Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:23 pm

So...feel like helping your friendly neighborhood dragon add a little more depth to the game? Smile

I'm working on expanding my list of words/phrases for the Aenean orcish language. áThis is for adding depth to items/areas/creatures in the game, rather than creating an actual language, so most syntax rules can be ignored. áI'm looking for words that would fit as nouns, verbs, or adjectives, and I'm not looking to re-use some other existing (real or imaginary) language.

Orcish is a rough-sounding, harsh language. áThink of orcish society kind of like an evil, chaotic version of Klingon society (in Star Trek), but without any of that time wasted worrying about honor. áTwisted Evil á Most words or phrases are 1 to 3 syllables. áKeep in mind that orcs in Aenea are just as intelligent as humans...they're just more evil and are a warrior/strength-centered culture that looks down on physical weakness.

Hmmm...maybe I need to listen closer to the orcish soundsets in the toolset...

Here's what I've got so far, and I'll edit this list as anyone adds things.

k'nort = empire (pronounced "kah nort")
k'rath = á á á ácity (pronounced "kah wrath")
k'goth = castle (pronounced "kah goth")
scrar á á á á= blood
grumbok á á á á= grinder
bo á á á á á á = bow (ok, this one sounds like english)
bokah á á á á= child's bow (crossbow)
bogrom á á á á= man's bow (mighty composite longbow)
kah á á á á= child
grom á á á á= man
eena = á á á áfemale (pronounced "ee nah")
ferk = á á á áiron
s' á á á á= village (pronounced "sah", as in "sah roth"(s'roth) "sah koth"(s'koth))
koth = á á á ábear
moth á á á á= hawk
toth á á á á= wolf
roth á á á á= skull
groth á á á á= rock
nreth á á á á= claw
zotha á á á á= dragon
grak á á á á= dirt
mog á á á á= dog (long "o", as in "oh")
li'karb = half-elf
mograk á á = dwarf (pronounced "moh grak", literally "dog from the dirt"....yup, that's orcs for you)
feemgrak á á= gnome (prounounced "feem grak", roughly meaning "small dog from the dirt")
keth á á á á á= fae (formerly called halfling) (also the name of a game where an object is repeatedly kicked around an open yard by orc children)
fee á á = small
polt = plant/vegetation

words I know would come in handy:
magic = mak
slave = snorg,
ogre = thok'mar,
giant = magga thok,
troll = grikkpa,
elf (no, "frails" isn't really orcish) = li'in,
human = karb,
half-orc = snor'kah (slave child)
fire = jaaff,
water = domir,
wind = suuf,
air = saaf,
mine or cave = cho,
swamp = poldomir (roughly meaning "plant-filled water")
desert = jaasaaf (roughly meaning "place of hot air")
master = magga,
big = mo,
kill = shakah, shakaka (a take off MJ's post), kall (from orcish battlecry "Bozku tanshaka KALL!"),
crush = ogrul (pronounced "Ohg grool"), graaff, bozku (from orcish battlecry "Bozku tanshaka KALL!")
beat = baku
cut = tanshaka (from orcish battlecry "Bozku tanshaka KALL!"),
break = dal (from orcish battlecry "Dal na kor..."),
neck = kor (from orcish battlecry "Dal na kor..."),
disembowel = shiff'lar, get (from orcish battlecry "Get zu! Get ZALKA!!"),
them = zu (from orcish battlecry "Get zu! Get ZALKA!!"),
all of them = zalka (from orcish battlecry "Get zu! Get ZALKA!!"),
decapitate = wo'nak,
sword = kavchak,
axe = krin,
shield = ba'gar,
chainmail = fal'rek,
plate armor = tho'rek,
hide/leather armor = sha'rek,
beast = guur,
armor = rek (a take off dave's post),
chain = fal (a take off dave's post),
metal plate = thox (a take off dave's post),
hide/skin = sha (a take off dave's post),
goblin =
kobold =
horse =
metal = tholt
gold = lyneel tholt ("yellow metal")
silver = lyscro tholt ("white metal")
copper = lyjaaff tholt ("orange metal")
rust = domir tholt (roughly meaning "metal from the water")
wall = gog
arrow = suufchak ("wind spear")
spear = chak
club = odo
mace = tholdo (basically "metal club")
hammer = ogrulom (translates to "crusher")
flail = bakom (translates to "beater")
death = gozol ("go zole")
bone = scro
birth = feekah'een ("small child from a woman")
yes = zug (from S'vair's post)
no = gah
night = nul ("nule")
day = neel ("kneel")
ghost = gozol suuf ("death wind")
black = lynul ("the color of night")
blue = lydomir ("the color of water")
green = lypolt ("the color of plants")
orange = lyjaaff ("the color of fire")
red = lyscrar ("the color of blood")
white = lyscro ("the color of bone")
grey = lyorc ("the color of an orc")
purple =
yellow = lyneel ("the color of day")
brown = lygrak ("the color of dirt")
color = ly ("lie")

