Learn Mexala-talámy, the official language of Eqilonia!

About the language

The language ‘Mexala-talámy’ (‘Water-Tongue’) is the main language of Eqilonia (The states Pelonia, Alonia and Farfesta) and of the whole planet of Íphael. It emerged in the west of Pelonia, and first was only the language of the early Pelonian conquerors. The Pelonians first subdued the western coasts of Pelonia, and then started to conquer the whole planet—until they met the Alonians, the most ancient culture of the planet. The Alonians, quite belligerent people dedicated to war, where not such deliberate conquerors like the Pelonians, but they knew how to defend their country. After they had subdued whole Pelonia, regions that later became Farfesta and half the continent, the Pelonians had to accept that they were not capable of vanquishing the Alonians. The united tribes of the ancient Alonia where highly developed in weaponry, war, medicine, astronomy and science and very pride of their nation. After the Pelonian-Alonian War, in which the Pelonians were defeated and had to withdraw from Alonia, the two civilizations decided to unite and form a confederation: Eqilonia. In Alonia, the official language is still Naikki (Alonian), but all Alonians also speak Mexala-talámy.

The Elements

The Pelonian writing system is composed of five “circles”, which are Metal, Water, Fire, Earth, and Air (always in that that order). All circles are composed of six elements, except Fire, which only has five. The elements always have two characters; one for the name of the element, and one for the character as it is written in everyday use. The elements are not only used as characters to write words, but also to describe. Pelonians believe that everyone does “have” an element, like the zodiac signs on the Earth. This element then gThe Pelonian writing system does have vowels; however, “effect characters” are used to express most vowels instead of elements. Let’s first look at the elements:

Metal Circle:

 

Water Circle:

Fire Circle:

Earth Circle:

Air Circle:

 

The vowels (effect characters):

The vowel effect characters are combined with the element to change its sound. A Tsúyo element in combination with an “a” effect character becomes “tsa”.

Effect characters

The effects or effect characters are written below the character they are supposed to affect to change the sound of the character. Some effect characters affect the character after the character they are placed under. The sound “g” is considered an effect in Mexala-talámy, not a character. The effect character for “f” is no longer used, instead, Pelonians use the Alonian character for “f” (for words like “Farfesta”, or “Fúyol”).

 

Find the Mexala-talámy dictionary here

 

The characters:

Metal:

 

Name Sound Meaning when used as a word Character
Ár Like “a” in “Cairo” 1. Metal 2. Metallic 3. Strength 4. Grey 5. Power Cold, strong, endurance, powerful, adamant, composed,
Āyu Like “a” in 1. Stone 2. Quiet 3. Strong 4. Dark blue 5. Silence Cold, strong, fixed, composed, quiet, calm, wise
Lário Like “l” in “welt” 1. Gem 2. Glittering 3. Noble 4. Violet 5. Quiet Cold, strong, noble, composed, quiet, persuasive, endurance
Tšaitšy Like “j” in “Djibouti” 1. Silver 2. Silver colour 3. Noble 4. Proud 5. Quiet 6. Beautiful, pretty 7. Glittering 8. Cool, noble, proud, strong, intelligent, talented, passionate
Xílith Like “j” in Jalapeno OR “sh” in “shine” 1. Diamond 2. Proud 3. Noble 4. Beautiful 5. Strong Cold, noble, proud, strong, ambitious, endurance, inspiring
Yaxal Like “y” in “yield” 1. Serrated rock 2. Strength 3. Cleverness 4. Intelligence 5. Cold, strong, clever, artful, intelligent, treacherous,

 

 

Water:

 

Name Sound Meaning when used as a word Character
Ae Like “e” in “Gwen” 1. Sea water 2. Ocean 3. Agility 4. Intelligence 5. Turquoise Cold, dynamic, agile, quirky, active, lively, intelligent
Mexala Like “m” in “moon” 1. Water 2. Deep water 3. Energy 4. Wisdom 5. Blue Cool, dynamic, agile, strong, active, adaptable, endurance
Néxha Like “n” in “no” 1. Lake 2. Not moving water 3. Quiet 4. Wisdom 5. Deep blue Cold, quiet, silent, wise, composed, reasonable, patient
Dagon Like “d” in “dagger” 1. Green water 2. Viridian 3. Composed 4. Exotic 5. Wisdom Cool, quiet, composed, strong, wise, intelligent, artful
Qáia Like “c” in “catering” 1. Rain 2. Calm 3. Wise 4. Composed 5. Shy 6. Dark blue Cold, calm, silent, shy, intelligent, wise, composed
Šelšay Like “sh” in Engl. “shield” or “shallow”. Not sharp like in “wish” or “dish”.

