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Mando'a
« on: August 13, 2011, 12:45:18 AM »
Personally I am very interested in becoming as fluent in the ancient mandalorian language as Karen traviss and Lucas arts allows us to be (being limited of course to how developed it actually is) so I thought that I would create this thread as a place for everyone who is or wants to be fluent as a place to exchange knowledge helpful tips and tricks but most importantly as a place to converse in the greatest of all languages......French (just kidding I meant mando'a of course)

To help start things off here's a list of mando verbs I found on the interwebs


Mandalorian Language

Plunging into the deepest of mandalorian history, the dialect which is probably not used today, was formerly used by hundreds of thousands of people from Mandalore and in the Mandalorian troops. Although it has underwent some evolutions during the centuries, this dialect has lasted till recent time, a few years before the fall of the Republic.

Verbs
• Estreker - To shake
• Miesmikar - To shock
• Akombar - To amaze
• Kepar - To prepare
• Kenvir - To come
• Dralshyar - To Burn
• Normir - To sleep
• Vakar - To go
• Jorsar - To Bear
• Motir - To Stand
• Caar - To Light
• Kyrar - To Forge
• Racir - To Lighten
• Traser - To Own
• Katrar - To be
• Aruetar - to fear
• Droter - to strike
• Estreker - To shake
• Miesmikar - To shock
• Akombar - To amaze
• Kepar - To prepare
• Kenvir - To come
Vocab
• Kidos - Yourselves
• Kanunca - Announcement
• Keske - This
• Va'kion - Information
• Siesmik - Impact/Shock
• Kanricko - Big
• Kanricko'adenii - Bigger
• Ke - Small
• Ke'adenii - Smaller
• Rekay - Delay
• Rekay'ajio - Delayed
• Kae - Than
• Nysimitin - Hopefully
• Ga'klgo - Something
• Kemas - Week
• Mas - Month
• Vomas - Year
• Nev - Event
• Nadi - But
• Nen – In
• Gra = Vengence
• Bonxa = Sandbox
• 'tua = our
• 'tra = us
• a tome = together
• hett = still
• cuun = brighter
• kote = glory
• darasuum = eternal
• an = all
• vode = brother
• Inya = in Flame
• Trac = Night sky
• Nau = Before
• Mi = Me
• Ne = No
• Ki = Yes
• Osii = One, Dai = Two, Trieco = Three, Fatra = Four, Nince = Five
• Runi = traitorous
• Solu = Soul
• Adi = Cya
• Kadi = Goodbye
• Troch = Republic
• Jetiise = face
• Troun = pitiless (Tro = pity)
• a’den = wrath of
• pudii = shadow
• one (person) = kin
• ures adenn = mercy
• nyn = without
• ny = with
• a = of, a/an, the, singular (Used before nouns, for pronouns no contraction is needed ex: A Commando opposed to a'denn)
• ai = of, the, etc...plural (Used before nouns, for pronouns no contraction is needed ex: Ai commandos opposed to ai'dennes)
• Raci = Light (the noun)
• Kom’rk = gauntlet
• kand = noble
• adu = son
• kotra = fire
• kad = death
• nautro = world
• kadem = enemy
• Kidos - Yourselves
• Kanunca - Announcement
• Keske - This
• Va'kion - Information
• Siesmik - Impact/Shock
• Kanricko - Big
• Kanricko'adenii - Bigger
• Ke - Small
• Ke'adenii - Smaller
• Rekay - Delay
• Rekay'ajio - Delayed
• Kae - Than
• Nysimitin - Hopefully
• Ga'klgo - Something
• Kemas - Week
• Mas - Month
• Vomas - Year
• Nev- Even
• Nadi - But
• Nen - In
Present Tense - [Present Stem + Present Ending]
[AR Verbs] - Se/Sa/Su/Lhi/Mhi/San correspond to "I, you, he, it, you all, we, and they"...they can be used with/without the verbs. Verb endings always follow an " ' ".
• Jorsar (To Bear)
• I Bear -- Se Jors'to
• You Bear -- Sa Jors'ta
• He/she/it Bears -- Su Jors'a
• You all Bear -- Lhi Jors'aj
• We Bear -- Mhi Jors'an
• They Bear -- San Jors'aii
[ER Verbs]
• Traser (To Own)
• I own -- Se Tras'ti
• You own -- Sa tras'te
• He/She/it Owns -- Su tras're
• You all own -- Lhi tras'ej
• We own -- Mhi tras'en
• They own -- San tras'eii
[IR Verbs]
• Motir (To stand)
• I stand -- Se mot'ti
• You stand -- Sa mot'te
• He/She/it stands -- Su mot're
• You all stand -- Lhi mot'ej
• We stand -- Mhi mot'en
• They stand -- San mot'eii
Future/Imperfect Tense - [Present Stem + Future/Imperfect Add-on + Present endings]
[AR Verbs] - Same as present tense AR verbs, however the future/imperfect add-on (ie "Shall", "Will", "Would", "Was") is placed right after the Present stem, followed by a present ending directly afterwards.
The example that follows uses the "Will" (Future Tense) add on...which is "e'r". The Shall add-on is "o'r".
• Dralshyar (To Burn)
• I will Burn -- Se dralshye'rto
• You will Burn -- Sa dralshye'rta
• He/She/It will burn -- Su dralshye'ra
• You all will burn -- Lhi dralshye'raj
• We will burn - Mhi dralshye'ran
• They burn - San dralshye'raii
[ER Verbs]
• Traser (To own)
• I will own -- Se trase'rti
• You will own -- Sa trase'rte
• He/She/it will own -- Su trace'rre
• You all will own -- Lhi trace'rej
• We will own -- Mhi trace'ren
• They will own -- San trace'reii
[IR Verbs]
• Racir (To lighten)
• I will lighten -- Se race'rti
• You will lighten -- Sa race'rte
• He/She/it will lighten -- Su race'rre
• You all will lighten -- Lhi race'rej
• We will lighten -- Mhi race'ren
• They will lighten -- San race'reii
Past Tense - [Present Stem + Past Ending]
[AR Verbs] - Se/Sa/Su/Lhi/Mhi/San correspond to "I, you, he, it, you all, we, and they"...they can be used with/without the verbs. Verb endings always follow an " ' ".
• Vakar (To go)
• I went -- Se vak'em
• You went -- Sa vak'am
• He/she/it went -- Su vak'om
• You all went -- Lhi vak'jam
• We went -- Mhi vak'anim
• They went -- San vak'aiion
[ER Verbs]
• Droter (To Strike)
• I striked -- Se drot'iim
• You striked -- Sa drot'aim
• He/She/it striked -- Su drot'nim
• You all striked -- Lhi drot'jaim
• We striked -- Mhi drot'enim
• They striked -- San drot'eiion
[IR Verbs]
• Normir (To Sleep)
• I slept -- Se norm'iim
• You slept -- Sa norm'aim
• He/She/it slept -- Su norm'nim
• You all slept -- Lhi norm'jaim
• We slept -- Mhi norm'enim
• They slept -- San norm'eiion








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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 12:00:44 PM »
There are numerous threads for sites, and links to KTs official Mando'a language index.

if you do a search you will find most of them.
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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 12:48:01 PM »
Fair enough

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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 02:07:21 PM »
I commend Stopwatch on his intent to create a bit of dialogue on the Mandalorian Language.  As Mereel points out, there are already sufficient repositories of information.

But, what is the current state amongst our members?  How many use it?

Personally, I rarely give Mando'a much thought in my daily life, but due to this website, I have become overly-familiar with enough terms that I sometimes forget that other people I know don't know what they mean.

shebs for one.  lol.

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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 11:00:41 PM »
Even among the Mandalorian Mercs members it is a rare thing to know the entire language.   It just doesn't have its practical uses,  knowing SW history is always a neat thing to learn, but  whole new language just seems a little unpractical.   There would only be a handful of people to use it with anyways.      If I was going to learn a new language it would have to be something like Mandarin, Spanish, Bengali, (or even South Boston for that matter >.<)
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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 08:56:15 AM »
I commend Stopwatch on his intent to create a bit of dialogue on the Mandalorian Language.  As Mereel points out, there are already sufficient repositories of information.

Thanks, yeah my idea for making this thread was to sort of a centralized thing on this forum where people could post links to resources or those sites you were talking about mereel, and we would all have it in a central place, and have a place to talk in/practice mando'a


Even among the Mandalorian Mercs members it is a rare thing to know the entire language.   It just doesn't have its practical uses,  knowing SW history is always a neat thing to learn, but  whole new language just seems a little unpractical.   There would only be a handful of people to use it with anyways.      If I was going to learn a new language it would have to be something like Mandarin, Spanish, Bengali, (or even South Boston for that matter >.<)

To be perfectly honest practicality never even brushed my thought process in wanting to learn mando'a i dont think there is anything truly practical in my love for the mandalorian culture i think it is all mostly indulgence of a fantasy world that i absolutely love, and the learning of the mando language would be 100% for novelty because it is completely awsome

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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 09:50:28 AM »
At least the Star Trek fans have a Klingon dictionary published.

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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 10:01:53 PM »
Learning another language can be helpful when your doing stuff that you don't want heard. I use a variety of swear words in different languages..... That's just me though.
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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2011, 10:06:13 PM »
Nah its not just you . . .

I have Assassin's Creed's wonderful Italian vocabulary to thank for that
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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2011, 09:30:24 PM »
i sometimes drop kandosii by accident but that's from reading the books too much

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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2011, 10:07:25 PM »
NEW GUY!!!! Me too, now, go post on the intro thread under off topic and chat.
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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011, 04:50:03 PM »
I like useing Frak from Battlestar Galactica. I also use words form mando'a in real life but just like the new guy, it's more of congratulating people(Kandosii), Hello (su'cuy), and then shebs, that's it. I'm not even close enough to try to speak it fluently, and probably won't even try. but It's really kinda cool that a lot of shows and other media make up words that really let you get away stuff or sometimes make you feel smart or extremely geeky.


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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 06:13:32 PM »
What do you say  in Mando'a when someone sneezes?
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2011, 06:18:01 PM »
good question?


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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2011, 08:12:16 PM »
Maybe "jahaal" - health, like salud in Spanish.
Or perhpas "k'atini" - suck it up!
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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2011, 08:22:04 PM »
Or perhpas "k'atini" - suck it up!
Hahaha!!!! Nice one.
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Re: Mando'a
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2011, 07:14:40 PM »
Something doesn't have to have practical application to learn it... it's called a hobby. And I, for one, like Mando'a enough to try to learn it.
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2011, 11:06:15 AM »
Something doesn't have to have practical application to learn it... it's called a hobby. And I, for one, like Mando'a enough to try to learn it.

I want to learn Russian. And I can't find a practical application for it (I'm not planning on going to Russia, I don't know any Russian speakers).

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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2011, 05:17:06 PM »
I am not quite fluent in Mando'a...I know enough to insult someone or encourage them...not much else.


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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2011, 05:18:12 PM »
I can form almost complex sentences in Mando'a. But I suck at spelling.