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Amtor Glossary

David Bruce Bozarth


Amtorian Font

I created a True Type Amtorian Font based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Venusian alphabet. To view names displayed in this AMTORIAN alphabet please download am4.zip then install AMTOR.TTF normally. Works on Windows systems. Untested for MacIntosh. If the font is not installed some Amtor Glossary entries will appear repeated, example: CHARACTER NAME (CHARACTER NAME).

Editor note:

The Amtor font is still available for download, but the feature has been removed from the glossary itself. Too few downloaded and installed the font and asked why each entry was enterd "twice".

If you have installed the font, the following line will display as Amtorian Script. If you don't, you'll see something in English.

You have not intalled the Amtorian Script font!

In keeping with creating A Barsoom Glossary I thought that having something similar for Amtor (Venus) would be grand fun. The start was made on the project, but alas, even this late (2017) it is incomplete.

This glossary as sat "idle" since 2000, but I now have some time to complete it. Meanwhile, enjoy what has been posted.

This glossary is specific to a group of five books penned by Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB), the creator of Tarzan and John Carter, between 1932 and 1941. All appeared in the "pulps" of the time and also saw hard back and, much later, paperback publication.

The hero of these adventures on the planet Venus, which the natives call Amtor, is Carson Napier. He is a youngish — between 25 and 35 years of age — audacious adventurer with some apparent personal wealth, but who is also a mentalist, able to produce visions in others, telepathic communication across vast distances, and is an engineer to boot.

Some believe that "Wrong Way" Corrigan was the inspiration for the Napier character by Burroughs, but that is incorrect, ERB wrote the first tale Lost on Venus six years before Corrigan got "lost".

For info on Edgar Rice Burroughs

ERBFAQ
Everything you wanted to know, and then some!
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Tangor's Analysis and Commentary regarding the workds and ERB's writing style.

THE VENUS NOVELS


PIRATES OF VENUS

Pirates of Venus is the first volume in the Venusian series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Published in 1933, we learn that Carson Napier builds a rocket ship to voyage to Mars and ends up on Venus instead!

After bailing out of his rocketship that was heading for the Sun, Carson finds himself aloft in a forest of monstrous trees fully a thousand feet tall, if not more. In this aboreal world there are dangerous monsters, a human civilization and, of course, evil machinatins that require the attention of a stalwart hero.

LOST ON VENUS

The second volume in the Venus begins where the other left off. New adventures on the cloud-shrouded planet. Exciting sea-battles, new races and creatures.

In pursuit of the villians who abducted his Vepajan Princess, Napier falls in with a group of motley pirates who sound remarkably like 1930s Communists. Along the way he views the terror weapons (ray guns!) and sees more evil upon evil. Leading a mutiny our ever optimistic adventurer proceeds on his rescue mission.

CARSON OF VENUS

Volume three of the Venus series pits Carson against a variety of monsters and strange civilizations. And our intrepid accidental explorer has built himself an airplane to get into trouble quicker in more distant places!

In this novel Edgar Rice Burroughs takes an opporutnity to ridicule a number of concepts of humans: eugenics, politics, and social engineering. Carson, ever determined, wends his way through the confusing and dangerous societies.

His girl rescued, it is time for her to be abducted again ... so we can get to the next novel...

ESCAPE ON VENUS

Escape On Venus is a series of four novelettes featuring amazing adventures on the cloud-covered planet. As ususal, the hero has to rescue the heroine a few times, but she also returns the favor!

This volume is actually a collection of short novelettes, each with a separate theme. Taken collectively, they are the next two years of Napier's time on Amtor with his lovely princess (who has decided to love him anyway), Since return to Duare's home country is not possible (she's under threat of execution) a search is made for a new home, one where they can live is peace. So, naturally, Napier and Duare end up in a war-torn section of Venus!

THE WIZARD OF VENUS

The fifth Amtorian novel is the shortest, but offers some of the more mystifying adventures on Venus! Zombies and mentalists and scary creatures, Oh My!

