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Dialects

Low Rihan (TOS novel: Dwellers in the Crucible)
High Rihan (also known as High Rihannsu) (TOS novel: Dwellers in the Crucible, ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
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Glossary

aefvadh
"Be welcome!" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
aehallh
"Monster ghost", an illusory nightmare, in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
aehkhifv
"Eradication" (TTN novel: Taking Wing)
aehf
Possibly "backside". Admiral Valdore told Khazara once that he "needn't continue to kiss [his] aehf any more", but Khazara countered saying he would "kick it" instead. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
ael
"Winged" in Rihannsu. A proper Romulan name, fairly common on ch'Havran. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
afw'ein
"Reason", as in use of one's faculties, in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
aidoann
"Moon" in Rihannsu, rarely used as a proper name. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
aihai
"Plains" or "prairie" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
aihr
Noun prefix meaning "this is" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
Andorsu
Andorians. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
Areinnye
Mythological location Rihannsu were said to be damned to. (see: Erebus or Hell) (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
arrenhe'hwiua
A Romulan name for their telecapture weapon. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
arrhe
"Worth in cash" in Rihannsu. Originally used in the derogatory for a servant who performed the duties of lower-rank slaves, it was later modified to be "a servant more worthy of higher position than those awarded it". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
ath'rel'ithar
A phenomena that occurs on Romulus, translating from the Romulan language to mean "winds of frozen tears." This comes from the icy tundra fields from Brel'kar which come down from the polar ice caps over the treeless plains before impacting on the T'aresh Mountains. (TNG roleplay module: The Way of D'era: The Romulans)
auethn
"Advise me" or "answer the query" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
au'e
"Oh, yes," in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
auroto
Romulan word for a living-dead monster, roughly translated as "zombie" or "ghost". (TOS novel: The Return)
avaihh lli vastam
Name of the Romulans' warp seven project. (ENT novels: The Good That Men Do, Kobayashi Maru, The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
ch'Rihanturn
Notation of time. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
D'caernu'mneani
"great eye of red" in ancient High Rihannsu. Romulans named this an annexed system, which contained Berengaria VII. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
daise
Prefix meaning "chief", "principal", "senior", "foremost" (etc.)" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
daisemi'in
"Chief among several" (choices or candidates) in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
dathe'anofv-sen
Honor Blade, a personal weapon. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
deihu
"elder" in Rihannsu; title held by a member of the Romulan Senate; regarded as an equivalent to the Terran "senator". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
deletham
"defender" (see: ChR Deletham, TOS roleplay module: A Doomsday Like Any Other)
dierha
Notation of time. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
eisae
Notation of time, possibly hours or seconds. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
Ejhoi Ormiin
A Romulan dissident movement. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
enarrain
"senior centurion" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
erein
"ante-centurion" or "sub-centurion" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
erei'riov
"subcommander" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
et'Khior
The name of a month, following K'ri'lior and preceding T'ke'Tas. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
etrehh
"machine" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
fvheisn
One Romulan day, taken from "Eisn", the sun around which orbits Romulus and Remus. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
fvillha
"praetor" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
galae
"fleet"; most specifically, "space fleet" in Rihannsu. This word originates from an enthusiastic adoption of massed airpower in Romulan history. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
haerh or haerht
"cargo hold" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
hatham
"predator" (see: ChR Hatham, TOS roleplay module: A Doomsday Like Any Other)
haud
"writing" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
haudet'
"computer printout" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
hevam
Humans. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
hfai, hfehan
"bond-servant", or one who is paid but cannot choose to change employers. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
hfihar, hfihrnn
"noble family". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
hna'h
an imperative suffix for such commands as "fire", "go", or "energize". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
hnafirh
"see". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
hnafiv
"hear". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
hnhaudr
"data transfer" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
hnoiyika
A predatory Romulan animal. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way, ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
iaehh
translated to mean Intellivore. (TNG novel: Intellivore)
in'hhui'lasendt
