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Old Gelfling was the archaic language of the Gelfling. By the late Age of Division, it had fallen into disuse in favor of Modern Gelfling, though words from the language were used in titles and personal names,[1] while full sentences were used for ritual and ceremonial purposes.[2]

Lexicon[]

  • arara - "screaming"[3]
  • dotraba - "big table"[4]
  • dodotraba - "very big table"[4]
  • era-ianem - "wind in the sail"[5]
  • gidakai kae - a salutation used by Rek'yr to greet the Gelfling resistance.[2]
  • kira - "waystar"[6]
  • maudra - "mother", later used as a title for a clan matriarch.[7]
  • maudren - "those of the Mothers".[7]
  • olyeka - "cradle"[8]
  • omerya - "coral"[9]
  • senta - "watcher"[10]
  • pudgenub - curse word, no direct meaning[11]
  • rian - "a little solution to a big problem", chosen by Shoni as a personal name for her and Ordon's future son.[1]
  • Ru Aiki Ru A'ela Ru Ada'a Ru - sung by Seladon to summon Windsifters.[2]
  • sa-schala - "mariner's paradise"[12]
  • samaudren - "sea brethren"[13]
  • Staba - "Tree"[4]
  • sami - "to rest"[14]
  • smerth - "glenfoot"[15]
  • staba-senta - "wood watchers"[16]
  • Tsian oo as ae oo-oo am Bez a-a-a puy-um tsa, Nu mi-ami oo-a-be Tso-o-o-am be-na-ub - a dirge sung by members of the Gelfling resistance in memory of All-Maudra Mayrin.[2]
  • vliste - "sanctuary"[17]
  • vliya - essence.[7]
  • vliyaka - a mineral found in Sog used for making blue pigment.[18]
  • vliyaya - "flame of the blue fire".[7]
  • vojeye - Dousan sign language[19]
  • yabo - "fire-touched"[20]
  • yesmit - curse word, referring to Aughra's third eye.[7]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #4, Archaia, USA, December 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "By Gelfling Hand...". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  3. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 14, ISBN 0593095596
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 200, ISBN 0593095596
  5. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 126, ISBN 0593095596
  6. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 84, ISBN 0593095596
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Language, Darkcrystal.com
  8. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 25, ISBN 0593095596
  9. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 128, ISBN 0593095596
  10. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. , ISBN 0593095596
  11. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "The First Thing I Remember Is Fire". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  12. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 120, ISBN 0593095596
  13. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 124, ISBN 0593095596
  14. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 57, ISBN 0593095596
  15. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 214, ISBN 0593095596
  16. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 13, ISBN 0593095596
  17. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 116, ISBN 0593095596
  18. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 199, ISBN 0593095596
  19. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 163, ISBN 0593095596
  20. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 129, ISBN 0593095596
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