Today we’ll look at Jayma’s scenes, a bad-ass hunter who teaches you the art of beast hunting.
Jayma is played by the amazing Ayisha Issa, who is a very kind and funny lady — but don’t mess with her, she’s also an expert in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Super stoked about her appearing in Dark Matter, season 3.
You’re (a) Wenja.
Tu-ta yuwanka. Chlawta…. Majish padi mamaf-way.
So-you young, loud… big feet mammoth-like
You’re young, loud… big feet like mammoth
Dwa sashwalim hars salkamas. Shitawgata.
Two suns-for bear track-we. Frighten-you.
We track a bear for two suns. You scared him away.
Dwa sashwalim sam harsi? Hars hafchu waydam – kwati salka daycham.
Two suns-for one bear-for? Bear fast find-I – how to-track show-I
Two suns for one bear? I find bear fast – show you how to track.
Majish warshta mamaf padiyi. U kwati salka… daysh.
Big words mammoth feet-for. IMP how to-train … show.
Big words for Mammoth Feet. Show us how to track.
Aysh hars waydata.. tushi gwash.
Should bear find-you.. quiet walk
If you find the bear – walk softly.
Su wanman, Mamaf Padi.
Good hunt, Mammoth Feet.
Good hunt, Mammoth Feet.
(Every time I hear “Mamaf Padi” I imagine Jayma pinching Takkar’s cheeks)
Tiyi, gwar cham-chamsha dahamas. Shlangwi gwan dafmas.
For-you, beast super-tired make-we. Easy kill give-we.
We tire the beast for you. Give you easy kill.
Tiyi nawashnas kawti, Mamaf Padi.
You-to baby-of skin, Mammoth Feet.
You have skin of a baby, Mammoth Feet..
Ti-kansham gwar-gwardu hafchu gwari.
Your legs slow-slow fast beasts-for .
And your legs are too slow for fast beasts.
Haskawantar hafchu gwar sansha, majish gwar.
Master-hunter fast beast seeks, great beast.
A master hunter seeks the fast beast, the great beast.
Ku, tisu haskawantar?
QUESTION, you-in master-hunter?
Is a master hunter in you?
Majish gwar Urusim shalarsh. U arsh-maji shayu madi. Balti hinacha tu haskawantar buha.
Great beast Oros roam. COMMAND their-great spirits face. Strength seize so-that master hunter become.
Great beasts roam Oros. Face their mighty spirits. Take their strength and become the master hunter.
(All the feels!)
Winja bal shawga. Nu cham-chamsham.
Wenja strong grow. Now RED-become.tired-I.
The Wenja grow strong. Now I become really tired.
Palhu mansi tiyi manarsh, Takkar
Many moon for.you wait-they, Takkar
Many moons wait for you Takkar.
We hunt together.
Mam chlawta mamaf padi shitawga
But-me loud mammoth feet scare
Loud mammoth feet scare me.
Ta Winja daws, Haskawantar.
You Wenja need, Master hunter.
The Wenja need you. A master hunter.
Mi-sashwalim supima, shwadarha shwasam.
My-suns-through last, animals-with dwell-I.
I spend my last suns with the animals.
(This sentence is about the closest we have to a Wenja tongue twister.)