Kallia

This conlang was invented for use in original songs, as well as songs from my fan work Destiny Ninja: Legend of the Four Seasons.

The Kallia Alphabet

Each Kallia glyph represents a sound. Pronunciation is listed for each image.

Kallia Grammar

Commands:

  • Addition of the word “lea” before a verb makes a command (“I command you to”)
  • Addition of “katrien lea” before a verb makes the command respectful
  • The word “katrien” itself before a verb indicates a request

Verb Conjugation:

  • The syllable “le” attached to a verb makes it past-tense
  • The syllable “la” attached to a verb makes it future-tense
  • A command or request before a past-tense verb makes the meaning “I wish you had”
  • A command or request before a future-tense verb makes the meaning “I want you to, but at a later time” (the time must then be indicated)
  • Placing a verb after a noun means “(x) did/is doing/will do this”
  • Placing “se” before a verb means “is done” (e.g. “se ore” means “is heard;” “se orela” means “will be heard”)

Adjectives:

  • Adjectives go after a noun
  • Some words, such as “ariyar,” can be both nouns and adjectives
  • Making a noun such as “kanta” into an adjective requires the suffix “-mai”
  • At the end of an adjective, “-mai” creates an adverb, which must come after a verb
  • Past tense verbs may be used as adjectives, just like in English

Negation:

  • Placing “tir” before a word indicates negation
  • It can also make a word mean the opposite (example: “tir kaligan” means “peacetime”)

Capitalization and punctuation:

  • Since Kallia uses a different alphabet, the transliteration is not puctuated or capitalized except for emphasis

Plurals:

  • Placing a number (or “kale,” “mide” or “arra”) before a noun indicates a plural
  • Note: “many I” or similar means “we/us,” as “many you” or similar means “you all”

Use of Kallia in Magical Songs:

  • For a magical Kallia song’s spell to be cast, the words “miye” and “miya” must be used
  • A non-magical song sung in Kallia does not have to use the words “miya” or “miye,” but “miye” is more often than not used at the beginning anyway, and “miya” may be added for emphasis
  • Lists such as “miye (a), miye (b), miye  (c)” may be used in Kallia songs, followed by “miya,” meaning “so all of these shall be!”

Kallia Words

Here is a list of all the current Kallia words and what they mean.