Oh, and feel free to suggest multiple orcish words for some of these. áI want anyone interested to contribute, even if you think your word has already been "taken".

Ok, the ones I started with are taken, but that's because I'm already using those in one way or another in the game.


Last edited by The Amethyst Dragon on Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:40 am; edited 19 times in total (Reason for editing : updating a little)

_________________
.
------------------------------------- The Amethyst Dragon -------------------------------------
Creator of Aenea | Custom Content Maker | Dungeon Master | Builder | Scripter | Writer | Player | Sleepless
avatar
The Amethyst Dragon
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Creator of Aenea / Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 7788
Age : 42
Location : probably on the computer or wrangling his offspring
NWN Username : amethystdragon
DM Name : The Amethyst Dragon
Time Zone : GMT - 7:00 (Arizona)
Registration date : 2008-06-02

View user profile http://www.amethyst-dragon.com/nwn

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by MannyJabrielle on Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:00 pm

Sword - Kavchak

I used it already as a name for my beastial Orc's weapon of choice... his "Kavchak Scrar" (Sword of Blood) Smile

Ogrul - Crush (pronounced "Ohg grool"

Shakah - Kill (Pronounced with a hard 'sh', almost to sounding like "chaka")

"Ogrul Shaka Kah" - 'crush and kill" "kah" as orcish derogatory word for the weaker "child" races.... fits with that one phrase orcs yellin battle that sounds like "Old school chaka khan!"
avatar
MannyJabrielle
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 5928
Main Character : See the "A-Team" thread in the Biographies forum.
DM Name : Dungeon-Master Gaelen
Time Zone : GMT -5:00(EST)
Registration date : 2008-07-05

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by daveyeisley on Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:45 pm

slave - snorg
ogre - Thok'mar
giant - Magga Thok
troll - grikkpa
elf (no, "frails" isn't really orcish) - Li'in
human - Karb
fire - jaaff
water - domir
wind - suuf
air - saaf
mine - cho
master - Magga
big - Mo
crush - graaff
disembowel - shiff'lar
decapitate - wo'nak
axe - krin
shield - ba'gar
chainmail - fal'rek
plate armor - tho'rek
hide armor - sha'rek
beast - guur
avatar
daveyeisley
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 6827
Age : 40
Location : Watching Aenea from my Inner Sanctum on the surface of Sharlo, Aenea's Silver Moon
Main Character : Dave's List of PCs
NWN Username : Dave Yeisley
DM Name : Dungeon Master Mythgar
Time Zone : GMT - 5:00
. :
Registration date : 2008-06-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:32 am

Turns out a DM can possess different orcs and get them to say their battlecry, which ends up also adding text to the chat window. Here are the four different orcish battlecries I found.

"Bozku tanshaka KALL!"
"Dal na kor..."
"Get zu! Get ZALKA!!"
"Ibgo dang...gojiga!"

Orcs is funny.

_________________
.
------------------------------------- The Amethyst Dragon -------------------------------------
Creator of Aenea | Custom Content Maker | Dungeon Master | Builder | Scripter | Writer | Player | Sleepless
avatar
The Amethyst Dragon
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Creator of Aenea / Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 7788
Age : 42
Location : probably on the computer or wrangling his offspring
NWN Username : amethystdragon
DM Name : The Amethyst Dragon
Time Zone : GMT - 7:00 (Arizona)
Registration date : 2008-06-02

View user profile http://www.amethyst-dragon.com/nwn

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by Elhanan on Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:46 am

From Caveman: Pooka = hurt

gotta have pooka.... Very Happy
avatar
Elhanan
Epic Level
Epic Level

Male Number of posts : 1732
Location : At the keyboard typing with two fingers....
Main Character : Aargyle McJagger
Other Character : Barnabas Bottlebottom
Other Character. : Aarn, Aerik McJagger
Other Character.. : Azar; Briar Ironwood
NWN Username : Elhanan the Ancient One
Time Zone : Central USA
. :
Registration date : 2009-06-23

