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Ta'agra is the language spoken by the Khajiit of Elsweyr.

The Name Khajiit[edit]

The word "khajiit" is derived from the Ta'agra words "khaj" and "-iit", khaj meaning "sand" or "desert" and the suffix -iit indicates an occupation or place of residence. As such khajiit might be translated as "desert-dweller" or "one who works in a desert"; but as what one commonly does in a desert is to walk, khajiit is normally translated as "desert-walker", and thus are many Khajiit known.[UOL 1]

Words[edit]

Known translated words from Ta'agra:

A[edit]

Ahn [1]
Ahnurr
Ta'agra name for Anu[2]
Ahzirr [3]
Ahzirr Durrarriss
"We Give Freely To The People"[3]
Ahzirr Traajijazeri
"We Justly Take By Force"[3]
Al'basti
Ta'agra name for Alabaster[4]
Atatami
The Same[5]
Athra [6]

B[edit]

Bahlee
"All you"[5]
Bisi'ja
[7]
Budi
Shirt[UOL 1]
Budiit
Tailor[UOL 1]

C[edit]

D[edit]

Dad'na [1]
Durrarriss [3]
Do-radhin
"Strong-Warrior,"[8] name for warriors from Verkarth[4]
Dro-m'Athra
Dark Spirits [of Elsweyr][6]
Dro-sha zargo
[9]
Dunei
Ta'agra name for Dune[4]

E[edit]

Eks
Fix[5]

F[edit]

Fadomai
Ta'agra name for Padomay[2]
Fifeh'rai [1]
Frisiin [10]
Fusozay
Enjoy or without qualm[3]
Fusozay Var Dar
"Kill Without Qualm"[3]
Fusozay Var Var
"Enjoy Life"[3]

G[edit]

Gzalzi
Absurdity[3]
Gzalzi Vaberzarita Maaszi
"Absurdity has become necessity"[3]

H[edit]

Hasa Zha'ja
"The Name Dance" (A lullaby)[11]
Hissirna kassaad
[9]

I[edit]

J[edit]

Ja-Kha'jay
The Lunar Lattice, occasionally translated as "the Moonstrings" by foreigners[6][2]
Ja'khajiit
Kitten, also used to refer to Merrunz (Mehrunes Dagon)[2]
Ja'zennji Siir
Ta'agra name for "Jode's Light"[12]
Jah
Coin or Retainer[13][5]
Jashiin [10]
Je'm'ath
Moon Sugar, "to offer Je'm'ath" could refer to striking a deal[14]
Jeehatar
Mercenaries[5]
Jeek
Fool[15]
Jekosiit
Unknown; usage suggests some form of an insult[16][17]
Jihatt
Warrior for Hire, Mercenary (may have negative connotation)[18][5]
Jomba [1]

K[edit]

Khashool
[9]
K'har
"King" or "Chief"[19][20]
K'har Zhab
"The hall where the chiefs play games" [20]
Kei
Land[4][21]
Khaj
Desert[UOL 1]
Khaj Rawlith
"Sand of Rain"[22]
Khrasaat
Ta'agra name for Terror Birds[23]
Kra'Jun
Company of Heroes[24][25]
Kreenya
Smile[5]
Krin
Grin, laugh, or smile[3]

L[edit]

Lhajiito
Run Away[3]
Luz [1]

M[edit]

Maaszi
Necessary[3]

N[edit]

Ne [6]
Ne Quin-al
Ta'agra name for Anequina[11][26]
Nirni
Ta'agra name for Nirn[2]
No [3]
Nookoh
Don't worry[5]
Nool—golaraj ra'ham
[9]

O[edit]

P[edit]

Pakseech
Roughly the word for "Clan-Chair", the seat of the "Clan-Patriarch". Used among Blackwood Company members as "leader" (with fatherly connotations). [18]
Pa'alatiin
Ta'agra name for Pellitine[11][26]

Q[edit]

Q'zi [3]
Q'zi no vano thzina ualizz
"When I contradict myself, I am telling the truth"[3]
Q'ri [10]
Quin [6]

R[edit]

