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Useful Ishirkian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Ishirkian, a language first created in 1994 by Chris Payne.

Click on any of the phrases that are links (blue) to hear them spoken. If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me.

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Greetings and small talk

Phrase Pronunciation Transliteration
Welcome Cha chah
Hello (General greeting) Toqi Toh-kyee
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Du'ep'ho Doo-ehp-ho
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Du'pi'ip Doo-pee-eep
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Du'puvth Doo-poo-vith
Good night Du'al Doo-ahl
(Parting phrases)
Z'co Zuh-coh
How are you? H'tekosi Het-ek-oh-see
Long time no see Evek Pigu Ehv-ehk pee-goo
What's your name? F'tsi peno Fut-see peh-noh
Where are you from? Jysiso Jyuh-see-soh
Pleased to meet you Ax'rasi Ahx-rah-see
Good luck! Duqayr Doo-kwah-yer
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Dumi Doo-mee
Excuse me Mek'xip nu Mehk-kseep noo
Sorry Jik jeek
How much is this? H'tev Het-ehv
Please M'qoejo Muh-kwo-ehj-oh
Thank you H'tepc Het-epc
Where's the toilet? Jyec Jyuh-ehc
Have a nice day J'yuj mako Jyuh-ooj mah-koh
Get well soon ("Be well soon") Ec'foq ga'ek Ec-fohk gah-ehk
Would you like to dance with me? Siul'hi xep'yo See-ool-hee ksep-yoh
I love you Nukisi Noo-kee-see

Language difficulties

Phrase Pronunciation Transliteration
I don't understand Nuilva Noo-eel-vah
I don't know Nuilra Noo-eel-rah
Please say that again
("Say again")
Gita Gee-tah
Please speak more slowly
("Speak slow")
Gilu Gee-loo
Please write it down
("Write that")
F'kuhoku Fek-ooh-ohk-oo
How do you say ... ? H'tsigi Het-see-gee
Do you speak ...? Eusi j'moer.... Eh-oo-see juh-moh-er


Phrase Pronunciation Transliteration
Leave me alone!
("Go from me!")
Aisonu Ah-ee-soh-noo

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Information about Ishirkian

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Esperanto, Ido, Interlingua, Ishirkian, Kala, Klingon, Lingua Franca Nova, Lojban, Pig Latin, Quenya, Romániço, Talossan, Toki Pona, Volapük, Wightian

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