Classical Gauvajut
Mištai Kawajutilli
Type Fusional
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders 3
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Definiteness Gender
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Classification and Dialects[edit | edit source]

The Classical Gauvajut language (Mištai Kawajutilli) was the language of the Gauvajut people of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Ages. It was used afterwards as a classical language by their descendants, the Vozonids, and peoples under the latter's cultural influence.

The Gauvajut people were an ancient civilisation that dated back to the earliest age of human civilisation on the planet Jerde, when their ancestors were known as the Kingdom of Assuwas that fought the otherworldly Eimares angels. After the collapse and defeat of their civilisation to King Wozondo's cruelty, their culture and rites survived as the Vozonid civilisation adopted them and spread them to its conquered subjects, and the Gauvajut language is mostly used as a classical and holy language, similar to Sanskrit in Southeast Asia.

External history[edit | edit source]

HorsesDrivingVans created the Gauvajut language at around 2018 as a religious and ceremonial language for the characters in his Rabydosverse stories. He based the language on the Hittite language, but with influences from Turkish, Sanskrit, and Russian. From late 2020 to 2021, HorsesDrivingVans used Hittite words from a certain Twitter account, "Sumerian and Hittite Language", to create hundreds of Gauvajut words and religious terms.

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Bilabial Labio-dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Labialised velar
Nasal m /m/ n /n/
Plosive voiceless p /p/ t /t/ k /k/ kw /kw~kʷ/
voiced b /b/ d /d/ g /g/ gw /gw~gʷ/
Fricative h /x/
Affricate z /t͡s/ š /ʃ/ s /s/
Approximant l /l/ j /j/ w /w/
Trill r /r/

Notes:[edit | edit source]

  • š doubled is pronounced [ɕː].

Vowels[edit | edit source]

Front Central Back
High i /i/ u /u/
Mid e /e/
Low a /a~ʌ/

Long vowels are marked with a macron above them (e.g. ā, ē, ī, ū).

Phonotactics[edit | edit source]

(C)(C)(V)(V)(C)(C)

Writing System[edit | edit source]

The Gauvajut cuneiform.

Letter J B P M N G K T Š R W Z
Sound /j/ /b/ /p/ /m/ /n/ /g/ /k/ /t/ /ʃ/ /r/ /w/ /t͡s/
Letter L S H D Kw Gw A I U E
Sound /l/ /s/ /x/ /d/ /kw/ /gw/ /a/ /i/ /u/ /e/
Letter
Sound

Gauvajut is usually written with a syllabary influenced by cuneiform. This cuneiform syllabary is mostly used in religious imagery and sacred talismans.

To transcribe an initial consonant cluster, the previous syllable should use the same vowel as the pronounced syllable, and a mark is placed above the syllable to mute the previous vowel. For example: "kre" is written as "kë-re", so the first "e" is silent. A similar process is also used to transcribe an ending consonant cluster: "anz" is written as "an-äz", so the last "a" is silent.

Grammar[edit | edit source]

Nouns[edit | edit source]

nominative - vocative - accusative (the man, O man, to the man)

  • Sing. Masc. : -as/- - -u/-ē - -an
  • Sing. Fem. -a/-i/-ai/-ī, -iē, -in
  • Sing. Neut. -u - -uē - -an
  • Plu. Masc. -es, -ues/-ēs, -us
  • Plu. Fem. -ai/-ia (if ending in -i, -ai, or -ī), -iēs, -is
  • Plu. Neut. -us, -ues/-ēs, -us

-(i)lli is genitive

-anza is allative (towards a direction)

Accusative has become obsolete in later usage, replaced mostly by tie.