 

1. Sea foam 2. Foam 3. White / Pink 4. Agility 5. Proud 6. Airy 7. Bright Cool, majestic, agile, confident, quirky, active, dynamic

 

 

Fire:

 

Name Sound Meaning when used as a word Character
Éyo Like “e” in Engl. “welt” 1. Fire 2. Proud 3. Strong 4. Red 5. Force Hot, fiery, stubborn, proud, passionate, ambitious, confident,
Méyo Like Engl. “may” 1. Flame 2. Orange / Persimmon (colour) 3. Agility 4. Agile 5. Deliberate 6. Smart 7. Loyal Warm, fiery, passionate, deliberate, proud, agile, smart
Órogu Like “o” in Engl. “auburn” 1. Ember 2. Bordeaux red 3. Passionate 4. Calm 5. Ambitious Warm, passionate, calm, confident, ambitious, endurance, strong
Tsúyo Like “ts” as in “Tsoukalos” 1. Fire Storm 2. Forceful, powerful 3. Scarlet 4. Violent Hot, fiery, forceful, powerful, strong, adamant, active
Sorómn Like “s” as in “sombre” 1. Gold 2. Gold (colour) 3. Proud 4. Beautiful 5. Elegant 6. Noble Warm, fiery, strong, proud, passionate, noble, endurance

 

 

Earth:

 

Name Sound Meaning when used as a word Character
Bá (Bám) “b” like in Engl. “butter” 1. Earth 2. Ground 3. Rooted 4. Warm Warm, calm, rooted, confident, strong, patient, caring
“k” like in Engl. “active” 1. Bank grass, 2. Grass 3. Steppe 4. Green Warm, agile, adaptable, clever, quick, sensible
Úxul “oo” as in Engl. “moon” 1. Ochre 2. Ochre (colour) 3. Proud 4. Round 5. Loyal Warm, down-to-earth, rooted, proud, loyal, trustful, calm
Íx “E” as in “Egypt” 1. Chalk 2. White 3. White (colour) Cool, dry, quiet, composed, intelligent, sensible, calm
Pélel “p” as in “Patagonia” 1. Forest 2. Wood 3. Tree 4. Green Warm, active, motivated, caring, empathetic, patient, sensible
Tá / Táli “t” as in Engl. “tall” 1. Salt 2. White 3. Dry 4. Arid 5. Cool, dry, composed, endurance,

 

 

Air:

Name Sound Meaning when used as a word Character
Aris A very light a, like in Engl. “battle” 1. Air 2. Wind 3. Cool 4. Fresh 5. Quirky 6. Smart 7. Quick 8. Determined Cool, cold, lively, active, agile, quick, smart, quirky, talented, sensible,
Hy Like “h” in Engl. “behold” 1. Cold wind 2. Cold 3. Wind 4. Snow 5. Cool 6. White (colour) 7. light Cold, stubborn, cool, agile,
Bey Like Engl. “bay” 1. Sulphur 2. Toxic clouds 3. Toxic 4. Yellow 5. Venomous 6. Jealous 7. Bad 8. Tawny Warm, agile, quick, persuasive, artful, jealous
Deyot Like Engl. “day” 1. Thoughts 2. Cool, active, agile, quirky, ambitious, intelligent, passionate
Like “r” in Mandarin “ren”

 

1. Spirit 2. Fog, mist 3. Intelligent Cool, active, lively, agile, strong, motivated
Váia Like “v” as in “vibe”

 

V is pronounced “v” like in “value” or “vie” if:

 

It stands at the beginning of a word ( “Viyénkih”)

 

 

 

V is pronounced “y” like in Engl. “yield” or “yellow” if:

 

It follows an “n” with a following “e”, “i”, or “u” (“nve”, “nvi”, “nvu”)

 

Inveny = In-ye-nee

Invenar= In-ye-nar

 

1. Fog, mist 2. Dark, sinister 3. Black, dark 4. Dreary 5. Cold, sinister, quiet, calm, peaceful, silent, thoughtful, wise