Many words in the old Kalika language will be familiar to those who know the Algonquian language of the Blackfoot people of Canada and the United States. The Kalika people are fictional and they have a very different culture to the Blackfoot, but for some reason the Old Kalika spells work very well in the Blackfoot language. It’s a beautiful language, and it should be used in stories everywhere.
‘I am grateful to the Blackfoot people for their influence on my writing, and I hope they don’t mind me borrowing a few words of their beautiful language.’Karen Hughes[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” no_margin=”true” padding_top=”25px” padding_bottom=”25px” border=”none” parallax=”true” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px”][vc_row_inner inner_container=”true” no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”25px” border=”all” bg_color=”#000000″ bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column_inner fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/2″]
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The Dasa are the people of the mountains and their language is ‘the sound of a stream running over rocks, the sound of water gurgling and singing’. The Dasa language is native to Gort.
Baba – Father
Madaba – Upper spirit realm
Undaba – Lower spirit realm
Udub baba mada ba? – What is the old man doing?
Ba ribba! – Stop!
Yaba mada – Be gone
A puzzle for you
There aren't many people left in Gort who can speak Old Kalika. It is the language of magic and mystery. So how does Kai know it, and why does he need it?Get the Books