If I speek at length on this 18,000 word novelette, I'll give it away. Suffice it to say that Carson Napier and his buddy Ero Shan take off in the ananotar (Carson's airplane) and find themselves in a bit of trouble.

There's a creepy wizard, a city of Zombies, and other mysteries to confront.


NOTES ON THE GLOSSARY: This is a rough conversion of a database to html. At first glace it appears accurate, but during the process some of the DESCRIPTIONS were cut off. This glossary is also incomplete, though there are items from all five books, not all of the data has been recorded electronically (still have a pile of hand written notes to include).


PEOPLE

Abner Perry
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — EXPLORER Pellucidar — David Innes' friend, a scientist."
Alzo
Category or Sex: PERSON FEMALE WIFE — Kooaad, Vepaja — First girl Carson met; Olthar's wife"
Ambad
Category or Sex: PERSON CUSTOM TITLE — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: Psychologist"
angan
Category or Sex: PERSON RACE — LANGUAGE — Vepaja — possible typo? should this be klangan?"
Anoos
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — SPY Thora — infiltrator in the group of prisoners on the Sofal."
Byea
Category or Sex: PERSON FEMALE — VICTIM Vepaja — a women kidnapped by the Thoran raids on Vepaja and held on the Sovong. She later revealed that Vilor was a Thoran spy sent to Vepaja to steal the secret of the longevity serum and was mistakenly captured during the raids."
Carson Napier
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — PILOT California — son of a British officer and an American girl from Virginia. Born in India, childhood teacher was a Hindu mystic named Chand Kabi. Red haired."
Chand Kabi
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — MYSTIC India — taught Carson Napier the mental disciplines which allowed him to later communicate his adventures on Venus to Edgar Rice Burroughs' typewriter."
Danus
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — SCIENCE Vepaja — curator of a museum; Napier's mentor in Venusan language, customs and history."
David Innes
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — KING Pellucidar — member of the Pellucidar expedition."
Duare
Category or Sex: PERSON FEMALE — PRINCESS Kooaad, Vepaja — Carson Napier's love interest; daughter of Mintep; the Janjong of Vepaja; the last of the royal line; 19 years old when Carson first meets her in Kooaad. Pronounced DOO-AH-REE."
Duran
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — HUNTER Kooaad, Vepaja — First man Carson met; father of Olthar and Kamlot; of the house of Zar; husband of Zuro."
Ero Shan
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — Korgan Sentar Havatoo, Noobol — Carson Napier's friend in Havatoo; a military scientist"
Folar
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — PIRATE Nojo Ganta (ship) — evil hearted pirate officer who fought an unsuccessful sword duel with Carson Napier, then later tried to murder him with an r-ray pistol."
Gamfor
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — FARMER Thora — prisoner on the Sofal; original member of the Soldiers of Liberty."
ganfal
Category or Sex: PERSON CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — translation: criminal"
Gara Lo
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — FRIEND — Havatoo, Noobol — Ero Shan's friend"
Hara Es
Category or Sex: PERSON FEMALE — EXAMINER — Havatoo, Noobol — one of the examiners; later held Duare"
Herlak
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — soldier — Havatoo, Noobol — Ero Shan's man who was assigned to Carson Napier"
Hodson
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — CAPTAIN — Tarzana — A police captain known to ERB and his secretary."
Hokal
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — PIRATE — Kapdor, Noobol — commanded the party which captured Duare and Carson while trying to signal Kamlot on the Sofal."
