Friday, 4 May 2012


IPA: ['u·tim]
n. tree. Any kind of great arborescence from which wood can be used.

The utilitarian perspective in the Tulvan definition of tree is patent. Any tree from which I can take wood to make a ship or any kind of wood artifact is therefore a tree. Eons ago Tulvans were great seafarers and this is still remembered in the words. A healthier approach to animal and vegetal life is being encouraged in recent years. In the many derivations ütim 'tree-like' is used to mean 'dull, slow of mind'. This word has since fallen into disuse as it is highly demoting to tree life in general, specially for botanics.

Example: Crumen cum grev goiven uzim icrum, utimen cum ütim.
For men gods have human form, for trees tree form.


  1. I like this definition. It's practical, believable, and conveys information about the culture.

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the remarks. Yes, Tulvans are generally practical. I think you will also enjoy some previous posts as well as new ones that are coming soon!