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D'ni names

The following is a list of D'ni names that appear in the Myst games and novels. Parentheses enclose the D'ni originals (in OTS). Where necessary, sources are given in italics. Stress is marked with an acute accent when known.

Note that for many of these names the D'ni original is unknown, and if they were taken to be direct transliterations, would yield bizarre or impossible pronunciations.
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Appendix (names from outside published sources)

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New D'ni (December 2019)

New nouns:

advu 'arch'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1201229659989577728

bol 'brother'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1201727851625627654

dahgo 'hammer'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1202633247349452800

ikhah 'meat'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1204430804820144129

kahlo 'wind, breeze'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1205155603884204033

korbah 'book making'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1205502962631675904

meestahnyah 'prophet'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1206605237882109952

ooroo 'community, great gathering' (this word has been known for some time, of course, but this confirms the spelling).
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1207028175970193410

sheeyah 'angel'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1208839850339848195

vidu 'atmosphere'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1210652075765485569

New verbs:

dahg 'strike'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1202633247349452800

tahroo 'die (not by natural causes but by accident or murder)'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1209564737123606528

thirk 'save (keep)'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1209927067275579392

wish 'lift (raise)'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1211014186509185025

yootay 'owe'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1211678552439083015

New adjectives:

elioykhets 'gusty'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1202981374292045826

hootsay 'holy'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1204068452161507329

naijuets 'smoked'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1204430804820144129

oonahn 'hostile'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1207753059243347968

rilgelin 'unwritten'
https://twitter.com/cyanworlds/status/1212040935825121286

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New and not-so-new D'ni

The following corrected version of an Uru proverb was reported by Larry (via Korovev on the Cyan Discord):

.reatinorokh reter kenen t'ahlteeon roob regerahnokh reter kenen t'nayon

Also the new verb:

taykheboorkh 'seek'
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New D'ni

From Rawa via Larry (as reported by Korovev on the Cyan discord):

New nouns:
fengestahn 'actor, a person who plays a role'
fengestoy 'acting, the art of playing a role'
krogestahn 'dancer'
krogestoy 'dance, the art of dancing'
pradgestahn 'sculptor'
pradgestoy 'sculpture'

New verbs:
fenges 'act, playing a role'
kroges 'dance'
pradges 'sculpt'
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New D'ni

Rawa provided Larry with the following vocabulary to help in a translation of the Watcher's Words (as reported by Korovev on the Cyan Discord).

New nouns:
rahshahth 'dark'
seren 'light' (probably a noun, based on the context in Words)

New verbs:
kailo 'bring'
l'izchah 'cry'
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Not-so-new D'ni

Rawa provided Larry with a transliteration of the inscription on the prison door wheel in Riven (as reported by Korovev on the Cyan Discord):

istah nahntahvteeot lahn ahrtah zintsahret to met
istah nahn-tahv-tee-ot lahn ahrtah zintsahret to met
? ?-NMLZ-PL-1PL.POSS only ? ? place PROX