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The Yautja language is a complex verbal and written language used by the Yautja. The Yautja language contains many peculiarities, such as Object Verb Subject (OVS) word order. The language has never been heard on screen; though at some point in Predator and Predator 2, the Yautja spoke minimal English (albeit responsively in a mocking manner). The following are Yautja words and their (rough) English translation.

CreationEdit

Not well-developed in the films, this language was created by Steve Perry for the non-canon novels.

WordlistEdit

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Yautja → EnglishEdit

  • agaj'ya - Realm
  • bhu'ja - Ghost/Soul/Spirit
  • bpi-de - End
  • ch'hkt-a – Nervous/Hyper-active/Excited
  • c'jit - Expletive
  • dhi'rauta - Cunning
  • dto - Forest/Jungle/Woodland
  • gahn'tha-cte - Ruthless
  • gkei'moun - Easy/Simple
  • guan - Night
  • h'chak - Mercy
  • h'dlak - Fear
  • h'dui'se - Smell/Scent/Odor/Musk
  • halkrath - Shadow
  • ikthya-de - Umbra
  • ju'dha - Water
  • kiande - Hard
  • kehrite - Training Hall/Dojo
  • ki'cte - Enough
  • kjuhte - Void
  • kwei - Sly
  • l'ulij-bpe - Mad
  • lar'ja - Dark
  • luar-ke - Moon
  • m-di- No
  • m-di h'chak - No mercy
  • m-di h'dlak - No fear
  • mi - Fuel
  • n'ithya - Earth/Ground/Dirt/Land
  • nanku - Alive
  • nok - Unit of measurement (equivalent to 13 inches)
  • nracha-dte - Relentless
  • ooman - Men/Humans
  • pauk - Expletive
  • pyode - Soft
  • r'ka - Fire
  • s'yuit-de - Pathetic
  • setg'in - Deadly
  • te'dqi - Secretion
  • than-guan - Midnight
  • thar'n-dha - Strength
  • thei-de - Death
  • thwei - Blood
  • ui'stbi - Geography
  • vayuh'ta - Air
  • yeyin - Brave
  • yin'tekai - Honor
  • z'skuy-de - Convultions/Spasm
  1. zabin - Insect

PhrasesEdit

  • dtai'k-dte sa-de nav'g-kon dtain'aun bpide/Nau'gkon dtain'aun bpi-de - The fight that begun would not end until the end
  • gkaun-yte - welcome
  • gkei'moun - sheet
  • jkiu - sheet
  • ki'sei - I agree/I understand
  • n'dhi-ja - Farewell/Good bye
  • n'jauka - Welcome
  • na'tauk - Salute
  • payas leitjin-de Hma'mi'de - Remember the gods' practice
  • sei-i - Yes/Affirmative
  • thar'n-da s' yin'tekai - Strength and honor
  • thin-de le'hsaun 'aloun'myin-de s' bpi-de gka-de hou-depaya - Learn the gift of all sights or finish the dance of the fallen gods

Actions and EventsEdit

  • chi'ytei - Embrace/Hug
  • chiva - Trial
  • dha-viath - Disaster
  • dtai'kai'-dte - Battle/Fight
  • gry'sui-bpe - Stampede
  • ikthala - Cataclysm
  • ka'Torag-na - Lurking
  • kv'var - Hunt
  • n'ritja - Dance

Objects Edit

  • d'lex - Super-strong/Metallic/Crystalline material
  • dekna - Eye/Eyes/Eyeball
  • gkinmara - Sensor/Detector/Camera
  • kiloun - Wood
  • syra'yte - Head
  • th'syra - Skull
  • tjau'ke - A type of rock made of compressed dust
  • tyioe-ti - Escape pod

Weapons Edit

  • akrei-non - Bombs/Explosives
  • al'Nagara - Longsword
  • awu'asa - Armor
  • bhrak-chei - Speargun/Harpoon
  • chakt-ra - Hunter's Disc
  • dah'kte - Wrist Blades
  • dah'Nagara - Shortsword
  • ki'cti-pa - Spear/Combi-Stick/Lance
  • kv'Vurj-de - Energy Flechette
  • sivk'va-tai - Plasma Caster
  • taun'dcha - Pistol/Firearm/Sidearm/Gun
  • t'gou u'linja - Netgun

People DefinitionsEdit

  • jehdin - Individual/One
  • mei'hswei - Brother
  • mei-jadhi - Sister
  • hulij-bpe - Crazy
  • hult'ah - Observer/Watcher
  • vor'mekta - Stalker
  • kv'var-de - Hunter
  • ic'jit - Bad Blood
  • sain'ja - Warrior
  • p'kya'uha - Sniper
  • nrak'ytara - Guardian
  • n'yaka-de - Master
  • mar'cte - Killer
  • kujhade - Destroyer
  • u'darahje - Abomination
  • kha'bj-te - Maniac/Reckless
  • dteinou - Messenger

NamesEdit

  • Bakuub - Straight Spear
  • Cetanu - The Black Hunter (God of Death)
  • Dachande - Different Knife
  • Dahdtoudi - Little Knife
  • Guan-thwei - Nightblood
  • Paya - God/Conquering Warrior
  • Yeyinde - Brave One

ExpressionsEdit

  • c'nlip - Intoxicating beverage
  • dai-shui - Yautja musk
  • dhi'ki-de - The Long Sleep (Death)/Unconscious/Coma
  • h'ko (M-di) - No/Negative
  • ka'rik'na - The Summoning (of other Yautja)
  • kiande amedha - Hard meat (Xenomorphs)
  • lou-dte kale - Child-maker (female)
  • mesh'in'ga - The Battle Dreamtime
  • n'dui'se - Yautja scent
  • nain-de - Type of hunt
  • nain-desintje-de - The Pure Win (absolute victory)
  • nan-de than-gaun - "Kiss Of Midnight"/No Mercy
  • pyode amedha - Soft meat (humans)
  • tarei hsan - Unworthy opponent/Bug
  • tjau'ke - Compressed dust
  • u'sl-kwe - Final rest (death)
  • z'skvy-de - Birth of Xenomorph from host (Chestburster)
  • zazin - Completely centred/Within oneself

Body  LanguageEdit

  • back arched and mandibles flared - Rage
  • head and eyes lowered - Submission
  • head cocked to one side - Curiosity
  • lower mandibles spread - Aggression
  • push with one hand at another's shoulder - Challenge
  • placing one hand on another's shoulder, and shaking - Greeting
  • mandibles click together - Regard
  • mandibles flared - Anger
  • arm raised up diagonally - Guarded
  • head bowed- mourning/grief
  • mandibles spread, eyes wide- fear

TriviaEdit

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The "Decryption Code".

  • The Yautja language was used as the "Decryption Codes" for the #HuntthePredator promotion for Predator 3D.
  • In reality, the chances of the Yautja alphabet exactly aligning with the English alphabet, as Perry proposes, (i.e. each symbol corresponds to a letter in the English alphabet) are practically infinitesimal. Even on Earth, many alphabets used by mankind do not align. For example, the Cyrillic alphabet does not directly correspond with English, while the Chinese language uses a non-alphabetic script, with an alphabet only for supplementary use. It would be almost inconceivable for an extraterrestrial race to use a language that could be so easily and directly translated into English.

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