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OstronScript

Example of the vertical Ostron script and its letters. From left to right, top to bottom, it translates to: Hurry! (hɜri) Just arrived! (dʒʌst æræivd) Limited quantities (lɪmɪtɛd kuɔntɪtis) harpu (hɒrpu) vobi butter (vobi bʌtɔr) pearl water (pɜrl ohɔtɜr) vandal bark (vændo bɒrk) ponda milk (pɔndæ mɪlk) charpi (chɔrpi) tubefish (tubfɪsh) mollusks (mɔlʌsks) crustaceans (krʌsteɪshʌns) invertebrates (ɪnvɔrtebreɪts)

The Ostron Language is used by the denizens of Cetus. The written form can be found all over signs and banners found around Cetus, while the spoken language can be heard from the people you will encounter there.

What is interesting to note is that while the written language translates to English, the Ostrons have verbal words that do not translate the same way, each with their own meanings, some of which are denoted below in the known translations section.

AlphabetEdit

Ostron

Official cipher of the language

The alphabet of the Ostron language is remarkably similar to the Orokin alphabet, where each character represents phonetic sounds used to make up English words. Unlike the Orokin alphabet, the Ostron alphabet has symbols for the letter "w" and the sound represented by IPA "ɜ" (as in bird or curt).

The written language may be written vertically or horizontally, similar to most East Asian countries.

