Cispa-English Dictionary

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acark!	yes!
acit!	no!
acrak'!	hear!
aic'ik'	flammable
aic'it	cold
ait'et'a	to fry
ait'et'akiit	fried
aitka	to burn
aitpa	hot, heat
aitrik	candle
aitsa	fire, flame
aitsiish	fireplace, oven
aitsiishkiit	baked, cooked
aitsiishta	to bake, cook
aitwic'	angry
ak	two
ak'aish	twelve
ak'iip	twins
ak'iiric	ten
ak'iiricriish	120
ak'iita	mutual love
akas!	alas! woe!
akcark	controversial
akcriish	twenty-four
akesh!	here! present!
akii!	greeting between close friends
akra	double
aksaic	sixteen
akskiic'	peanut
aras!	hello!
ark!	help!
arkpa	help
arkta	to help
askwiri!	certainly!  of course!
ataik!	I volunteer!
atriik!	let's have a ritual!
ayiikca!	exclamation of surprise
ca	yes
caishpa	small
caishrit	small one; a term of affection
caric	one gross; 144
carikep	loved one, sweetheart
carikiit	full
carita	to fill
cariziik	adult
cark	true, certain
carkcit	false
carkraikta	to believe
carkrit	judge
cartsa	thunder
ceshkwarisa	brown fungus
ceshpa	black
ceshrik	dark, brown
ci	no
ci'ak	both
cicritpa	always, forever
ciik'	through
ciik'ta	to penetrate
ciipra	behind
ciipsa	tail
ciirk	to feel
ciirktakiit	feeling
ciirktaziit	sentient being
ciishkra	short
ciitka	to use
ciitsa	tool
cik	such, what (a)
cik'atii	chickadee
cik'ca	source of power
cik'pa	power
cik'rit	lord
cipka	to join, connect
cipsa	joint
cipsik	joining; mating
cipsikrit	mate
cipta	bond; to bond
ciptakiit	bonding; bonded
ciric	four
ciricriish	forty-eight
cirik	jumper
cirikit	dance; chirikit ritual
cirikwic'	grasshopper
cirisaic	thirty-two
cirit	everyone
cirita	jump; to jump
cirizai	kangaroo rat
cispa	language; the Cispa language
cissa	mouth
cissacip	kiss; to kiss
cista	speech; to speak, say
cistakiit	word
cistik	speaker; leader
cit	not; the absence of
cita'i	all, everything
citkii	hate; evil
citriik	stupid
citrik	extinct tree rat
citsip	slow
citwic'	logic
crak'cit	deaf
crak'sa	ear
crak'saziit	rabbit, hare
crak'ta	hear, listen
cretra	sandy
cretsa	grain of sand
cretsic	sand
cric'a	to age
cric'it	eternal
cricis	well, ... (interjection)
criish	twelve
criishta	eleven
criishtacriish	132
crikiitra	skill
crikwiipsa	art
crippa	solid, hard
cripsic	earth, soil
cripta	to dig
criptaziit	mole (animal)
crissa	claw
crista	to cut, to scratch
cristakiit	carved inscription; writing
cristakit	to carve an inscription; to write
crit-zayiip	ancient
critpa	time
critra	old, age
critriik	ritual-master; priest
cwispa	spirit
cwissa	wind
ec'it	healthy
ecpa	disease
ecra	sick
eshca	to confuse
eshpa	confusion
eshta	to puzzle
eshtasa	puzzle
eshtatrik'sa	puzzle-box
ic	and, also
icta	to add
ik	one; a, an
ik'pa	broken
ik'ta	to break
ikakpa	number
ikakta	to count
iki	they
ikpa	alone
ip	past-tense; was, were, had
iri	he, she, it
istra	pregnant
istrik	child; young one
istrit	child; offspring
it	or
itpa	choice
itpaca	to choose
ka'ait	to catch on fire
ka'ec	to get sick
ka'ec'it	to get well
ka'ik	to join, to unify, to become one
kaca	to give
kacesh	to darken
kacrip	to solidify, to freeze
kaikshaic	forty-eight
kaipsik	music
kairicip	tongue-joining
kairicit	tasteless
kairikat'a	to lick
kairikiiri	tongue-click; Zaik equivalent of a laugh
kairipsa	taste, flavor
kairisa	tongue
kairisik	tongue-gesture
kairita	to taste
kaish	six
kaishcriish	seventy-two
kaitpa	sweet
kaitsic	juice
kakii	to fall in love
kakiip	to come alive
kariik	sense; to sense
karit	to hire