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by Svair on Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:19 am

yes = zug zug Smile
avatar
Svair
Epic Level
Epic Level

Male Number of posts : 1174
Age : 45
Location : Seattle, WA
Main Character : Karamip Ningle
Other Character : Phyllick Delucian
NWN Username : S'Vair
. :
Registration date : 2008-06-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:46 pm

"pooka"...just doesn't sound right coming from a tough orc. Razz Sounds like a teddy bear, or a little "boo-boo".

"zug zug"...sounds ok, but I shortened it to one "zug" so it doesn't sound like an Ewok's "zub zub". Smile

Glad some folks seem to be enjoying their first encounters with a ferk grumbok. Twisted Evil

_________________
.
------------------------------------- The Amethyst Dragon -------------------------------------
Creator of Aenea | Custom Content Maker | Dungeon Master | Builder | Scripter | Writer | Player | Sleepless
avatar
The Amethyst Dragon
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Creator of Aenea / Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 7788
Age : 42
Location : probably on the computer or wrangling his offspring
NWN Username : amethystdragon
DM Name : The Amethyst Dragon
Time Zone : GMT - 7:00 (Arizona)
Registration date : 2008-06-02

View user profile http://www.amethyst-dragon.com/nwn

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri May 06, 2011 12:48 am

A year and a half since we started on this post, and we've got some new players since then. Maybe y'all'd like to contribute?

Um...Orc Bump! Smile

Oh, and I'm working on building a new area with a spot called Cho Lynul Scro. Look at that, a use for some of this stuff. Smile

_________________
.
------------------------------------- The Amethyst Dragon -------------------------------------
Creator of Aenea | Custom Content Maker | Dungeon Master | Builder | Scripter | Writer | Player | Sleepless
avatar
The Amethyst Dragon
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Creator of Aenea / Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 7788
Age : 42
Location : probably on the computer or wrangling his offspring
NWN Username : amethystdragon
DM Name : The Amethyst Dragon
Time Zone : GMT - 7:00 (Arizona)
Registration date : 2008-06-02

View user profile http://www.amethyst-dragon.com/nwn

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by MannyJabrielle on Fri May 06, 2011 1:27 am

We need a drow version of this thread too Wink
avatar
MannyJabrielle
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 5928
Main Character : See the "A-Team" thread in the Biographies forum.
DM Name : Dungeon-Master Gaelen
Time Zone : GMT -5:00(EST)
Registration date : 2008-07-05

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by RustyDios on Fri May 06, 2011 5:27 am

The Amethyst Dragon wrote: Cho Lynul Scro.

Mine of the Black Bones ??
avatar
RustyDios
High Epic Level
High Epic Level

Male Number of posts : 2262
Age : 33
Location : England // Getting lost in Aenea
Main Character : Jay Braysin, The Wandering Shadow, Protector of Nektaria, Talon's Eternal Foe
Other Character : Shouri Braysin, The Shimmerstar's Moonlight Sorceress
Other Character. : Grace Fularras, Walking Library , Cleric of Mystara
Other Character.. : See my sig ... And here too ...
NWN Username : RustyDios
Time Zone : GMT (England, DST)
. :
Registration date : 2008-07-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri May 06, 2011 8:24 am

RustyDios wrote:
The Amethyst Dragon wrote: Cho Lynul Scro.

Mine of the Black Bones ??
or Cave of Black Bones. The orcs don't really care, it's a deep hole or tunnel into the ground, and they like names that remind them of things they've killed, or things that sound strong. Smile (blood, bones, skulls, iron, fist, etc.)