Honan
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — WARRIOR — Vepaja — captured by klangan when Duare was kidnapped from Kooaad."
Janjong
Category or Sex: PERSON FEMALE — PRINCESS — Vepaja — Duare's title"
Janjong
Category or Sex: PERSON TITLE — LANGUAGE — COMMON — princess"
Jason Gridley
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — EXPLORER — California — A friend of ERB's, departs for Pellucidar in the dirigible O-220."
Jerry
Category or Sex: PERSON FEMALE — NURSE — California — One of nine nursers after ERB's last operation."
Jimmy Welsh
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — FOREMAN — Earth — Carson's foreman at Guadalupe."
John Carson
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — JUDGE — Virginia — Carson Napier's great-grandfather."
Kamlot
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — WARRIOR — Kooaad, Vepaja — First man Carson met; son of Duran; Olthar's brother; hunter and woodcarver"
Kiron
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — WARRIOR — Thora — prisoner on the Sofal; original member of the Soldiers of Liberty."
klangan
Category or Sex: PERSON RACE — LANGUAGE — Vepaja — winged men of Venus. described on page 93"
klongyan
Category or Sex: PERSON TITLE — LANGUAGE — Thora — translation: commissar or overlord; plural"
klonobargan
Category or Sex: PERSON RACE — LANGUAGE — Noobol — the barbarians of Noobol; of low intelligence, hairy and massive; use bows, slings and spears."
klonobargan
Category or Sex: PERSON RACE — LANGUAGE — Noobol — the barbarians of Noobol; in Carson Napier's aside, we learn the makeup of the word. — — 'This word...is and interesting example of the derivation of an Amtorian substantive. Buroadly, it means savages; literally, it means hairy men. In the singular it"
klooganfal
Category or Sex: PERSON CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — translation: criminals, kloo is the plural form."
Kodj
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — THORIST — Thora — one of Carson Napier's mutineers who questioned the American's rank of Captain after the Sofal was taken."
Korgan
Category or Sex: PERSON CUSTOM — TITLE — Havatoo, Noobol — title"
Korgan Kantum
Category or Sex: PERSON ? — ? — ? — ?"
lady ghost
Category or Sex: PERSON FEMALE — GHOST — Earth — the mental vision sent by Caron Napier to ERB."
Mankar the Bloody
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — KING — Havatoo, Noobol — Jong of ancient Havatoo who displaced the old regimes and began the rule of science and genetics"
Mankar the Savior
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — KING — Havatoo, Noobol — Jong of ancient Havatoo who displaced the old regimes and began the rule of science and genetics; abolished politics"
Mintep
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — JONG — Kooaad, Vepaja — The king; Duare's father."
Mohar
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — Korgan Kantum — Havatoo, Noobol — ?"
Moosko
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — ONGYAN — Thora — onboard the Yan when it was captured by Napier's pirates; later escaped with Vilor and Duare via klangan (birdmen) airlift to Noobol."
Nalte voo jan Kum Baltoo
Category or Sex: PERSON CUSTOM — TITLE — Andoo — the name means 'Nalte, the daughter of Baltoo'; her people called her 'Voo Jan'; her blood used by Skor to create his zombies, she was a prisoner in Morov when Carson and Duare were entrapped by the evil jong; Carson's companion after their escape from M"
nobargan
Category or Sex: PERSON RACE — RACE — Noobol",
Nurn
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — PIRATE — Nojo Ganta (ship) — a one-eyed giant who befriended Carson Napier"
Olthar
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — WARRIOR — Kooaad, Vepaja — First man Carson met; son of Duran; Kamlot's brother; Alzo's husband"
pygmies
