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The Vori language spoken by the Vori, when rendered through the universal translator, retained a distinct structure and used synonyms and metaphors for everyday words and with a military-oriented syntax.

Terms for an extended family used combinations of immediate family terms (i.e. mother's father rather than grandfather.) (VOY: "Nemesis")

Words and phrasesEdit

  • Backwalk - back off / retreat ("it is sharper to backwalk")
  • Beast - the face of the enemy; in addition, this word was used to imply that the enemy was completely immoral.
  • 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")
  • Cluster mark - rendezvous point
  • Colors - markings / uniform
  • Cook - burn, cook, heat ("cooked by The Glare")
  • Coverings - clothes ("they were his coverings")
  • Crave - want ("do you crave any more?")
  • Daughter's daughter - maternal granddaughter
  • Defender - soldier
  • 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
  • Footfalls - 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 now - in the present
  • Motherless - generic insult
  • Mother's father - maternal grandfather
  • Mother's mother - maternal grandmother
  • Nemesis - enemy
  • New-light - dawn
  • Novice - rookie, a newly-trained soldier
  • Nullify, nully - to kill / to be killed ("they were nullified")
  • Plantings - crops / harvest ("they took our plantings")
  • Power - religious / god-concept ("We beg peace from the Power who made us Vori...")
  • 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 so as to not go to the Way-after
  • Way-after = the term for the Vori afterlife ("he's passed to the way-after")
  • Wrestle - struggle against, overcome
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