Raham
[7]
Rass Le
"Sharp-Tongue"[27]
Rawl
Likely means "Water," based on the following terms[6][28]
Rawla
River[4]
Rawla-Kei
"River-Land" Ta'agra name for Riverhold[4]
Rawlith
Rain[29]
Rawlith Khaj
"Desert Rain" [30] (lit. translation: "Rain of Sand")[29]
Rabi
To define ownership[UOL 1]
Renreejee
Ruffians[5]
Renrij
Varying to scum, mercenary or landless[3]
Rhook
Friend [31]
Ri'sallidad
Martyrs; is used only in the case of those martyrs deserving special honor[3]
Rim'kha
Ta'agra name for Rimmen[4]
Rithana-di-Renada
"Song of Kingdoms"[32]

S[edit]

Sangiin
Blood, also the name of the Khajiit god (The Blood-Cat) which is comparable to Sanguine[33]
Seechoh
Sit[5]
Sei'dar
An act of selflessness[14]
Shalaraj—feer jassa
[9]
Sky'ell
Anything[5]

T[edit]

Ta'agra'iss
Tashiin [10]
Tenarr Zalviit
"Night Stalkers" (name of a vampire clan).[34]
Thoghatt
Charcoal Warriors[35]
Thjizzrini
Foolish concepts, supposedly the closest translation of "rules" possible in Ta'agra[3]
Thzani [3]
Traajijazeri [3]

U[edit]

Ualizz [3]

V[edit]

Va
To be[UOL 1]
Vaba
It is[3]
Vaba Do'Shurh'do
"It Is Good To Be Brave"[3]
Vaba Maaszi Lhajiito
"It Is Necessary To Run Away"[3]
Vabazeri
Becoming[UOL 1]
Vaberzarita
Has become[3]
Vano [3]
Var
Life, to live[3]
Vazh
[9]
Vrin-Thak
Goutfang[36]

W[edit]

Wogreghaht
Concerned[5]

X[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

Zha
"Dance"[11]
Zha'javan Ka'achin
"The Dance of Dual Lands"[11]
Zhab
"Game" [11]
Zha'ja Lorkhaj [7]
The Bent Dance
Zhan
"Wind"[37]
Zhan Khaj
Ta'agra name for the Order of the Desert Wind.[37]
Zhan Zhab
"Wind Game" (A Poem)[11]
Zhazza-Ra
"The Crazy General"[38]
Ziss
[39]
Ziss ra'ham
[7]
Ziss'vo [40]
Ziz Kurah
"Whispering Claw"[41]
Zubhai'jay [1]
Zuub-zuub
A slang term for copulation[42]
Zwinthodurrarr
A yellow quill, directly translates to yellow writing stick[29]

Honorifics/Prefixes/Suffixes[edit]

A[edit]

Ab- [43][44]
Ak- [44]
Akh- [44]
-Al [6]

D[edit]

-dar
Thief (Masculine) This appellation is not meant to imply a criminal, but rather, one who is clever, or else, particularly gifted with their hands.[29][45]
-daro
Thief (Feminine) Someone who can nimbly acquire loose items, like coins. They are known for their expertise in speech.[45]
-do
Warrior. (Masculine/Feminine) This title is rarely used by modern Khajiit, for warriors, save it be for the Mane's personal guards, and masters of Goutfang, Whispering Claw, and Rawlith Khaj.[29][45]
-dro
Grandfather, Wise Elders, Patriarch. (Masculine) It is meant as a sign of respect.[29][45]
-dra
Grandmother. (Feminine) Someone known for their wisdom and wit, or someone of a respectable old age.[45]

F[edit]

Fa- [44][46]

G[edit]

Gi- [47]

I[edit]

-iit
Is used to state where one lives, and is also used to define one's job. For example, budiit (budi + -iit) means tailor.[UOL 1]
-'iitay
Is used to state where someone once lived in. For example, Senchal'iitay (Senchal + -'iitay) means "one who lived in Senchal."[UOL 1]

J[edit]

J-, Ji-, or Ja-
A bachelor or young adult. In the common vernacular, it means one who is young and lacks experience.[29]
-Jo
Wizard, Scholars, and Physicians. (Masculine)[29][45]

