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Sarna Kontakawk
(The Warriors’ Chant)

Veri isäakank—veri ekäakank.

Blood of our fathers—blood of our brothers.

Veri olen elid.

Blood is life.

Andak veri-elidet Karpatiiakank, és wäke-sarna ku meke arwa-arvo, irgalom, hän ku agba, és wäke kutni, ku manaak verival.

We offer that life to our people with a bloodsworn vow of honor, mercy, integrity and endurance.

Verink sokta; verink ka
ŋ
a terád.

Our blood mingles and calls to you.

Akasz énak ku ka
ŋ
a és juttasz kuntatak it.

Heed our summons and join with us now.

To hear these words pronounced (and for more about Carpathian pronunciation altogether), please visit:
http://www.christinefeehan.com/members/
.

See
Appendix 1
for Carpathian healing chants, including the
Kepä Sarna Pus
(The Lesser Healing Chant), the
En Sarna Pus
(The Great Healing Chant), the
Odam-Sarna Kondak
(Lullaby) and the
Sarna Pusm O Ma
γ
et
(Song to Heal the Earth).

4. A MUCH-ABRIDGED CARPATHIAN DICTIONARY

This very-much-abridged Carpathian dictionary contains most of the Carpathian words used in the Dark books. Of course, a full Carpathian dictionary would be as large as the usual dictionary for an entire language (typically more than a hundred thousand words).

Note:
The Carpathian nouns and verbs below are word
stems
. They generally do not appear in their isolated “stem” form, as below. Instead, they usually appear with suffixes (e.g.,
andam

I give
, rather than just the root,
and
).

a
—verb negation (
prefix
); not (
adverb
).

aćke
—pace, step.

aćke éntölem it
—take another step toward me.

agba
—to be seemly; to be proper (
verb
). True; seemly; proper (
adj.
).

ai
—oh.

aina
—body (
noun
).

ainaak
—always; forever.

o ainaak jelä peje emnimet
ŋ
ama
ŋ
—sun scorch that woman forever (
Carpathian swear words
).

ainaakä
—never.

ainaakfél
—old friend.

ak
—suffix added after a noun ending in a consonant to make it plural.

aka
—to give heed; to hearken; to listen.

aka-arvo
—respect (
noun
).

akarat
—mind; will (
noun
).

ál
—to bless; to attach to.

alatt
—through.

aldyn
—under; underneath.

a
l
ə
—to lift; to raise.

alte
—to bless; to curse.

ama
ŋ
—this; this one here; that; that one there.

and
—to give.

and sielet, arwa-arvomet, és jelämet, kuulua huvémet ku feaj és ködet ainaak
—to trade soul, honor and salvation for momentary pleasure and endless damnation.

andasz éntölem irgalomet!
—have mercy!

arvo
—value; price (
noun
).

arwa
—praise (
noun
).

arwa-arvod
—honor (
noun
).

arwa-arvod mäne me ködak
—may your honor hold back the dark (
greeting
).

arwa-arvo olen gæidnod, ekäm
—honor guide you, my brother (
greeting
).

arwa-arvo olen isäntä, ekäm
—honor keep you, my brother (
greeting
).

arwa-arvo pile sívadet
—may honor light your heart (
greeting
).


—no (
exclamation
).

ašša
—no (before a noun); not (with a verb that is not in the imperative); not (with an adjective).

aššatotello
—disobedient.

asti
—until.

avaa

to open.

avio
—wedded.

avio päläfertiil
—lifemate.

avoi
—uncover; show; reveal.

baszú
—revenge; vengeance.

belső
—within; inside.

bur
—good; well.

bur tule ekämet kuntamak
—well met brother-kin (
greeting
).

ćaδa
—to flee; to run; to escape.

čač3
—to be born; to grow.

ćoro
—to flow; to run like rain.

csecsemõ
—baby (
noun
).

csitri
—little one (
female
).

diutal
—triumph; victory.

džinõt
—brief; short.

eći
—to fall.

ej
—not (
adverb, suffix
);
nej
when preceding syllable ends in a vowel.

ek
—suffix added after a noun ending in a consonant to make it plural.

ekä
—brother.

ekäm
—my brother.

elä
—to live.

eläsz arwa-arvoval
—may you live with honor; live nobly (
greeting
).

eläsz jeläbam ainaak
—long may you live in the light (
greeting
).

elävä
—alive.

elävä ainak majaknak
—land of the living.

elid
—life.

emä
—mother (
noun
).

Emä Maγe
—Mother Nature.

emäen
—grandmother.

embε
—if; when.

embε karmasz
—please.

emni
—wife; woman.

emni hän ku
köd alte
—cursed woman.

emni ku
ŋ
enak ku aššatotello
—disobedient lunatic.

emnim
—my wife; my woman.

én
—I.

en
—great; many; big.

en hän ku pesä
—the protector (literally: the great protector).

en Karpatii
—the prince (literally: the great Carpathian).

enä
—most.

enkojra
—wolf.

én jutta félet és ekämet
—I greet a friend and brother (
greeting
).

én maγenak
—I am of the earth.

én oma maγeka
—I am as old as time (literally: as old as the earth).

