I'rishèè language


I'rishèè is the language of the I'rin clans of Scorpia. In the Battlestar Libra story, I'rishèè words and phrases are based loosely on the real-world language Hausa.

ALT-code letters {Hold ALT key, type three digit code, then release ALT key (for PC)}
Accented à is code 133
Accented è is code 138

I'rishèè-to-English dictionary:

  • A
    • à - I, me, my
    • a'à - no
    • abàni - uncle
    • abinda - what
    • adan - have
    • adani - have not
    • afil - appeal
    • aifà - (water) well
    • aifàn - okay, all right
    • akul - stop (imperative)
    • al’arshì - heaven
    • aljan - demon
    • amana: loyalty
    • ashe - oh
    • askarii - warrior
    • Aten yà sawwàk’aa - Aten save you
    • Aten wadankà - Aten curse you
    • aukawa - valley
  • B
    • b'acèè - lost
    • b’anta - decoy
    • barakatàì - everywhere
    • biyu - two
    • boneln - hood
    • bura’da - go quickly
  • C
    • camb’alelìya - beautiful girl
    • cas - entire
    • cifàa - clan leader
    • cud’a - help
  • D
    • dà - and
    • dàgà - from
    • dahirgaya - honor
    • daji - wasteland
    • dakare - soldier (literally infantryman); term used by the Disavowed mercenaries to refer to themselves
    • dàmatsiri - a small poisonous snake
    • d’an - small child (see also: jinjir)
    • d’an‘uwa - brother, half brother
    • dan'shàki - little brother
    • dan'zaki - sand cougar cub
    • d’aukaà - take
    • d’aure - marry
    • d’axhim - lion's roar
    • d’isàà - drip
    • d’iya - children
    • dod’e bawa - sheep-like follower
    • duhùù - darkness
    • duutsè, k’yàn - rock
    • dùwu - scorpion
  • F
    • fafara - obey, follow
    • fasa - deny
    • Fiddà - Disavowed (equivalent in Old Kobol: devocavi)
    • furzàà - cooking spit
  • G
    • gindira - crap (expletive) (see also: kaashi)
    • gizo - spider
    • g’shàkiri - older brother
  • H
    • had'ìì - half-breed
    • hadir’ìì - storm
    • hàiba - grandfather
    • haifa - give birth to
    • hàifaa, bàba - father
    • halata - allow
    • hàmaadà - desert
    • hamada'ya - child of the desert
    • harba - fire
    • harshe - language
    • haukatar - to make crazy
  • I
    • iiyà - mother
    • innà - aunt
    • Inuwa'yo - shadow-walker
    • iri - clan
    • iskàà - wind
    • iskàà - spirit
    • iskàrau - spirit doctor
    • iya - mother to be
  • J
    • j'aten - praise Aten
    • jàrirì - baby
    • jami'i - boss
    • ji - listen
    • jìddin - all the time
    • jima’i - "frak" (expletive)
    • jinii - blood
    • jinjir - child
    • jin k'ai - understanding, having understanding
  • K
    • kaani’ha - sweet breeze
    • kaashi - shit
    • k'aayàtaa - beautiful
    • kab'e - turn away
    • kàd’an - little
    • kai - head
    • kaico - damned (see also: uwaka, ubaka)
    • k’auna - love
    • kaifàfaa - sharpen
    • kainuwa - water lily
    • k’àl - small
    • kàliilàn - small thing
    • k’aunaa - beloved
    • kendir - light
    • k'etari - foreigner
    • kogi, gulbi - river
    • kome - everything
    • koodàa - sharpen a blade
    • kwab’a - halt
    • k’wàinaanùwaa; inyà - girl, young girl
    • kwamand - a command
    • k’wari - strength
    • k’waryar - riverbed
    • k’wàya - stone
    • kyafk’i - warleader
    • kyaftìn - leader
    • k’yalla - (to) see
    • kyanwa - cat
  • L
    • là’an - scoundrel
  • M
    • mààtaa - wife
    • mace - woman
    • mah - you, your
    • mahaifa - parents
    • mài daad’ii - sweet
    • màigidaa - husband
    • mak’ìyì; k’olyì; magàbcii - enemy
    • mashaayaa - watering place
    • maza - quickly
    • mubaya'a - oath
  • N
    • na’ad - indeed
    • na'àm - yes
    • nabiyu - lieutenant
    • nik’èè - to crush
  • R
    • rafkèè - rot
    • raga - net
    • rai - life
    • ra’i - willing
    • ràirai, yàshi, k’ùra - sand
    • ranaà - sun
    • rantsuwa - vow
    • rhne - youth
    • riijìyaa - spring
    • rinjai: victory
  • S
    • sa’ira - hell
    • sani - know
    • sannu - hello
    • saro - scarf
    • sarobon - shemagh, keffiyeh (head covering) (from saro - scarf, and boneln - hood)
    • sauk’ak’a - reduce, simplify
    • shaafee - destroy
    • shàkik’i - brother
    • shàkiri - clan brother
    • shayar - water
    • shek’a - canter
    • shuùmii, màkààri - ghost
    • sukuwa - gallop
    • sumbace - kiss
    • sun - they
    • suna - name
    • sunà - we
  • T
    • tantala - trot, run quickly
    • takòbi - sword
    • tambaya - to question
    • tau - fierce
    • tsinkèè - blade
    • tsoka’wa - grandmother
    • tsòòtsee - drop
    • tsuuraa - knife with no handle
    • turb'aya - sandy
  • U
    • ubaka, uwaka - damned
  • W
    • walk’iya - shine(s)
    • wuk’a - knife
  • Y
    • yaw’o - walk
    • yak'i - war
    • yaruwaa - sister
    • yàshab, -ri - boy
  • Z
    • za - go
    • zaki - lion
    • Zàmbata - biological cylon (from zamba - fraud)
    • zato - thinker
    • zùmùntaa - blood relation(ship)
    • zuucìyaa - heart

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