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Gaale is the native tongue of the Ashkathi species, and is the official language of the Ashkathi Union.

Gaale is a language that is defined by extended vowels, slurred consonants, and a slow manner of speech. There are two main "accents" of Gaale: Classical Gaale, which is the type typically spoken between the Ashkathi themselves (which itself has many different accents of its own); and Galactic Gaale, which is a shorter, faster version spoken between Ashkathi and outsiders. This article will discuss Galactic Gaale, as Classical Gaale is very difficult for non-Ashkathi to pronounce.

Sample wordsEdit

  • Beyond = Golaani (goh-LAH-nee)
  • brother = guutia (GOO-tee-ah)
  • child = lakoora (la-KOH-rah)
  • city = gan (GAHN)
  • duet = kalluu (kah-LOO) [literally "two-song"]
  • folk = -kin (KEEN)
  • follower = ethai (EH-thah-ee)
  • forest = shuulua (SHOO-loo-ah)
  • friend = balate (BAH-lah-teh)
  • future = kaanu (KAH-noo)
  • Galactic Nations = Gaala-Neshanu (GAH-lah-NEH-shah-noo) [a loanword]
  • galaxy = gaalaki (GAH-lah-kee) [a loanword]
  • High Council = Kanaatika (kah-NAH-tee-kah)
  • human = uumani (OO-mah-nee) [a loanword]
  • letter (spelling) = ahtaatu (ah-TAH-too)
  • "man"/male Ashkathi = guta (GOO-tah)
  • monster = den (DEHN)
  • Minister = tal (TAHL)
  • mountain = borellaa (boh-reh-LAH)
  • navigator = taasa (TAH-sah)
  • no = ume (OO-meh)
  • outsider = Golaani-kin (goh-LAH-nee-keen) [literally "Beyond-folk"]
  • planet = paanetu (PAH-neh-tu) [a loanword]
  • shell = daatia (DAH-tee-ah)
  • Siria = Siiria (SEE-ree-ah) [a loanword]
  • sister = naatia (NAH-tee-ah)
  • song = luu (LOO)
  • Songstream = Luutale (LOO-tah-leh)
  • spacecraft = Golaani-lusaala (goh-LAH-nee-loo-SAH-lah) [literally Beyond-swimmer]
  • trade = tufaani (too-FAH-nee)
  • trench = gaaka (GAH-kah)
  • union = niirane (NEE-rah-neh)
  • Verandi = Feraanti (feh-RAHN-tee) [a loanword]
  • voice = gaale (GAH-leh)
  • water = thaalake (THAH-lah-keh)
  • "woman"/female Ashkathi = nata (NAH-tah)
  • world = larine (LAH-ree-neh)
  • yes = laat (LAHT)

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation in Gaale follows defined rules, and makes the language more streamlined.

PronounsEdit

Singular Plural
1st person ue aari
2nd person kusa kufi
3rd person ati/ate uupe

General conjugation rulesEdit

Verbs in Gaale end in -ah, with conjugation taking the following steps. In the case of the 3rd person singular endings, -uuti is masculine, and -uute is feminine. Before the 1st person plural ending, the previous vowel is doubled. For instance, in the verb "to be" (onekah), the 1st person singular form is oneeri. Using the 2nd person plural form is very uncommon in modern Galactic Gaale, and to use it is considered speaking in an old-fashioned manner.

Singular Plural
1st person -i -ri
2nd person -e -ufa
3rd person

-uuti

-uute

-upe

Examples of conjugationEdit

"To be":Edit

Base: onekah (OH-neh-kah)

Singular Plural
1st person oneki oneeri
2nd person oneke onekufa
3rd person

onekuuti

onekuute

onekupe

"To have":Edit

Base: tendah (TEHN-dah)

Singular Plural
1st person tendi tendeeri
2nd person tende tendufa
3rd person

tenduuti

tenduute

tendupe

CountingEdit

Gaale counts using a base-8 number system.

Numbers from 1-8Edit

  • one = ii (EE)
  • two = kal (KAHL)
  • three = ken (KEHN)
  • four = on (OHN)
  • five = un (OON)
  • six = el (EHL)
  • seven = sat (SAHT)
  • eight/"ten" = kuthe (KOO-theh)

Numbers 9 and onwardsEdit

  • nine/"eleven" = ii-kuthe (EE-koo-theh)
  • ten/"twelve" = ka-kuthe (KAH-koo-theh)
  • eleven/"thirteen" = ken-kuthe (KEHN-koo-theh)
  • twelve/"fourteen" = on-kuthe (OHN-koo-theh)
  • thirteen/"fifteen" = un-kuthe (OON-koo-theh)
  • fourteen/"sixteen" = el-kuthe (EHL-koo-theh)
  • fifteen/"seventeen" = sa-kuthe (SAH-koo-theh)
  • sixteen/"twenty" = kukithe (KOO-kee-theh)
  • seventeen/"twenty-one" = ii-kukithe (EE-koo-kee-theh)
  • twenty-four/"thirty" = kukenithe (KOO-keh-nee-theh)
  • thirty-two/"forty" = kukonithe (KOO-koh-nee-theh)
  • forty/"fifty" = kukunithe (KOO-koo-nee-theh)
  • forty-eight/"sixty" = kukeltithe (KOO-kehl-tee-theh)
  • fifty-six/"seventy" = kukatithe (KOO-kah-tee-theh)
  • sixty-four/"one-hundred" = lentuu (lehn-TOO)
  • one-hundred/"one-hundred-forty-four" = on-kukonithe-lentuu (OHN-koo-koh-nee-theh-lehn-TOO)

Example SentencesEdit

Oneki dentalah kusa-lo siina.

"I am happy to meet you."

Nulus tu Niirane-met-Askatai-lo nasi.

"I live in the Ashkathi Union."

Iike nulus tu Luutale-lo oneeri.

"We are all one within the Songstream." --Ashkathi farewell

Thosuufe tu dulipe-met-Kanaatikah-lo tuula-pe?

"Where are the High Council chambers?"

Thotufanah desare?

"Do you want to trade?"

Maros ue-lo daas tu take-met-tufaani-be kuun balape-be dentaluukii.

"Maros met me at the store with his friends."

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