Learn To Speak Klana Lesson #1: Pronunciation

Learn how to pronounce the Klana Language vowels and consonants, plus learn a few words and simple sentences!

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The Klana language isn’t hard, but it isn’t necessarily easy either. It is technically a constructed language as far as I know. I know someone who speaks it much much better than I, and their entire Hearth uses it for daily communication. I truly admire the Ruje family.

They speak Klana with Klanichtas, and the language of the area when talking to non-klanichtas. I consider myself to be quite well with klana, these folks however… if you only knew.

Word is that one of them is planning on uploading videos to YouTube in the near future. Let us hope so!

LEAVE A COMMENT SAYING YOU DEMAND THE RUJICHTAS TO MAKE VIDEOS

I really really want them to XD

 

 

Ok, so back to pronouncing Klana. It’s pretty simple. So let us start with the vowels, A E I O and U

How To Pronounce Vowels In The Klana Language

Unlike in English, the letter Y is never used as a vowel

always has the sound of the “O” in bot or hot.

has a sound half way between the  in them and the ey in they, unless at the end of a word, it is a long sound like an emphasized version of the ey they. When the letter appears by itself, it sounds the way it does when not at the end of a word.

always sounds like the ee in feet.

always sounds like the oa in boat.

always sounds like the oo in boot.

When you see two vowels together, like these:

AI always sounds like the English word eye.

AU always sounds like the OW in cow.

How To Pronounce Consonants In Klana

This is where pronouncing Klana can be a bit difficult, especially for an English speaker. It has a few sounds not found in English.

Let’s start with the things that sound like you would expect them to.

B, D, F, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, W, Y, Z   These all sound like you would expect them to sound in English.

You may have notice that quite a few letters were missing up there, notably:

C, G, H, J,  and V.

Note that the following letter aren’t used in Klana: Q and X

The Letter C always sounds like the CH in CHip.

When you see the letters CH written in a word, that is the same as the English SH. It sounds like the SH in SHip.

The letter always sounds like the the Arabic letter ghain or similar to the french r in au revoir.

The letter is a gutteral H, very aspirated and made by pushing a lot of air into the pronunciation of your H.

The letter is a difficult one to explain.

Think about the word MEASURE.  The S in meaSure is kind of like a very soft J sound. The J in klana is like a very soft version of that. So it is twice as soft as the sound represented by S in measure. 

The  in klana is also very soft. You make an English V sound by pressing you upper teeth against your bottom lip. In klana, you do kind of the same but you don’t really press hard at all. In fact, the Rujichtas say that they don’t even touch their upper teeth to the bottom lip at all. These say they “fake” the v sound kind of like the way a “t” sound can be faked think of a british person saying little, but it really is a bad example)

When you see a KH this is a gutteral K sound. You make the K sound, but put some distortion into it.

 

Practice with these basic words:

ej – I, me

vu – you

um – they, them, gender neutral pronoun

e – is, am, are

guce – well, good, fine

na – no, not

with these words you can even make some simple sentences:

ej e guce* = I am good

e vu guce = Are you ok? (Are you good/well/fine?)

 

ej e na guce* = I am not good (i’m not ok/well/fine)

* while ej e guce is technically correct, it isn’t spoken or written that way.

it would be spoken and written j’e guce = I am good.

with verbs used with ej, the e is dropped and the “j” sound is just added before the verb.

j’e na guce = i am not ok

 

And That’s It For Now For Learning How To Pronounce The Klana Language!

I hope I didn’t do too bad of a job explaining things, and I hope my post doesn’t look to ugly.

Klana Manas Rita: The Hands of The Way

The Hands of The Way is a very small Rita that we use to initiate and to conclude our prayers and our Ritas.

The Hands of The Way is a very small Rita that we use to initiate and to conclude our prayers and our Ritas. Its purpose is three-fold:

  1. To add energy to the Rita or prayers
  2. To connect our selves, our energy and mind to the Klana Way
  3. To solidify the philosophies of the Klana Way in our subconscious

When we make the Klana Manas, we are putting physical action together with verbal action and mental/energetic action. This corresponds with the Three Pillars of Klana, which are Family, Speech and Action.

