A

ALNAIR |al-nær| n : the second planet in the Nathron system

ALTAIR |al-tær| n : a military academy in space for the initial training of pilots and their support crews

ANISH |ah-neesh| n : moon (pl. anishi)

ARAKUS |ah-rah-kus| n : a type of parasite that burrows beneath the scales of a kilm and causes severe skin irritation

ARMA |ar-ma| n : sunrise

ASH |ash| pron : us

ASHUNTA |ah-shuhnt-ah| n : a Kahmin swear word, used to show exasperation

ATA |ah-tah| n : a large city

ATAKAMES |ah-tah-kah-mes| n : “great city in the desert” -the capital city of the planet Kahmith

ATU |ah-too| pron: you (plural), you all

AVA |ah-vah| n : a loose-fitting woven robe worn by desert travelers

AVSAROKE |av-sah-roh-ki| n : small gliding creatures native to Kahmith, adept at imitating a variety of sounds and often kept as pets

 

CH

CHA |cha| v : be

CHARA |char-ah| n : joy

CH’ |ch(i)| n : desert

CHELAH |chel-ah| n : friend

CHESH |chesh| n : theory

CH’KAVEE |ch(i)–kah-vey| n : “desert-runner” -a large bipedal herbivore native to Kahmith, often used for travel and transport

 

D

DARAK |dahr-ak| : drink

DASI |dah-see| pron : this

DAVA |dah-vah| n : father

DOR |door| conj : while

DRE |dræ| v : look

DWEK |dwehk| adv : right, directly

 

E

EAT |eet| v : hunt

ER |er| modifier : re- (to do again)

 

F

FAJA |fa-zhah| pron : she

FALAR |fa-lar| pron : her

FANORA |fa-noor-ah| adj : her

FERAH |fair-ah| adv : forward

FRELL |frehl| n : a Kahmin swear word not translatable to English, but referring to a particular sex act

 

G

GALK |ghalk| adj : familiar, well-known

GRENEN |grehn-ehn| v : belong

H

HARN |harn| adv : beneath, under

HASI |hah-see| pron : he

HADID |hah-did| pron : him

HANORA |hah-nor-ah| adj : his

HEN |hen| n : orange

I

IARASI |ee-ah-rah-si| adv : again, a second time

IRA |ihr-ah| v aux : must

IRNAT |ihr-nat| n : foe/enemy

IXION |iks-ee-on| n : —-

 

J

JAJ |zhazh| n : travel

JAJREN |zhazh-ren| n : journey

JATIR |zha-teer| adj : personal, private

JIRA |jeer-ah| adj : my

 

K

KAHMIN |kah-min| n : the official kilm language

KAHMITH |kah-mith| n : the home world of the kilm, fourth planet in the Nathron system

KALA |kah-lah| n : a robe/cloak and headscarf combination worn by desert travelers

KARAKAL |kar-rack-kal| n : herbivorous herd animals about the size of a sheep native to Kahmith and valued for their meat

KAR‘ |kar| n : the courtesy title for single kilma

KARE’ |kær| n : the courtesy title for mated kilma

KAHSZ |kahs-(z)| n : war

KAV |kahv| v : run (infinitive – “to run”)

KAVEE |kah-vee| n : runner

KAVIS |kah-vhis| v : run (imperative – “run!”)

KEMNA |kehm-nah| n : health

KEZI |keh-zee| pron : we

KI’ARM |kee–arm| n : thank you

KILMA |kil-mah| n : a female kilm

KILMI |kil-mee| n : a male

KINARI |kih-nah-ree| adj : mightiest

KIVGAH |kihv-gah| n : outer space

KOR |kor| n : heart -often used as an oath or minor swear

KORTAN |kor-tan| n : herbivores native to Kahmith, sometimes eaten or kept as pets, but most valued for their hair

KREL |krehl| : fall

KURHA |kur-hah| n : the sixth planet in the Nathron system

 

L

LEER |leer| adv, prep : across

LILITH |lih-lith| n : the female deity of water and music

LUMORA |loo-moor-ah| n : star (pl. lumoras)

 

