Boc’ara  Idiot’; translates as “smart like a rock”
 Bondara  Carefree or easy
 Bonduna  Refers to the descendants of the legendary hero Bondu, also a clan name
 Bou’hada  The name for the second of the 3 parts of a Jasshi’rr, means One Body
 Bou’ikha  The name for the third of the 3 parts of a Jasshi’rr. In the Twi’leki language, means One Soul
 Bou’omoa  The name for the first of the 3 parts of a Jasshi’rr. In the Twi’leki language, means One Mind
 Bril  Wind 
 Byt  Refers to a hammer that could be used as a weapon

 

C

 Ryl  Basic
 Cazne  Fortress or castle
 Ch’sei  Death, dead, and the deceased. It refers to the state of death as well as the deceased
 Chall  A yellow-colored substance was a strong poison developed by the Twi’leks of Ryloth
 Chee  War
 Chee’ron  Warrior
 Chi’kan  A term used to describe someone who is corrupted or astray, particularly sexually; a pervert. Commonly used as an insult
 Chii’kora  Head of a region
 Chii’korachan  Deputy to the head of a region
 Chir’daki Deathseed, these small spores come from a parasitic fungus, and they invade a victim and destroy it from within.A starfighter design was created by the Twi’leki race, and was named after the spore and are just as lethal as the spore they are named for. Hyperdrive-equipped and powered by twin ion engines at sublight speeds, the Chir’daki have maneuverable wings powered by small S-foils. They are armed with quad laser cannons, but proton torpedoes were optional because of their shortage during the early years of the New Republic
 Chom  Drum
 Circaa  This place; here
 Circoo  That place; there
 Cotan  Tower

 

D

Daden Four

 Ryl  Basic
 Daesha  Queen or female ruler
 Darap  Stone 
 Darian Twi’lek One of the races of Twi’lek, commonly associated with those that follow the Stone Temple doctrine, the Darian Twi’lek is distinguished by its varying hues of brown skin color
 Deesh  Rotten
 Dia  Ice
 Dinek  King or make ruler
 Dira  Gentle
 Distombe  Strong
 Do chonda  A phrase used by Twi’leki gamblers and card players. It literally means, “I fold”
 Doneeta  Very assured or wise; also a clan name
 Dra’Damor  A phrase used to describe the Great Game or the Game of Clans. This is the name given to the scheming, plotting and manipulations for advantage that pass for politics by the clans of Ryloth. While it looks like squabbling to those unfamiliar with it, the practice has been successful for millenia at getting business done and keeping bloodshed to a minimum
 Dura  Of or relating to mines, also a clan name

 

E

Eesh Five

 Ryl  Basic
 Elav  Scholar
 Enki  A social gathering; a party
 Eskaa’lia  Love (romantic)
 Eswo
 Beloved, or exceptionally favored; requires a noun/name, or part of a full name to make it meaningful
 Eswok  Heart 
 Eti A pronoun used to indicate a person, place or thing with no gender bias; it
 Eyan  Young or youthful, also a clan name

 

F

Fendoon Welcome Fita Six

 Ryl  Basic
 Hell  Faho
 Faho’lalesk  A word that means “hell moon” and is used to label the two month period on Ryloth when poisonous gasses spew from the depths of the planet and cause the moon to be come red. Twi’leks once personified this occurrence as a demon sent by the mother goddess but modern technology has taught that this is just a regular occurrence of the planet regulating itself and is to be expected once every fifty years or so
 Feen  Refers to a sweet fruit grown on Ryloth
 Fenn  Industrious or hardworking
 Firith  Defender
 Freeta  Brave; also a clan name
 Freykaa  Beloved, also a clan name
 Frotz  A G rated word such as darn.  Used mostly by youths

 

G

 Ryl  Basic
 Gella  Flowery, also a clan name
 Gen’Kora  Head of a province
 Gen’Korachan  Deputy to a head of province
 Gerkak’tin  This is the name given to a Twi’lek with remarkable supernatural powers that used mind control and nearly took control of Ryloth in ancient times. He was defeated by a coalition of the Kivas and Sesk’vati. The name means “shadow king” and was derived from his seeming to have arrived from no where and the fact that he led an impressive army of warriors. Most Twi’leks believe he is the antithesis of Kika’lekki and came into being with the creation of the dark side of the Force
 Gerkak’vati  This is the name given to the army of Gerkak’tin, also known as “shadow warriors” and believed to have numbered approximately 10,000 but had the strength and power of ten times as many
 Gesu  To Give
 Gida  Female warrior
 Giza  Needle or stiletto
 Glekk  A Twi’leki unit of measure, it denotes a finite area
 Glie  Axe
 Gruvaan Shaal  The name of traditional Twi’lek food