When making the Klana Manas we are devoting that moment of our existence to Family, and we are doing so with our Actions and our Speech.  By devoting ourselves to Family we are honoring Sayari by showing love and appreciation for all that she has given to us.

How Do You Make The Hands of The Way?

It is really, really simple and can be done in three simple steps.

Step 1

Touching your heart with the palm of your open hand, say:

Klana: ciame wa klana

English: Forever our Family

The reason that we touch our hearts while we make this step of the Klana Manas is because Family is close to our hearts. We have one another’s love, loyalty and devotion. 

Step 2

Next,  touching your lips with your pointer and middle fingers, say:

Klana: wa spaga

English: Our Speech

We touch our lips while making this step of the Klana Manas to solidify the connection between our words and our mouths, taking responsibility for the things we use our words to do and acknowledging our ownership of the things that we speak.

Step 3

Touch your forehead, around the location of your minds eye (the indentation above your nose, between your eyes). If you need help finding it, use energy to find it. Hover your finger above your nose and between your eyes and search for the area where you feel the tingling.

Where is the third eye? To find where the mind's eye is, look above your nose and between your eyes. There you will find your mind's eye.
Where is the third eye? To find where the mind’s eye is, look above your nose and between your eyes. There you will find your mind’s eye.

Touching this area with the same pointer and middle fingers, say:

Klana: kai wa vya

English: and Our Way

We touch our mind’s eye while making this step to connect to the fact that our way is beyond pure action. It exists in a spiritual manner as well as a worldly manner. To follow our way is to live our lives according to our way, which requires more than devotion of our physical selves, but also our spiritual selves as well.

What Does The Klana Manas Mean?

It seems to be a bit of an incomplete sentence, does it not? Forever our family, our speech and our way?

It is, and it isn’t. It is meant to be that way.

In one way, it is a complete concept. Forever our family, our speech and our way. May they live on, may they be healthy, good and peaceful.

In another sense, it is intentionally incomplete. Our entire lives are one big Rita. In the fact that we exist alone we are honoring our Great Mother Sayari. By focusing our existence on existing in a peaceful, happy manner, we are also honoring L’cia, existence itself.

Why Do We Begin and End Prayers With The Hands Of The Way?

Simply put, it is adding additional energy to the prayers or Rita when made in the beginning, and adding additional energy to the carrying out of the prayers or Rita when made at the conclusion.

It also tunes our subconscious and points its gaze towards the Way. Face it, we, as human beings, need to work to keep our minds on what we want. We are often fickle creatures. We are easily distracted.

 

And you know what? That’s OK!

Sayari Gives Us What We Need

Sayari gives us what we need, and what we want we make for ourselves.

Today’s world is strange. People can starve to death. How? It isn’t by not eating. It is by not having enough money to pay for food. What? But doesn’t food come from Sayari?

Sayari Is A Nurishing Mother

The problem with Sayari freely giving us food is this: Those who claim control of everything and everyone aren’t going to make much money if you are eating for free. They don’t want that. They have spent generations building a society that depends on money. If they throw that all away now, they are no longer rich and powerful. They just exist. They become equal. Can’t have that now can we?

When I say that Sayari provides us food for free, I mean free as in she won’t charge us money. We still have to pay for it with labor though. The difference is that the reward of our labor is direct. We work for some food, and we get food. Directly equal to the work we put in.

The Klana Way is one the strives to be as close to a natural lifestyle as we can. To need as little money as we can. To provide for ourselves and be self sufficient.

Food Is Free

Potatos, vegetable, and other food from Klana Vejna grow from the ground. We don’t need to buy them to eat them. They didn’t become existing because a super market gave birth to them. No. They became existing because they exist. The super markets have them now, and the rich and powerful have all but wiped out any naturally growing food sources you could access.

Or have they?

There are ways to grow your own food still. Best start now. Best start gathering up your seeds before the rich and elite cause all seeds to be infertile and all food is factory grown.

Shelter and Land Is Free

Humans cannot own land. Nobody can own Sayari’s body. Much the same as nobody can just come up and say, “hey! Your arm belongs to me now!”

Nope. Can’t do it. What they can do, however, is harm you if you challenge their claims to ownership. They will. They will force themselves and their lies upon you and torture you. They will imprison you because you exist, through no action of theirs or your own.

