Pronunciation Guide

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The following is a master list of words used in my publications. Each book contains an index, but this is the most complete and up to date as books are published. If you have any questions (or you find I have missed any words), feel free to contact me.
The Author

There are two particular symbols which make Baiumen [BAY-oo-men] easier to understand:

Ö: Spoken as [oh]. The double dots over the letter ‘o’ are used symbolically to honor ones status or bloodline.

Ä: Spoken as [ah]. The double dots over the letter ‘a’ are used to identify a word or name that has a lineage tracing back to the languages and races of light.


Alaria  (ah-LAH-ree-ah): only child (daughter) of the Omethiä (head/father speaker) and the Omäthä (second/mother speaker). Also known as the Oma-es (last speaker/messenger) and Dax’s birth mother.

Aläshä et Veyomä! (a-LAH-shah et VAY-o-mah): magical words passed down through generations of High Elders, enabling them to unlock the grip of the guardian hands and release the Ithäri

Altorin (al-TOR-in): elder on the Iskäri High Council [black robe], influence over death, decay, shadows and non-embodied/demons and head steward of the valley Kuutä (KOO-tah) in Erimuri

Äsä-Illäriu (AHSAH ill-LAH-ree-oo): the homeland island of the evolu people. It consists of the main continent and 15 smaller island land masses.

Axon (AX-on): Referring to Callum Axon, was a master dwarf architect, who assisted on the overall design of Til-Thorin’s defenses and secret tunnel systems.

Bedurrim (beh-DURR-im): literal translation ‘an organized awareness or decision of unity’, a circular chamber above the Key where the High Council meets.

Chuur (CHOOR): A strong smelling spice, imported from the deserts of Isumiir, used in religious and magical rituals. It is said to attract evil spirits.

Cumber Beast: A large, docile packing animal—but mainly referring to Gowan lizards from the deserts of Isumiir.

Dämä Omä (DAH-mah OH-mah): a respectful greeting given (with head bowed) to dragons and / or dragon spirits which means ‘be at peace’

Dax (DAX!): half troll, half elf (long story…spoilers), resident of  Erimuri, skilled fighter, drinker, smoker and teleporter

Delnar (DEL-nar): High Elder, head of the Iskäri High Council [gold robe], observer of Sands of Sight, steward over the Key and head steward over the valley of Tamku in Erimuri

Elämä (EE-lah-mah): the main planet in the Beletarus system where our story takes place

Elävoimä (ee-lah-VOY-mah): the magical presence of a dragon,  separate from its body

Erimuri (EHR-ee-moor-ee): literally translated–“Desert Flower” the formal name of the Iskäri city, Sanctuary

Evolu (e-VAW-loo): elves

Eyinen (ee-EYE-nen): eternal, perpetual—usually used to refer to the Gnolaum or Mahan as a force or office that is in constant states of fulfillment.

furble (FUR-bull): a small rodent covered in thick, soft fur which is attracted to music with a beat. Commonly found in warm grassland areas of the world.

Gaidred (GAY-dred): elder of the Iskäri High Council [black robes], master strategist, student of all forms of combat and head steward of the valley Marsia (mar-SEE-uh) in Erimuri

Galep Bombul (GAY-lep BOM-bull): head of the Dwarf Masons. Built a mansion for the famous Iskari painter Sir Barrow in exchange for the enchanting painting of Galep’s shrewish wife, Hindel.

Gnolaum (NOL-um): the name used in prophecy referring to the  Hero.

Gowan (GO-wahn): A giant herbivore lizard from the deserts of Isumiir. These beasts grow quickly and are raised for both food and pack/work animals where there is little to any water. The large lump of fat deposits in their backs allow for a dynamic water conversion, allowing for long stretches of time without a need for water.

Gramin Berries (GREY-men): a common wild berry in the high mountains that grows during the late fall and into the winter. The potent fruit is poisonous until it reaches full maturity and turns from blue to a deep blood red color. Used for red coloring of cloth and for a popular fermented drink called sour-patch.