 

H

 Ryl  Basic
 Haly  Visitor
 Han  Sharp
 Haoy  Indicates an individual who is the female head of a clan or a house; the mother or matriarch
 Hid  Cliff
 Hiko  To feel or express care or anxiety, to worry
 Hirani
 Exceedingly beautiful

 

I

 Ryl  Basic
 Ilar  Dust or ash
 Inasvok’akmoll  This is a phrase used to describe the Keysshi, the highest of twi’lek holidays. The direct translation is “holiday of origin” and the celebration usually consists of extensive ceremonies and feasts where the focus is the sharing of stories and memories of the history of Twi’leks, the clan, and the people celebrating
 Inasvok’atuhlk  This is a phrase used to describe the portion of the Keysshi that is celebrated in the temples of Kika’lekki. It is the solemn ceremony in which Twi’leks thank their ancestors for their lives and their histories and pledge to keep their memories alive through stories told to others
 Inun  Refers to a blind youth from Twi’lek mythology who crossed the bright side of Ryloth
 Ish  A pronoun used to indicate a male; he
 Ixta  Damn

 

J

 Ryl  Basic
 Jab  Gem like, also a clan name
 Jalavash Worm
Native to the planet Ryloth, this worm produced silk fibers that were woven into traditional Twi’leki robes
 Jart Refers to a nocturnal bird of prey that was native to Ryloth
 Jasshi’rr This was the ancient Twi’leki ceremony of Marriage. Also known as a Oneness, it is a private ceremony consisting of 3 parts which follow strict formats. Through this ceremony, two Twi’leks are united eternally in mind, body and soul. This is a serious ceremony as Twi’leks do not believe in divorce or separation of those that have become One and two souls made One will remain One even after death
 Jela Sword
 Jer Arrow
 Ji’kun The ritual question and answer that a couple must undergo prior to a Jasshi’rr to ensure they are prepared for the ceremony and life together as One
 Jiljoo Gem
 Jinqa What or which persons; who

 

K

Kaf They,Them Kah’lehalle Guests Koeen Zero

Ryl
 Basic
 Ka  A positive response; yes
 Kaa’lia  Love; the kind that truly wishes for another’s happiness. 
 Kag  To walk
 Ka’re  A word was used by the Twi’lek race to indicate an individual who was more than a boyfriend but not yet a husband
 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”
 Kairn  Dark or black, also a clan name
 Kala’uun Starport This Rylothian starport was under the control of the Shak clan at the height of the New Order. Like all Twi’lek settlements, it was located on the terminator line between dark and light sides of the planet, gaining a measure of warmth from its position. However, due to the crosswinds created as the cold air of the dark side mixes with the hot air on the light side, approaches to the starport needed to be handled with care. This danger was further compounded by the fact that Kala’uun was dug into the heights of a huge spire of rock, part of the formation known as the Lonely Five. A Watcher was in place at all times, to ensure that an oncoming heat storm was spotted before it could do any damage to the Starport. Deep in the bowels of th Starport was a huge cistern, that held all the water needed to maintain the facility
 Kan’ka A separation of a Twi’lek from Kika’lekki, usually by removal of a lekku or by removing another Twi’lek’s lekku. Twi’leks with missing lekku cut from them deliberately and those that remove the lekku of others are marked as runan
 Karawn  Strength
 Keella  Darling
 Kei’na  Respect
 Kei’nata tun 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.
 Keysshi  This was the ancient Twi’leki ceremony of History. This is a public ceremony in which a clan celebrates and shares stories of the History of Twi’leks and in particular, the history of the clan. This ceremony was used as a means of passing down tradition prior to written language and during times when written passing was not a possibility. It is still carried on to respect and preserve the methods of the past. See also Inasvok’akmoll
 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
 Kluub  Tranquil, also a clan name
 Koa  A negative response; no
 Koa’an  False
 Koahiko  A word used as a polite response to gratitude or in acknowledgement of gratitude; you’re welcome; literally translated, it means “no worries”
 Kocceille Twi’lek A phrase was used by the Twi’lek race to indicate an individual who was a “friend of the Twi’leks.” See also Twa’janii 
 Komad  Chivalry or chivalrous; also a clan name 
 Kopecz  Philosopher 
 Kora  A word was used by the Twi’lek race to indicate an individual who is the male head of a family. The planet of Ryloth is led by a Head Clan consisting of 5 Koras, one from each of the 5 predominate clans
 Kora’chan  Deputy to head of a family
 Korjin  A pronoun used to indicate other people; them or they
 Koyi  Serpent
 Kru  Mountainous; also a clan name
 Kunta  Fuck
 Kuri’au A word used to describe the art and practice of seduction to attain a specific goal. Twi’leks are renowned for being an attractive species and have adapted this to suit their benefit by using their powers of seduction to obtain money, goods, services, and information. This practice is also referred to by the Basic term “the Game.” A Twi’lek practicing the Kuri’au is not necessarily looking for sexual favors, but is using their seductive prowess to their advantage for whatever means necessary in the way other species use their strength or mental capacity