You exist and you have no choice but to pay for it.

No, I don’t think so. Those who claim to own something just possess it and threaten those who try to take it with violence. Those same people will die someday, and become a part of that very land. They will become claimed by somebody else with a gun and sense of entitlement.

If you are caught living on land without paying for it, you will be subject to harm. You will be subject to the fact that others will sin against your nature for that fact alone.

Shelter is even free. There are plenty of materials to build a home out of, it just require time, labor and a little bit of skill. Anybody can learn.

Just because some humans who will one day not exist say something isn’t free, doesn’t mean it isn’t free. If all humans became extinct, and there was no more money and no more beings to use a currency, would the land stop existing? Would it become unusable?

If land and shelter isn’t free, then why aren’t the deer and the squirrels imprisoned for living on the land? Oh, they can’t use money? Yet they still use the land? So… you’re telling me that the land is free, you just want money for it and you will harm me if I don’t comply?

In The World But Not Of The World

It is dangerous to be us in this time. We have to appear to walk in their world, but really walk in ours.  We have to appease them, we have to attract as little attention to ourselves as we can so that we can practice our religion and live our way in peace.

Order of the Klanichtas

The Worldly Side of the Klana Way

When we say order we don’t mean it in the way the English language usually uses it. It doesn’t so much mean a society, or a group. It does, but there is a subtle difference in meaning here that I will attempt to explain.

What Is A Klanichta

Also called Voyichtas, Klanichtas follow a religion called loosely called Sayari Paganism. Mostly, it is just called The Way, The Sayari Way, and most often, the Klana Way.

While the term Sayari Paganism focuses on the spiritual side of the Klana Way, of which it is a definite part of, the Klana Way incorporates more than just a spirituality.

Klana Means Family

There are three ways the word Klana is used by Klanichtas.

  1. As the name of our way
  2. As the name of our language
  3. As a word meaning family

If you read about the Klanas you will see that our story of creation is told using characters and families. It is essentially the same story you will here scientists tell you, it is just presented in a different way. We use Aja, Kojma, Sayari, Karichna and Vejna to represent the Life Energy at various levels of creation. We view them as beings, the same as you and I are a being. The same as a rock is a being.

We take the word being very literal. To be a being, the most important thing you need to do is…well.. be. All things that exist are made up of Chpiratnya or Energy.

Just as we view each star and planet as cells of Kojma’s body, each member of our family is a cell of the body of that family. Parts of whole that is just a part of another whole, and so on and so on and so on.

Klanichtas aren’t so general and vague with the word family as many others are. We distinguish between family and relative (klana and blota).

What Is A Family?

A Family consists of panyas (parents) and kintas (their children). These children don’t have to necessarily be made by the panyas to be considered their kintas. The terms panya and kinta are titles, kind of like ranks of the klana.

Adopting someone into your klana would cause them to be a kinta of your klana. Whether they are 10 or 50. Until they create a child of their own or adopt someone into the klana (with the permission of every panya)  they will remain a kinta.

Panyas are the families leaders, the heads of the family. Their job is to care for and protect the family and make sure that the family is safe, happy and together. They ensure that food, water, warmth and shelter are all provided. They provide for all of the needs and the wants of the family.

The kintas are responsible for helping the panyas. In fact, every klanichta has equal responsibility to their family, within their abilities. For this reason, it is common that children are taught useful skills such as gardening, cooking and other crafts.

The Klana Way is to live as natural of lives as possible. In today’s society, humans are controlled by a few rich, powerful elite. These elite employ one super effective strategy best of all. Control access to food, water and shelter.

These are things that Sayari provides for free, and has done for countless time. Now, the ruling humans require that we pay for them. They genetically modify veggies so that they do not grow seeds. Where your home stands now was likely filled to the brim with food 5 thousand years ago.

So Klanichtas learn as much as they can, and strive to get all that they need from Sayari and to make the things that they want. We do this instead of putting more energy into the system of money that has caused such a lack of care for others in the world.

We strive to need as little money as we can. Each klana is a nation in exile. We do not recognize any authority, and have no politics. We do however recognize the threat and danger that those who claim to own and control present to us, and do what we can to not provoke them. We work hard to be in their world, but not of their world.

