Smarkaka, salwa! Shaja Brina mu-kwa Danville, KY-m shalamas, ha History Respawned-is tatichan-ha warhamas. Shaja war manu Winjas iti warhamas. Shajas dajri warshta: nasa.
Hello, everyone! Today Brenna & I are travelling to Danville, KY, to speak with the creators of History Respawned. For this reason, we’ll be just speaking just a little bit of Wenja. Today’s word of the day is nasa.
Nasa means to ‘go home’, and for this reason you don’t have to say damsham haya, which literally means ‘home-to go’. For example: History Respawned-is tatichanha warha ‘pa, nasmas. “After speaking with the creators of H.R., we’re going home.” Or from the game: Nu waycham nasam “Now I return home to the village.”
This is one of the few instances where you can convey a thought in Wenja more quickly than you can in a modern language like English.
And where does nasa come from? From PIE *nes- ‘to return home’, continued by Sanskrit nasate ‘approaches’, German genesen ‘to recover’, and Greek nostos ‘homecoming’. The only one of these to make an appearance in Modern English is nost-algia, which literally means ‘homecoming pains’.
Tu sakwan prasti! U su nasa!