Daer Dictionary

Or Daerctionary, if you will, which I won’t.

I won’t pretend to know this stuff–I’m not a language coach or a professional conlang maker–but I’ll do my best to supply a usable guide for you and also for myself.  To be updated as more words become relevant!

Pronunciation

A–dark, unless you see it as an “ae”, which is more like “wear”

E–like the Canadian “eh”

I–mirror

O–going

U–sure

If you see a “kh”, it’s the kind of harsh, breathed between the back of the tongue and the roof of your mouth sound you get if you hold the C in “cute”.

Ae — A combination of letters that denotes a name or Very Significant word.  You can either tack it on with an apostrophe or put an S in before it, but it’s pretty arbitrary.

Aesin — Suffix denoting that the name for a group of people.  (Fra’aesin: Shaded people)

Ana — adj. Female

Ania — n. Daughter

Anash — n. Woman

Aniasael — n. Diminutive nickname, “Little Daughter”

“Aniasae” is just the name/title form of “Ania”, made diminutive by the l on the end!  Daer will shorten their kids names down to the “ae” syllable and tack an L on the end, so: Tianael, Cael, Khimael.

Daesen — n. Desert

Common Daer saying: “It’s the desert” = “Daesan shur.”

De — “Huh?”

Dekhan — adj. Silly, unbelievable, ridiculous

Desh — n. Slut

Diafa — adj.  Stupid

Eda — adj. Nonbinary, essentially.

Edash — adj. Nonbinary person–distinct from basic “person” noun.

Edia — n. Child (nonbinary)

Fer — You.  (Your/yours = Fer’n.)

Fra — n. Shade

Hikhish — Left

Iah — Filler word like “um” or “uh”

Ita — adj. Male

Itash — n. Man

Itia — n. Son

Jae — I

“Jae shur” = “It’s me!” and in less formal scenarios, “Jae’sh!” can be used as a kind of “whattup I’m here”.  “Je” is a super-informal “I”.  “Je’sh” is just…the rudest way of announcing yourself.

Le — No.

Lin — n. Tongue

Khafal — n. General word for a hoofed animal–horse, camel, goat, etc.

Khia — What

Amae — n. Mom

Me — Interrogative suffix, denotes question

Mikhim — Right

‘N–possessive suffix

Okhen — v. To see, “Okha”–imperative, “look/watch/see!”

Sanen — v. To do

Se — conj. And

Sela — adj. New

Sh — Suffix denoting “Person” (similar to “Sin” but less formal.  “Sh” is for words like “garbage man”.  “Sin” is for “the man who takes out the garbage”.)

Sheor — n. Violence, a fight, a battle

Shur — v. To be.  Acts like the Japanese “desu”.

Sial — n. Ass (donkey)

Sin — n. Person, people.

So — It

Sohi — Here

Sihikh — This

Somikh — That

Somikhikhi — All this shit, basically.

Sun — Not.  Comes after the adjective it’s describing (“I stupid not am” lol.  “Jae diafa sun shur!”)

U — Prefix for not having, like adding “less” to the end of a word in English.

“U’linsin” = “tongueless person”–someone who has difficulty talking, maybe, or a kind of “cat got your tongue” comment?  

Tafi — adj. Many

Tafiur — n. Many, a group

Tafsinsheor – n. War

Te – prep. In

Add an “i” to the end of nouns to pluralize.

Add an “ur” to turn an adjective into a noun (Felan = Pretty, Felanur = Pretty (Thing))

This applies to when you’re referring to people as well, unless it’s legitimately a nickname or title, in which case you’ll wanna through an “ae” in there somewhere instead.

Tenses are communicated via short prefixes to the verb, or by additional specifying verbs such as “before”, “once”, “ongoing”, etc.  “

Past — a’

Has — ao’

Future — i’

Will have: io’

1-ah, 2-n, 3-sh, 4-ur, 5-fe, 6-ma, 7-eyeh, 8-kh, 9-ta, 10-el.

To make 20, 30, etc., just at an “el” to the end of those, and for 100, “elyar”.  Combine as needed–for example, 21 = nel’ah, 75 = eyel’fe, 142 = elyarur’n

1000/many – Tafia