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The Astorian language: an overview [RETCON]



Guide to letter pronunciation


Letter

Pronunciation

a

like 'a' in "anchor"

e

like 'e' in "enter"

i

like 'e' in "evil"

o

like 'o' in "often"

u

like 'u' in "you"

Letter

Pronunciation

b

like 'b' in "ball"

ċ

like 'ch' in "church"

d

like 'd' in "door"

f

like 'f' in "fork"

g

like 'g' in "gone"

ġ

like 'j' in "jump"

h

like 'h' in "hold"

ħ

ditto

j

like 'j' in "jump"

k

like 'c' in "cake"

l

like 'l' in "love"

m

like 'm' in "make"

n

like 'n' in "nice"

p

like 'p' in "pig"

q

like 'c' in "cake"

r

like 'r' in "rail"

s

like 's' in "saw"

t

like 't' in "tail"

v

like 'v' in "victory"

w

like 'w' in "weight"

x

like 'sh' in "shore"

y

like 'y' in "yellow"

z

like 'z' in "zero"

ż

like 'j' in "jus"



Simple phrases


English

Translation

Hello.

Hafte.

Good morning.

Bauġi.

Good afternoon. (also used for the evening)

Baukvu.

Good day.

Ir-ġilvudu d-dukku.

Good night.

Ir-rokrad-dukkok.

English

Translation

Hello.

Hafte.

How are you?

Kad avda?

Fine, thank you.

Tukkok, klunna.

What is your name?

X'kakno?

My name is [...].

Jakanva [...].

Nice to meet you.

Għuvka kuċal.

English

Translation

Please...

Kaħġkak...

Thank you.

Klunna.

You're welcome.

Miv klakronu.

Yes.

Axu.

No.

Ne.

Excuse me. (getting attention)

Skiża.

Excuse me. (begging pardon)

Skiżuva.

I'm sorry.

Jakkakkuċava.

Goodbye.

Saħu.

I can't speak Astorian [well].

Mu vadkorranv kar-Akdalkuva [dukkok].

Do you speak English?

Tadkorron kr-Anglisi?

Is there someone here who speaks English?

Huvv vaħuk kadkorron kr-Anglisi?

Help!

Akkid!

Look out!

Addovd!

I don't understand.

Mu vadhanv.

Where is the toilet [please?]

Fokv hi d-tualet [kaħġkak]?

English

Translation

Leave me alone.

Ħurrava.

Don't touch me.

Tnakkvav.

I'll call the police.

So vkħukkud ar-kiranaku.

Police!

Kiranaku!

Stop, thief!

Utdih, ħurraor!

I need your help.

Takdu' dkħava.

It's an emergency.

Enolkovnu.

I'm lost.

Ivtradd.

I've lost my bag.

Tradd ar-kalżu.

I've lost my wallet.

Tradd ar-vurod.

I'm sick.

Inlukd.

I've been injured.

Inġekd.

I need a doctor.

Għuvka kżavv dukak.

May I use your phone?

Nakdu' viżurok ad-telefon?

English

Translation

1

un

2

dvoku

3

traodu

4

lokħu

5

ħunku

6

kaddu

7

kokħu

8

dnaovku

9

kakkħu

10

kħavlu

11

kħavlu i un

12

kħavlu i dvoku

13

kħavlu i traodu

20

kħavlav

21

kħavlav i un

22

kħavlav i dvoku

23

kħavlav i traodu

30

traodav

40

olkħav

50

ħunkav

60

kaddav

70

kokkħav

80

dnovav

90

kakkħav

100

naku

101

naku i un

200

dvoku naku

300

traodu naku

1,000

ord

2,000

dvoku ord

3,000

traodu ord

1,000,000

narkiv

number [...]

numru [...]

2019

dvoku ord kħavlu i kakkħu

half

vadk

less

avtuk

more

akdul

The Republic of -Astoria

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