Pronouns[edit | edit source]

nom - acc - gen - gen suffix (is)

  •  !: ak - mē - mēl - -mes, estas/estī (I, me, my, my, am)
  • thou: tū - te - tēl - -tes, estu
  • he/she: aksa/aksi - aksū(wa)/aksūwi - aksā(je)l/aksī(je)l - -ksal/-ksil, es/esai
  • it: sēl - sēm - ittel - -ziel, estas
  • we: nes - nēm - nēl - -nel, estēl
  • you: tuks - tū(ku)n, tū(ku)l, -tuel, estus
  • they - tēwes, tēwen, tē(we)ri, -tīel, estuwes
  • something: kuiski, kuinki, kuisil
  • the other ... : damai, damaje, damel

-(ue)zei - self e.g. ak(ue)zei - myself

Verbs[edit | edit source]

infinitive, continuous, perfective

  • Past: -nniru, -nnirūn, -nundat
  • Present: -nni, -nnindūn, -nindat (does, doing, has done)
  • Imperative pres: -allu, -allundūn, -allunzat
  • Future: -nnijazi, -nnijazūn, -nijazat
  • Past Passive: -rrilu, -rrilūn, -rundat
  • Present Passive: -rri, -rrindūn, -rindat
  • Future Passive: -rrijazi, -rrijazūn, -rijazat

Syntax[edit | edit source]

Place prepositions[edit | edit source]

  • zum(e) - from
  • ti(e) - to
  • anda, -anz - in, into, inwards
  • -anza - towards (allative)
  • andan - (archaic) within, internal
  • andurza - (formal) inside, within, internal
  • ansai - inside, within
  • arza, arzau - out, outwards
  • kez - here
  • ze, zei, zeh(ai) - there
  • edi - leftwards
  • kēta - rightwards
  • utes - up
  • dūsa - down
  • ut - on, on top on
  • dau - below
  • sūra(n) - around
  • šer - against
  • na - in, with, by
  • kad - with, alongside, accompanying
  • jūra, -jū - over
  • dūra, katta, -tūr - under
  • ked- - middle
  • tūwan - distant
  • parā - beyond
  • kuapi - anywhere
  • sah, sahhan - through
  • minda - in front of
  • baunda - behind
  • āppa - behind, back, afterwards, further
  • āppan - behind, afterwards, latter
  • appeiza - most behind
  • maninkuwan - close to, near, approximately
  • ištarna - among, between, in the midst, within

Time prepositions[edit | edit source]

  • kinu - now
  • apija - then
  • karū - former, earlier
  • lattū - latter, later
  • jenz - yet
  • najenz - not yet
  • nāwi - (archaic, formal) not yet
  • nuta - therefore
  • zenna - end
  • kwappei - anytime
  • handa - thus, therefore
  • bajū - before
  • sahhan - throughout
  • āru, ārea - after
  • neja - again
  • nūwa - still, however, nonetheless

Amount prepositions[edit | edit source]

  • āles - all
  • palsa(i) - many, much
  • ... nanda - (very) much, surely
  • tēpu - less
  • tēpau - very less, few
  • assan - another
  • saun - some
  • -want - something small, minor
  • -anni - little
  • antara - wide
  • anku - complete
  • ankua - whole
  • ... anku(a) - full of, filled with
  • damai - other
  • -(w)itar - the most, ... -est
  • ... siela - one of, one out of
  • mekki - much, a lot of, very
  • mekkijaz - often, a lot of, frequently
  • māšijan - as much as
  • māšijangi - many times
  • māšiwan - how many times
  • māšiwanz - equal in amount
  • hantezzi - first, necessary
  • hantezzija - primary

Question words[edit | edit source]

  • kas, kuit - what
  • kui - who
  • dā, kuzen - where
  • kwabi - when
  • mān - when, whenever
  • kuwat, kuwas - why
  • kuwez - how
  • māši - how many

Others[edit | edit source]

  • is - and
  • jes - for
  • našma - either, or
  • au, am, ma - but
  • anda - also
  • tau - if
  • mān - if, as, whether, while
  • esta, nis - this
  • (a)wista - that
  • ... zar - must ...
  • ... wa - said, quotation
  • -raus - doer
  • -rausai - female doer
  • -hara - doer of greater deed
  • -ahnas - state of, -ness
  • -tar - -ness, -hood
  • pir- - domain of, house of
  • -bankas - study of
  • -tallas - bearer of
  • taksa- - co-, together
  • kasanz - -cracy, rule of
  • -ksilan - -cracy, rule of

Numbers[edit | edit source]

0; 1-10

  • nillas; ikas, duwas, trijas, kwettas, panzas, šasai, šerai, ussai, newai, dezas

sī - (archaic) one, single

11-20

  • deika, deiduwa, detrija, dekwetta, depanza, dešasa/dešai, dešera, dewussa, denewai, duwazei

-su - turns a number ordinal.

