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The Vori language was unusual in that it used a high number of synonyms and metaphors for everyday words and had a military syntax. In addition, it seems to lack words of use for an extended family, instead using combinations of immediate family terms. (VOY: "Nemesis")

Known words and phrasesEdit

  • Backwalk = back off / retreat ("it is sharper to backwalk")
  • Beast = the face of the enemy
  • Before = the past
  • Blossoms = flowers
  • Brightly = happily / cheerfully
  • Clash = a war / a fight ("you've landed right in the middle of a clash")
  • Cluster = to regroup ("it would be sharp to cluster with the others")
  • Colors = markings / uniform
  • Cook = burn, cook, heated ("cooked by The Glare")
  • Coverings = clothes ("they were his coverings")
  • Crave = want ("do you crave any more?")
  • Daughter's daughter = granddaughter
  • Drill = teach ("Drill Chakotay to fire Vori arms.")
  • Fast-walk = run / quick-march / rush ("they were fast-walked to the Extermination center")
  • Fathom = to know / to understand / to think ("you don't fathom the Nemesis")
  • Flame = to burn ("they flamed all our villages")
  • Fleet colors = Starfleet uniform
  • Foot-falls = paces, a measure of distance
  • Fullness = the whole story, summary of a situation
  • The Glare = the Sun ("glimpse the glare")
  • Glimpse = to see / an eye ("did you glimpse the Nemesis?"; "close your glimpses")
  • Gloried = highly held / glorified / great
  • Greeted = welcomed
  • Grey = old (person) ("he's too grey to be of use")
  • In the before = in the past
  • In the now = in the present
  • In the soon-after = in the future
  • Mother's father = grandfather
  • Nemesis = enemy
  • New-light = dawn
  • Nullify, nully = to kill / to be killed ("they were nullified")
  • Plantings = crops / harvest ("they took our plantings")
  • Rages = anger ("you turn your Trembles into Rages")
  • Savory = tasty ("I'm afraid it's not very savory")
  • Set loose = let go ( "Set my mother's father loose! Please! Let him loose!" )
  • Sharp = clever / wise / smart / better ("it would be sharp to wait until new-light")
  • Shroud = hide
  • Signal = call / contact
  • Sly = hide ("sly yourselves and fire back!")
  • Soon-after = future ("In the soon-after, we'll send them flying from this sphere")
  • Sphere = planet
  • Sturdy = strong ("He's very gray, and his heart's not sturdy")
  • Suffice = enough ("But does it suffice him to nullify you?")
  • Tellings = words / knowledge; orders ("do my tellings")
  • Tend = care for / protect
  • Toiling = working
  • The trembles = fear / cowardice ("you've got the trembles")
  • Told = said ("well told, Novice.")
  • Top = head ("keep your top low and your glimpses wide")
  • Trunks = trees / woods ("we found him in the trunks")
  • Upturned = a Vori burial disgrace, a body facing upwards after death as to not go to the Way-after
  • Way-after = afterlife ("he's passed to the way-after")
  • Wrestle = struggle against, overcome

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