Today we’ll look at Wuga’s scenes (known as Wogah in the game), a quirky, one-armed crafter who introduces Takkar to Wugas fnagu “Woga’s claw” and a whole host of upgrades.
Played by the extremely talented (and extremely kind) Ron Kennell, I smile every time I hear him yell “Fmaygan”. Mi-sharm hadarsh!
Nay! Mu supima Winja! Ta dijam-shanti, fmayga-su tagata. Udam-war-way.
No! I last Wenja! You dirt-face, piss-in covered. Udam-just-like.
No! I’m the last Wenja! You’re a dirt face, covered in piss. Just like Udam.
(Fun fact : the suffix -an can mark an agent noun, equivalent to the -er suffix in English. So, shaja “lead” + -an = shajan “leader”. BUT it also marks the recipient of an action, so technically shajan can mean “leadee; the one who is lead”. This is much less common in Wenja. But this is precisely what the -an in Fmaygan is doing. Wuga is really drawing attention to the fact that he peed on Takkar)
Arm-eaters. Udam. Stupid arm-eaters. Ah!
Wenja! I Wenja!
QUESTION-not Wenja dead?
Palhu gwayfarsh, na mayta ti-way.
Many live-they, not crazy you-like
Many live, not crazy like you.
Nam mayta. Winja sakwim!
Not-I crazy. Wenja help-I!
I’m not crazy. I help Wenja!
Pashta? Kala. Saywa shash-way. Hasar Urusis.
See-you? Pretty. Hard rock-like. Blood Oros-of.
You see? Pretty. Hard as a rock. Blood of Oros.
Bal Winja tachisla dahay su. Ma Hasar Urusis mibi chawda.
Strong Wenja weapons make-for good. But Blood Oros-of me-from hides.
Good for making strong Wenja weapons. But Blood of Oros hides from me.
Shash waydam. U nartar hay – u Winja-ha gwayfa.
Rocks find-I. COMMAND west go – COMMAND Wenja-with live.
I find the stones. You go west – live with Wenja.
Buda Fmaygan. Sashwalsu dayshan Hasar Urusis sansha. Hay miyi.
Smart Pissee. Sun-in shining Blood Oros-of Seek. This me-for.
Smart Piss-man. Look for the Blood of Oros shining in the sun. This one’s mine.
(You can see that -an also is equivalent to -ing in English : daysha “to shine” : dayshan “shining”. Very useful suffix)
Pissee! Me strong hut build-you. Now-you strong claw build-I!
When stop-I, COMMAND back come. Then wherewhere climb-you jump-you-and!
Hay-ha shwaldam darfam-kwa.
This-with climb-I jump-I-and.
I climb and jump with this.
Woga-of claw! Found-it!
Good claw! COMMAND high throw, climb.
Eagle feather! COMMAND-REFLEXIVE claw be.useful, so.that eagle feather climb. Good so.that new tool make.
Not tool strong Woga-of claw-like!
Udam beasts old Wenja home attack-they, totem break-they – my-arm eat-they!
Not arm fix-I, but totem fix-I!
Udam gwan, Fmaygan. Chwanta sakman hinacha. Tu nawa Winja chwanta damsham!
Udam kill, Pissee. Totem scraps take. Then new Wenja totem build-I!
Kill Udam, Piss Man. Take back totem scraps. Then I build new Wenja totem.
Back, Back! Almost done!
Dung, tar, Udam blood!
Totem hard make, tree-as.
Bal. Winja shayu-way.
Strong. Wenja spirit-like
Strong. Like Wenja spirit.
Wenja home seems