Hindel (HIN-dell): shrewish wife of Galep Bombul

Humär (who-MAHR): 1) one of the founding fathers of Elämä before the Great Sundering; 2) the human nation of Seven Kings on Elämä

Ish-Krothi Umbällä! (ISH-crothee um-BAH-lah): a spell using an external discipline based on the element of fire (see Höbin Luckyfeller’s: The Basics of Magic)

Iskäri (iss-KAHR-ee): the race living in Erimuri

Ithäri (i-THAHR-ee): the female gem of light, a living piece of the world of the Gods

Ja rauha olkoon teille, myös (Ya raw-oo ol-kun TEH-leh moos): literal translation, ‘And peace be unto you, also.

Jiin (GIN): female elder on the Iskäri High Council [white robe], master healer/surgeon and head steward of the valley Loäkuu (LOW-ah-koo) in Erimuri

käärunä (kah-ROO-nah): also known as a ‘snake potato’, this root crop has a dark green skin and near black center which grows in moist soil. It sends down deep roots and shoots, drawing nutrients from the soil. If the main root is harvested and the shoots allowed to age—the plant will send out runners and create new roots which can be harvested.

Kädettä Aränuä (kah-DEH-tah arah-NUAH): literal translation means ‘Hands that Heal’ and it is reserved for the elite of all healers among the evolu. It is said the skills of these men and woman are so sensitive and refined, they reserve their touch for the wonded.

Käläm (KAH-lahm): red moon which revolves around Elämä on which Erimuri is located

Kapmim (CAP-mim): A pungent incense from the green leaves of the rare Kapnivar plant. Poisonous to most humanoids, the green leaves are soaked in blood, dried and ground with various other spices. It is highly sought after for its magical properties—increasing a mägo’s ability to concentrate and focus internal energies. The smoke leaves a soot-like residue on cloth and creates a metallic taste on the tongue.

Köhille (KOH-hill-ay): literal translation is For The Poor. A densely populated area of city Andilain, where criminals and criminal activities are known to exist.

krekä (KRAY-kah): A term used by the Therrin, meaning blood luck. A belief that the greater the prey, the greater the difficulty of the hunt…the more powerful you will become as a hunter, through drinking their blood.

Kyliene (kigh-LEAN): Wendell’s first friend in Sanctuary

Läkätä (la-KAH-tah): mägo command which means stop, cease, quit, discontinue the current spell in use.

Liliolevanumua (lili-olay-vahnu-MU-uh): also known as ‘Lili’ is a member of the island race of the southern seas. By her hand the second seal of the Demoni Vankil was broken—as she thought to steal the Lanthya Shard for her own.

Mahan (MAH-han): the Lord of Darkness

Mägo (MAH-go): wizard / sorcerer

Mäjäkä (mah-YAH-kah): mägo command which shapes an existing light to a focus point. It means lighthouse, beacon, beam

Metsäsil (met-SAH-seel): translation = “woods of eyes”. A forest in the dense regions of the Highlands, where it is reported that ghosts dwell.

“mook berries”: A slang term for a small, purple berry found in small clumps of Mulonuk bushes. Wild plants that grow in high altitude areas. The bushes are small (only 6”-8” in height) which grow under large trees, gaining nourishment from the droppings of forest animals.

Mook berries are very sweet and potent, pulling a large portion of the plants vitality to create them. It is rare to find more than 2-3 dozen berries per plant, which makes them highly prized by foragers. The berries start forming as soon as the temperature drops after summer and throughout the fall season. The plant becomes dormant during winter, producing another round of berries, though slightly bitter, in early spring.

Morphiophelius (MOR-fee-oh-FEE-lee-us): Chuck, resident of Erimuri, rogue wizard and oldest known mortal.

nemenä (NEH-manah): the evolu word for ‘healer’—the most respected field or profession of the evolu race.

Omä-es (OHMAH-es): translation is ‘Last Speaker or Messenger’—the third highest leadership role among the evolu people. The rights of this office flow from the Omethiä, through the Omäthä. The Omä-es is a servant to both higher stations and is  frequently a deliverer of news to the people. This person (male or female) must be the direct offspring of the Omethiä.