M

-MA |mah| v : to be, specifically used in combination with I/you/we to create contractions (ex. TE (I) and MA combine to create TEMA: I’m)

MADA |mah-dah| n : mother

MAKOR |mah-kor| : goodbye

MAHR |maa-hr| : yes

MAJ |mahzh| n : uniform (pl. majis)

MAJZAU |mahzh-ow| n : squad/squadron

MAUI|mou-ee| n : small plant-like carnivores native to Kahmith, often used as pest control, sometimes kept as pets

MES |mehz| adj : a word to describe a large, non-living thing

MEVAR |meh-var| n : training

MURANI |mur-ah-ni| n : love

 

N

NAKI |nah-ki| n : a class (pl. nakis)

NATHRON |na-thron| n : the solar system containing the star Sakar and seven orbiting planets, including Kahmith

NAU |nau| prep : with

NAVATH |nah-vahth| n : planet

NEITH |neath| n : the female deity of life and the planet

NIRA |neer-ah| pron: who

NOLAR |noh-lar| n : the second moon of Kahmith

NOX |noks| n : the male deity of the night and darkness

 

O

OWM |auwm| : is

OXO |awks-ow| n : red

P

PERNIR |pern-eer| n : prayer (pl. perniri)

PESHI |peh-shee| adv : maybe

POR |pour| adj : our

PREN |prehn| v : (to) move

PRENISH |prehn-ish| adj : moving

R

RAD |rahd| n : town

RAE |ræ| n : birth

RAS |rahs| n : city

RANINA |rah-nee-nah| n : clothing

REV |reev| v : take (away)

RIV |rihv| n : language

 

 

 

 

S/SH

SAKAR |sah-kar| n : 1 The male deity of the sun and light 2 the central star of the Nathron system

SAR’ |sar| n : the courtesy title for single kilmi

SARE’ |sær| n : the courtesy title for mated kilmi

SHA |shah| adj : all

SHAHIKR |shah-hih-keer| : hello

SHAU |shau| n : a violent or sudden death

SHAU-TASOK |shau-tahs-auk| n : “winged-death” -large flying pack predators native to Kahmith

SHENU |sheh-noo| n : blessing (pl. sheni)

SHER |shær| v aux : may

SHOON |shoon| n : food

SIAH |see-ah| adj : pertaining to business, trade, or commerce

SIARAD |see-ah-rahd| n : “trading town” -a large metropolitan trading center on Kahmith

SINO |see-noh| pron : they

SIVRI |sihv-ree| n : the male deity of wind and the sky

SO |soh| prep: to

S’TIR |ss-teer| adv : please

SHUKU |shoo-koo| v : give

 

T/TH

TA |tah| pron : you (singular)

TAK |tak| conj : and

TAR |tahr| n : the ancient language off of which Kahmin was primarily based

TAS |tahs| adj : simple or basic

TASOK |tahs-auk| adj : flying or winged

TE |tæ| pron : I

TEL |tehl| pron : that

TEN |tehn| n : soul

TEMHOTA |tehmoh-tah| n : the female deity of birth and beginnings

TIKER |tee-kær| v : wear

TIKA |tee-ka| v : worn (past tense of TIKER)

T’KAR |t(i)-kar) : no

TOOR |tour| n : twilight or failing light

TOORAS |too(u)-rahs| n : “twilight city” -the first major city on Kahmith

TOUTHTIA |touth-ti-ah| n : 1 any sandstone worn smooth by wind and sand erosion 2 the name of a city on Kahmith

 

U

V

VAGA |vah-guh| n : the female deity of death

VAHLI |vah-lee| n : the first moon of Kahmith

VEN |vehn| prep : from

VENRI |vehn-ree| v : enter

VERVET |ver-vet| n : small scavenging animals native to Kahmith, commonly regarded as pests

 

W

X

X |(i)ks| art : the

 

Z

ZA |zah| prep : of

ZERUT |zher-uht| adj : sick, ill

 

 

*Kahmin is a highly phonetic language.  As such, the pronunciations provided above are intended to make it easier to understand how the word is meant to be pronounced, and may not correspond directly with the way the word is actually spelled when using the Kahmin alphabet below.

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