Lexicon[edit | edit source]

Basics[edit | edit source]

  • sa - yes
  • dittas - certainly
  • handā, handau - very well, truthly
  • nā - no, not
  • natta - not, neither
  • ulkwappei - never
  • āra - correct, proper
  • teikus - correct
  • nāteikus - wrong
  • mimma - certainly not

Actions[edit | edit source]

  • esta - be, am, is
  • estas - is, am (inanimate)
  • nēdirri - to need
  • nehanni - to become
  • ausanni - to see
  • awanni - to look at, to look closely
  • apanni - to tell
  • uwanni - to come, to approach
  • maki, massi - may ... , ... shall
    • Becomes makija when the subject is a superior, like a god or emperor.
  • painni - to go
  • tizenni, tize - to have
  • aine - like, similar
  • -zrei, -zarei - like something or someone

Greetings[edit | edit source]

  • assuli - hail to you, greetings, hello
  • jahta - hail to ...
  • hata - hail to ...
  • šarlī - glory to ...
  • huenasu - welcome
  • wallaite - thank you
  • nutinni - to do something
  • kaditti - I am with you, I agree
  • sardija - help me

Word list[edit | edit source]

A[edit | edit source]

  • ābas - father
  • ahsā - abandonment, neglect
  • āhtan - angry
  • āhtas - anger
  • ahuhnas - being clothed
  • ahussan - clothed, civilised, content, pleased
  • ahwas - blue
  • aiwes - yellow
  • aksilan - state, government, rulers, system
  • andes - book
  • andesuwas - library
  • antahsum - orchid
  • antuhhas - human
  • aran - order
  • aras - friend
  • ariwan - free
  • asmai - love, romance
  • assuwas - horse
  • asu - good
  • aššija - great love, compassion
  • atri - herald, messenger
  • āzas - light

B[edit | edit source]

  • baneskas - emperor
  • bannajut - full moon
  • bannas - moon
  • berz - death
  • berzanni - to die

D[edit | edit source]

  • damai - other
  • damaiman - foreigner
  • dankus tekan - dark realm, hell
  • dānu - day
  • daššu - strength
  • dušunhas - research

E[edit | edit source]

  • eikan - ice
  • eissa - soul
  • empāres - green
  • er'ha - limit, boundary
  • erzenni - to conquer
  • eskaraus - ruler, patron god
  • eskas - rule, law
  • eskezas - sacred axe
  • ēzenni - to eat

G[edit | edit source]

  • galtus - rat, evil person
  • ganz - wheat
  • garruhnas - opporition
  • garrus - enemy
  • gimma - winter
  • ginwa(n) - pure

Gw[edit | edit source]

  • gwenai - woman

H[edit | edit source]

  • habin - wealth
  • hahhaluwanz - green, deep green, jungle, rainforest, tropical climate, the south
  • hahlawanz - yellow
  • hājus - age
  • halanta - high one, summit
  • hallu - deep, depths, arcane
  • handa - true
  • hapas - river
  • harki - pale
  • hasnas - family, dynasty
  • hastilijas - hero
  • hasue - birth
  • hīla - yard, halo
  • huis - alive, living, sane
  • hulgani - chariot

I[edit | edit source]

  • idalu - wickedness
  • īhanz - peace
  • ilas - flaw, weakness
  • is'hara - oath
  • itar, itras - road, path

J[edit | edit source]

  • jahtas - victory
  • jutas - peak

K[edit | edit source]

  • kalutija - pantheon, mandala
  • kappi - little
  • kappil - hate
  • karijas - king, lord
  • karmija - temple
  • kaškaras - savage
  • kates - hand
  • kauwas - mountain
  • kikluba - steel
  • kirsis - gold
  • krelitas - gryphon
  • kue - murder
  • kunnatar - success
  • kuwannan - copper
  • kuzza - wall, barrier

