Main Page Go to Short Stories Go back to Articles Go to Comics Go to Continued Series Go to Editorial Go to New Series

Show All | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20 | Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23 | Week 24 | Week 25 | Week 26 | Week 27 | Week 28 | Week 29 | Week 30 | Week 31 | Week 32 | Week 33 | Week 34 | Week 35 | Week 36 | Week 37 | Week 38 | Week 39 | Week 40 | Week 41 | Week 42 | Week 43 | Week 44 | Week 45 | Week 46 | Week 47 | Week 48 | Week 49 | Week 50 | Week 51 | Week 52 | Week 53 | Week 54 | Week 55 | Week 56 | Week 57 | Week 58 | Week 59 | Week 60 | Week 61 | Week 62 | Week 63 | Week 64 | Week 65 | Week 66 | Week 67 | Week 68 | Week 69 | Week 70 | Week 71 | Week 72 | Week 73 | Week 74 | Week 75 | Week 76 | Week 77 | Week 78 | Week 79 | Week 80 | Week 81 | Week 82 | Week 83 | Week 84 | Week 85 | Week 86 | Week 87 | Week 88 | Week 89 | Week 90 | Week 91 | Week 92 | Week 93 | Week 94 | Week 95 | Week 96 | Week 97 | Week 98 | Week 99 | Week 100 | Week 101 | Week 102 | Week 103 | Week 104 | Week 105 | Week 106 | Week 107 | Week 108 | Week 109 | Week 110 | Week 111 | Week 112 | Week 113 | Week 114 | Week 115 | Week 116 | Week 117 | Week 118 | Week 119 | Week 120 | Week 121 | Week 122 | Week 123 | Week 124 | Week 125 | Week 126 | Week 127 | Week 128 | Week 129 | Week 130 | Week 131 | Week 132 | Week 133 | Week 134 | Week 135 | Week 136 | Week 137 | Week 138 | Week 139 | Week 140 | Week 141 | Week 142 | Week 143 | Week 144 | Week 145 | Week 146 | Week 147 | Week 148 | Week 149

Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 1st day of Running, Yr 23
The Neopian Times Week 90 > Articles > Learn Tyrannian In Just 7 Days

Learn Tyrannian In Just 7 Days

by greyshark7

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
ogu- destroy/kill
phew- smell
tyranu - higher
uga- I/me
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.

Tyrannian names

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?

Tyrannian shopkeepers

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!


Search :
Other Stories

The Article of Article Writing
Surprisingly, you have no idea how easily I can miss this step, and how easily the step can be missed; in order to write an article, you must first think about what you're doing.

by chaos_shadow14


100 More (Yes, More) Ways to Tell If You're Addicted to the Times
When you go to Wall Street to talk about the latest stock report in the News Brief.

by simsman24000


Top Tips For Faerie Quests
You're on a Faerie Quest, and you don't know what to do. You've tried the Shop Wizard, and that mean old Faerie says you can't use him. Don't kneel down and give up hope, try something else!

by dcxu392


Unseen Places
Have you heard of the Snowy Valley High? Or the Kumlaa River? How about the Cretazona Lake?

by aresnhephaetus


A Surviving Player's Guide to Neopia
Okay, so you created a pet. Now you’ve got to do some things to please this pet.

by noremac9


Neopets | Main | Articles | Editorial
Short Stories | Comics | New Series | Continued Series | Search