DICTIONARY MERMISH-THARIAN

Welcome to the Mermish-Tharian Dictionary! Within these pages you can find all mermish words currently existing which have translations to human terms. This page will be updated whenever new words are needed, so expect new additions regularly. If you plan to add new words for this dictionary, please post them in the Santharian Language Forum. - Thanx in advance!

The Vocabulary

Aagiaag Rain, heavy (droplets splash off the water’s surface)
Aagii Rain (thing that makes pockmarks on the water’s surface)
Aah-teeree Forest (‘all tree’ – obviously from the Tharian)
Aasuuh Water, dirty or polluted
Affehoo Bored (restless, making random loud sounds)
Ah~ee Hurts! (an imprecation or exclamation like the human ‘ouch!’)
Alassi             Water (multi-purpose word – ‘wave’, ‘home’)
Alassi Wave (also means ‘water’ or ‘home’)
Alassi Home (literally ‘water’ or ‘wave’)
Apupua Froth (sea-spume, small bubbles)
Baabah Bubble
Baovveche Merfolk, Merperson
Bavverissi           Baveras, Goddess of the Sea
Bett Bad (human term which mer may not fully understand)
Bett~wuutaah Freshwater (which merfolk cannot tolerate for long - Tharian)
Bi  (‘bee’) Is  (multipurpose word for ‘to be’, ‘to have’, ‘to be with’, etc…)
Bi (‘bee’) Are
Bi (‘bee’) Has
Bi (‘bee’) Have
Bi (‘bee’) With  (together, possessing)
Bllusu Fish eggs (spawn, caviar, etc.)
Buuhchii Water, about 20 peds deep or 10 spandar
Caatuu Water, good for breeding in (by any animal including mer)
Ccuuoo Wave (a curling wave that creates a tunnel)
Chaachiioh Water, disturbed or troubled by currents or weather
Chaaihoom Sky-worm (type of dragon)
Chaaishiihuur Sky-swimmer (flying dragon)
Chahho Playful ( jumping, twirling, splashing excessively)
Cheehuuii Sea-weed
Cheeoo Seal
Chi  (‘chai’) Ahead (preposition of motion, used when swimming)
Chii (‘chee’) Sea (any open salt water deeper than 20 peds)
Chuu-ffeenii Sea-horse
Chuun Hunger (narrowed eyes, active hunting of food)
Ciipaa Rock wall or precipice underwater
Cuua Tide (the movement, sound, smell, and sight of it, holistically)
Daahuu Amused ( calmness with interest)
Daashu Dancer
Deeragoh Dragon (general human term)
Dehffoo Sad ( downturned face, reluctance to communicate)
Dehiifaa Unknown (word describing behaviour/emotion – characterized by lashing out at inanimate objects or other living things
Dehooffa Confidence? ( characterized by smiles and slight aggression)
Echrassa Sun  (also used for ‘fire’)
Echrassa Fire (literally, ‘sun’)
Echundra Volcano
Eeas Yes (from the Tharian)
Eenii Water, rich in fish (either in the present, future, or past)
Faaraarii Family
Feen Fin
Feenhoom Fin-worm (sea dragon)
Feenwaa Water, troubled or churned up by a group of fish
Fees Fish (the generic human word – mer have many species words)
Ffa We (plural pronoun, used to refer to oneself as well)
Ffa Us
Ffa Our (possessive pronoun)
Ffa Ours (possessive pronoun)
Ffa I  (actually translates as ‘we’ - mer do not use the singular form)
Ffeechuvo Dolphune
Ffehpaah Sandy, smooth seafloor  (preferred by merfolk)
Ffewuu Happy ( playful, fidgety)
Fffeechii Nervousness? (flailing of limbs and tail while in water)
Ffuegane Person, sentient being
Ffuen Ripple (any movement on smooth water’s surface)
Ffuuhii Excited ( fidgety, quick movements)
Fuuacho Water, too cold for mer to swim in
Gahfooruu Anger ( upturned face, fast movement,  very aggressive behavior)
Gahooraa Jealousy? (aggressive behavior to a mer in possession of a desirable item)
Gahuuii Rage? (uncontrollable, violent behavior)
Ghaajii Beneath (to be submerged, below water)
Ghood Good (human term which mer may not fully understand)
Ghoontuh Rocky, irregular seafloor
Haaih (‘hay-uh’) Healthy, well (pronounced as a contented sigh)
Haanii Somber? (laziness, blank expression, seclusion)
Haarduuh Hard
Haarii Sandy, smooth seafloor with a lot of seaweed
Haashilu Tryster (the oyster’s more flavourful cousin)
Heehii Determination (direct action, refusing to change course)
Heh (quick grunt) Yes (affirmative, agreement, in Old Mer)
Hekk Up (preposition of motion, used when swimming or moving)