"Millennia-extinct Apnex Sea leviathans whose glandular sections had served the First Rihannsu as a cheap source of power." (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
K'ri'lior
The name of a month, following Khuti and preceding et'Khior. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
kalabam
"tempest" (see: ChR Kalabam, TOS roleplay module: A Doomsday Like Any Other)
khaidoa
Notation of time, possibly months. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
khre'riov
"commander-general" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
Khuti
The name of a month, preceding K'ri'lior. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
kreldanni
a "colorful" intensifier for a pronoun. (Data: "Geordi, you are a kreldanni genius!") (ST novel: The Return)
'lai
Romulan term which was applied when speaking to an elder female. While undercover on Romulus in 2379, Commander Tuvok used this term whilst conversing with an elderly woman in Ki Baratan. (TTN novel: Taking Wing)
'Latasam Stelai Rom'lnz
"Star Road of the People" (TOS roleplay module: The Romulan Way: Game Operations Manual)
latrunculo
A board game. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
lhiet
(ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
Llei'hmne
"Empress" (TOS novel: The Empty Chair)
lloann'mhrahel
literally, "them, from there." Usually used to refer to individuals from the Federation. (ST novel: A Singular Destiny)
llhusra
A curse word. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
mandukar
"vigilant" (see: ChR Mandukar, TOS roleplay module: A Doomsday Like Any Other)
mat'drih
Notation of speed. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
mnha'lli
An attack formation. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
mnhei'sahe
The Romulan concept of honor. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
nei'rrh
A venomous Romulan animal. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
neth...nah'lai
"either...or". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
nuhirrien
"look toward", a Romulan version of charisma. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
n'ventnar
"bared fang" (see: IRW N'ventnar, TNG novel: The Romulan Stratagem)
oal'lhlih
to announce the arrival of someone. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
oallea
A bug. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
oira
"battle-control" (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
qiuu
"everything". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
Ra'kholh
"Avenger." (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
ralaaram ocala
"sky-fire" (see: Ralaaram Ocala-class, TOS roleplay module: A Doomsday Like Any Other)
regghai
"sir". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
rha or rh'e
"indeed". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
rh'iov
"commander" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Lost Years)
rihanh
"declared" in Rihannsu. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
rrh-thanai
the Romulan tradition of hostage fostering. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
siuren/siure
a Romulan minute (50.5 seconds). (TOS novel: The Romulan Way, ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing))
sseikea
a sort of Romulan animal akin to a Terran hyena. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
ssuaf-ha
"I understand!" (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
ssuej-d'ifv
"Do you understand?" (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
s'ten
"gallant" (see: S'ten)
s'ten vastam
"gallant wing" (see: S'ten Vastam-class, TOS roleplay module: A Doomsday Like Any Other)
sthea'hwill
"I request..." (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
T'ke'Tas
The name of a month, preceded by et'Khior. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
ta krenn
"check it out". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
ta'khoi
"Screen off." (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
ta'rhae
"Screen on." (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
talla
"duty" (see: ChR Talla, TOS roleplay module: A Doomsday Like Any Other)
Tellarsu
Tellarites. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
th'ann
"prisoner". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
Thaessu
Vulcans. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
thieurrull
In Rihannsu, "Hellguard". (see: Thieurrull; TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
thrai or thraiin
a sort of Romulan predator. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
tlhei
"my word" or "my command". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
tremar vastaram
"night flier" (see: Tremar Vastaram-class, TOS roleplay module: A Doomsday Like Any Other)
talas mosarum
"wind carrier" (see: Talas Mosarum-class, TOS roleplay module: A Doomsday Like Any Other)
urru
"go to..." (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
vaed'rae
"You will listen to me!" (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
vadi
Romulan language term that means "uncle". Savel used the term towards Taryn as a term of endearment. (TOS novel: Sarek)
vah-udt
"What rank?", as in "Just who do you think you are?" (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
vriha
"highest". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)
yhfi-ss'ue
"travel tubes". (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)

Background

The Romulan alphabet developed from an alphabet called Kzhad created in about 1988 by Monte Thrasher, a designer and illustrator in Los Angeles, who also designed the Romulan Star Empire insignia seen in TNG. Monte based Kzhad on the shapes of LED displays.

The Rihannsu Romulan language was created by Diane Duane for use in her novels.

Connection

External links

  • Romulan alphabet
  • Dictionary of Romulan Language
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