Example: Erana’het mi’salan ji mi’veran.
(the forest is large and green)
You probably wonder why this word was chosen when I mentioned that I wanted to talk about a place of natural spirits in this posting. Well, the reason is: that word uses the same root as the word for forest. Erana’het is a forest and erana’tan is a place in the forest where natural spirits are said to dwell. These places mostly exist in the xentiran (ie: central) variants of the religion while the coastal variants prefer to worship the spirits in temples. However, even there, the concept of erana’tan prevails. Areas within large cities are not developped because they are owned by the temples and are said to be erana’tan’ny. Even atheists in Rejistania generally respect these areas (even though they don’t believe in their spiritual significance).
Jataru’het mi’la’demnaunuxi al.
The crowd was consued with fervor.
This term is actually a compound made of demna’het (which is a difficult term roughly translated with soul) and the term unuxi with means physical strength.
Religious fervor quite common, especially in the poorer areas of the country, the favelas and the large rural xentira. Like in other nations, the higher standard of life has allowed for a lower rates of religiosity in the cities.
Demnaunuxi’tan means fervor or passion.
Example: Nymatu’he’ny mi’ki demna’het’ny’mi kalesa’het’min.
A priest knows the souls of his village.
This is actually a rejistanian proverb. It means that the priest knows best what people in his congregation are.
A nymatu’he is a priest not in the traditional European religions but in the inikresaist rejistanian one. Also the (4th wall aware) religion of Excelitism uses the term for their priests. One of the reasons for this might be that the progressan missionaries for this religion used local terms to seem less threatening to the locals.
So, what does a nymatu’he do? That depends of course to which Deity he is the nymatu’he, but in general the responsibilities are the ceremonies (including animal sacrifices and (only symbolic) human ones*), the upkeep of the temple, personal celebrations, often also predictions and very important, garuanteeing the protection of the village by keeping on the good side of deities. When a village is ravaged by a disaster, it is not uncommon to fire (‘vared) the nymatu’he’ny since they clearly were inept.
* modern times have changed the practice, even before Rejistania was founded, wooden images of humans were sacrificed
Example: Yva’tan’il hela hame mi’la’rala’vared.
Your air privilege has been revoked.
We all have the urge to say that to people at some times.
The term itself is odd, I know, however, the last term has been the traditionally oldest one. Inikresaist priests hava a symbol of their connection with their gods and in the case of a disgrace of the priest, this symbol is burned to cut the person off from his connection to the Gods. Later, the meaning shifted and split up: either in the direction of physical destruction or into the direction of the disgrace and demotion. Thus this word has the set of meanings, it has now. sometimes Rejistanian surprises even me…
Example: Rete’het helajolu mi’juku’ta.
Network wireless 3S-work-NEG.
A lot of things happened since my last posting, most importantly: I moved to my first own place which is not student accomodation. It was quite an adventure to find this place and to move here.
Helajolu is a compound: hela’tan means air and jolu means direct. Thus it goes ‘directly through the air’. As such, mobile broadband, etc don’t really count.
Example: Hamik’tan’il vakadeha mi’jaliex’ta.
Your directory structure is inconsistent.
I show my age here, definitely but since the term folder was introduced in Windows, I am against it and still use the term directory from the good old DOS era (unless at work, since I cannot force customers to bear my idiosyncrasies quite that much). IMHO, the term folder just does not describe the thing. A directory sounds much more correct to the recursive nature of it, while folder reminds me of the DOS 1.0 era when a directory could not contain subdirectories.
The term vakadeha’het stems from “variety” and “file” or “value”. So it refers to the storage of varied information. Seeing that Rejistanis do probably use a strange kind of Unix which was changed to use the rejistanian alphabet and other conventions the rejistanis prefer, they do probably have deep directory structures.