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Learn Xmaranese

Xmaranese uses the Latin alphabet with some additional diacritical marks. The rules of English grammar apply mostly.

Suffixes:
Va- plural
No- makes a noun into a verb. If the noun ends in n, then add ono instead of no.
O- makes a noun into an adjective. If the noun ends in a vowel, then add yo instead of o.
Ago- makes the word an adverb. If the word ends in a, then it’s yago.
Di- past tense of verb. If word ends in d, then it’s idi.
Ka- progressive tense of verb. If it ends in k, then it's aka.
Je- present tense of verb. Eje if verb ends in j.
Ya- Equivalent of adding -er to the end of an adjective. Becomes aya if word ends in y.
Yan- Equivalent of adding -est to the end of an adjective. Becomes ayan if the word ends in y.

Some terms:

A
A- en (IN)
Academia- Akademia (ah-kah-DEM-ee-ah)
Against- kontra (KOHN-trah)
All- kolha (KOHL-hah)
Allegiance- lojalekon (loh-ZHAHL-eh-kOHN)
Am- sus (SOOS)
America- Amerika (AH-MEHR-ee-kah)
And- et (EHT)
Apartment- Kudomi (koo-DOH-mee)
Apothecary- spijar (SPEE-zhar)
April- Kvaramís (KVAHR-ah-mis)
Are- huma (HOO-mah)
Art- kale (KAH-leh)
August- Huitamís (hiw-EET-ah-mis)

B
Bad- Malbona (mahl-BOH-nah)
Bank- bank (BAHNK)
Bath- kapel (KAH-PEL)
Be- bít (BIT)
Bee- megu (MEH-goo)
Belief- havatik (hah-VAH-teek)
Big- bolšoi (BOHL-shoy)
Black- isved (EES-vehd)
Blue- nili (NEE-LEE)
Broadcast- xandira (ZAHN-DEE-rah)
Brown- brunaj (BROO-nazh)
But- Adá (AH-duh)

C
Can- jica (ZHEET-sah)
Case- delo (DEH-loh)
Cat- koška (KOHSH-kah)
Child- yereka (yeh-REK-ah)
Code- Kod (KOHD)
Cold- pola (POH-lah)
Color- kolor (KOH-LOHR)
Commandment- zapoved (zah-POH-ved)
Company- fírma (FIR-mah)
Compartment- Kupeo (KOO-peh-oh)
Crown- kronoj (KROH-nohzh)

D
Day- jum (ZHOOM)
December- Desyatdwamís (DEHS-yaht-DWA-mis)
Do- del (DEHL)
Doctor- íši (ih-SHEE)
Dog- hundo (HOON-doh)
Drug- leki (LEH-kee)

E
Earth- Zemia (zem-MEE-ah)
East- toli (TOH-lee)
Eight- huit (hiw-EET)
Either- albo (AHL-boh)
Embassy- preseveyá (preh-seh-VAY-uh)
Entire- zenta (ZEN-tah)
Estate- Fudosan (FOOH-DOH-sahn)
Ever- yam (YAHM)
Extinct- disparu (DEE-SPAH-rooh)
Eye- oko (OH-koh)

F
Fall- oćiru (oh-CHEE-roo)
Fame- mese (MEH-seh)
Father- heyr (HAIR)
Favor- olavu (oh-LAH-voo)
February- Dwamís (DWAH-mis)
Find- trovo (TROH-VOH)
Five- hin (HEEN)
Flag- divaja (DEE-VAH-zhah)
For- far (FAHR)
Four- kvar (k-VAHR)
Free- anćar (AHN-CHAR)
Friday- Paraskera (PAH-RAH-skeh-rah)
From- mín (MIN)

G
Gray- šari (SHAH-reeh)
Green- hasiru (HAH-see-rooh)
God- Kami (KAH-mee)
Goodbye- razhest (RAHZ-hest)
Good- Korošo (kor-ROH-SHOH)
Government- karávarut’yun (KAH-ruh-VAHR-OOT-yun)

