Basic Vocabulary

This page provides some simple vocabulary words for the new student. El Treisour contains all common Talossan words (except proper nouns and adjectives, like personal names and placenames) and L’Översteir can be used to look up other English words.

Numbers 0-9

  • nül = zero
  • viens, having the feminine form viensa = one
  • doua = two
  • tres = three
  • qator = four (the q is pronounced as a k, and the first syllable is stressed)
  • simca = five (the i is pronounced as a ü)
  • sex = six
  • seifet = seven (the ei is pronounced as if it were ai, and is stressed)
  • vuit = eight
  • noua = nine

10-19

  • bisquinc or deþu = ten
  • ündesch = eleven
  • dúdesch = twelve
  • tréidesch = thirteen
  • tórdesch = fourteen
  • quíntesch = fifteen
  • sédesch = sixteen
  • séifdesch = seventeen
  • vuídesch = eighteen
  • úndaveint = nineteen

20 and Greater

  • vaintsch or veint = twenty
  • vaintsch-viens = twenty-one
  • treinçe = thirty
  • qareinçe = forty
  • simeinçe = fifty
  • sexeinçe = sixty
  • seifeinçe = seventy
  • vuieinçe = eighty
  • noueinçe = ninety
  • chint = hundred
  • mil or þúsund = thousand
  • miglhiun = million

Relationships

  • famiglha = family
  • patreu = father
  • matra = mother
  • espoçeu = husband
  • uschor = wife
  • figlheu = son
  • figlha = daughter
  • fratreu = brother
  • soror = sister
  • apa = grandfather
  • ama = grandmother
  • cüzin (feminine cüzina) = cousin
  • vucul = uncle
  • tanta = aunt

Common Objects

  • pupitra = desk
  • computex = computer
  • glhibreu = book
  • televiziun = television
  • inter’riet = Internet
  • auteu = car
  • cadeira = chair
  • maisa = table
  • poarta = door
  • fenestra = window
  • cortina = curtain
  • lict = bed
  • covereu = blanket
  • aureglheir = pillow

Places

  • cità = city
  • casa = house
  • domeu = home
  • cámera = room
  • cuschina = kitchen
  • oradaviert = restroom
  • restoran or acüvitorxha = restaurant
  • glischt = church
  • fiara = department store
  • marca = store, market, shop
  • óifisch = office
  • voratrina = fast food restaurant
  • ustria = bar (pub)
  • þospital = hospital

Colours

  • biançéu (feminine biançéa) = white
  • alveu (feminine alva) = another word for white
  • negreu (feminine neagra) = black
  • roxh = red
  • tacriat = bright red
  • ambracafirancheu (feminine ambracafiranca) = reddish brown
  • everieu (feminine everia) = whitish yellow
  • flaus = golden yellow
  • cinesch = pale yellow
  • vermel = yellow
  • violet = violet
  • azir = lavender
  • braneu (feminine brana) = brown
  • bléu (feminine blua) = blue
  • celestéu (feminine celestéa) = sky blue
  • virt = green
  • grischun = gray
  • glauc = greenish gray
  • rösch = pink
  • erxhent = silver
  • or = gold
  • crisomileu (feminine crisomila) = orange
  • purpül = purple
  • funçat (feminine funçada) = maroon
  • asmalal = tan
  • bürel = beige
  • groc or biondeu (feminine bionda) = blonde
  • cotschneu (feminine cotschna) = red-haired
  • canüt = white-haired
  • pelbiançéu (feminine pelbiançéa) = gray-haired
  • börnat (feminine bornada) = brunette
  • castain = auburn

Body Parts

  • ma = hand
  • bräts = arm
  • ped = foot
  • gamba = leg
  • cäps = head
  • uglh = eye
  • nas = nose
  • boca = mouth
  • aureglh = ear
  • caveglhen = hair (plural)
  • xhenoglh = knee
  • polçel = thumb
  • dit = finger (also used for toe)
  • ditavint = index finger
  • ditintra = middle finger
  • ditanel = ring finger
  • dititeu = little finger (“pinkie”)
  • orteiglh = toe
  • punca = big toe
  • spaglha or þumbreu = shoulder
  • caviglha = ankle
  • carù = heel
  • glhimba = tongue
  • dint = tooth
  • labra = lip
  • goglha = throat
  • col = neck
  • lavour = navel
  • cuoißa = thigh
  • coída = elbow
  • pignheta = wrist
  • tavsalt = knuckle