 

L

Lulon Seven

 Ryl  Basic
 Lek  Ancient Twi’lek clan
 Lekku  The Twi’lek name for their headtails, lekku was the plural form of the term lek. The lekku of a Twi’lek were used for many things, among them communications and the storage of memories. Subtle movements of the headtails were used to convey certain feelings and concepts, as part of a language known as Lekku. It is also the name of the sign language used by the Twi’lek race that involves a complex series of twitches and undulations of the lekku
 Leth  Red
 Lethan Twi’lek  One of the lesser races of Twi’lek, the Lethan Twi’lek is distinguished by its deep, reddish skin color. These are a rare kind of Twi’lek, and would be similar to the occurance of albinos in other species
 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
 Lonay  Miner
 Luroon  Ingenious or intelligent; also a clan name
 Lyaer’tsa  The name of the traditional Twi’leki weapon used in armed combat. It is a tall, staff-like shaft with a vibroblade at the top. Tradition demands that the lyaer’tsa be used to inflict non-lethal injuries
 Lylek  A vicious insectoid predator native to the planet Ryloth, known to eat its own kind when food is scarce. 
 Lyn  Snow
 Lynoi  White

 

M

 Ryl  Basic
 Ma’allesh  A Twi’leki phrase which translated roughly into Basic as, “Travel safely”
 Mala  Refers to the mythical figure Mala, who was the mother of Nolaa
 Mazer  Refers to a predator that lived on the surface of Ryloth
 Me  Fiery or hot; also a clan name
 Minari’sai  Youth not yet an adult (female)
 Mi’sou  This was the ancient Twi’leki ceremony of Passing. What other species would call a funeral, it is through this ceremony that loved ones are honored by the sharing of memories to wish them well as they travel into communion with Kika’lekki. Twi’leks do not bury their dead. This is due mostly to the land on Ryloth being inhospitable for burial and to the fact that Twi’leks live underground and burial implies that those living in caves are dead. Instead, they burn their dead on on a pyre and let the body join the soul in the company of Kika’lekki
 Muchi  A person attached to another by respect or affection; a friend
 Mobok  Authoritative; also a clan name

 

N

 Ryl  Basic
 Nabat  Farm or farmer
 Nabrina  Means “beast of burden”
 Narsu  A function word to express politeness or emphasis on a request
 Nat  Rock
 Nawara  Tongue or speaker
 Nercathi  This ancient Twi’lek clan was known to have created three beautiful crystalline skulls to commemorate a long-dead hero. Each skull represented one of the primary Twi’leki tenets – Jasshi’rr, Waala, and Keysshi. During the Galactic Civil War, the Nercathi were raided by the Empire for slaves, until they aligned themselves with the Alliance and fought back.
 Nerra  A common name given to Twi’lek males, this name means “brother”
 Nilim  Heroic; also a clan name
 Nima  Gift
 Nolaa  A common name given to Twi’lek females, and referred to the mythical figure Nolaa, who was the daughter of Mala
 Numa  A common name given to Twi’lek females, and means “sister” in the Twi’leki language
 Nuro  Judge

 