What Is A Hearth In Klana Way?

A Hearth is the dwelling place of a Klana.

In the Klana Way a family lives in a Hearth, or vivloc in the Klana Language.

A hearth is essentially the home of your klana, the shelter that they live in. There can be more than one klana living in a Hearth, and when this is the case the two (or more) klanas form what we call a tribe. A tribe is more than one family living together in one Hearth. It is essentially a big family 🙂

In our Hearth we have just one family, which is us, the Arbichtas. We have a Sayari Shrine and a Family Shrine in our Hearth.

What Is Chpiratyna in The Klana Way and Sayari Paganism?

Learn about Chpiratnya, or Life Energy and what it means for you.

All things consist of energy. This energy is the primal force behind all existence. All things exist because this energy exists. We call this energy Chpiratnya. This Energy is what we call the 5th element, in addition to Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Other cultures call this energy by different names. Some call it soul, other call it ki or chi.

When our universe was born, so was existence within our universe. The first thing to exist was Chpiratnya. Imagine this energy as a huge field of energy. Call it the All Energy, or The Energy, whatever you wish. This is the energy from which all is made.

It is both a spiritual Energy and a bio-energy. When Klana Aja was born, so was Chpiratnya. Consider Chpiratnya to be the soul, spirit or life energy of Aja.  When Aja gave birth to Kojma, all of the planets and other objects in our universe that exist were born. These objects are cells of the body of Kojma. If you haven’t already read about the Klanas, you may want to.

Kojma’s energy isn’t her own energy. It isn’t separate from Aja’s energy. The earth, the moon, the sun, each star, these are all part of Kojma’s body. When Kojma was born, a part of Aja’s Energy became Kojma. It didn’t seperate from Aja, some of it just became Kojma. Imagine your hand becoming your child, but without leaving your arm. It is (kind of) the same concept.

So the energy that is contained within each planet, and star and meteor is Kojma and is also Aja. The one is the other, and the one comes from the other.

Sayari is one of Kojma’s daughters. Sayari’s Energy is the same as Kojma’s Energy. A portion of Kojma’s Energy is contained within Sayari, just the same as Kojma’s energy is the same as Aja’s energy.

All of Sayari’s children and grand children likewise are made of portions of Sayari’s Energy, and also Kojma’s and also Aja’s.

Karichna didn’t take some of Sayari’s Energy when she was born, on the contrary. It was never Sayari’s Energy in the first place. It is the Energy of Aja, yet it isn’t the property of Aja. The Energy just is.  That’s it.

When we humans have children, we share our Energy with them. In this way, we are all connected. All of our Energy, all of what we call our individual souls or spirits, are not really individual.

Rather, we have a consciousness because the Chpiratnya, the Energy, that makes us be is fitted with some great hardware that gives it some cool abilities. Our energy has access to  a human’s brain, which lets us do all kinds of things with our energy.

This Energy, or Chpiratnya, as we say in Klana, is the spiritual/energetic core of our universe. Of all life and of all things that exist. View the word Chpiratyna and Energy to be the same as the word soul or spirit.

Rocks, most people don’t typically see them as being conscious. Nor as having souls. However, rocks contain the same energy that we do, the same material that we tend to view as our souls. Rocks have souls to, then. At least when you put it in such misleading simplified terms as that.

Rocks exist because they contain the same energy that allows them to be as we do. However, rocks do not have a human brain with which to process thought and do all of the things that humans do. They do not have legs to move. A rock is a rock. Yet, it is spiritually equal to us, universally equal to us. As the same thing that powers us powers that rock.

Equality and worth and value aren’t determined by ability. They are determined by existence. All that exists is an energetic being and is equal to all else that exists.

Another way to look at it is that our consciousness is just a small part of a universal consciousness. The All, L’Cia in Klana. We are borrowed energy.

This energy is contained within our physical matter, and when our bodies decompose and become one with Sayari again, our energy borrowed from her returns to her. Some of this energy will be absorbed by grass, flowers and herbs and trees. The trees will produce apples which will be eating by humans, dogs and horses. Our energy will be absorbed by them and become one with their energy. There will be no way of telling which energy came from you and which was already there. The energy is not separate like that.