Hhoole Air
Hhoole Wind
Hhu~hng Heart ( primary emotional state, character or personality)
Hhu-huu Hot (pronounced as two sharp pants of breath)
Hngukk Dead
Hnguloo Alive
Hnn-kii Hungry (from the human tongue, to desire food)
Hss-tii Thirsty (from the human tongue, to require bad-water)
Huaool Whale (general human term. Mer refuse to name them)
Hurrff Rock (above or below water)
Huuaae Wave (single breaker of water)
Huu-iik Sick (mimicking the sound of vomiting…)
Huumuu Depression ( similar to ‘haanii’, more noticeable and taken seriously by the mer)
Hwuu Cheerful ( similar to ‘ffewuu’ movements but more calm)
Hyuuman Human
Jeech Hot (generally, as in weather or food, but not in water)
Jiiii Cold (pronounced as a shudder of breath forced through teeth)
Kiinaa Shallows  (good for sunning merfolk but poor for boats)
Kiinaagii Reflection (the sun off the surface of the water)
Kiini Bright ( blindingly bright or very hot)
Kiini~beeah Alcohol (any strong drink, particularly beer, which they dislike)
Koohur Color
Kraah Crab
Liiffoo Surprise (shocked look, upturned face, quick reaction)
Lla Female
Lla She
Lla Her
Lla Hers
Lle (‘lay’) It  (pronoun for any non-sentient but animate creature)
Lleehada Land
Lli (‘lee’) Male
Lli He
Lli Him
Lli His
Llii Feeling (the word which signifies emotion, or attitude)
Llinoo Whirlpool
Llo Neuter (third gender of the merfolk)
Llo It (third gender pronoun of the merfolk)
Llo Its (third gender possessive pronoun of the merfolk)
Maakeeffaa Water, pretty or attractive
Maaroo Water, warm on the surface but cool beneath
Maasoo Water, surface warm but berg-cold beneath
Mchuuk Oyster
Meessuk Coral (dead)
Meesuloo Coral (living)
Meetamaa Water, evenly warm in temperature
Mhaawhoo Change (verb)
Mmawtt Down (preposition of motion, used when swimming or moving)
Oosoyyo Without (multi-purpose: not existing, not having,  not knowing)
Oosoyyo Knowing not (‘don’t know’ – multi-purpose word)
Oosoyyo Having not (multi-purpose word ‘don’t have/don’t know/isn’t’)
Oosoyyo Is not (without existence – multi-purpose word)
Oowii Hungry (wanting food, wanting sex, wanting attention)
P’chaaoo Freshwater (which merfolk cannot tolerate for long – Old Mer)
Paaepooh~paash City (‘people-place’, obviously a quasi-Tharian construction)
Paaepoohss People (humans)
Paaffoo Enamored? ( staring, playfulness, touching)
Rroo~er Roar
Ruunii Water, surface cool, luke-warm currents
Ruutaroo Water, evenly cool in temperature
Saahd Sand
Saahem Water, 7 peds deep, optimum for mer
Scaahoo Scale
Shaahii Frustration ( flailing, downturned face, outbursts of anger)
Shaavoh Silver-coloured
Silffin Swordwhale ( Baveras’ steed)
Sooroo Water, surface cool, colder beneath, barely tolerable
Ss (sibilant hiss) Many  (from the Tharian plural – added to nouns or pronouns)
Ssheep Ship (obviously a human term)
Sshiiji Tired (slow movements, drowsy appearance)
Sshuuka Wave ( a sharp, peaked wave that collapses before the shore
Sshuurii Sulkiness / Laziness ? (refusing to do anything, including swim)
Ssturm Storm (a human term.  Mer do not seem to mind weather)
Taafoowii Love ? (similar to ‘paaffoo’ but more intense)
Taahi Tide
Tehmoo Water, around 13 peds deep, traveling depth
Toh No (from the Tharian)
Toh~chii Desert (‘no sea’, from the Tharian)
Ttheeni Moon (also used for ‘ice’)
Ttheeni Ice (literally, ‘moon’)
Uhff (a quick grunt) It (pronoun for any inanimate object or thing)
Uk-uk  (throaty cough) Many  (Old Mer plural – added to nouns or pronouns)
Ukuk~ffeechuvo Dolpholk
Ungh (quick grunt) No (refusal, disagreement, in Old Mer)
Uuniigo Dried-up (once covered with water, but no longer)
Uuriigo Fear (quick movements, loud voice, downturned face)
Vvundra Earth (the underwater embankments that form the roots of islands and continents)
Woolbul In  (to be inside, surrounded by, covered)
Wwiigoo Rock shelf underwater (good for mer but bad for boats)
Yeeni Cold (generally, as in weather or food, but not in water)
Yyt (‘yeet’) Food (any edible plant or creature the mer consider non-sentient)

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