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Sani vocabulary

Most of the Sani vocabulary is Cosimo-Benacian in origin, but the language has also borrowed words, mostly from Cisamarrese, and more recently Istvanistani, Praeta and Babkhi.

Semantic Domain Word Etymology Definition
body xonu   noun: head, main
government xonuti   noun: king, leader, chieftain
grammar ti   modifier: abstraction of noun to refer to a person
grammar lla   modifier: area belonging to the modified noun
  zawa   adjective: free, unchained, not in servitude, independent
government rrumë   noun: state, independent entity
grammar na   conjunction: and
government kosos Pr. Koïsoß, "Empire or a significant State, realm, domain, sphere" noun: empire
interjection oyá   interj.: hello, hi
color lunti   noun, adjective: green
structure ffaman   noun: garden, fenced or otherwise delimited area with controlled greenery
direction esa   noun, adjective: east
geology paharr   noun: spring, source of running water
direction ate   noun, adjective: west
geography hareffa   noun: island
geography hareffina Sa. hareffa, island + ina, half noun: peninsula
colloquialism tata   noun: filth, dirt
profanity tati Sa. tata, filth, dirt noun: originally a derogatory term for Sanis used by Istvani-speakers in and around Niyi. Now considered a racist slur, but used to that effect all over the country in certain circles.
abstract pesh adjective, noun: dead, death
government whëna noun: council, assembly
geography ranti noun: beach, shore
direction teta noun, adjective: south
geography puri noun: harbour, port
geography kara noun: river
axi adjective: new
pantera Cis. bandiera noun: flag
insenya Cis. insegna noun: ensign
sale noun: health, soundness
sale Cis. sale noun: salt
manso Cis. manzo noun: beef, meat from cattle
muton Ist. mutton noun: mutton, meat from sheep
kalarha noun: fish
whaso noun: bird
inseto Cis. insetto noun: insect
ffesun noun: animal, beast, non-human living being
xo sale San. xo much, plentiful + San. sale health interj. hello, hi. Often pronounced xos.