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The swamp dwellers' language is the native language spoken by swamp dwellers and some other Two Moons residents, primarily the part-swampies. It is the native language of the turtle people, though others are known to speak it or understand words.[1]

History[]

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Phonology[]

Not much is known about the phonology of the swamp dwellers' language, except that the sound of the letter 'k' is harsh and grating, like the sound of clearing one's throat. This implies that the 'k' sound is made at the back of the throat.[1]

Known words[]

Atta[]

Mud or swamp mud.[1]

Batak[]

Foreign or foreigner.[1]

Bess[]

Either water or drink.[1]

Ibik[]

Either welcome, enter or come in.[1]

Imbuck[]

Swamplands slug.[1]

Ishk[]

Evil or unlucky.[1]

Kaja[]

Unusual and interesting, strange, special, unique.[1]

Kast[]

Possibly help or here.[1]

Krest[]

Theorised by Britta to either mean good, better or more.[1] It might also mean very.

Nak[]

No, not, do not.[1]

Per[]

For.[1]

Tuppi[]

Small pink rounded sweet.[1]

Known sentences[]

Krest kaja, per Stassi![]

Possible translations may be "Very unique, for Stassi!", "Good curio, for Stassi!" or '"More unique/interesting, for Stassi!".[1]

So-so-so, Zrath.[]

Possible translation may be "There-there-there, Zrath." or "Stop-stop-stop, Zrath.".[1]

Kast! Imbuck![]

Possible translation may be "Help! Swamplands slug!", indicating that a swamplands slug, or imbuck, is attacking the person who is calling this.[1]

References[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Rodda, Emily. Two Moons. Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. 2015.
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