 

Ritas – The Klana Way of Directing Energy

Learn about Klana Ritas, Chpiratyna, Energy, and focusing your intent.

What Is A Rita In The Klana Way?

A rita is a way to generate, flavor and direct Chpiratnya, or energy.

Its primary tool is intent. Whenever you do something and focus on what you are doing and why you are doing it, you are putting your life energy, your chpiratnya, into the task. This has many effects, one of which is the conditioning of your subconscious mind to being open to the results of that task.

Think about the task of drawing a bird. If you don’t focus on drawing a bird, you just draw a bird to get the task of drawing a bird done, you won’t likely have drawn a very good bird. Especially compared to the bird you would likely have drawn if you focused on creating a good drawing of a bird.

If you focused your intent on creating the best drawing of a bird that you could, you will have spent your energy creating the best drawing of a bird that you could. The result will truly be the best drawing of a bird that you could in that moment.

Now, imagine that each day, three times a day, you sat down and focused your intent to drawing the best bird that you can, and you put your energy into drawing that bird. Each day, your bird drawing will get better as your practice pays off.

This is the basic idea behind a Rita. You are focusing your intent on a result, and you are putting energy into achieving that result. You are training yourself and tuning your chpiratnya to being open to that result.

The stronger your intent and the more energy you put into it, the better the results will be.

Desire, Intent and Energy

The more you want to accomplish something, the more intent you will be able to put into the task. The more intent you put into a task, the stronger the energy that you put into the task will be.

You must make sure that your focus is strong. The more focused you are on the task the more effectively you will be able to pour your energy into it.

In the Klana, we do certain things  to add to our focus. We use candles and symbols and other things that have meaning to us in order to set the mood of our intent, to keep our minds on the intent, and to direct our energy into the task.

By generating energy in the name of accomplishing the task, we are increasing our likelihood of success with that task.

Klana Karichna: The Klanas of Sayari

Learn about Sayari Paganism, The Klana Way and Mother Karichna.

Sayari is the mother of Karichna, who formed in her womb a very, very long time ago. Karichna began life as the single celled organisms from which all of Klana Karichna began.

Karichna herself has two children. One of her children was Sapyana, mother of the human animals. Her other child is Vejna, mother of trees and other plant life.

Mother Karichna is the mother of Sapyana, the mother of humans.
Mother Karichna is the mother of Sapyana, the mother of the humans.

As humans, our family mother is Karichna, and we are a part of Klana Karichna (klana means family in the Klana Language). We are the Karichna’s children, and all of her other children are our brothers and sisters.

All of Klana Karichna has a symbiotic relationship with eachother, as well as a symbiotic relationship with Klana Vejna.

What Klana Karichna breathes out is needed by Klana Vejna to breathe in. The same is in reverse, what Klana Vejna breathes out, Klana Karichna must breathe in to live.

Likewise, Karichna and Vejna’s children working together like this is required for our Great Mother Sayari’s health. The life supporting atmosphere that we all enjoy exists because of a delicate balance of chemicals, of which the exhales of Klana Karichna and Klana Vejna play an important role.

Sayari Paganism: Who Is Sayari of The Klana Way

Sayari Paganism is a pagan religion dedicated to our Great Mother Sayari. The Klana Way is a tradition of Sayari Paganism.

We use the terms Sayari Paganism and The Klana Way interchangeably. However, the two terms do represent two different aspects of the same Path.

What Is Sayari Paganism?

The Klana Way is a pagan tradition of Sayari Paganism. Sayari Paganism is a religion that views the Earth and her Nature to be not only sacred, but also a living being. We name this being Sayari.

Other cultures, religions and people have their own names for her. Some call her Mother Nature, others call her Gaia.

In Sayari Paganism, we view the Earth as Sayari’s body. Her soul, spirit, or life energy, however you wish to call it, is often called Nature as a general term by the general population.

Sayari is our mother and our home. We are cells of her body, much like our body has cells. All life on Earth are her children, and depend on her to live. Her health is affected by the health and actions of her cells, all of Klana Karichna and Klana Vejna.