_________________
.
------------------------------------- The Amethyst Dragon -------------------------------------
Creator of Aenea | Custom Content Maker | Dungeon Master | Builder | Scripter | Writer | Player | Sleepless
avatar
The Amethyst Dragon
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Creator of Aenea / Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 7788
Age : 42
Location : probably on the computer or wrangling his offspring
NWN Username : amethystdragon
DM Name : The Amethyst Dragon
Time Zone : GMT - 7:00 (Arizona)
Registration date : 2008-06-02

View user profile http://www.amethyst-dragon.com/nwn

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by Ra Cha Chongo on Fri May 06, 2011 10:38 am

Gog = Wall / Big Rock
avatar
Ra Cha Chongo
Pureblooded Aenean
Pureblooded Aenean

Number of posts : 413
Age : 37
Main Character : Vizzini The Inconceivable
Other Character : Jinx
Other Character. : Whichever one I happen to be playing at the moment; I think it's mostly been Vinzer lately
Time Zone : EST (GMT - 5:00)
Registration date : 2009-02-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by Angel of Death on Sun May 08, 2011 9:54 pm

Hm, maybe this could be a help? [Clicky]
It's a language converter which has. . .pretty much all the languages Aenea has, I think. Could be used to build up a proper vocabulary...Smile
avatar
Angel of Death
Epic Level
Epic Level

Number of posts : 1131
Age : 402
Location : Europe
Main Character : CÚlestin Chevalier; Knight Champion of Dalix. Protector of the Innocent. Slayer of Evil.
Other Character : Angelique Nightstar; Arcane Archer.
Personal Quote: "The way of the bow is simplicity and beauty combined with power and discipline."
Other Character. : Bruce Li; Wanderer and Practitioner of the Dragon Paw Style. & Cherry; Starchild of Jewel n' Chancetaker of Lysis.
Other Character.. : Anna, Weaver of Illusions. - You can read about all of them following this link to their Biographies! =)
NWN Username : I await You in the End
Time Zone : Central European Timezone
Registration date : 2010-12-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by daveyeisley on Sun May 08, 2011 10:37 pm

Looks neat...
avatar
daveyeisley
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 6827
Age : 40
Location : Watching Aenea from my Inner Sanctum on the surface of Sharlo, Aenea's Silver Moon
Main Character : Dave's List of PCs
NWN Username : Dave Yeisley
DM Name : Dungeon Master Mythgar
Time Zone : GMT - 5:00
. :
Registration date : 2008-06-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by RustyDios on Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:28 pm

Ye know I just spent two hours trying to find this thread to translate "K'Goth Lynul Roth" .... sheesh!.... I should have gone to bed ... ... ... ...

Can this be stickified or added into the websites Athenaeum ?
Or have the words, Orc Language/Orcish in the title so the stupid search box can do it's job correctly ... ...


The translation reads " Castle Black Skull" ...
avatar
RustyDios
High Epic Level
High Epic Level

Male Number of posts : 2262
Age : 33
Location : England // Getting lost in Aenea
Main Character : Jay Braysin, The Wandering Shadow, Protector of Nektaria, Talon's Eternal Foe
Other Character : Shouri Braysin, The Shimmerstar's Moonlight Sorceress
Other Character. : Grace Fularras, Walking Library , Cleric of Mystara
Other Character.. : See my sig ... And here too ...
NWN Username : RustyDios
Time Zone : GMT (England, DST)
. :
Registration date : 2008-07-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:19 am

Moving to Aenean Lore section of the forum...

_________________
.
------------------------------------- The Amethyst Dragon -------------------------------------
Creator of Aenea | Custom Content Maker | Dungeon Master | Builder | Scripter | Writer | Player | Sleepless
avatar
The Amethyst Dragon
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Creator of Aenea / Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 7788
Age : 42
Location : probably on the computer or wrangling his offspring
NWN Username : amethystdragon
DM Name : The Amethyst Dragon
Time Zone : GMT - 7:00 (Arizona)
Registration date : 2008-06-02

View user profile http://www.amethyst-dragon.com/nwn

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:07 am

Working on adding a few more words, then I'll whip up a little webpage for the main site that has two lists (common > orc & orc > common) that has the terms in alphabetical order for easier translation.

_________________
.
------------------------------------- The Amethyst Dragon -------------------------------------
Creator of Aenea | Custom Content Maker | Dungeon Master | Builder | Scripter | Writer | Player | Sleepless
avatar
The Amethyst Dragon
Ludicrous Level
Ludicrous Level

. : Creator of Aenea / Dungeon Master
Male Number of posts : 7788
Age : 42
Location : probably on the computer or wrangling his offspring
NWN Username : amethystdragon
DM Name : The Amethyst Dragon
Time Zone : GMT - 7:00 (Arizona)
Registration date : 2008-06-02

View user profile http://www.amethyst-dragon.com/nwn

Back to top Go down

Re: Build a Vocabulary (Orc/Orcish Language)

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum