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Cherie Heiberg@starchivist

154 New Terms Added to Xi'an Dictionary

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Today at 10:56 am
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The theme of this vocabulary set is geography and cartography. Some tai were created in service of creating specific compound tai. 
  • .au’opuāng - elm.CMP - glacier; ice sheet
  • .uaik’ongsam - elm.CMP - hike (for recreation); stroll; wander (on foot)
  • .um’a - elm. - wet; moist; damp
  • .un’ii’sauo - elm.CMP - grove (of trees)
  • .unt’ang’puāng - elm.CMP - mountain range
  • a’k.ēt’aongchui - elm.CMP - drainage ditch
  • alue - elm.CMP - bridge, connector (for crossing or gaining access to another location); connector, adaptor (for different cabling systems, etc.)
  • aluekeng - elm.CMP - isthmus; land bridge
  • aluenoklo - elm.CMP - foot bridge (not set up for traffic by vehicles)
  • alueseth - elm.CMP - bridge (for walking across); tressel (for a train, etc.)
  • chiin - elm. - round; circular; oval
  • chuai’l.ongx’ā’ye - elm.CMP - lava rock (cooled and solid)
  • chuaiyeng - elm.CMP - lava; magma (while still hot)
  • chui’.ā’e’nu - elm.CMP - stream; creek; brook (tributary in the context of a major river)
  • chui’.ā’e’nulath - elm.CMP - gully; gulch; arroyo
  • chui’.ā’ō’nu - elm.CMP - river (major (cf: Colorado/Mississippi))
  • chui’.uait’yon - elm.CMP - tide
  • chui’ā - elm.CMP - flowing water (generic term for river)
  • chui’ār.ath - elm.CMP - waterfall
  • chuipuāng - elm.CMP - ocean; sea
  • chuipuinuam - elm.CMP - groundwater
  • chuo - elm. - status; conditon
  • chy.a - elm. - change, modify, manipulate, alter
  • chy.at’eth - elm.CMP - terraforming (o chy.at’eth = to terraform)
  • chye’ol’e - elm.CMP - main city; primary city of importance for a region
  • chye’ol’etao” - elm.CMP - Capital City; seat of government
  • h.oa - elm. - variation, irregularity, exception, unusual
  • han - elm - map; draw (an image of something); illustrate an (idea)
  • hankeng - elm.CMP - a map (of territory)
  • hanxiin(uo’a) - elm.CMP - written instructions or directions
  • ii'pun - elm.CMP - grass
  • k.ē - elm. - fold; bend; crease
  • k.ēk’eng - elm.CMP - valley
  • k.eng’a’chui - elm.CMP - island (in a large body of water)
  • k.eng’ii’pun - elm.CMP - meadow
  • k.ūng - elm. - overwhelm; overwhelming
  • ka’m.e’a - elm.CMP - elevation; a high point; lookout over lower territory
  • ka’xuel - elm.CMP - cave; cavern
  • kea - elm. - independent; unfettered; lone; solitary, alone (but not lonely)
  • keng - elm. - land; ground; territory (not a body of water)
  • keng’.au’o - elm.CMP - ice fields; frozen (waste)lands; frozen tundra
  • keng’.um’a - elm.CMP - bog; swamp; fen
  • keng’.un’ii - elm.CMP - forest
  • keng’hoa - elm.CMP - uneven/rough terrain
  • kengchuiha’a - elm.CMP - floodplain
  • kenglath - elm.CMP - desert (a particularly dry territory)
  • kengli’o - elm.CMP - plain; savanna
  • kengli’olath - elm.CMP - tundra (dry); steppe
  • kengli’om.e’a - elm.CMP - plateau; mesa
  • kengmuiima - elm.CMP - nature preserve (as in ‘national park’)
  • kengmuima - elm.CMP - pasture (for grazing); paddock
  • kengten - elm.CMP - field (for the cultivation of crops)
  • kengunii’.um’a - elm.CMP - jungle; rainforest
  • kengye’u - elm.CMP - basin
  • kengyeng - elm.CMP - desert (metaphorical “burning land”)
  • kong - elm. - walk; go on foot
  • kongleth - elm.CMP - run; hurry; dash
  • konglo - elm.CMP - crawl (of bipedal infants or insects, etc. (from kong+klo))
  • kuinghankeng - elm.CMP - the practice of cartography
  • l.uotht’ang - elm.CMP - hillside; slope
  • lath - elm. - dry; dessicated
  • le’.au’o - elm.CMP - ice cap
  • long - elm. - melt; unfreeze
  • luoth - elm. - slope; angle
  • luoth.au’o’rath - elm.CMP - avalanche
  • m.e’a - elm. - high (above ground); elevated; towering
  • mui - elm. - preserve; conserve; set aside; save (for later)
  • ng.au’ii - elm.CMP - leaf (of flora)
  • ngao - elm. - collect; absorb; internalize (information (in the sense of remembering what's been learned))
  • niichā’e - elm.CMP - horizon
  • pi’a - elm. - edge; border
  • pi’achui - elm.CMP - beach; shore; coast; water's edge
  • pi’akeng - elm.CMP - border (between physical (land) territories)
  • pi’ar.ath - elm.CMP - cliff (as experienced from the upper edge or “drop off”)
  • pi’auamchuai - elm.CMP - a sandy beach
  • puin - elm. - source; origin
  • puinchui - elm.CMP - well; wellspring; spring; waterhole
  • pun - elm. - light; fluffy; ethereal; diaphanous; fine
  • rānke’u - elm.CMP - scale (as it relates to physical size)
  • ryāiuam - elm.CMP - mud (generic)
[continued below due to character limits]

As always, the rest of the dictionary can be found here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/spectrum-dispatch/16202-Xian-Dictionary
 
 
 
Cherie Heiberg@starchivist
Today at 10:57 am

[remainder of new Xi'an terms found here]
  • s.oa - elm. - way; path; route; road
  • s.oach’ui - elm.CMP - canal; waterway; channel
  • sam - elm. - slow; slow; leisurely
  • sea - elm. - half (of a whole)
  • seahyo - elm.CMP - hemisphere
  • seahyothlal - elm.CMP - dome
  • seth - elm. - cross; traverse
  • siing - elm. - interrupt, intervene (in a situation); block (progress); break (in a flow)
  • siingk.engt’ang - elm.CMP - monumental mountain/range, etc. that must be circumnavigated or flown over
  • siingkeng - elm.CMP - geographic obstacle, impass
  • siingkeng’kē - elm.CMP - crevasse; abyss (impasasble (on foot) chasm, etc.)
  • t.ethl’etao” - elm.CMP - Capital Planet; seat of government
  • tā’t.ot’enii - elm.CMP - greenhouse (for growing plants for food)
  • tāmuii - elm.CMP - conservatory of plants; greenhouse
  • tang’kea - elm.CMP - prominent hill or mountain (cf: Mt. Fuji, Uluru, Devil’s Tower)
  • tang’keng - elm.CMP - island (in a large body of water); isolated hill or mountain
  • tang’no - elm.CMP - finger; digit (of a hand or paw)
  • tang’nokeng - elm.CMP - peninsula (of land)
  • tang’puāng - elm.CMP - mountain
  • tang’puāngpuinchuaiyeng - elm.CMP - volcano (dormant or dead)
  • tang’puāngyeng - elm.CMP - volcano (active)
  • tang’uamchuai - elm.CMP - sand dune
  • tang” - elm. - island; isolated segment (of something larger); bump arising from a surface
  • tang̦”e’nu - elm.CMP - hill; knoll; bute
  • te’an - elm. - skeleton; crust; remains (of something eaten or destroyed)
  • te’anchiin (te’anch.iing’a’chui) - elm.CMP - atoll
  • te’anhā - elm.CMP - crater; specifically the crater walls and rim
  • tethmuiima - elm.CMP - nature preserve planet
  • thaxiin - elm.CMP - sign; signboard (non-electronic) with written guidance
  • thingchuaiyeng - elm.CMP - magma vent
  • thlal.au’o - elm.CMP - ice sheet (covering a frozen body of water)
  • tyichuipuāng - elm.CMP - lagoon (of sea water)
  • tyimuichui - elm.CMP - water tank; canteen (personal)
  • tyipuāngchui - elm.CMP - aquifer; natural resevoir (often underground)
  • tyipuāngmuichui - elm.CMP - resevoir (intentionally created)
  • uam - elm. - soil; “earth” (the soil medium); dirt
  • uam’rath - elm.CMP - landslide
  • uamchuai - elm.CMP - sand; granular soil
  • uamchuaipuāng - elm.CMP - desert (sandy)
  • uamchui - elm.CMP - thin (very liquid) mud
  • uamm.e’aha” - elm.CMP - thick (very viscous) mud
  • uampun - elm.CMP - clay
  • unch.uaiy’o - elm.CMP - coral reef
  • unhankeng - elm.CMP - atlas
  • unk.eng’a’chui - elm.CMP - archipelago
  • unkengpuāng - elm.CMP - continent
  • unngaoii - elm.CMP - solar collector; solar panel; solar array
  • xuel - elm. - a portion that is carved out; to carve; dig; a hole
  • xuel’hā - elm.CMP - crater; the area inside a crater
  • xuelch.ui’e’nu - elm.CMP - pond
  • xuelch.ui’ō’nu - elm.CMP - great lake
  • xuelchui - elm.CMP - lake; pond
  • xuelchuipuāng - elm.CMP - bay; gulf
  • xuelchuipuāng - elm.CMP - inland sea
  • xuelkengpuāng - elm.CMP - canyon
  • xueltaong - elm.CMP - a mine
  • xueltaongpyen - elm.CMP - an ore mine; mine for (precious) metals
  • xui’a - elm. - shake; tremble; vibrate
  • xui’ak.eng’e’nu - elm.CMP - minor earthquake; seismic tremors
  • xui’akeng - elm.CMP - earthquake; seismic activity; tremor
  • xui’akengpuāng - elm.CMP - major earthquake (of a disaster level)
  • xuith - elm. - axis; centerline
  • xuo - elm. - period (of time); season
  • xy.ams’a’uo - elm.CMP - cliff (as experienced from the bottom)
  • y.e’i - elm. - convex; bulge
  • y.e’i’uam - elm.CMP - mound (of soil)
  • y.ongs’ānxuith - elm.CMP - pole (north or south)
  • y.ongx’uith’r.ath - elm.CMP - South Pole
  • y.ongx’uith’y.an - elm.CMP - North Pole
  • yankeng - elm.CMP - geography
  • yannukeng - elm.CMP - topology
  • ye’u - elm. - concave; dip; depression
  • yong’m.e’ahuā - elm.CMP - peak; zenith
  • yuao - elm. - spin; rotate

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