Sayari Is Our Mother

Sayari is grandmother to all plants and animals. Her Daughter, Karichna, is mother to all humans, fish, birds, dogs and animal life as a whole.
Sayari is grandmother to all plants and animals. Her Daughter, Karichna, is mother to all humans, fish, birds, dogs and animal life as a whole.

All of Klana Karichna was born from the Womb of Sayari. A long time ago, the waters of Earth (Sayari’s Womb) began to grow life. This life was simple, single celled organisms. There wasn’t really any variation or different species of single celled organisms. There was just life. The fetus of Klana Karichna.

Over time, these first babies of Klana Karichna began to grow, to evolve and to change. They took different directions in their evolution. Regardless, all of Klana Karichna come from these first babies of Klana Karichna.

The Story we tell goes like this, in brief.

In Sayari’s Womb began to grow a life, a small, simple life that she named Karichna. Karichna began to grow inside the Womb of Sayari, and had children of her own. Some of these children stayed inside Sayari’s womb, while others we born to the outside and crawled on the land that is Sayari’s body. Some of Karichna’s children were the dolphins, others the sharks, whales and various kinds of fish. Some of Karichna’s children were the dogs, the birds, the humans, the insects.

All of Karichna’s children are brother and sister, and are grandchildren to Sayari, the Great Mother of Klana Sayari.

We aim to show love to our Great Mother and help her, care for her and protect her as she does for us.

Fire: The Elements Of The Klana Way

The Fire Element Is One Of The Sacred Elements Of The Klana Way

Fire As A Sacred Element Of The Klana Way

As far as I know, every tradition of paganism includes the elements. The Klana Way is no exception.  So what is the element of fire and what is its significance?

Fire represents many things, including:

  • life, warmth, transformation, change, and life energy
  • passion, desire and comfort

How Is Fire Created?

Fire is created when wood or another fuel is heated. This heat can come from friction, the sun, or any other source of heat. When the wood is heated to around 300 degrees Fahrenheit, the molecules of the wood start to release a gas. We see this happen in the form of smoke. This smoke is made of Hydrogen, Carbon and Oxygen. The wood that doesn’t convert to smoke forms a substance called Char which is essentially pure Carbon. The nonburnable substances in the wood become Ash.

These chemical reactions produce a lot of heat. When the heat is hot enough, it will produce flames.

The Element of Fire Is Sacred In The Klana Way. Sayari Paganism recognizes the sacred importance of fire and the role the fire element plays in life.
The Element of Fire Is Sacred In The Klana Way. Sayari Paganism recognizes the sacred importance of fire and the role the fire element plays in life.

Food For The Fires

Fires need fuel and oxygen to survive. Many Native Americans considered the fire to be a living being. They believed that the requirements for a living being were the need to consume something to sustain life and the ability to make more of itself. Fire has both of those traits.

Fires must breath, remove the oxygen and the fire will die. Fires also need to eat. Feeding the fire wood or other fuel types provides the fire the nutrients it needs to live.

Explained the Klana Way, fire needs Sayari’s breath, the oxygen breathed out by trees and other members of Klana Vejna. Just like we do.

Also, just like humans and other members of Klana Karichna, fire create Carbon Dioxide. They breath in, or consume, Oxygen and breath out, or release, Carbon Dioxide. Carbon Dioxide is needed by Klana Vejna to survive.

Fire must eat just like humans must eat. It also breathes in and out like humans do. The Klana Way knows this and considers fire to be one of the 5 sacred elements.
Fire must eat just like humans must eat. It also breathes in and out like humans do. The Klana Way knows this and considers fire to be one of the 5 sacred elements.

The Role Of Fire

Fire represents life energy due to its many relations with creation and life. Fire, like all life, is part of the interconnectedness of all things. Fire is supported by Klana Vejna, like all of Klana Karichna, and it supports Klana Vejna as well.

Fire is used by humans (Klana Sapyana) to keep warm, cook food, make certain tools and many other things. There is no doubt that fire is as sacred as all life, as it is part of the interdependent way of existence. All things depend on eachother.

Fire represents the desire for survival, for life and for comfort. It represents passion and warmth. In this way, we use fire to represent strong desires.

Fire can be used for negative or positive. Some people have used fire to do terrible things, like burning down villages or causing death and destruction. This is not the fire’s fault, it is merely doing what fire does in the places that people have put it.