En Puwe

The Great Tree. Related to the legends of Ygddrasil, the axis mundi, Mount Meru, heaven and hell, etc.

engem
—of me.

és
—and.

év
—year.

évsatz
—century.

ete
—before; in front of.

että
—that.

fáz
—to feel cold or chilly.

fél
—fellow; friend.

fél ku kuuluaak sívam belső
—beloved.

fél ku vigyázak
—dear one.

feldolgaz
—prepare.

fertiil
—fertile one.

fesztelen
—airy.


—herbs; grass.

gæidno
—road; way.

gond
—care; worry; love (
noun
).

hän
—he; she; it; one.

hän agba
—it is so.

hän ku
—prefix: one who; he who; that which.

hän ku agba
—truth.

hän ku kaśwa o numamet
—sky-owner.

hän ku kuula siela
—keeper of his soul.

hän ku kuulua sívamet
—keeper of my heart.

hän ku lejkka wäke-sarnat
—traitor.

hän ku meke pirämet
—defender.

hän ku meke sarnaakmet
—mage.

hän ku pesä
—protector.

hän ku pesäk kaikak
—guardians of all.

hän ku piwtä
—predator; hunter; tracker.

hän ku pusm
—healer.

hän ku saa kuć3aket
—star-reacher.

hän ku tappa
—killer; violent person (
noun
). Deadly; violent (
adj.
).

hän ku tuulmahl elidet
—vampire (literally: life-stealer).

hän ku vie elidet
—vampire (literally: thief of life).

hän ku vigyáz sielamet
—keeper of my soul.

hän ku vigyáz sívamet és sielamet
—keeper of my heart and soul.

hän sívamak
—beloved.

hängem
—him; her; it.

hank
—they.

hany
—clod; lump of earth.

hisz
—to believe; to trust.

ho
—how.

ida
—east.

igazág
—justice.

ila
—to shine.

inan
—mine; my own (
endearment
).

irgalom
—compassion; pity; mercy.

isä
—father (
noun
).

isäntä
—master of the house.

it
—now.

jaguár
—jaguar.

jaka
—to cut; to divide; to separate.

jakam
—wound; cut; injury.

jalka
—leg.

jälleen
—again.

jama
—to be sick, infected, wounded or dying; to be near death.

jamatan
—fallen; wounded; near death.

jelä
—sunlight; day, sun; light.

jelä keje terád
—light sear you (
Carpathian swear words
).

o jelä peje kaik hänkanak
—sun scorch them all (
Carpathian swear words
).

o jelä peje emnimet
—sun scorch the woman (
Carpathian swear words
).

o jelä peje terád
—sun scorch you (
Carpathian swear words
).

o jelä peje terád, emni
—sun scorch you, woman (
Carpathian swear words
).

o jelä sielamak
—light of my soul.

joma
—to be under way; to go.

joηe
—to come; to return.

joηesz arwa-arvoval
—return with honor (
greeting
).

jo
ŋ
esz éntölem, fél ku kuuluaak sívam belsö
—come to me, beloved.

jotka
—gap; middle; space.

jotkan
—between.

juo
—to drink.

juosz és eläsz
—drink and live (
greeting
).

juosz és olen ainaak sielamet jutta
—drink and become one with me (
greeting
).

juta
—to go; to wander.

jüti
—night; evening.

jutta
—connected; fixed (
adj.
). To connect; to join; to fix; to bind (
verb
).

k
—suffix added after a noun ending in a vowel to make it plural.

kać3
—gift.

kaca
—male lover.

kadi
—judge.

kaik
—all.

käktä
—two; many.

käktäverit
—mixed blood (literally: two bloods).

kalma
—corpse; death; grave.

ka
ŋ
a
—to call; to invite; to summon; to request; to beg.

ka
ŋ
k
—windpipe; Adam’s apple; throat.

karma
—want.

Karpatii
—Carpathian.

karpatii ku köd
—liar.

Karpatiikunta
—the Carpathian people.

käsi
—hand.

kaśwa
—to own.

kaδa
—to abandon; to leave; to remain.

kaδa wäkeva óv o köd
—stand fast against the dark (
greeting
).

kat
—house; family (
noun
).

katt3
—to move; to penetrate; to proceed.

keje
—to cook; to burn; to sear.

kepä
—lesser; small; easy; few.

kessa
—cat.

kessa ku toro
—wildcat.

kessake
—little cat.

kidü
—to wake up; to arise (
intransitive verb
).

kim
—to cover an entire object with some sort of covering.

kinn
—out; outdoors; outside; without.

kinta
—fog; mist; smoke.

kislány
—little girl.

kislány hän ku meke sarnaakmet
—little mage.

kislány ku
ŋ
enak
—little lunatic.

kislány ku
ŋ
enak minan
—my little lunatic.

köd
—fog; mist; darkness; evil (
noun
). Foggy, dark; evil (
adj.
).

köd alte hän
—darkness curse it (
Carpathian swear words
).

o köd belső
—darkness take it (
Carpathian swear words
).

köd elävä és köd nime kutni nimet
—evil lives and has a name.

köd jutasz belső
—shadow take you (
Carpathian swear words
).

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