Animals

  • caciun = dog
  • cäts = cat
  • aic = horse
  • fugla = bird
  • evéu = deer
  • addasch = antelope
  • eifunt = elephant
  • zarac’ht = giraffe
  • liun = lion
  • ursüm = bear
  • gnham = cougar
  • quiour = bobcat
  • hamilta = squirrel
  • api = monkey
  • goritxa = gorilla
  • porc = pig
  • cimpantzì = chimpanzee
  • xherpitx = gerbil
  • foca = seal
  • valeina = whale
  • urada = dolphin
  • morsch = walrus
  • atxap = moose
  • lapì = rabbit
  • mascuð = wapiti (American elk)
  • bitxíc = bison (American buffalo)
  • insecteu = insect
  • mosca or moschula = fly
  • formica = ant
  • abeglha = bee
  • aquila = eagle
  • ul = owl

Fruits and Vegetables

  • apal = apple
  • uranxha = orange
  • áchina or rasignha = grape
  • üvapaßa = raisin
  • pamplamußa = grapefruit
  • cogorla = pumpkin
  • peßica = peach
  • fires = pear
  • ananás = pineapple
  • ceriera = cherry
  • freasca = strawberry
  • frembuça = raspberry
  • cóchenet = coconut
  • lactû = lettuce
  • tomateu = tomato
  • espinarteu = spinach
  • mailintzara = potato
  • calisch = broccoli
  • ugnhiun = onion
  • aglh = garlic
  • sucicana = bell pepper
  • cal = cabbage
  • fisníc = carrot
  • talefast = pea
  • iatz = maize (American corn)
  • fungu = mushroom
  • ris = rice
  • þáriqeu = bean
  • noiç = nut

Meat, Fowl, and Fish

  • viind = meat
  • stinc = ham
  • schpec = bacon
  • porc = pork
  • vrüscht = sausage
  • beui or bíftec = beef
  • entracuost = steak
  • cadun = lamb’s meat
  • púlaster = chicken
  • = turkey
  • beca = duck
  • auca = goose
  • pesc = fish
  • cançeir = crab
  • langosteu = lobster
  • uïtra = oyster
  • penc’ha = clam
  • cambarot = shrimp

Drinks

  • boiçal = (a) drink
  • apa = water
  • lapta = milk
  • cervieþa = beer
  • vineu = wine
  • cacteill = cocktail
  • = fruit juice
  • soda = soda
  • cafè = coffee
  • ceai = tea

Other Foods

  • eziun = food
  • inutrival = junk food
  • santeu = healthy food
  • prestu = fast food
  • caisch or frumatx = cheese
  • tischilta = cottage cheese
  • savuta = salt
  • chéceap = ketchup
  • snäps = mustard
  • marótxena = ice cream
  • smietna = sour cream
  • cjaca or nanaes = candy
  • calatsch = cake
  • crust = pie
  • vaischla = cookie
  • = bread
  • uol = egg
  • salaida = salad
  • rasclada = salad dressing
  • supa = soup
  • tavasaint = vegetable soup
  • storvia = chili (soup)
  • pitzarial = pizza
  • plug = taco
  • saici = popcorn

Meals

  • respaß = meal
  • sáftrac = breakfast
  • antecaina = brunch
  • miðziueziun = lunch
  • dinarh = supper
  • avendeziun or cönatorxheu = dinner
  • gustul = appetizer
  • txüspaiça = dessert
  • tentemp = snack

Some Useful Verbs

  • irh = to go or come (to change locations)
  • estarh = to be
  • tirh = to have
  • velarh = to want
  • neceßarh = to need
  • dormarh = to sleep
  • staistarh = to wake up
  • amarh = to love
  • piaçarh = to please
  • zonarh = to give
  • vidarh = to see
  • zespartarh = to leave (depart)
  • volarh = to fly
  • marscharh = to walk
  • coriarh = to run
  • naxharh = to swim
  • comprarh = to buy
  • veindarh = to sell
  • cumprencarh = to understand
  • voiatxarh = to travel
  • sürgarh = to stand up
  • sestarh = to sit down
  • menxharh = to eat
  • büvarh = to drink
  • parlarh = to speak or talk
  • zirarh = to say or tell
  • çerçarh = to search
  • trovarh = to find
  • xhúarh = to play
  • säparh = to know (how to)
  • dançarh = to dance
  • pensarh = to think
  • lirarh = to read (to one’s self)
  • scríuarh = to write
  • vivarh = to live (to be alive)
  • demurarh = to reside
  • travalarh = to work
  • esperarh = to hope
  • cherarh = to wish
  • sovenénçarh = to remember
  • obliarh = to forget (unintentionally)
  • urvidarh = to forget (intentionally)
  • quimbüvarh = to go drinking

As exemplified by the final three verbs in the list above, Talossan has a great many verbs that express concepts that would take more than a single word to express in English. Some of the many other verbs like this are c’hreovarh (= to cause sorrow), perstreptarh (= to want to speak), ramaßarh (= to fend for one’s self), and iridarh (= to wash down food with drink).