Kw[edit | edit source]

  • kwasserai - mandala

L[edit | edit source]

  • lahha - campaign
  • lahhi - voyage
  • lahkuris - raptor
  • larudes - purple
  • lāzes - green
  • lazzi - correct
  • lezzi - window
  • lujankas - dragon, demon
  • lukkai, lukari - dawn
  • lulluri - iron

M[edit | edit source]

  • majanz - man, male
  • māl - mental power
  • mālda - vow, oath
  • mal'has - ritual
  • mar - bad
  • marlanz - fool
  • mehur - time
  • mina - city
  • mindas - time
  • mirussai - million
  • mištai - language
  • muetz - mouth
  • mūgaenni, mūgajenni - to invoke, to call upon, to pray to, to worship
  • mūgaes - prayer, invocation, worship
  • munaz - chaos, evil

N[edit | edit source]

  • najunas - mind
  • naksan - orderly, stable
  • nāmi - name
  • nankalz - carriage
  • nankaz, kalz - car
  • nāniunas - mindless, insane
  • narīs - light blue
  • nāsmai - cure
  • nasmainni - to heal
  • nāteikus - wrong
  • naupihnas - blossoming, starting era, (good) beginning, golden age, spring, flowerbed, meadow, heaven, paradise
  • naupis - flower, bloom
  • nautai - night
  • nebei - outer space
  • Nebes - Heaven
  • nēwa - fresh, new
  • nimbirez - pink
  • nirez - magenta
  • nistawi - evening
  • nuwekes - grey

P[edit | edit source]

  • pades - foot
  • pahhur - fire
  • painni - to go
  • palkai - iron
  • pankus - high council, court
  • parkui - clear, bright, pure
  • per - house, home
  • pilan - flat
  • pulli - child
  • pur'hin - disease
  • puwadi - colour

R[edit | edit source]

  • ranwas - righteous deed
  • ranzei - dance
  • rāwis - rain
  • reiwan - happy
  • riha - side, portion
  • rūmbis - wall
  • rūzes - red

S[edit | edit source]

  • sai - star
  • salli - high one, ruler
  • sāni - sun
  • sargau - noble one
  • serjanni - to set up something tall
  • sius - god
  • starnas - heart
  • suhes - summit
  • suhhas - roof
  • suri - stream

Š[edit | edit source]

  • šāgai - sign, omen, miracle, vision, magical phenomena, divine message, manifestation of a god
  • šāgais - divine power or force
  • šai - star
  • šallai - enormous
  • šalli - large, great
  • šanuzanni - to accomplish
  • šanuzas - accomplishment, achievement, congratulations, well done
  • šarejan - afraid
  • Šerai Andeses - Seven Scrolls, the holy books of the Gauvajut and Vozonid religions
  • šesai - prosperity, fruits
  • šesainni - to prosper
  • šēsana - fruit tree
  • šesdanhas - expansion, outgrowth
  • šesdanni - to expand, to swell
  • šēsna - fruit
  • šeš - slumber
  • šešna - great sleep, hibernation; death
  • šešni - to fall asleep
  • šēšul - scratch, (derogatory) foreign writing, nonsense
  • šēšunni - to scratch, to write nonsense, (derogatory) to use an enemy's language or curse
  • šījena, šīna(ri) - doll, figurine
  • šīnari - a little doll, a clone
  • šīra - hymn, anthem
  • štandanni - to hesitate, to worry
  • šues - rest, pause
  • šumbis - floor, surface
  • šuppi - holy

T[edit | edit source]

