TYRANNIA - Have you ever been bewildered by the Tyrannian language? Always
thought it was just a lot of random grunts? Missed out on that deal last week
because you couldn't understand what Tyrannian Shopkeeper was shouting at you?
Well, fear no more, because what you are reading right now is perhaps the most
important thing you've read in your entire life. You see, after reading this
article, you too can be fluent in Tyrannian!
In just 7 days you'll be chit-chatting with the locals about the weather,
sports, and other topics of interest. Chatting up the Cave Chia, in the hope
you'll get a date! Sounds pretty exciting, huh? That's because it is! Below
you will at last see exactly what 'ugga' means, and you'll be able to find out
exactly what Jarbjarb has been saying behind your back…
After that are a few common phrases you'll be hearing a lot of, and then a
few other things I've thrown in to help you understand the language a little
bit more. Have fun!
Tyrannian to English translator
ahh - come
aka - buy
aka aka - buy some
a-ugga - to travel to
bo - petpet
de - fast
drecka - comes/arrives
evavu - lower
fyar - weapons
ga - card
gal - now
gedd - good
graguda - welcome to
heh - (This is how the Tyrannians laugh. They simply add more 'heh's according
to how funny they find something, for example - 'Heh heh heh' is 'pretty funny')
lacka - luck
mmm - tasty
nah - going
tyranu - higher
ugavu - here
ugg - here
ugg ugg - please
ugga (by itself) - great/excellent
ugga (in a sentence) - click
ugga (straight after 'uggh') - food is
uggh - my
ugla - ugly
uhhg - you
uhhhg - lose
umbuku - later
Common Tyrannian phrases
Uga-drecka-ugg - Hello (straight translation- 'I arrive here')
Aka aka umbuku! - I will buy later! (straight translation- 'buy some later')
Uggh-Ugga-Ugg! - This is my food! (straight translation- 'my food is here')
Uhhg ugla - You are ugly (straight translation - 'you ugly')
Uhhg phew - You smell (straight translation - 'you smell')
Nah-gal - Goodbye (straight translation- 'going now')
Top 5 (pretty boring but still pretty useful) Tyrannian grammar rules
1) If you want to emphasise a certain word, just repeat some of the letters.
For example- 'Uhhg Uuuuuuhhhhgggg'. 'Uhhg' meaning 'you', and 'Uhhhg' meaning
'lose'. This can get confusing as 'Uuuuuuhhhhgggg' could also mean 'you',
which would then translate as 'you you'- a primitive Tyrannian toy.
2) There is no word for 'the'. All nouns come on their own, and it's up
to the translator to figure out where to put them in. For example, 'ga' would
mean 'the card'. This also goes the same for possessive adjectives, such as
'your', 'my' and 'his'. If you need to say exactly who the subject is, you
would just say the name of that person (or if they are in the proximity just
point). For example, 'Ugla' (points to Uggaroo).
3) There are no special rules for plurals, it is up to the translator to
decide whether a noun is plural or not.
4) When you want to show in your writing that you are speaking quickly,
join up all the words with dashes. For example, 'Uggh-Ugga-Ugg!' is 'my food
is tasty!' Tyrannian shopkeepers often use this method when they are quickly
shouting out new offers.
5) Just like in English, the first word of every sentence must have a capital
letter. If you feel that other words must be emphasised then you can also
add capital letters to them too, however this may be considered rude in parts
of Tyrannia where they enjoy their peace.
All citizens of Tyrannia are forced to have funny names, it's like a rule
over there. 'Uggaroo' and 'Uggsul' and just two of the strangest. Here is a
simple device to give your pet a Tyrannian name-
1- Take away the first syllable of your pet's name, for example 'Christina'
would become 'stina'. If your pet has only one syllable in its name, then
don't do anything to it.
2- Add 'Ugg' to the start. There, now doesn't your name look good Uggstina?
Now this is where it gets really weird. Have you ever been to a shop in Tyrannia
and found you can't understand a word the shopkeeper is saying? Well start haggling
for an item in the shop (any item will do) and you'll find all the Tyrannian
shopkeepers can speak English, just like all the other shopkeepers!
My theory is that the Tyrannian language actually died out when tourists first
arrived, and that the residents only speak it to make their moneymaking schemes
seem more authentic… but what do I know?
I hope by now you've learned a few words of Tyrannian, and if not then at
least you've got a feel for what an amazing language it really is. I did take
me a pretty long time to create the Tyrannian to English translator, so if you
find anything wrong then sorry about that. So, until next time, Nah-gal!