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Old September 12th, 2010, 09:39 AM
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Vilani swear words!
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You know what we're gonna need?

Vilani swear words!
Did someone say "Vilani" and "words"?

We've got some of those, btw. Some are buried here in COTI, somewhere.
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I don't know. I could see Vargr using swear words, but the Vilani would have to fill out a form in triplicate before they could say it. Insulting someone's administrative abilities might be more their speed.

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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:16 PM
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"You...innovator!"
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"Innovator" is indeed a rude thing to call someone.


Complementary link back to Vilani thread(s):
http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Dis...lkin%27+vilani


Right. Here are a few:

/pakha/, 'idiot'. /daruun/, 'ingratiating fool'.

/Dukam!/ (literally, "unsorted mess") "dang nabbit!" etc.

Example of use:

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Exception: If a starport doesn't give him free service, then it's because either a nemesis exerts influence over it, or they don't realize who you are.

"Perhaps you don't realize who I ahm..." [presents credentials]

- Shortly thereafter, starport authority posts ads for a couple dozen recently vacated positions.

Or, the referee rubs his hands with glee as the official says:

"I don't give a good dukam whose bastard child you are..."

...and the adventure is underway.
/Dam!/ short form of Dukam.

/Kugganzir!/ (literally, "holy eye of the underworld (or pit of hades, etc)") "dang nabbit!" etc. A personal favorite of mine.

/Mukdapin khii gasliir uzudgi mamkur./ What a load of rotten groat droppings.
/Usudgi mamkur./ Groat droppings!

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you wake up on the floor of a starport bar after one too many rounds of Vilani beer. Your shoes are missing, your pants are torn to shreds, and there's Vargr slobber all over your knee. If I were you, I'd say:

"Burudak! Kimguna igi adlaam ka sezirike Daag dakakapu!"
(literally: Fr@ck! Some stupid-@$$ Dog has eaten my pants again!)

Not really invective:

/Agiishlan!/ "First In!" (i.e. we're all gung-ho about this job)
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vit (veet): Noun. (1) The female of a livestock breeding pair; (2) Any creature that must be coddled in order to preserve its submissive disposition; (3) A person who whinges about the least little discomfort; (4) Any person, male or female, who insists that things be done their way when any other way would be more effective, efficient, and produce less paperwork; (5) An expletive used to express contempt for the hygeine, parentage and/or sexual habits of another sophont.
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vit (veet): Noun.
Probably either Archaic Vilani, or some hybrid with Anglic, since modern Vilani doesn't have a "t"?
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Probably either Archaic Vilani, or some hybrid with Anglic, since modern Vilani doesn't have a "t"?
The modern spelling (in the Anglic alphabet) may well be "vire", using Kenji's retroflex d pronunciation of R, or "vide", using the non-retroflex D, and in both cases picking up a schwa after. Perhaps archaic Vilani had both D and T, and they assimilated, or T assimilated or mutated into the retroflex D of R?
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Go with Vid... d is a final consonant, not a common one, but it is there... and make it anglicized to Vit. D is, after all, the voiced version of t.
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