Category or Sex: PERSON RACE — RACE — Noobol — aproximately three feet tall, covered with long hair, Carson Napier first thought these were monkeys until the creatures spoke to him; they were fierce, without clothing or weapons, but their long fangs and bulging shoulder muscles made them formidible;"
Ralph Rothmund
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — SECRETARY — Tarzana — ERB's secretary."
SDFSDFSDF
Category or Sex: PERSON RACE — LANGUAGE — Common — translation: no-hair man; see klnobargan for"
Shogan
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — EXAMINER — Havatoo, Noobol — chief of the Exam Board; a Physicist"
Sir James Jeans
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — MEASURE — Earth — suggested that the rotation of Venus was such that days and night were several times longer than Earth's, resulting in temperature ranges of 13 below zero Fahrenheit and correspondingly high day time temps."
Skor
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — KING — Morov & Kormor, No — carries a whip; scientist of sorts, he can animate the dead and rules over a kingdom of corpses; desired Duare."
Sofal
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — PIRATE — Korva — Carson Napier's pirate alias on the Nojo Ganta"
Soldiers of Liberty
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — PIRATES — Sofal (ship) — Carson Napier's band of mutineers."
Sov
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — OFFICIAL — Kapdor, Noobol — lazy Thoran official who processed Napier into Kapdor's Room of Seven Doors."
St John
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — MEASURE — Earth — estimated that the mounet of oxygen above the cloud envelope of Venus is less than 1/10th of one persent of Earths."
Tarzan
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — LORD — Africa — member of the Pellucidar expedition."
Thor
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — LABORER — Vepaja — a criminal who formed a political party that revolted against the Jong."
Thorist
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — PIRATES — Vepaja — criminals who revolted against the Jong and took their name from their leader, Thor."
Tofar
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — CAPTAIN — Kooaad, Vepaja — Caron Napier first met this warrior outside the residence of Mintep, Jong of Vepaja; captain of the palace guard"
Ul
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — WARRIOR — Noobol — a Noobolian pygmy"
vadjong
Category or Sex: PERSON CUSTOM — TITLE — Common — see jong"
Vejara
Category or Sex: PERSON FEMALE — MAID — Kooaad, Vepaja — Duare's lady-in-waiting who accepted a ring from Carson Napier; helped Carson free Duare the night before the janjong was to be executed for loving the Earthman."
Vepajan
Category or Sex: PERSON NATION — NATION — Vepaja — Native of the island kingdom Vepaja."
Vilor
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — SPY — Thora — see also page 154"
von Horst
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — LIEUTANET — Germany — the missing member of the Pellucidar expedition."
Vookor
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — CAPTAIN — Thora — commander of the Sofal"
zangan
Category or Sex: PERSON RACE — RACE — Noobol — a four footed beast man; hind legs shorter than front and it walks on its hind toes, the heels corresponding to the hocks of animals; hands very human appearing, walking flat on the palms; flat nose; broad mout with heavy undershot jaws armed with powerf"
Zar
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — NAME — Vepaja — appended to Kamlot's name on page 97"
Zog
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — SLVE — Thora — prisoner on the Sofal; original member of the Soldiers of Liberty."
Zuppner
Category or Sex: PERSON MALE — CAPTAIN — Germany — member of the Pellucidar expedition."
Zuro
Category or Sex: PERSON FEMALE — WIFE — Kooaad, Vepaja — First girl Carson met; Duran's wife."

