This is an introduction to the edisA. The purpose of this introduction is to familiarize you with the various terms that apply to relationships and body parts. It will also give a brief introduction to the culture of the edisA.


edA is the term that is used to refer to the people, whereas edisA refers to the entire race. There are several special groups of edA that can be related somewhat to their English counterparts:

  • mort: This refers to an individual, or a single edA.
  • mert: The nuclear family where as each member is biologically related to the other members.
  • mirt: The rest of the biological family.
  • mork: This typically means the community in which one resides, or claims membership in. It is also used to refer to a logical family, such as may be the case of all the mert living in particular area. It is possible to belong to one mert but not belong to the mork it is a part of, this may be as a result of banishing, yet this is extremely rare.
  • merk: This refers to society and is typically relative to the population of the area. The global society that we often refer to would simply use the term edisA.
  • mirk: A mirk is a group of people who belong to the same clan, sect, or club.
  • morg: This is a team and usually refers to a group of people who are required to work together.
  • merg: This refers to the company that an edA works for, or some entite that is being served.
  • mert key mork

    The following listing gives a further breakdown of the typical relationships that can be found within the mert and mork groups. Note that each reference has four forms, each referring to the relationship with a tA, a gA, a kA, or an edA in general.

  • mogA, mokA, motA, moedA: One that is the biological parent of an edA
  • migA, mokA, motA, miedA: A relationship between edA that share a common moedA. (Sibling)
  • megA, mekA, metA, meedA: One that is the biological child of a moedA
  • momogA, momokA, momotA, momoedA: The moedA of a moedA. (Grandparent) Additional mo is the same as the "great" modifier in English (ex. momomoedA ==> great grandparent).
  • memegA, memekA, memetA, memeedA: The miedA of a miedA. (Grandchild) Additional me is the same as the "great" modifier in English (ex. mememeedA ==> great grandchild).
  • mimigA, mimikA, mimitA, mimiedA: (Cousin). Additional mi indicates further levels of removal from the nuclear family.
  • mugA, mukA, mutA, muedA: A friend. This implies somewhat of a personal relationship. An additional mu can be prepended to indicate a good friend.
  • magA, makA, mutA, muedA: An aquaintence. This does not imply any kind of personal relationship. An additional ma can be prepended to indicate a good aquaintence.
  • mugA-qut, mukA-qut, mutA-qut, muedA-qut: Adding the qut, which roughly means "only", the friend term is modified to refer to a significant other, such as a girlfriend or spouse (there is no distinction).
  • The Body

    It is also important to understand the basic form of the edisA body. It is quite different from humans, but thanks to the same physical universe many of the sensory components can be mapped to similar ones in humans.

    The largest part of the edisA is the loga. The loga is somewhat egg shaped. At the top of the loga is where the loka is attached, with is roughly equivalent to a head. Both the loga and the loka are covered with los. The los are long somewhat narrows projections. The los can all be individually controlled, stretched, shaped, contracted, and even have the color change to some degree. They provide the primary source for the sensation of touch, pressure, heat, cold, and others. Sensese provided by the los are referred to as glos.

    On the loka is a running completely around the top. This band has light sensitive material that provides visual perception. It is called lar. The edisA have a complete 360 degree viewing angle. The ability of visual perception uses the verb glar.

    At three locations on the loka is a lit. The lit detect sound waves and are roughly equivalent to our ears. Having three receptor points provides a strong ability to detect which location sound is coming from. Living underground at various levels has also provided the environment needed to develop a keen ability to accurately determine a full 3D source for the sound. glit is the verb that refers to hearing.

    There are two other openings on the loka that provide olfactory senses (smell). These are called lev. They can detect the presence of a variety of gases in the air. The verb related to the use of this sense if glev.

    Not having a distinct relation to a human is the lom, which is an opening in the bottom of the loga. The lom has a variety of purposes. It can be used to indicate a vague makeup of a substance (somewhat related to taste) and to hold food while it is "consumed". The general word related to this area is glom.