H
Hello- šárit (shut-REET)
Help- Jingu (ZHING-ooh)
Honor- pativ (PAH-teev)
House- Domi (DOH-mee)
How- kiom (KEE-ohm)

I
I- je (ZHEH)
Ice- led (LEHD)
In- se (SEH)
It- dan (DAHN)
Indivisible- adiaretos (AH-dee-AH-REH-TOHS)
Injustice- anyaya (AHN-yah-yah)
Insist- otaya (oh-TAH-yah)
Instead- zamiast (zah-MEE-ahst)
Intermediate- mijankyal (MEE-zhahn-kyahl)
Is- estas (EH-stahs)
Island- nisi (NEE-see)
It- dan (DAHN)

J
January- Mekamís (MEHK-ah-mis)
July- Šidemamís (SHEE-dehm-ah-mis)
June- Arumís (AH-roo-mis)
Jupiter- Jovís (ZHOH-vihs)
Just- prosto (PROH-STOH)
Justice- yaya (YAH-yah)

K

L
Land- nara (NAH-rah)
Language- linvo (LEEN-voh)
Liberty- sívatantriya (SIH-vah-TAHNT-REE-ah)
Life- haja (HAH-zhah)
Like- ica (EET-sah)
Little- svalpa (SVAHL-pah)
Long- makrís (MAH-kris)
Look- nayel (NAH-yehl)

M
Magic- mogut (MOH-goot)
Man- viro (VEE-roh)
Many- da (DAH)
Marble- írħam (IRGH-ahm)
March (month)- Mūramís (MYOO-roo-mis)
Mars- Mari (MAH-ree)
Master- keptán (KEHP-tuhn)
May (month)- Hinamís (HEEN-ah-mis)
May- eble (EH-bleh)
Mean- sígni (sihg-NEE)
Mercury- Markūri (MAR-kyoor-ee)
Mind- menso (MEN-soh)
Monday- Somavara (SOH-mah-vah-rah)
Month- amís (AH-mis)
Moral- morali (moh-RAH-lee)
Mother- meyr (MAIR)
Much- hafna (HAHF-nah)
Museum- tangaran (TAHN-GAH-rahn)
My- im (EEM)

N
Nation- najon (NAHZ-zhohn)
National- najono (NA-zhohn-oh)
Neptune- Poside (POH-see-deh)
Neutral- tatastha (TAH-TAHS-thah)
New- novi (NOH-vee)
News- sudi (SOO-dee)
Nine- disa (DEE-sah)
No- Ila (EE-lah)
North- kita (KEE-tah)
Not- den (DEHN)
November- Desyatmekamís (DEHS-yaht-mehk-ah-mis)
Number- suji (SOO-zhee)

O
Obey- jobdi (ZHOHB-dee)
October- Desyatamís (DEHS-yaht-ah-mis)
Odd- nepara (NEH-pahr-ah)
Of- iz (EEHZ)
Okay- okai (OH-KAI)
Old- hale (hah-LAY)
On- an (AHN)
One- mek (MEHK)
Or- ili (EEH-LEEH)
Orange- kitali (KEE-tah-leeh)
Order- zakaz (ZAH-kahz)
Organization- Sanhátan (SAHN-huh-TAHN)
Our- Línis (LIH-nees)
Out- bar (BAHR)

P
Parent- poškaru (pohsh-KAH-rooh)
Peace- paći (PAH-chee)
Person- taħna (TAGH-nah)
Phrase- frazi (FRAH-zee)
Please- pošalut (Poh-SHAH-loot)
Pledge- rahan (RAH-hahn)
Polar- polusaj (POH-LOOS-SAZH)
President- Daitor (DAI-TOHR)
Presidential- Daitoro (DAI-TOHR-oh)
Professor- profesor (proh-FES-or)
Program- programa (PROH-GRAHM-ah)
Progress- pragrati (pray-GRAH-tee)
Promise- kostem (KOH-stem)
Prosperity- prospero (proh-SPEHR-oh)
Purple- nerale (NEH-rah-leh)