Unique WordsEdit

Known translations
Word/Phrase Translation/Meaning
Ai yo "oh my"[1]
Balb a wheat-like plant used for flour[2]
Blau blue[3]
Bomba a tea-like plant, used to make Chimurr[2]
Cetus "landless, cladeless, windswept dust motes"[4][5]
Charc Possibly "electric", "shock" or "charged"
Chimurr a tea made out of Bomba leaves[2]
Chut "silence" (implorative)[1]
Condroc A vulture-like bird that lives in the Plains of Eidolon
Cuthol a species of fish
Dah-dap "thank you"[1]
Daku a liquor made from Suma Doni excrements[2]
Doh-ga "hurry" (implorative)[1]
Eidolon-Moh Plains of Eidolon
Er Earth[6]
Fosfor a flare that can be shot to the sky
Glappid a species of fish
Goopolla a species of fish
Harpu Chimurr tea with Vobi butter added[2]
Hukta A massive lake fish that preys on other fish[7]
Ito-da termite droppings[2][8]
Juta a reed plant, used as drinking straws[2]
Karifamil "family, prosperity"[9]
Karkina a kind of aquatic crustacean
Khanung a warning[1]
Khut-Khut a species of fish
Kruna metta "please" (implorative)[1]
Kuaka a rodent creature that lives in the Plains of Eidolon
Kubuchi a cheap liquor made from fermented Sorghum (Baijiu may be a real-life analog)[2][8]
Lisau heisah A home-made remedy for the Vasca Virus
Lok heb "hail"[1]
Mergoo An aerial creature that lives in the Plains of Eidolon
Norg a species of fish
Oraggu orange
Oro-kin-ka shrines to the spirits of the Orokin, a sign of peace and luck[10]
Peca a nut plant[2]
Rahd red[3]
Seram a kind of aquatic beetle
Sharrac a species of fish
Sho-lah "farewell"[1]
Shunta a children's game[6]
Sorghum a kind of (real-life) plant used for fermentation to turn into Kubuchi[2]
Suma Doni a lowlands marsupial[2]
Surah "friend"[1]
Swazdo-lah a common greeting[1]
Tralok a species of fish
Unum The Orokin Tower the watches over Cetus and the Plains of Eidolon
Utz "very" (descriptor appendix)[1]
Verru green
Vobi a milk-giving animal, hunted by Kubrows. Their milk is used to make butter.[6][2]
Yingbindunyai "great bond"[11]
Yogwun a species of fish
Yollau yellow
Yoong-bat water urns placed in front of houses for wandering monks, considered to be an affront to drink from by anyone else[10][8]
Woonacht Night and day[citation needed]
Unknown translations or proper nouns
Word/Phrase Context
Ceno Ceno Armor Bundle; could be the word for "monk"
Hesh "Actor zwong sahd point half hesh traveling on foot. Impending mishap and fall at complex node. Half-sahd point sahd-sahd. Observe and report consequences to multiple actors at site. Via Quill noni-rahn secondary sahd. Via Quill vatta-kun-ta tertiary hesh." - Onkko
Montan "Venus, Tessera. Actor see seer point now will combine with complex node zwong point sool. Notify Quill. Vierda-soon tertiary zwong via Quill montan secondary, via Quill Onkko Primary. Risk of uncontrolled consequence propagation. Observe and contain." - Onkko
Noni "Actor zwong sahd point half hesh traveling on foot. Impending mishap and fall at complex node. Half-sahd point sahd-sahd. Observe and report consequences to multiple actors at site. Via Quill noni-rahn secondary sahd. Via Quill vatta-kun-ta tertiary hesh." - Onkko
Now "Venus, Tessera. Actor see seer point now will combine with complex node zwong point sool. Notify Quill. Vierda-soon tertiary zwong via Quill montan secondary, via Quill Onkko Primary. Risk of uncontrolled consequence propagation. Observe and contain." - Onkko
Pahk "Eidolon seer-zwong intercepted at isolated node sahd by Tenno sahd-pahk. But first, interaction." - Onkko
Sahd "Eidolon seer-zwong intercepted at isolated node sahd by Tenno sahd-pahk. But first, interaction." - Onkko
Seer "Eidolon seer-zwong intercepted at isolated node sahd by Tenno sahd-pahk. But first, interaction." - Onkko
Sool "Venus, Tessera. Actor see seer point now will combine with complex node zwong point sool. Notify Quill. Vierda soon tertiary zwong via Quill montan secondary, via Quill Onkko Primary. Risk of uncontrolled consequence propagation. Observe and contain." - Onkko
Vahd Vahd Armor Bundle; could be the word for "seer"
Vatta-kun-ta "Actor zwong sahd point half hesh traveling on foot. Impending mishap and fall at complex node. Half-sahd point sahd-sahd. Observe and report consequences to multiple actors at site. Via Quill noni-rahn secondary sahd. Via Quill vatta-kun-ta tertiary hesh." - Onkko
Vierda-soon "Venus, Tessera. Actor see seer point now will combine with complex node zwong point sool. Notify Quill. Vierda-soon tertiary zwong via Quill montan secondary, via Quill Onkko Primary. Risk of uncontrolled consequence propagation. Observe and contain." - Onkko
Zauba Zauba Armor Bundle; could be the word for "mage"
Zwong/Zhwong "Eidolon seer-zwong intercepted at isolated node sahd by Tenno sahd-pahk. But first, interaction." - Onkko

Arcane InscriptionsEdit

There are various Ostron inscriptions written on the Magus Arcanes, Virtuos Arcanes and Exodia Arcanes obtained in Cetus, with the exception of Exodia Contagion and Exodia Epidemic which are obtained from the event Operation: Plague Star.

Unlike the Arcanes obtained in Fortuna from Little Duck or Rude Zuud, which use Solari Language and say what the Arcane is, it appears the Ostron Arcanes are random words or pieces of words strung together which do not correspond to the name of the Arcane. Presumably, these could be the Ostron words for those names.

Note that translations are in the International Phonetic Alphabet.

MediaEdit

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 "Ostron Patois" Fish Fragment
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 "Ostron Cuisine" Glass Fragment
  3. 3.0 3.1 See Fosfor
  4. "The Tower's Flesh" Fish Fragment
  5. "Friendship" Glass Fragment
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Childhood Games" Glass Fragment
  7. Saya's Vigil/Transcript
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Nakak/Quotes
  9. "Ostron Artisans" Fish Fragment
  10. 10.0 10.1 "The Ostrons" Fish Fragment
  11. "Ancient History" Fish Fragment

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