PLACES

Ambad Lat
Category or Sex: PLACE CITY — STREET — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: Psychologist Avenue"
Amtor
Category or Sex: PLACE — PLANET — AMTOR — Venus — How the Venusians call their planet. page 50: Amtor is a huge disc with an upturned rim, like a great saucer; it floats upon a sea of molten metal and rock."
Andoo
Category or Sex: PLACE — NATION — nation — Andoo — mountainous country in the heartland of Noobol's continental mass, northern hemisphere, near the headwaters of the River of Death; Nalte's home."
Avenue of Gates
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — STREET — Havatoo, Noobol — eight mile long avenue following the outer arc of Havatoo's land side city walls; where shops and industry are located."
California
Category or Sex: PLACE — US STATE — HOME — America — Where Carson Napier was raised after leaving Virginia."
Central Laboratories
Category or Sex: PLACE — MADE — science — Havatoo, Noobol",
Claremont
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — CITY — America — College town were Carson Napier graduated."
Free Land of Thora
Category or Sex: PLACE — NATION — POLITICS — Thora — ERB's version of communisim."
Germany
Category or Sex: PLACE — NATION — NATION — Germany — Where Carson Napier became interested in rocketry."
gladitorial stadium
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — ARENA — Havatoo, Noobol — seats 200,000; where contests with automobiles are held"
Guadalupe, Mexico
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — EARTH — Mexico — Where Carson Napier secretly built his space vehicle."
Guaymas
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — SEAPORT — Mexico — a seaport in Sonoro on the Gulf of California."
Havatoo
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — CITY — Havatoo, Noobol — home of gentically perfect humans; the mecca of science and philosphy; located across from Kormor on the River of Death; the city is semi-circular in layout with five main urban areas: Sentar, Ambad, Kalto, Kantum and Korgan, which are the sectors of bio"
Havatoo culture
Category or Sex: PLACE — MADE — SHOPS — Havatoo, Noobol — shops, etc described"
Hollywood
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — CITY — California — Where Carson Napier lived at the time of his journey to Venus"
Kapdor
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — CITY — Noobol — Walled city of Noobol; where Napier faced the Room of Seven Doors and Duare was nearly raped by Moosko."
Karbol
Category or Sex: PLACE — COUNTRY — AMTOR — Venus — the cold country"
Korgan Lat
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — STREET — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: Avenue of Warriors"
Kormor
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — CITY — Kormor, Noobol — Jong Skor's city by the River of Death; across from Havatoo; a dismal place in semi-decay were Skor's zombies lived; home to a small community of the only OLD people on Amtor--those denied the longevity serum."
Mankar Pol
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — PARK — Havatoo, Noobol — a park in Havatoo"
Mars
Category or Sex: PLACE — PLANET — 4TH PLANET — Mars — Carson Napier's original destination."
Morov
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — CITY — Morov, Noobol — Jong Skor's small 'summer' estate where he kept his less perfect zombies; were Carson Napier, Duare and Nalte were imprisoned."
Noobol
Category or Sex: PLACE — NATION — NATION — Noobol — where Carson Napier, Duare, Vilor and Mooska landed when they left the Sofal; extensive forests and dangerous creatures abound."
Pellucidar
Category or Sex: PLACE — WORLD — INNERWORLD — Pellucidar — the inner world."
Sari
Category or Sex: PLACE — NATION — NATION — Pellucidar — Where David Innes rules in Pellucidar."
Strabol
Category or Sex: PLACE — COUNTRY — AMTOR — Venus — the hot country"
Tag Kum Voo Klambad
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — STREET — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: Gate of the Psychologists"
Tarzana
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — CITY — California — ERB's home."
Trabol
Category or Sex: PLACE — COUNTRY — AMTOR — Venus — the warm country"
Vepaja
Category or Sex: PLACE — NATION — NATION — Vepaja — island nation of enormous trees ruled by Jong Mintep; where Carson Napier landed on Venus; 4000 miles long and 1500 miles wide, located southern hemisphere."
Yorgan Lat
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — STREET — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: Avenue of Commons; a wide avenue located a third of a mile inside the city walls."