  • taknai - sacred ground
  • taknas - great realm
  • taksanbagau - alliance, coalition
  • tameus - random
  • tarhulaitāras - divine might
  • tarku - dance
  • tarkunni - to dance
  • tarnumanni - to set free, to release, to pardon
  • tarnumas - liberation, independence
  • tāru - tree
  • taruhzahnas - domination, conquest, absolute power
  • taruhzanni - to dominate, to conquer, to overthrow
  • taruhzenni - to become powerful
  • tāruwas - tree, shield, foundation, pillar
  • tes'ha - nightmare
  • teiku - truth
  • teikus - correct
  • tekan - earth
  • telen - long
  • telgwas - final
  • tengaris - spinel
  • tes'ha - dream
  • tet'hissar - thunder
  • tezas - sword
  • tezzen - hair
  • tijasan - false
  • tijasraus - heretic
  • tijasu - heresy
  • tiras - diamond
  • tuhhuis - smoke
  • tukas - answer, solution
  • tūri - spear
  • tūrjas - pike
  • tuska(i) - bliss, happiness, reward
  • tuskawattas - great joy
  • tutuškas, tuškas - teacher, mentor, master of an art
  • tuwainni - to slay, to strike down, to execute
  • tūwaistai - banishment, exile
  • tūwaistanni - to exile, to banish
  • tūwaisteraus, tūwestaus - an exile, one who is banished, outcast, outlaw
  • tūwan - distant
  • tūwitar - furthest, the ends of the earth, antipode, somewhere distant, somewhere strange yet beautiful
  • tuzi - army
  • tuzzijanz - great army, legions

U[edit | edit source]

  • udar - water
  • uhhi - wind
  • uirū - ghost
  • ukkas - bird
  • uksirra - wrong
  • ūldiran - old
  • uleista - winter
  • ūiljas - black
  • untewai - dusk
  • upanni - to send
  • urdas - war
  • urūdas - root
  • uttar - word
  • uwai - worry
  • uzan - word
  • uzuwas - darkness

W[edit | edit source]

  • wahnu - change
  • wainan - sacred, divine
  • warainni - to speak, to talk
  • watta - land
  • weista - autumn
  • wellu - grass
  • wettas - year
  • wija - daughter
  • wiksa - dawn
  • wilzan - straight, focused
  • wīnara - faith

Z[edit | edit source]

  • zahi - fight
  • zai - peak
  • zājanni - to cross an obstacle, to overcome, to defeat
  • zaši - dream
  • zāwan - bright
  • zeuta - balance, harmony
  • zejas - flag
  • zenna - end
  • zila - guess
  • zilanni - to ponder
  • ziraus - rider
  • zitias - son
  • zuiba - torch
  • zukēwas - dirty
  • zuwan - dark
  • zūwa - food

Example text[edit | edit source]

Hata Tarhunzanza, uwaizanz atrias, dārejaraus eissus šer hullu!

[ˈxata tarˈxunt͡sant͡sʌ uˈwait͡sant͡s aˈtriʌs ˈdaːrɛjaraus ˈeisːus ʃɛr ˈxulːu]

Hail Tarhunz-towards, lightning bring, defender soul-ACC against evil!

Hail Tarhunz, bringer of lightning, defender of souls against evil!


Wanara Tarhunzanza, darawenni daššu mē jes wandanni Munazus.

[ˈwanʌrʌ tarˈxunt͡sant͡sʌ ˈdarʌwɛnːi ˈdaɕːu meː jɛs ˈwandʌnːi muˈnat͡sus]

Great Tarhunz-towards, give-PRES strength me for resist-PRES Chaos.

Great Tarhunz, give me strength to resist Chaos.


Halanti Hannahanna, tuašteilinni lurerausas nis zume walkuwas.

[xaˈlanti ˈxanːaxanːʌ twʌʃˈteilinːi ˈlurɛraus nis ˈt͡sume ˈwalkuwʌs]

Queen Hannahanna, preserve-PRES wearer away from danger.

Queen Hannahanna, keep this wearer away from harm.


Eskas estas karijas wattalli!

[ɛsˈkas ɛsˈtas kʌˈrijʌs wʌtˈtalːi]

Law is ruler land-GEN!

The law is the ruler of the land! (Arantar's national motto)


Is tū ēzennijazi pawellan, au tū akunnijazi udaran.

[is tuː ˈeːt͡sɛnːijʌt͡si ˈpawɛlːʌn au̯ tuː aˈkunːijʌt͡si uˈdarʌn]

And thou eat-FUT bread-ACC, and thou drink-FUT water-ACC.

Hittite: nu NINDA-an ezzatteni watar-ma ekutteni

And now you will eat bread, but you will drink water.

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