WordMeaning
aiwho
almasoul, spirit
almainname
anof (indicates possession)
anayou, yourself
antelagainst, opposed to
antelaundo
areleemotion
arineed, require, depend on
ariaharmony, peace, coexistence
ariakatasummertide (spring and summer)
arianhope
ariebeautiful
ariettaprincess, young noblewoman
ariyandeserve
ariyanathank you
ariyarcompassion, kindness, generosity (goodness)
ariyasforgive
arraall, everything, everyone
arranassemble, gather, come together
arreheart
arrenfeel (emotions)
arretconnect
ayaI, me, myself
ayenacountry, the country of (x)
ayenalimicity/town, the city/town of (x)
eileriasadness, grief, sorrow
eilerianbe sad, lament, mourn, grieve, be sorry
enin, within, inside
enawith, having, in (as in “in happiness”)
enensafe, protected
enliamirror
ennaearth, ground, land, soil
enneembrace, enshroud
ennengreen
erwhere
erahere
eriaforever, eternally
erialaspiral
eridchaos, distortion
erilfear
erintime
erinlafuture
erinlepast
erinliepresent
erinawhen
eriniaafter
eriniebefore
essalgreed, envy (also an adjective)
etto, toward
etauntil
ettefar away
happrabbit, hare
kalas, while
kaldasun
kaldansummer
kaldemorning, sunrise
kaldesisunset, twilight, dusk
kaldyinarwarrior, soldier
kalemore than, many
kale…mirmore (something) than
kalealarge, grand (can also mean “godly/divine”)
kaleanpower, strength
kaligadtraitor
kaligandisaster, war
kaligarhatred, malice, evil
kaligasbetray
kaliginisdespair
kaliginisaidesperate (can also mean “impoverished”)
kalistree
kalisasmall plant, flower
kaliseforest
kalisenspring
kallbut, however, or
kalleimruler of a land (any gender)
kalliathe world, the universe (perceived reality)
kantasong
kantesing
kantiasing loudly, sing powerfully
kantrefind, meet, encounter
kantigagrand song, aria
karakaksamagpie
katamconquer, destroy
kataradance (noun and verb)
katarinacompassion to all living things (purity)
katarinettsongstress, person who can sing kallia
katentegoodbye
katorsehello
katralgear, cog, anything that functions as such
katrejoy, happiness
katrenbeside
katrenewant, wish for, desire to do
katrieven if (x) happens
katrienplease
katrineven though (x) happened
katrissdisappear, vanish
kattcat, feline (in general)
kettowning, who owns (has)
kiriodarkness, dark
kitrefor the sake of
kitrelwhy
kitriabout, for (as in feeling about or for something)
kitrinbecause of
klinkmoney, amount of money
leaI command you to
leilive, dwell
leiaralive well (out of poverty, oppresion or war)
leimalife, existence
leimeperson
leimenrace of sentient beings
leinigirl, woman
leisiboy, man
lesiaralyesterday
lesierallast night
ligender-neutral pronoun
lienow
limayaparent
limismall, little, tiny
linastar
linkafire
linkenred
linkreburn
liriarmove, travel (a command means “come!” or “go!”)
lirsby means of, is done by (as in “sung by Akiko Shikata”)
lukastaacross, through
luminelight
lumineaglow, shine
lupdog, wolf, canine (in general)
-mai-like, in the manner of, made of (suffix)
mailike, in the manner of, made of
maialove
maiakatawintertide (fall and winter)
maiaracare for, parent, raise
maiivery
maiireilegend, myth
maiyesee, observe
maiyelthink, remember
maiyelirprophecy, prediction
maiyenknow (a fact)
maiyethidden place, corner
mayadivine being
mayakalliafantasy world, wonderland
mayalichild, baby
mayanidaughter
mayasison
mayatmeaning, purpose, reason
mideless than, few
mide…mirless (something) than
midirorder, balance
miarelease, set free
miesay, speak, tell
mimwith, and (indicates element in a group)
mimaoffer, give
mimaspromise (noun and verb)
mimeaccept (a gift)
mimiyoung, baby (as an adjective, like “baby cat”)
minamoon
mirand, so, therefore
mirawater
miranilacloud
mireocean, sea
mirenblue
mirettship
miriemerperson
mirienocean waves
miriennamerman
miriettamermaid
mirilerain
mismouse, rat
misiaraltomorrow
misieraltomorrow night
mitsplan, plot
miyaend of sentence (so it shall be!)
miyebeginning of sentence (I sing…)
myarcreate, give birth to
myarerevive, wake up
myarenbeginning (of something)
myarirescue, save, protect
myarrspread
nevasnow
nevanwinter
nishe, her, herself
nilaair, wind
nilanautumn
nilenyellow
nimayamother
orehear, listen
petabird
petakantesongbird
petakswing
petakstefly
reiice, cold
riif
saifate, destiny
sayabe destined to, be fated to
seto be, happen
sekklose (something)
sekkelbanish, purge, exorcise
seiriettgirl, maiden
selanchange, alter, become
sihe, him, himself
siayes
siarasky, daytime sky
siaraltoday
siaranday, daytime
siefrom
sieranighttime sky
sieraltonight
sierannight, nighttime
sierensleep,  freeze in time
sierenarigood dream
siereneridnightmare
simayafather
slithesnake
syasstop, die
syasenend (of something)
syastcut, kill, strike down
syastenthreaten another’s life
syetsteal, kidnap
tathe, this, that (note: “ta se” means “this is”)
ta mim seone by one, one after another
tethat (as in “the cat that meowed”)
tempesstorm
tirnegation, no

Kallia Number Pronunciation:

NumberPronunciation/Transliteration
1ka
2mi
3kat
4min
5kati
6mina
7kata
8mini
9katil
10sen
11senka
20misen
21misenka
100senen
200misenen
1,000sien
10,000sen mim sien
1,000,000sienen
1,000,000,000sian
Anything over one billionkalesian
Infinityarra (the word for all/everything)

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