karkcit	spotless
karkpa	dirty
karksa	dirt
kasip	to accelerate, to get faster
kaskairi	bad tasting, disgusting
kaskwic'	cockroach
kaspa	bad
kassik	evil
kaswic'	sad, unhappy
kat	on
kat'a	onto; to put, to touch
kat'atriik	touch-ritual
kat'awiik	crazy
katip	to get wet
katra	off; to take
katrik'	to enter
katrit	to improve
katsa	gift
kayiik	to be frightened
kayiip	to cross, to get across
kazari	to go under
kazata	answer; to answer
kaziik	to cross over
keksha	this (pron), this one
kekshi	these (pron)
kekshiish	here
keppa	center
kepsa	heart
keptrik'	in the middle, between, among
kesh	this (adj)
keshi	these (adj)
keshtra	to come
ket'a	to meet
ki	present-tense; am, is, are, have, has
kiic'a	to make
kiic'ik'	maker
kiica	to attract
kiicit	tribe
kiickwic'	ant
kiicpa	family
kiicparit	relative
kiikat'a	love-touch; hug
kiiksha	light
kiikwic'	butterfly
kiipca	to give birth
kiipcarit	infant
kiipsa	life; to live
kiipsakit	alive
kiiric	five
kiiricriish	sixty
kiirik	small friend; a term of affection
kiirikwic'	cricket
kiirikwic'tip	cricket soup
kiirisaic	forty
kiirit	friend
kiiriziit	bird
kiirt	mother
kiirtpa	female
kiirtpakiic	sister
kiirtrik	young girl
kiirtrit	female person; woman, girl
kiirtsari	sex, gender
kiisha	magnet
kiishkwic'	firefly
kiishpa	white
kiita	love; to love
kiitik	loved one
kiitka	plan
kiitra	manual
kiitrik	finger
kiitsa	hand
kiitsik	handshake, agreement; to agree
kiiwic'	empathy
kiizik	dear
kip	less
kiripsa	reason
kispa	soft
krasca	to cook, to prepare food
krassa	food
krasta	to eat
kriic	shell
kriic'it	slug
kriickwic'	beetle
kriicra	turtle
kriicraziitrik	snail; mollusk
kriicta	to hide
kwarikwic'	termite
kwarisa	fungus
kwarita	to decay
kwek'sa	noise
kwic'ik	insect
kwic'tip	insect soup
kwiipa	beautiful
kwiipcik	artist
kwiipcista	poetry
kwiiprik	pretty, cute
kwiipsa	beauty
kwiiptesh	flower
kwiirtsa	forest
kwiirtsakwic'	swarm of insects
kwiirtsarit	crowd (of people)
kwista	to sleep
kwistaras	dream
kwistarasca	to dream
kwistazai	dormouse
raiksa	head
raiksha	need, necessity
raikta	to think
raiktakiit	idea
raish	must
raishpa	necessary
raishta	to need
rassa	eye
rassaceshpa	blind
rassacis	face
rasta	to see; to look
rastipta	to cry
riic'a	to make sense, to understand
riic'it	nonsense
riikca	to teach
riikcik'	teacher
riikpa	knowledge; to know
riiksha	air
riikshaziit	glider; flying squirrel
riiksik	telepathy
riikta	learning; to learn
riiktakiit	master
riiktarit	student
riishpa	breath; to breathe
riishtra	to fly
riitpa	reason, sense
riitsa	mind
rikciit	incisor file
rikcik	toothless
riksa	tooth
rikta	to gnaw
rippa	beginning, start, origin
ripta	to begin, start
rispa	illusion
risparit	thrinn (alien from the planet Nithra or Hralta)
rista	to fool, trick
ristacik'	trickster
ritsa	person
sa	the
sa'i	the (pl.)
saca	to do
saic	eight
saicriish	ninety-six
saisaic	sixty-four
sara	with
sari	father
sarikiic	brother
sarikiirt	sex, gender
saripa	male
saririk	young boy
saririt	male person; man, boy
satrik'	in, inside
shepsa	rock, pebble
shepsic	stone (material)
si	again, back
siicra	young
siirppa	clean
siirpta	to clean
siish	place; to put
siishtra	to go
siishtrik'	in place
sipca	to hurry
sippa	speed
sipra	fast
sisiishtra	to return
sit	enough
skiic'	acorn
skiic'ra	oak tree
skiic'tip	acorn soup
skiri	quite
skitpa	point
skriic'a	to drop
skriic'ta	to fall
skriic'tip	waterfall
skwiipsa	wheel
skwiipta	to turn, roll
skwik'	how
skwik' ciirk?	how are you?
