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Balpuri

The language of the city of Mirabalpur, used as an everyday language by the Sorcerers of Mir. The Balpuri language has influenced much of the Midsea region. It is closely related to and mutually intelligible with other Mirish dialects and the dialects of northwest Orasaren. The word, Qaiyore, is of Balpuri derivation, and means "great land". (In Balpuri, Qaiyore is "Qaiyora"). (Avaerandian scholars considered Balpuri merely a dialect of Mirian, their name for the dialects of Mir and northwest Orasaren).

The word Mir is actually of Avaeran origin - Mir is from "myr" which means mist, as the Avaerans called Mir "Celamyr", isle of mist. Mirabalpur is a mixed word - "a" is of/from and "pur" comes from "bar", the Avaeran word for town/city. "Bal" is from the mirish word for a plain or flat land. So Mirabalpur was "the plains city of the isle of mist".

Word order for the Insular languages is similar to that of RL romance languages - for example, when describing a noun, the adjective comes after it: e.g. ancient battle is "ruamoto opibra". When reading Balpuri imagine spanish, except that "j" and "z" are pronounced as in english.

The Balpuri words for iron, dungeon and city are derived from Avaeran, as are many of the month names highlighted in the Calendar.

Vocabulary Old Mirish Balpuri

(suffix) bigger, more

-enita

-ida

(suffix) plural

-se

-si

ancient, elder

oplibra

opibra

barrier, wall

jo

jo

battle

ruamuto

ruamato

bay, gulf

lulo

ilulo

bitter

nyoclo

nocalu

black

eubra

ebra

blessed

druitica

druitica

blue

niora

yoraa

boat

opozo

pozo

border, boundary

joploda

joplota

breeze

ilchiedo

ilchieto

bronze

briosa

briosa

brown

deda

deta

celebration, festival

enito

eito

city or walled town

jitata

pur

cleave, cut

le

le

cold; snow, ice

asa (cold)

asa (cold)
ruala (snow/ice)

dark, demonic

nido

ito

dark, fearful; terrible

nidofa

itopa

death

flache

flache

dragon, wyrm

eirtosa

eirtosa

dry, desolate; barren

ceigr

chegir

dungeon, subterranean city

-

angata

east; dawn

odu

odu

enchantment

zievomanta

zevomanda

fair, pleasant

cresovo

cresovo

father

iso

iso

feif, holding

nejider

nejidra

field; farm

nasla

nasala

food

diota

dioda

fortress, castle

guima

gurima

gate; pass

nubata

nubada

gold

di

di

great

ior

yora

green; verdant; fertile

sego

sego

grey

briopoda

bripota

harbour, port

uza

uza

high (altitude)

ota

oda

hill, knoll, butte

siodiento

chodiento

horn

dobrioracion

tobryo

hot; fire

unopa

unopa

iron

-

reilo

island; alone

egrana

egirana

jewel

rriej

rriej

keep, tower

quutrato

quutrato

king; emperor

sa

sa

kingdom

satir

satir

lake, pool

atrira

atrira

language

onguogado

onguogato

light, sunray, glimmer

ta

da

love

berasir

berasir

magic, wizardry

ri

ri

man

oya

oya

mine, delving

uasada

uasata

mist, fog

joslado

josalato

moon, moonlight

gi

gi

mountain(s)

ayo

ayo

music

inerada

inerata

north

peipa

peipa

of; from

ze

ze

old

choyobo

choyobo

place, land, region

qai

qai

plain, flatland

pla

bala

priest, monk

irtasada

irdasata

promontory; headland

chequeda

chequeta

rain

todapo

totapo

red

apono

apono

river

semuita

semaida

road

soqua

soqua

sand

incicro

incicro

sea

ameda

ameta

silent; empty

ise

ise

silver

juachal

juachal

south

ezeso

ezeso

star, twilight

zara

zara

steadfast; unyielding

ufepa

ufepa

stone

be

be

stream, brook

iaracion

iaracion

strong, mighty

oinita

oiida

sun, sunlight

udu

udu

swamp, marsh, wetland

iosperrer

iosperrer

swift

eba

eba

sword

roblaquo

roblaquo

temple, shrine

uzi

uzi

thorn

racejo

racejo

valley

cha

cha

village

tiaquura

tiaquura

warrior, protector

ipafa

ipapa

water

diableslo

diableslo

well; void, abyss

acredracion

acredracion

west; dusk, sunset

uta

uda

white, bright

ono

ono

wind

tua

tua

wisdom, learning

epro

epro

woman, lady

acrada

acrata

wood

nyosa

nosa

woodland, forest

renyo

reno

word, writing

lieto

lieto