O

Ryl
 Basic
 Obyrru  A nightmare, bad dream, night terror, visions seen that are unpleasant or frightening
 Olan  Wealthy; also a clan name
 Olgkru  Strong-willed; also a clan name 
 Olm  Porter or bearer
 Olma  A informal version of Olma’nabsilai, commonly used between masters and pupils or as a matter of casual conversation
 Olma’nabsilai  A term referring to a master, or leader, in the order of the Sesk’nabsilai. Literally, one who carries the weight of the world for the Goddess. Derived from the name of the Twi’lek Jedi master who turned down a seat on the Jedi Council to found the order — well over a thousand years ago, Olma’fa
 Ootay  In, at or to what place; where
 Oola  Blue
 Opik  Referring to something no longer needed, an item or piece of property discarded
 Orn  Bird of prey
 Otaf’alkin A reptilian predator native to Ryloth and found deep in the underground caverns, the name literally means “cave butcher.” It is also used as an insult to indicate one who kills without remorse, as if a heartless animal
 Ozan  Worth; can be combined with the suffix ‘te’ to form ozante (worthless)

 

P

Pleen Two

 Ryl  Basic
 Pahgan  Bargain
 Palakwi  Lizard
 Pampy  Jewel
 Passik  Golden or of gold
 Pika Referring to something or someone held close to the heart; context and subject is important to make it meaningful
 Pol Stalactite 
 Poy  Wing or wings

 

Q

 Ryl  Basic
 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

 

R

 Ryl  Basic
 Rackus  Happy; also a clan name
 Racor  Laughing; also a clan name
 Rar  Bold; also a clan name
 Ree  Spear
 Reess  Metalsmith
 R’lyek This ancient Twi’lek clan was a sworn enemy of the Doneeta clan for many generations. Tott Doneeta returned to Ryloth, following the Exis Convocation, and merged the two clans in an effort to end the feud
 Rol’za  Bright sky
 Runan One that has been exiled, an outcast, someone shunned by Twi’lek society and no longer welcome on Ryloth
 Ruti  Water
 Rutian Twi’lek One of the races of Twi’lek, commonly associated with those that follow the Water Temple doctrine, the Rutian Twi’lek is distinguished by its varying hues of blue skin color
 Rycrit A bovine creatures raised by Twi’leks as a food source, rycrits have been exported from Ryloth as source of food for many generations. However, their nasty temper led many farmers to abandon them to the wilderness, and populations of feral rycrits have developed on planets like Talasea
 Ryl  One of the many dialects spoken by the Twi’lek people of Ryloth
Ryloth This planet was the homeworld of the Twi’lek race, located in the Outer Rim Territories. It orbited its sun in such a way that one side was perpetually lit and the other was locked in the dark. The bright side generated huge heat storms which whipped around the planet and died on the night side, but not before warming the dark side up enough to support minimal life. It was a dry, rocky world with a thin, breathable atmosphere. The Twi’Leks there mine the mineral ryll for various legal and illegal uses throughout the galaxy. Ryloth was orbited by five, red-colored moons
 Rylothean  Another name for the Twi’leki language
 Ryma gesu’tuno allesh This phrase is used as a very formal farewell and directly translates as “mother give you safety”
Ryma gesu’tuno ozanta yissa   Mother Give You Good Health
 Ryma’allesh  An abbreviated version of Ryma gesu’tak allesh
 Ryma’at The primary twi’lek deity, she is the Mother of all twi’leks and creator of everything. She 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 Kika’lekki in more formal settings. The Twi’leks believe that she is the holder of balance and through the worship of her, balance will one day be restored to the universe
 Rynne The Twi’lek word for rebirth or renewal. It refers to the state of being of one who was lost or fallen from Kika’lekki’s favor and then brought back into it
 Ryu One of the many dialects spoken by the Twi’lek race

 

