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Frozen out in the Deep North- Don't be disgusting! cried Professor Takematu and stood up from the table. As she was the senior person present in the meeting, everyone else scrambled to stand up as well.- If that's galactic civilisation, we're well rid of it! So saying, the director of the Arctic Research Institute stomped out of the meeting room. Her aides filed out behind her, leaving the two of us by ourselves.- What did I say? What did I say? The alien sounded honestly bewildered. Her normally cream-coloured skin was turning even whiter in the face.A random thought popped into my head. I wonder if her ancestral species used their white skin as winter camouflage. Finally I took pity on the alien, who clearly didn't see why her suggestion was so repugnant.- Indeed, Doctor Kaakinen. What did you say, before the Director ended this meeting so abruptly?- Nothing. She was talking about researchers on outdoor duty having to reapply anti-chill grease so frequently, and I said why don't you cover you
Grasses Thirstinghesa yatikevetena ma hohopihana pokana:grasses thirstingfor water, I likewisefor tidings of her
Basic Mathematics in RireinutireTo count in Rireinutire, addition is made by using to 'and' (kaa to kaa nee: 2+2=4), multiplication by using aya 'times' (kaa aya see ñuunee: 2*7=14). To subtract, mara 'away' is used (nee mara kaa penekavo kaa 4-2=2, literally ”out of four two, remain two”). To divide, riniñi, the past passive participle of rinita 'divide' is used (kii riniñi koo koo: 9/3=3). If there is a remainder, that is expressed with are 'leftover' (haa riniñi koo kaa are kaa: 8/3=2 leaves 2). These are the basic operations of arithmetic (muaoti): addition (totomua), subtraction (veyumua), multiplication (ayamua), and division (rinimua). Geometry (yumitame) and trigonometry (kookomotame) are other, more advanced branches of mathematics (mutioti).
Rireinutire OutlineName: RireinutireNative Name: RireinutireNative Short Name: RireinutireA Priori or Posteriori?: A priori.Isolate or in a Family?: Yes. The only living language of the Remuhipe family.How Many Numbers?: 2.Which Numbers?: Singular and plural. Although they are only marked in personal pronouns.Native Script: Syllabary.Romanised?: Yes, for galactic use. Native speakers use the syllabary.Script "Depth": Shallow. The syllabary is not only very phonemic, it is featural.Predominant Affix Type: Suffix.Variable or Absolute Suffixes?: Absolute. Affixes are basically invariant.Morphosyntactic Alignment: Nominative-accusative.Primary Word Order: Subject-object-verb.Alternate Word Order: Variable; words can be moved to end of sentence for emphasis.Head Position: Head final.Language Type: Agglutinating.Secondary Type: Fusional.Declined?: Yes.Conjug
Sakura '14What did you dream of,blossom floating in the pond?Now you feed new life.
Toponyms of RireinutireThe toponyms of Rireinutire mainly refer to places in the Rireinu system. Galactic toponyms are usually formed with adapting the native toponym to Rireinutire phonology, with the addition of a descriptor, e.g. -ere 'star', -rato 'land', -mivi 'city', -ruvo 'mountain', -misi 'sea' as required.Celestial bodies(from the primary out)Ano 'sun' The primary of Rireinu system.Amiere 'morning star' Too hot for organic life.Rireinu 'flowering farmlands' The homeworld of Rireinukave.Usa 'moon' The satellite of Rireinu.Minaere 'star of motion' The other planet that supports life.Peko, Kohu The satellites of Minaere.Reiere 'star of fire' Too cold for organic life.Makoere 'star of metal' Gas giant.Hotaere 'star of silence' Gas giant.Sosuere 'star of sky' Gas giant.Misiere 'star of ocean' Gas giant.Hasaere 'star of time' Icy lump of rock.
Emerald OrbsWhen I was first introduced to Princess Rimuyare at the Queen's levee, I stood there before her like a gaping peasant, entranced by her emerald orbs. My mind was racing, constructing elaborate fantasies about my impressing her with my lightning wit and her inviting me to her chambers, when I, lost in my imagination, felt her caress my chin and say something about eyes. I must have smiled at her in a manner that made it plain I was not in the same world with her, as she squeezed my chin even harder than before, shook my head roughly, and said sharply, staring into my eyes, "Eyes, Captain. Up here." I felt my face so heat up with shame, for a moment I was afraid my facepaint would catch fire."What's the matter, Captain? Have you never seen green breasts before?""N-no, Your Highness. That is not the custom in my country." I gestured vaguely with my right hand towards my face and chest, covered as they were with the normal pattern of yellow and blue that proclaimed to all that I was a Ca