K[edit]

K- [19]
-ko
Respected Healer, Mage, or Scholar. (Feminine)[45]
-kha [4][28]

L[edit]

-la
Unmarried Maiden, or those that behave so. (Feminine)[45]

M[edit]

-M or -Ma
Child or apprentice. (Feminine)[29] Normally endearing, unless it is used in contempt.[45]

P[edit]

Pa- [26]

Q[edit]

Qa- [48]

R[edit]

-Ra
Used to imply great status, used for leaders of soldiers, trade, and governance. (Masculine)[29]
-Raht [6]
-Ri
Used to imply great status, it is rarely awarded, reserved for leaders like the Speaker, the Mane, or Kings. (Masculine)[29]

S[edit]

S-
Adult or an adult.[29]

T[edit]

Ta-

Y[edit]

Ya- [26]

Z[edit]

Za [44]
Zan [44]
Zhaj [49]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Thannar the Graveprowler's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  2. ^ a b c d e Words of Clan Mother AhnissiClan Mother Ahnissi
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Ahzirr Traajijazeri — Anonymous
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Rajhin's Shadow's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l S'rathra's dialogue in Redguard
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr ConfederacyImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  7. ^ a b c d Adara'hai's dialogue in ESO
  8. ^ Rithana-di-Renada translation provided by ZOS Soundmaster
  9. ^ a b c d e f Dro-m'Athra ambient dialogue in ESO
  10. ^ a b c d Zamarak's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Anequina and Pellitine: An IntroductionSulema, Initiate Scholar of the Pa'alatiin
  12. ^ Call to the Faithful
  13. ^ Nabina-ko's dialogue in ESO
  14. ^ a b The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes
  15. ^ Fezez the Merchant's dialogue in ESO
  16. ^ Tips for a Khajiit in Summerset V. 1Bezumi, Khajiiti Ambassador to Summerset
  17. ^ Narazda's dialogue in ESO: Wolfhunter
  18. ^ a b Ri'Zakar's dialogue in Oblivion
  19. ^ a b Jora-ri's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  20. ^ a b Lyrrsazhi's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  21. ^ Shasuna-ja's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  22. ^ Khaj Rawlith sub-location in Online
  23. ^ Terror-Birds: Up Close and PersonalDardarfin
  24. ^ Azargo Long-Tale's dialogue in Online
  25. ^ Khunzar-ri and the Demons
  26. ^ a b c d Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Sugar and Blood: the Cats of the SouthImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  27. ^ Khunzar-ri: Tales, TwoAneshi, Keeper of Legends for the 16 Kingdoms
  28. ^ a b Rawl'kha location in ESO
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Interview With Three Booksellers – The Imperial Library
  30. ^ Desert Rain Kata Emotes description in ESO
  31. ^ Zadazi's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  32. ^ Iraya's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  33. ^ Events of ESO: Scalebreaker
  34. ^ Tenarr Zalviit Pauldrons item description in ESO:Elsweyr
  35. ^ Ja'Fazir's dialogue in Oblivion
  36. ^ Goutfang Kata Emote description in ESO
  37. ^ a b Abnur Tharn's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  38. ^ Meet the Character - Captain CaudexLieutenant Gavo Haderus
  39. ^ Mazil-jo and other's dialogue in ESO
  40. ^ Saviwa's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  41. ^ Whispering Claw Kata Emote description in ESO
  42. ^ Marakar's Dialogue in ESO
  43. ^ Ab'jhad NPC in ESO: Dark Brotherhood
  44. ^ a b c d e f Randomly Generated Names from Arena and Daggerfall
  45. ^ a b c d e f g h i Khajiiti HonorificsLady Radurra-dra of Torval
  46. ^ Fa'ren-dar NPC in ESO: Thieves Guild
  47. ^ Master Zoaraym's TaleGi'Nanth
  48. ^ Qa'Dar NPC in Morrowind
  49. ^ Zhaj'hassa the Forgotten NPC in ESO: Thieves Guild

Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Interview With Douglas Goodall — The Imperial Library
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