S

Seepa Eight Sha Us,We Sota Nine

 Ryl  Basic
 Sahak Chir  A very informal farewell that means “avoid death” and is often used sarcastically
 Sai’kora  Head of a city/settlement
 Sai’korachan  Deputy to the head of a city or settlement
 Sama  Indicates an individual who is a daughter or female clan member
 Schutta A Twi’leki swear word, used to indicate a being of poor repute. It was derived from the name of a weasel-like creature native to Ryloth
 Secura  Skilled; also a clan name
 Seela  Dancer 
 Seku  Memory
 Sesk’bumat This is the name given to one who is a member of the political caste. Members of this caste are politicians, diplomats, and other political representatives. This is considered a noble’s caste and its members are among the wealthiest in Twi’lek society
 Sesk’kesva This is the name given to one who is a member of the merchant caste. Members of this caste are craftsmen, shopkeepers, and others who engage in bartering or sales. This is considered a mid-range caste and its members usually make a comfortable living, although some of its members do manage to acquire considerable wealth, but its poorer members are often subjected to the Vassij’ra
 Sesk’mahvus This is the name given to one who is a member of the temple caste. Members of this caste are Ai’jou and Kivas. This is the noblest of all castes due to the position of the temple in Twi’lek society. Its members are revered by all Twi’leks but make the meagerest of livings due to their devotion to Kika’lekki 
 Sesk’nabsilai An ancient order of Force-sensitive Twi’leks who serve the temples as guardians, sentinels, and political representatives. Because their duties sometimes stretch beyond the teachings of Kika’lekki, they are thought to carry a great and terrible burden. Their abilities and talents run parallel to the Jedi, and as a consequence, they suffered a similiar purge by the Sith when Chancellor Palpatine became Emperor. The survivors, like those of the Jedi, became highly secretive yet continue to perform their duties and train new members as best they can
 Sesk’osima This is the name given to one who is a member of the artist caste. Members of this caste are dancers, musicians, and other entertainers. This is one of the poorer castes and its members make meager livings and are often subjected to the Vassij’ra
 Sesk’ryvak This is the name given to one who is a member of the medical caste. Members of this caste are doctors, medics, and other members of the medical community. This is considered a mid-range caste and its members usually make a comfortable living, although some of its members do manage to acquire considerable wealth
 Sesk’vati This is the name given to one who is a member of the warrior caste. Members of this caste are guards, hunters, military soldiers and others who earn their livings through the use of arms. This is one of the poorer castes and its members make meager livings and are often subjected to the Vassij’ra
 Shaala Mushroom; a very important staple in the Twi’lek diet
 Shakka Lightning
 Shala Crying or tearful;also a clan name
 Shar Sorrow or grief
 Shi’gen The celebration held following a Jasshi’rr, much like a human wedding reception
 Shiri Singer
 Sienn Maiden
 Silais Caretaker
 Sinya  Darkness
 Siolo  Poet
 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
 Sivron Shrewd; also a clan name
 Skawn Merchant
 Smoo Blessed; also a clan name
 Sokusha Concubine
 Sook Black
 Sou’Kiva A member of the Council of Kivas
 Sou’kora Member of high council
 Sou’Korachan Deputy to a member of the high council
 Supisy Mysterious female
 Swilja The name of a beautiful princess from Twi’lek legends
 Szu’tak  Shit

 

T

Tota Three Tsu’za Sun; translates as ‘Gate of the Sky’

 Ryl  Basic
 -Ta  A suffix meaning ‘more’, ‘lots’, ‘better’ can be added to words like ozan (worth) to form ozanta (much worth, good, or better)
 Tak  Brown
 Tal  Champion
 Talik  Destiny
 Tal’kan  Penis
 Tar  Swift; also a clan name
 Tarkona  Stormy weather; also a clan name
 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
 Te  A suffix meaning ‘less’ can be added to words like ozan (worth) to form ozante (worthless)
 Teeubo  Treasure
 Teksa  Trustworthy; also a clan name
 Tenii  At or during the time of; when
 Tiatkin  Creative; also a clan name
 Tinari’sai  Youth not yet adult (male)
 Toe  Words
 Tol  Fire
 Tolian Twi’lek  One of the races of Twi’lek, commonly associated with those that follow the Fire Temple doctrine, the Tolian Twi’lek is distinguished by its varying hues of orange skin color
 Toqema  Dependable; also a clan name
 Torr  Pale or white; also a clan name
 Tott  Fang or thorn bush
 Tsan  Yellow
 T’ssolok This intense, Twi’leki liquor was bottled in a sculpted decanter. Thaddeus Ross often drank a bottle of this liquor whenever he felt that his life couldn’t get any worse. Some beings worried that the taste of the liqour would be awful, but it was actually the aftertaste the floored most drinkers
 Tsu  Gate
 Tsu’kagrei The twi’lek rite of passage, when a juvenile Twi’lek becomes formally recognized as an adult, usually between 18 and 21 years of age, depending on the customs of the particular clan.  Translates literally as “Passing the Gate”
 Tualin  Noble or royalty
 Tuka  Spirit
 Tuka’atuhlk  A regular religious ceremony honoring Kika’lekki, usually held on a weekly basis, although the more spiritual Kivas engage in it daily for personal communion and to remain focused on their position as spiritual leader of their clans
 Tukian Twi’lek  One of the races of Twi’lek, commonly associated with those that follow the Spirit Temple doctrine, the Tukian Twi’lek is distinguished by its varying hues of green skin color
 Tun  You
 Twa’jani  This Twi’lek ceremony, also known as a Bloodening, marked an offworlder as Koccielle Twi’lek and an honorary member of a clan. The term Twa’jani translated into Basic as “the ritual of lasting welcome.” Through this ceremony, a Twi’lek clan is expanded and through the shedding and consuming of blood, clans grow to include not only other Twi’lek who are without their own clan, but also those non-Twi’lek who then become members of that clan
 Taw’janii  This Twi’lekian term refers to the temporary acceptance of off-worlders as honored guests. Their needs and wants should be attanded to before any formal business will be conducted. See also Koccielle Twi’lek
 Twi’lek  An alien race characterized by their smooth, pointed head and twin lobes protruding from their heads. Often called head tails, the lekku contain additional sensory nerves and are very sensitive, and are thought to be errogenous zones. Most Twi’leks have two lekku, known as tchin and tchun, or tchun-tchin when spoken of as a pair. Rare variants have a single lekku or up to four. Each lekku is filled with muscles, and stored in the cells of the lekku were the Twi’lek’s deepest memories. Twi’leks often use subtle twitches and flexings of their lekku as a form of communication. They have rows of pointed teeth, and close-set, pig-like eyes. They are native to the planet Ryloth. They also have multiple stomachs, and will feed on almost anything, from the fungi that grow on Ryloth to the cowlike rycrits. The skin coloration of a Twi’lek varies, with all shades of the rainbow represented, as well as white and black.This is also another name for the planet Ryloth, the home planet of the Twi’Lek race
 Twi’leki  The native language of the Twi’lek people. It was also known as Rylothean
 Tyrian Twi’lek  One of the races of Twi’lek, commonly associated with those that follow the Music Temple doctrine, the Tyrian Twi’lek is distinguished by its varying hues of purple skin color