Omäthä (oh-MAH-thah): translation is ‘Second or Mother Speaker’—the second highest leadership role among the evolu people, held only by a woman and of a direct bloodline from the presiding Omethiä. The powers held from this position are in conjunction and receive their authority directly from the Omethiä.

Omethiä (oh-mah-THEE-ah): translation is ‘Head or Father Speaker’—the highest leadership position among the evolu race. They do not have a King, but a loving guide and parental figure who watches over all without being a respecter of persons. The Omethiä is a powerful mägo with exceptional abilities with speaking to the universe and higher powers.

Palmak (PAL-mack): translation = “many hills”. One of the southwest villages in the Tilliman Highlands.

pankaali (pawn-KAL-ee): a fermented cabbage which turns grey after being salted and put in a clay pot and buried for several months. Though it is commonly used throughout all of Andilain, it’s a major winter staple by most mountain villages.

RATS team: A small group of mechanics and computer hackers that aid a Trench Wars pilot with their S.L.A.G. during competition season. It stands for Repair And Tactical Support.

riisi (rrEE-see): a small light brown grain that looks and tastes much like Earth’s rice—but with a natural sweetness to it.

Rook: The elite ranger guard of the Evolu. Lead by the Lady Tamorah, the Rook are made up of the most skilled and gifted young male elves. They are the following:

1. Taeel (Sverre – “wild, restless”)

2. Silvan (Sindre – “sparkling”)

3. Lemrull (Lem Rullator – “limb walker”)

4. Lysendol (Lysende Sol – “bright sun”)

5. Andor (“man, warrior”)

6. Gregers (“watchful, vigilant”)

7. Odd (“point” – of a weapon)

Säko (SAH-ko): The mägo word for gathering electricity.

Sälämä (SAHL-ah-mah): shaft of lightening

Salata Ridge (sah-LAHTA): translation = conceal, hide, withhold.

Shea (SHAY): youngest elder of the Iskäri High Council [white robe], son of Delnar, able to discern ‘truth’ as it is connected by events (past & present), identifier of the royal bloodline and head steward of the valley Kevä (KEY-vah) in Erimuri

“Sheu!” (SHEE-oo!): a shout made by Evolu soldiers to express their loyalty and firm determination to serve without wavering to whatever end may come. Its united should creates unity and expresses a bond between those of the race. Rough translation into common is “I will” or “I shall”.

Shiofu (SHEE-OH-fu): a triple bladed pole arm, similar to a trident, with detachable pieces. Can be used as a pole arm, spear, staff, baton and short swords.

Silveen (sill-VEEN): a small, sweet fruit with a glossy, silver skin—grown exclusively in Erimuri

Sir Barrow (sir BAR-oh): famous Iskari painter

S.L.A.G.: The large robotic suits of armor used in Trench Wars and G.E.A.R.S. competitions. The acronym stands for Strong, Lithe, Armored, Giants.

Sydänmuus (see-DAHN-moos): the leader of the coven used by Thule to attack Til-Thorin.

Tämä-Un (TAH-MAH oon): a valley in the Tiliman Highlands, where one of the three functional Prime Gates of Humar is located.

tarkin: A swear word used to emphasize a point or compliment with a force of clarity. She was a tarkin good fighter.

Teho (TAY-oh): The mägo word for “power” or “volume” to increase the current source of magic being used.

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Tiell (TEA-el): elder on the Iskäri High Council [white robe], master of languages (spoken, written and magical), head steward of the valley Inäkuu (i-NAH-koo) in Erimuri

Tursin (TOOR-sin): elder of the Iskäri High Council [white robe], able to shape shift into animal forms, head steward of the valley Syskuu (SIS-koo) in Erimuri

Vallen (VAL-en): trolls

Välo (VAH-lo): mägo spell which means light, illuminate, shine.

Velpä (VEL-pah): a mocking slang which translates ‘filthy traitor to light’

Verrdrä (VEAR-drah): the Dragon Lords (male and female)

Virtä (VERR-tah): mägo word to describe or encourage movement, such as current, flow or stream.