DICTIONARY THARIAN-MERMISH

Welcome to the Tharian-Mermish 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

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

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