 

U

Uza One

 Ryl  Basic
 U’cara  Clever,smart
 Udeen  Green
 Una  Graceful; also a clan name.  Bib Fortuna was a member of this clan, but was ostracized because of his allegiance to Jabba the Hutt.

 

V

 Ryl  Basic
 Vahs ka Ryma’at  This phrase is the most common response to prayers during ceremonies and means “all to the mother of balance”
 Valla  Legal or of law
 Valsil  Tailor
 Vashna  Used as a title before the given name of a female; ma’am, miss, missus; etc
 Vassij’ra  An ancient custom of the ceremonial ‘selling’ of the first born daughter from one clan to another for the purpose of an arranged marriage to bring two clans together.  Once slavery came to Ryloth the old custom was bastardized into a desperate action of survival  where daughters were sold to slavers.
 Vatak’ultuka  A warrior phrase meaning good luck, it is translated as “fight on tomorrow”
 Ven  Silvery or of silver; also a clan name
 Vida  Pleasing to the senses; also a clan name
 Vishna  Used as a title before the given name of a male; sir, mister, etc
 Vrei  Lucky or fortunate; also a clan name
 Vuren  Mountain

 

W

 Ryl  Basic
 Waala  This was the ancient Twi’leki ceremony of Law. This is a public ceremony in which a clan honors and respects its laws. These laws include not only particular expectations within the clan, but also share with observers the laws and beliefs of the society in which the clan resides and in the case of off world clan, the laws of the homeworld of Ryloth. Through this ceremony, Twi’leks are reminded of the expectations of Kika’lekki
 Waran  Of tunnels or caves; also a clan name
 Warat  Victor or winner
 Wedgan’tilles  The accepted Twi’leki interpretation of Wedge Antilles’ name. In this form, it translates to “slayer of stars.” If pronounced as “Wedge’antilles,” the translation becomes something akin to “one who is so foul that he could make a rancor vomit.

 

X

 Ryl  Basic
 Xe  A Twi’lek unit of measurement, it means half
 Xiann  Spider

 

Y

Yessi Purple

 Ryl  Basic
 Yissa  Health
 Yobana  Masseuse
 Yuja  Friend of the Twi’lek
 Yuned  Thunder
 Yuri The ritual of separation observed prior to a Jasshi’rr. It is believed by the Twi’leks that this time apart not only allows for the focus on preparation, but makes the Bou’hada more meaningful for those becoming One

 

Z

Za Sky

 Ryl  Basic
 Zala  Speak
 Zelada  Traveler or explorer
 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
 Ziveri Scorched; also a clan name
 Zo’Kora Head of a clan
 Zo’Korachan Deputy to head of a clan

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