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It can also mean "bright". Tsogal is related to the word tsoid, which means "to glow".

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I asked Rawa whether there was a rule of thumb for stressing syllables in D'ni. There isn't; he said that he mostly just went with whatever sounded right to him. However, he listed a number of words as examples. I'm going to run through them to see if all of them are in the current lexicon. Sadly, he didn't give me definitions for the example words.

Of the examples, one word leaped out at me. Students of D'ni had long suspected that por, the root word of porpa (which means "king"), meant father because we had two other words. Morpa means "queen", and in one of the D'ni texts, Ātrus mentions the word morokhmor, which is thought to mean "grandmother".

Richard used morokhmor as one of his examples of words that are stressed on the third syllable... and the next example was morokhpor. That gives us a direct correlation. If, as suspected, morokhmor means grandmother, then morokhpor would mean grandfather, confirming that por does indeed mean father.

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Based on the literal structure of the words, I would expect morokhmor to mean "maternal grandmother" and morokhpor to mean "paternal grandmother." The problem is that Atrus's Prayer uses mor'okh'mor, but it seems more likely for Atrus to be talking about Anna than about Keta's mother. So I'm not sure what's going on there.

Looking forward to leaning more about stress! To the best of my knowledge, the only previous confirmations we have of word stress (putting aside game dialog) are the words r'erem and regestoy on Cyan's old site, both of which have final stress.

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Please post replies in the comments topic -- I set that up because people were reluctant to interrupt the dictionary topic itself.

Along with Yēpā, here are the other two words K'laamas mentioned the definitions for in the 2017 Mysterium. Since he didn't mention any provenance at the convention, I sent off an email to RAWA asking if they were correct, and he confirmed the definitions.

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Remesfet means diligent.

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Kēvo is an adjective that means "another", "in addition to". Example: "I just had a doughnut. I want another one."

Kēvoth is the noun form meaning "one who is another". Example: "Love one another."

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Aro is an adjective that means "other" in the sense of "different". Example: "I don't want THAT cup of coffee, I want the OTHER one."

Arotan is a noun that means "other" in the sense of an outsider, one who is not in 'our' group, tribe, clique, etcetera.

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