topic: quyan

quyan numbers

The Chosen use a number system inherited from the Quyans. It is a vigesimal or base-20 system [that is, it has distinct numerals from 1-19] and is, further, positional, having a zero [so that there is a units position, a ’20s’, a ‘400s’, an ‘8000s’, a ‘160000s’ and so on…] Having a passion for the Maya, I adopted their numbering system for my books. As far as I know, the Maya are the only people […]

Song to the Earth (Quya)

kuxeqárós-xu txáguda uthe knákuxeós tsur kókátha tsurán ksárathas tyeyehue umyártahe xexeles xáh mánya xáh mumuya txiyáqeyeke-xu yárex keru yárexira txiyaqeyenxa-xu qányaye knátiyeinxa-hue tungóqerónxa xánguós-xu osráhrata lyeyetxa huágata kuyuximuntheónxa-xu lyeyexi txurutniryinxa-xu txuyirutniryike-xu lyeyehax ksiruxhua keru knáksyekxákeamha ksóxeáthase ruyutxádayetnirónxa-xu xile ruyutxádasetnirónxa-kxu tyeyehue ksuyiruyitha-xu txarata thumya juyireithata tyeyerea qayakáyas-kye tyeyere txáguda knarenál tyeyehue dájaqea kxiruis-txe xayaguyas-txe kureóke-xu káreónxa-xu tyeyexile tuya kxiranxa knátsáyanxa miruthe suxeóke-xu sáxeónxa-xu kxán xile knápóyánxa káradahua huáyetxádeqeranxa-hue jirixán tyeyenán nunyána nangáqeránxa-hue uthe txyeqetheleqeranxa-hue uthe lyeyehuea […]

The Song to the Earth

(a discussion of this is available on my blog here) The Song to the Earth is a chant that comes from the Book of the Sorcerers which is part of the Ilkaya, the holy scriptures of the Chosen. It forms part of the rituals of the Apotheosis. It is shown translated into English and in the original Quya – a labour of several weeks for David Adger and myself. It is also shown in Portuguese… […]

with glosses

For those of who, like James McCleary, are linguistically minded, I have put up this page as an example of a Quyan text with associated glosses which show its grammatical structure. Underlined syllables are stressed. This is the actual translation that I worked on with David Adger who definitely has been the linguistical brains behind this ‘operation’. (Use the mp3 player below to hear a narrated version of The Song to the Earth.)