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Here is a small glossary of the "Atysian" role-playing game that you can use instead of some common terms.
Initial source: Sokkarie Circle Archives, https://web.archive.org/web/20050831161737/http://sokkarie.yrub.com/
For more information on video game vocabulary, refer to the Glossary of video game terms on Wikipedia.

Direct access in the alphabetical index
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Avatar
it is just a homin(e), and its «anima» is the player behind its character, could be its conscience, its soul...

B

Bird
There are no birds on atys, but Izams, Igaras,Yber are Avians, the "Javings" are Javans...
Blood
Purists are fighting each other on this point... is there blood or not in the bodies of homins? Homins can be considered to have both blood and sap, but the word "sap" may be preferred as a general rule (but there is no agreement on the question, there is very little doubt about the humanoid origin of the Atysian races...).

C

Chatlog
Trykers invented a device, the Tyllidolh‎, to record conversations.
Chivalry, Chevalerie
By definition, these words cannot exist, since there are no horses in the Atys Fauna. See also #Horse, Horseman.
computer
See PC.

D

Disconnections (untimely disconnections)
Tepsen's disease.
Dog 
(animal) : There are no dogs but Gingos, Torbaks...

E

Earth
We are not on Earth, my good homins! Prefer the term "Bark" to the word earth. Ex: "On the whole Bark", and not "On the whole Earth"... As the Earth was mentioned by Karavan, we can talk about it as the first planet created by Jena, but to make it more RP-ish (the correct spelling is unknown to Homins), we deform the spelling, for example: Errth, Earf, etc....

F

Fame
(NOP in English)
Fish
Not a prohibited name, but names such as: Sagass, Prakker, Hachtaha, Baldusa, Clap-clap should be preferred...

G

God
Delicate concept, rather swear "By Jena", or "by Ma-Duk", "By the Great Mentor, the Great Dragon, the Great Glouglou.

H

Horse, Horseman
Your mounts will not be powerful horses, but Mektoubs or Gubanis, animals used both to transport goods and to move around. Who rides a Mektoub (a Gubani) is therefore a Mektoubier (a Gubanier).
HRP
see IRL,
Humanity
No so very dear, not humanity but "hominity"! Nuance....
Human
No known humans on Atys. We're talking about homins..

I

IG
To be "In Game" is to be on the Bark.
IRL
if being IG is to have your feet firmly on the Bark, as opposed to the IRL that you could also writeIRreaL, it is to have your head outside. Having your head in the air, being in the moon, in the clouds? So, IRL, couldn't it be beyond canopy?

J

K

Keyboard
The carapace of arma does the job very well.
Knight, Knighthood
See Chivalry.

L

Language IRL (German, French, Spanishl...)
Dialect (Atysian). In Taki Zorai, we could say "Taki Shizu"
Level
Aaargh! what's less PR than talking about "level"... why not use "skill" and talk about "circles" to define your level. In the style "My skills reach the seventh circle of magic proficiency". Okay, it's longer than "I'm lvl 70", but so much more beautiful... Also use won titles such as "Master Forest Forager"...

M

Man
Neither woman nor man, but homine and homin.
Mask
The Zoraï wear a mask, but it is genetically linked to the Zorai's face, so there is no question of saying: "you must be ugly under your mask" since this mask is the face...
Metal / iron...
No metal! No metal! Like stone, metal does not exist on Atys (in short, everything is alive or has been alive!). Only Karavan has metal, but it does not come from Atys....
Mob
Predator, Prey, Kitin, insect... or better, the name (varinx, kincher etc.)
Moon
We should avoid talking about moon, but about the "star of the night" instead. There are several celestial objects around Atys, three of which could be called "Moon". See Astronomy.

N

Nobility
No nobility for the newly returned homins from Exodus. To be in compliance with the background designed by the game developers, you must not give yourself any title of nobility. Make your story a legend, an old paper found in one of your attics, wrap it all in mystery and you may not be out of Ryzom's background...

O

Online
See IG
OOC
See IRL,

P

PC
The Matis received theKaravan interface module with Atys. Fortunately, everyone can use it on the Bark.
Pet
It seems that they are Zigs: yubo, gubanis or grippos.
Photograph
The word "luciogram" (lucio in short) is often used to define a screenshot. See also Luciography

Q

R

Rat 
(animal) : There are no rats but Ragusses...
(insult) : Generic vocable. No need to blame these "Fyros rats", it doesn't mean anything. Prefer ragusses, bodocs or caprynis. Valid for "pig" or other empathies....
RP
Useless to say it as soon as we are on the Bark.

S

Sand
There is no sand on Atys since there is no stone... but on the other hand, sawdust and ashes. Nevertheless, it seems that in the Lakes, it is indeed sand (the result of the crushing of the shells and corals).
Screenshot
See Luciography, Lucio, Luciogram
Ser/Serae
A typical Matis mark of deep respect invented (we will say found) by the guild Hesperian. Ser is a bit like Sir or Monsignor, but with a female equivalent (Serae). It is used as such. For example: "Ser Karouko, I respectfully greet you on behalf of Serae Aliciae Drosera who engages you in the work you have undertaken with such ardour ...".
Stone
No stones on Atys (at least on the surface), everything is made of solidified, crystallized, frozen or coagulated sap, at your convenience. But walls or stone statues.... none!
Study of Kitins' origin
Paleokitinology.
Sun
One should avoid talking about sunlight, but rather about "star of the day" or "luminaire". See Astronomy.

T

Tell
This is a channel that raises some concerns: RP or not RP? In fact, the "tell" could be, depending on the case, an inaudible whisper for others (RP) or simply and generally a "private conversation" (HRP).

U

V

W

Wiki
EncyclopAtys, The Great Library, which pages are Ambers or Amber Cubes.
Woman
Neither woman nor man, but homine and homin.
Woren Siloy
Contraction of Woha (Zoraï), ren pyr (fyros), Deles Silam (Matis) ad Lordoy (Tryker), an abbreviation used by pacifists to address a multiracial meeting.
WWW
(World Wide Web) why not use the word "Web instead of WWW to stay closer to the Atysians'language?

X

XP
Why not talk about strength or experience? "Oh, that varinx was really very strong" or "I gained a lot of experience killing it!"

Y

Z