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Below is my home-made Lexicon, such as it is.
I would like to remind readers that these are approximate meanings only; Tau is a subtle language, and the meaning of a word can change dramatically based on pronounciation, and position with a sentence.
  • B'nim = Tau foodstuff, similar to a pasty.
  • Co' = negative prefix (eg: "Co'ko'vash" = "not a worthy cause").
  • Co'T = But.
  • Dao = To accept, to receive.
  • Doran'ro = Logical, rational (lit: "Calm mind")
  • Du'a = Down.
  • Dua'vr = Beside.
  • Du'oc = Up.
  • D'yi = Behind.
  • Ea' = The/It.
  • Eio'kio = Tree.
  • Elan'gu'cha =Skeleton/frame work.
  • Elan'Ro = Skull.
  • Elro = Voice, speak.
  • Eoro = Lead, guide.
  • 'era = plural suffix. (eg: Ru'Fio'era = "many creations", Cha'era = "many purposes").
  • Fa'ta'kn = Reproductive organs?
  • Ge = And/or.
  • Gue'La'sia = Imperial Gothic.
  • H' = He/she/it.
  • H'esav'Geka = Tau challenge ("Bring it on!")
  • Ka'mesa = Lasting mark, scar.
  • Kau = Bite/Eat, Rest, wait.
  • Klkn = Tau curse ("Caste Traitor"?).
  • Ko'io = Grain/wheat.
  • Ko'io'nai = Cereal
  • Ky = Me, I (in reference to self).
  • Nan'Sha'is = An attack by the Eldar (lit: "Sword Wind").
  • Ny'oni = Fur-covered.
  • P = In, at.
  • Ret = Teach, instruct, inform.
  • Ru'Fio = Build, create.
  • Sav' = future prefix (eg: Sav'Mont'ka = "will kill")
  • Sav'cyr = In the future.
  • Sav'Ge = "and will"
  • Siral = Return.
  • Shtlk = Defile, desecrate.
  • T = Of/to.
  • T'auk'cka = Impure, hybrid, ba**ard.
  • T'auk'cka'M'me = Bastardised. (lit. "hybrid-combination")
  • Ta'uk'me = Abbreviation of "Hybrid-Mating-Combination". Used in reference to Kroot Hounds.
  • Tau'sia = Tau language.
  • Tn'Cha = Of second purpose ("on the other hand" or "then again").
  • Tol'tor = Position of Power.
  • To'Tau'va = "By the Path!"
  • Vah'cha = Goal, aim.
  • Xesa' = past prefix (eg: Xesa'Mont'ka = "did kill").
  • Yio: = Hear, listen.
  • Y'va'kna = Someone who has done something foolish.
  • Y'xauk = Breed/Mate.




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