THING

alphabet
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — Napier remarks: 'shall not ... describe the language fully ... alphabet consists of twenty-four characters, five of which represent vowel sounds and these are the only vowel sounds that the Venusan vocal chords seem able to articulate. The characters o"
animals
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — ANIMAL — Common — descriptions of the various types of animals in Noobol. Lookup."
basto
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — BISON — Vepaja — a large omnivorous animal with powerful jaws. On its head grow two heavy horns and a bushy poll like American bison. At the shoulder it is as tall as a tall man. Hide color is blue and textured like an elephant. Heavy forequarters with short legs ending"
compass
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — DEVICE",,"electrical"
Day
Category or Sex: THING — MEASURE — measure — Common — length of rotaton; 26 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds — — Amtorian hour = 80.895 minutes; 1st hour (one o'clock) occurs at sunrise. 20 te per planetary rotation."
dress
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — UNIFORM — common — military dress consists of gee string and harness; women wear sarongs"
eggs
Category or Sex: THING — FOOD — FOOD — Common",
Elements
Category or Sex: THING — MINERAL — science — Common — Venusian periodic table — — — — — Element# — Common Name — — — 93 — — — vik-ro — — — 97 — — — 105 — — — yor-san"
elephant type animal
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — ANIMAL — Noobol",
fal
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — translation: kill, a verb"
faltargan
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — common — translation: pirate-ship-man"
first hour
Category or Sex: THING — MEASURE — TIMEE — Common — 1st hour (one o'clock) occurs at sunrise."
fish
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — FISH — Common",
forma
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — translation: ocean"
friend
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Thora — a customary title among Thorans, the equivalent of the Russian 'comrade'."
fruit
Category or Sex: THING — FLORA — FOOD — Common",
Gamma rays
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SCIENCE — Common — used in navigational devices"
Gate of the Physicists
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — STREET — Havatoo, Noobol — located at the end of Kantum Lat"
goat like animal
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — GOAT — Noobol",
golf
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — GAME — Earth — a comment"
grass, flowers, the color purple
Category or Sex: THING — FLORA — ANIMAL — Common",
hita
Category or Sex: THING — MEASURE — measure — common — a thousandth part of circumfrence; a degree; composed of 10 kobs (2.5 Earth miles); roughly 250 Earth miles at the equator."
hour
Category or Sex: THING — MEASURE — TIME — Common — hour = 80.895 minutes; 1st hour (one o'clock) occurs at sunrise."
jodades
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — Amtorian greeting meaning 'Luck-to-you'."
Jong
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — TITLE — Common",
Kalto
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — CHEMIST — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: Chemist"
Kantum Lat
Category or Sex: PLACE — CITY — STREET — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: Avenue of Physcists"
kazar
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — BIRD — Morov, Noobol — according to Carson Napier: '--saw a strange animal--about the size of a German police dog; it had a massive, curved beak like a parrot; a body covered with feathers, though the animal went on four legs and hand not wings. Forward of its 2 short ears wer"
kl
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — plural from of the Amtorian language, appears as a prefix."
kloo
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — plural from of the Amtorian language, appears as a prefix."
kob
Category or Sex: THING — MEASURE — MEASURE — common — 'The Amtorians divide the circumfrence of a circle into a thousand parts to arrive at their hita, or degree; and the kob is one tenth of a degree of longitude at the equator (or what the Amtorians call The Small Circle), roughly about two and a half Eart"
Korgan
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — TITLE — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: soldier"
Kung
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — the letter 'k'"
Lat
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: Street or Avenue"
lizards
Category or Sex: THING — FLORA — REPTILE — Common",
longevity serum
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SCIENCE — Vepaja — Injected every two years, combats all disease and aging, theoretically a person becomes immortal."
lor
Category or Sex: THING — MINERAL — SCIENCE — Common — contains element 105, lor is a substance used to power Amtorian ships. Reactive mass is small yet powerful. ERB's version of nuclear power, especially in naval vessels. Amazing prognosis of current day military ships considering PIRATES was written in 19"
maturity
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Vepaja — as in the case of Duare, the age of 20 is maturity."
medicene
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SCIENCE — Havatoo, Noobol — blood tests, etc"
mistal
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — RAT — Common — a rat like creature about the size of a house cat; an epithet."
motorcars
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SCIENCE — Havatoo, Noobol — described"
Nojo Ganta
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SHIP — pirate",
ongyan
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — TITLE — Thora — translation: commissar or overlord."
ortij oolja
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — common — translation: my love"
plants
Category or Sex: THING — FLORA — PLANTS — Common — descriptions of the various types of trees. Lookup."
radar