Q
Quick- rapid (RAH-peed)

R
Rate- dara (DAHR-ah)
Real- tasev (TAH-sehv)
Red- aka (AH-kah)
Repeat- punara (POO-nah-rah)
Republic- republíká (reh-POO-blih-kuh)
Rice- rizo (REE-zoh)
Room- kamra (KAHM-RAH)

S
Salute- Pozdraviak (POHZ-drahv-EE-ahck)
Saturday- Samedira (SAH-med-ee-rah)
Saturn- Karono (KAH-roh-noh)
Say- dire (DEE-reh)
School- iskola (EE-skoh-lah)
Score- hašivi (HAH-SHEE-vee)
Secondary- sekondarja (SEK-ohn-DAR-zhah)
September- Disamís (DEE-sah-mis)
Serendipity- Akasmika (AH-KAHS-mee-kuh)
Seven- šidem (SHEE-dehm)
Shadow- ombro (OHM-bro)
Shatter- jardvel (ZHARD-vehl)
Shoot- rims (REEM-zhah)
Six- aru (AH-roo)
Sky- siel (SEE-el)
Song- hadu (HAH-doo)
South- dika (DEE-kah)
Speak- kozek (KOH-zek)
Speech- dískors (DIH-skors)
Spring- vasanta (VAH-SAHN-tah)
Stand- stender (STEHN-dehr)
States- gosudar GOH-soo-DAHR)
Street- raste (RAH-steh)
Summer- lato (LAH-toh)
Sun- solnsta (SOHLN-stah)
Sunday- Kiriakra (KEER-ee-ah-krah)
Sunset- solnstazat (SOHLN-stah-ZAHT)
Sure- sert (SEHRT)

T
Ten- desyat (DEHS-yaht)
Test- exami (ehk-KZAHM-ee)
That- ke (KEH)
Thank- hakalut (HAH-kah-LOOT)
The- za (ZAH)
There- kan (KAHN)
Three- mūru (MYOO-roo)
This- ki (kee)
Thursday- Joùdora (ZHOW-doh-rah)
Time- tempo (TEM-poh)
Title- koćem (KOH-chem)
To- li (LEE)
Town- belt (BELT)
True- Verá (VEHR-uh)
Tuesday- Kayobara (KAH-yoh-bah-rah)
Two- dwa (DWAH)

U
Under- taħt (TAGHT)
Unit for the speed of light- lumo (LOO-moh)
United- miasnaken (MEE-ah-SNAH-ken)
Universe- tiyezerk (TEE-yeh-zerk)
University- ūniversita (yoo-nee-VER-see-tah)
Upon- heto (HEH-toh)
Uranus- Ūrános (YOO-RAH-nohs)

V
Venus- Venerá (VEN-ehr-uh)
Very- bardzo (BARD-zoh)
Visit- epískepsi (EH-pis-KEHP-SEE)

W
Want- vol (VOHL)
Water- akvo (AHK-voh)
Wednesday- Seredara (SEH-REHD-ah-rah)
Welcome- pojolovat (POH-ZHOH-loh-VAHT)
Well- ben (BEN)
West- zada (ZAH-dah)
What- kio (KEE-oh)
Where- où (OW)
Which- idu (EE-doo)
White- širo (SHEE-roh)
Why- eke (EH-KEH)
Winter- xitva (ZEET-vah)
With- avek (AH-vehk)
Woman- virina (vee-REE-nah)
World- dinja (DEEN-zhah)
Would- bí (BIH)

X
Xmaranese (language)- Xmaranis (ZMA-rah-NEES)
Xmaranese (person)- Xmarano (ZMA-RAH-noh)

Y
Yellow- haladi (HAH-lah-deeh)
Yes- Iva (EE-vah)
You- vi (VEE)
Your- vis (VEES)

Z

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