skwik'a	method, way
skwiri	much, many, very
skwiric	512
stiip	too, too much
stik'pa	danger, dangerous
striisa	home
striitra	to go home
ta	that (adj), then, than
ta'i	those (adj)
tacarkpa	honest
tacrak'ta	to listen, pay attention
tacrista	to cut out
tacwista	to blow
taik	I
taikra	we
takacta	to give out, distribute
taket'ra	goodbye
takiirit	lover
takiish	to illuminate, to light
takiri	that reason
takrasta	to feed
tarasta	to look for, search, seek
tasa	that (pron), that one
tasi	those (pron)
tasiish	there
tasiishtra	to leave
tasiishtrik'	away
tatriikrit	one who is holding a ritual
tekcit	chaos
tekpa	order
tekrit	ruler, chief
teksha	plant
tekshakras	herbivore, vegetarian
tekshasiish	garden, park
teksik	government
tep	more
teri	Your (His, Her) Majesty
teshkait	fruit
teshpa	green
tetsa	metal
tiirkta	to try
tiirp	three
tiirpcriish	thirty-six
tiirpsaic	twenty-four
tiita	to have
tipcit	dry
tipkit	rain
tippa	wet
tippaziit	fish
tipsic	water
tra	for, to, in order to
traik	today
traikpa	day
traiksa	sun
traiksi	yesterday
traikta	tomorrow
treshpa	gray
tric'	gray rat
tric'a	to excite
tric'rik	mouse
triik	ritual
triikrik	custom, greeting
triiktakwic'	bee, wasp
triishta	to climb
triishtaziit	squirrel
trik'	in, inside, interior
trik'ra	out; to remove
trik'sa	box
trik'ta	into; to insert
trip	able; can
tripsik	may
trispa	furry
trissa	fur
trissaziit	mammal
trit	good
trit'a	to enjoy
tritkairi	delicious
tritpa	fun
tritwic'	happy
wic'kat'a	to touch (emotionally); touching
wic'pa	emotion
wiikpa	blue, purple
wiiksa	moon
wikpa	shadow
wikrit	shadowy figure
yaikca	to hurt (someone)
yaikpa	pain
yaiktrik'	(to be) in pain; to hurt
yiic'ta	to run
yiikca	to scare
yiikcarit	ninja knight
yiikcit	fearless
yiikra	afraid
yiikwic'	fear; Yeequitch (Mizarian moon)
yiip	across
yiipca	crossing, bridge
yiipsa	another
yiipsik	communication
yiipta	to change
yiiptakiit	change, metamorphosis
yiiptasa	mutant
yiirica	to name
yiiripsa	name
yiirk'at'a	near death
yiirkca	to kill
yiirkcik	killer
yiirkcit	immortal
yiirkpa	death; dead
yiirkta	to die
yiit	what
yiita	human
yiitakiicit	humanoid
yiitarik	dwarf, pygmy, halfling
yiitik	who
za	if, whether
za'eshta	to surprise
zaca	to ask
zaicis	rat
zaiik	Zaik; squirrel-like Mizarian
zaiikrik	young Zaik; Zaikling
zaikiicit	Mizarian rodent "primates"
zaish	you
zaisha	rodent
zaishi	you (plural)
zakii	intense love
zakiish	bright
zakiri	why
zapsa	question
zari	under
zaric	seven
zaricriish	eighty-four
zarikat'a	to hang (from)
zarikta	to bite (off)
zarisaic	fifty-six
zaritrik'	below, beneath
zasiish	where
zatep	most
zatrissa	hair
zayiip	vast
zazacpa	demanding
zazaisha	rodent of unusual size
zaziriit	zoray (alien from the planet Addzoray)
zeriik	elf
ziik	over
ziikic	nine
ziikicriish	108
ziiksha	sky
ziiktra	to grow
ziiktrik'	above
ziirkca	to open
ziirktra	to enter (through a door)
ziishpa	sky blue
ziita	to want
ziitrik	small animal; invertebrate
ziitsa	animal
ziitsakras	hunter; carnivore
ziitsic	meat; blood
zik	future-tense; will be, will have
zipca	to end (cause to stop)
zipcit	endless
zippa	end
zipta	to end (come to an end)
ziriit	zireen (alien from the planet Zireenia)

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