Overview Valko Nemura or Language of Valko is the language used by the Silves who inhabit the world of Naj Yavenna.
It has 10 vowels divided into short and long ones. There are also 5 more added to the new terms added by Sir Nekkos Terminass'n, the nasalized ones.
NOTE: The 10 traditional vowels sound more or less like Spanish (or Finnish).
Valko Nemura has fourteen consonants in its classical form (d f g h j k l m n p r s t v). Six of them (k l m n s t) can be doubled: kk, ll, mm, nn, ss, tt.
All of them sound like in English, but there are some differences:
- g: always like in goat
- h: always like in heat
- j: always like y in you
- r: hard as rr in arrow
In addition to the traditional consonants, some have been added due to relations with other cultures.
- c: like k
- x: like ks. This is used in a few dialects but not in the main form.
- w: like v. Introduced from Veltic (!:TODO) It is only used in translation books.
- z: like ts. Tt's form like spanish zorro was not accepted.
Some nasalized letters have been added: nj, lj and rj.
The r and rj
The rj was very accepted as a soft variant of the r. That's why r and rr are used instead of classical rj and r.
Asked by Janko Gorenc :)
Silves love the number 3 and so they used a numeric system of 3 sets of 3 numbers making a total of 9.
With the opening of their culture to the world, and the later happenings of Julmalisto, the system was modified with an addition of 3 more numbers making it a set of 3 groups of 3 numbers plus 3 numbers more.
- 1 - verkko
- 2 - merkko
- 3 - jarkko (winter)
- 4 - jurlin (summer)
- 5 - davlin
- 6 - mehlin
- 7 - lenmes
- 8 - holmes
- 9 - tilmes
Added (unnamed) group
- 10 - virkko
- 11 - dovlin
- 12 - kalmes
- (SEH-no AHN-a-ROHS ka-LEHN-dahs)
- The sun shines
- (SEJ-tee AHN-behth SOHR-mahs)
- Sirio shines
- They love number 3 but hate 4. That's why they also hate hearing their system is a 4 groups of 3 numbers each. Remember: 3 of 3 plus 3.
- kko is an ending that means "good times"
- lin ending means "irrelevant"
- mes ending is somewhat related to harvesting