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SCIENCE – Common — vodar devices on ships, distance measuring, avoidance, see book. Gamma rays used.
rajodades
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — Amtorian meaning 'What-ill-luck?'"
Ray guns
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SCIENCE — Common — pistols and cannons; use the R-ray and T-ray; large diameter weapons with an exceedingly small bore which direct a constant stream of destructive radiations as long as the firing key is depressed. R-rays destroy animal matter, t-rays destroy all physical"
reptiles
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — REPTILES — Common — of great variety; most large reptiles are larger than the largest found on Earth."
rotik
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — SEABEAST — common — translation: three-eyed; a sea monster 1000 feet long"
R-ray
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — WEAPON — Common — pistols and cannons; can use the R-ray which is a constant stream of — destructive radiations produced by the reaction of 2 Venusian elements as — — long as the firing key is depressed. R-rays destroy animal matter. — — Elements 93 and 97."
Sanjong
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — TITLE — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: five-king"
Sentar
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: biologist"
Sera Tartum
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Havatoo, Noobol — translation: Central Labs"
serpents
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — SNAKES — Common",
Shadowless lighting
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SCIENCE — Havatoo, Noobol",
Shepherd's Star
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — VENUS — Earth — Napier's reference to Venus."
Sikorsky amphibian
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — AIRSHIP — Earth — Carson's airplane."
so
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — translation: same value as 'er' suffix in English"
Sofal
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SHIP — Thora — ship taken by Napier's band of mutineers. Originally commanded by Captain Vookor."
Sovong
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SHIP — Thora — ship which carried Duare and was the first ship taken by Napier's band of pirates."
sword
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — WEAPON — Common — primarily a cutting weapon with more weight toward the tip."
tarel
Category or Sex: THING SILK — CUSTOM — Vepaja — spider silk; collected and used for fabric and cordage."
targo
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — SPIDER — Vepaja — spider about 15 feet across with large yellow spots above each eye. Emits horrifying shrieks and is rather ugly. Venom paralyizes victims. Spins webbing called tarel."
te
Category or Sex: THING — MEASURE — TIME — Common — Amtorian hour, 80.895 minutes; 20 te per planetary rotation."
tharban
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — PREDATOR — Common — large as a full-grown puma standing on 4 handlike feet which support its aboreal existance, front legs longer than hind; furry pelt is red and yellow striped longitudally; hideous head with no external ears; low forehead with a single eye atop a thick an"
tob
Category or Sex: THING — MEASURE — WEIGHT — Vepaja — a tob is the Amtorian unit of weight, the equivalent of 1/3 English pound. All wei9ghts are coputed in tobs or decimals of tobs."
tork
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — CUSTOM — Vepaja — a game; uses pieces similar to mahjong yet plays like poker."
torpedo
Category or Sex: THING ROCKET — AIRSHIP — Earth — sixty tons of steel rocket Carson used to journey between planets. Expected to achieve a speed of 6.93 miles per second to leave the Earth."
traffic control
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — CUSTOM — Havatoo, Noobol — described"
T-ray
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — WEAPON — Common — pistols and cannons; can use the T-ray which is a constant stream of — destructive radiations produced by the reaction of 2 Venusian elements as — — long as the firing key is depressed. T-rays destroy all physical matter. — — Elements xx and xx."
trumpets
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM —MUSIC — Common — musical instrument"
vere
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — REPTILE — Noobol — 20 ft lizard covered with scales of red, black and yellow arranged in intricate designes. Its coloration and ornamentation were beautiful; the head was not unile that of a crocodile with gleaming white horns along each side of the upper jaw used for defe"
vik-ro
Category or Sex: THING — MINERAL — SCIENCE — Common — element 93; produces deadly radiations when combined with element 97."
vir
Category or Sex: THING — MEASURE — TIME — common — 1 vir = four minutes; 15 vir = 60 minutes of Earth Time"
vong
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — translation: defend"
Voo
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — translation: the"
Voo notar
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — LANGUAGE — Common — translation: 'A ship!'"
weapons
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — WEAPON — Common — Bow and Arrow; Spear; Dagger; Sword; Knife; Sling; ray guns; ray cannons."
whistle
Category or Sex: THING — CUSTOM — CUSTOM — Common — individuals whistle at doorways instead of knocking. Whistles are unique to each person."
Yan
Category or Sex: THING — MADE — SHIP — Thora — second ship captured by Napier's pirates."
yor-san
Category or Sex: THING — MINERAL — SCIENCE — Common — element 105; contained in lor, a substance used to power Amtorian ships. Reactive mass is small yet powerful. ERB's version of nuclear power, especially in naval vessels. Amazing prognosis of current day military ships considering PIRATES was written in"
zorat
Category or Sex: THING — FAUNA — RIDER — Morov, Noobol — 4 footed riding animal about the size of a small horse with long thin legs, round and nailess feet, with vertical pasterns, were heavily calloused on the bottom; nearly horizontal femurs and humeri absorbed jolts, making the zorat comfortable riding beas"