dinosaur – gikro

Take for instance a dinosaur. One of my constructed species had co-existence with dinosaurs in the beginning of their existence. Being lizards, well that kind of fits doesn’t it. If there had ever really been lizard things here, then it’s likely they would have been around back then. So anyhow, they called the great beasts gikro. How might this have arrived from bases of food, illness, release and pride?

Simple:

Some crazy fools would have tried to hunt or even more insanely attempted to tame them. Success in those areas (or just surviving an encounter with one) would have given a source of intense pride. Illness, well that’s another one of those things. Some things you only eat once and dinosaur flesh would likely have caused some food poisoning since it’s sure the left overs would have spoiled without refrigeration. (Or by what the creature ate last). Like those puffer fish of today’s culture. If you survived eating it you’d have intense pride, everyone else just got really sick and / or died. This would have led to interesting coming of age rituals and some matching sports to remember. So whatever it would have been called at first, the name would have quickly been changed to this to warn future generations of the dangers!

Not a far cry from that to modern times when flying a gravity manipulation craft manually serves as a coming to age ritual. That’s what happened in Roswell in my con culture, a lizard juvenile brown snout didn’t hit the gravity right and met the planet up close and personal.  Like a lizard would say: “The ground comes fast!” especially when duking it out with gravity.

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not finance

A few words to explain financial systems which do not exist here:

Or a short introduction to the wacky world of alien not-fiance systems.

We all know finances and money, concepts which are very much ingrained in our culture and modern world. Of course Hanian has all of the terms for those concepts too, buying, selling, markets, money and so forth. This post doesn’t deal with those normal words though. Rather it gives a little sample of things which do not exist here.

Due to the language being invented for a particular culture and for specific species they have many words which describe concepts that we’re not so familiar with in our current society. This includes things not pertaining to trade and personal accumulation of clutter.

atripara ; tri ; par
(verb) when someone decides on who gets to use what / when, so that no one fights
(proper noun) the name of the system or laws which do the same; govern resource use
(noun) the person who decides, usually a local ar (classification: resource manager)
from the bases of : force, biological, friction, what resources

koykoy
(verb) to share resources, rather than to buy or barter them.
from the bases of: adding with no effort, merchant base

kovarthko ; varth
(noun) * A swiping; for resources or similar
from the bases of: adding with no effort, count

tavkodtav ; kod
(noun) *market place; a distribution area for getting items or livestock / food.
from the bases of: thing, silent, adding with no effort, creature / animal

There are other words in the field of non – finance, but this gives a nice small sample of it all to show how complete a language would have to be in describing things that are important to the culture in question. While Hanian also has a word for barter; this concept is not bartering nor selling. It’s something completely new.

ten bases

The first ten bases:

What is a base? It’s the smallest fragment of Hanian, each taking several meanings. They are used to create and define words in the language. Without it, you will have a harder time learning the language since about 85% of the words have most of their meaning encoded in these bases. Think of it this way, you use the bases to discover obvious and hidden meanings from words you find in the dictionary. Cool isn’t it?

ti – shining, bright, obvious – pronounce: tih
In many cases ti implies something bright and shining or that is bigger or more obvious.

o – individuality, me, I, voluntary – pronounce oh
o stands for the individual and for actions which are voluntary and not involving force.

va – go, move forward, motion, progress, movement – pronounce vah
It’s a movement and motion base, but is often also used to denote going and progressing.

uz – dark, darkness, night, black – pronounce uz
Anything involving darkness or night or the coloration of black; or the absence of light

ch – awareness, focus, paying attention – pronounce ch
ch base is also used for all elements such as water / fluids, earth / solids, dry, and so forth.

au – time, frequency, vibration, ripples – pronounce ow or au
In all cases it’s involving timing and vibrations, in some cases it can also denotes dimensions / alternatives.

iz – chaos, disorganized, messy – pronounce is
It is everything which is opposite of order; loud and disorderly, crazy and scattered about, damage.

bo – sweet, grow, farm; classification “grower” – pronounce boh
This involves everything with being sweet as well as farming and growing things.

eg – out, exclusive, external, without, out of, pushed out of – pronounce eg
Everything involving the location or determination of out as compared to in or pushed instead of pulled.

dj – structure, building, home, house. architecture – pronounce deye or di (diana)
Anything involving buildings and ones home as well as architectural things.

Learn these bases and you’ll find it much easier to work with words in Hanian. The list also gives you an idea of how diverse the base fragments are in the language. The whole list of bases is called the hoala (ho ; a ; la) which basically means source, beginning, end. Simply: the source / basis from beginning to end.

I’ll post more bases over a period of time to make them easier to learn and will show pronunciations better in Hanian. Once done I’ll show some cool stuff in regards to them, such as how even on larger scales they relate to each other.

Again, if you like this, comment and find two people you think might be interested in this language and send them here.