As mentioned early on, the use of a constructed language is very common in planetary romance novels. For the creation of various elements for the World of Samardan Campaign Setting, I created a basic naming language, using basic language roots and concatenation. It didn't happen all at once, but chunks at a time, as I needed various aspects of the naming language. All in all, I created almost three hundred core roots, which I have listed below in the following table:
Table: Full Name Format
Samardan English bak bat bal lance, spear balem valley bam flower ban bird bar bigger, greater, more barik rain bek beak, bill ben come ber green blad blade, sword blen highlands bol tree bur bear (animal) bur brown dafan shell dam blood dan earth, ground, land dant fang, tooth darb path, trail darm justice, righteousness dasan slave dek (number) 10, ten del chasm, rift dev god deva divine, holy di smallest, least digar hill, hillock dik savage, wild dil shadow dim smoke din mineral, stone doganu noble (high) don thunder dor mouse, rat, rodent drak serpentine, snake dren lumber, wood dros estate, manor dud worm duk firearm, gun dul dark dus gray, grey fak jaw fam mouth far aberration, alien fas competition, contest, game feb amphibian fel barrens, desert, wasteland fort strength (inner), willpower gad liver gak creek, stream, river, water (flowing) gan war gand odor, skunk, stink badger gar mountain gas island gat cat, feline gen cloud gon fire gong ooze, slime gongar volcano gor mount (to ride a creature) gran biggest, greatest grat township (walled) gum curve gumbad dome, vault (curved structure) gup sponge gus orange (color) had youth hada young hak raccoon ham homestead, residence han pride har run hat line, stripe, strip hel black hen offspring, son/daughter hik laugh him slow hud beaver, badger, otter, weasel hun color hur freedom hus hyena kad arrow, bolt, projectile kal hair, pelt kam grasslands, plains, savannah kamar moon (general) kan canine, dog, wolf kar horn karm ear kas success, victory, win kasa axe, hatchet kat carnivore ker take care of kesh odd-toed ungulate (horse, donkey, zebra, tapir, rhino) kif cliff, precipice kina sharp kod dig kol mine, quarry kom omnivore koranu noble (medium) kosh beach, shore kost bone krak lightning kreg believe, dogma krel wing kris crystal kudisa blessed, sacred kun claw kus diplomacy, negotiation kusan diplomat, negotiator lal night lan lazy lang tail lat (number) 3, three lath herbivore lek (number) 1,000, thousand len parasite lep hare, rabbit lisan language liyum spire, tower lob love log cure, heal lon (number) 1,000,000 million lus light, brightness ma I (first person, singular) mad build, forge, make madan builder, creator, smith mader forest, woods mak place, site mal smaller, lesser, less man hand mand anteater, armadillo, glyptodont, sloth mang mongoose mani we (first person, plural) mer marsh, moor, swamp mil salt min command, direct, lead mir detritivore, scavenger mit hammer mor dead, death, die mot pearl mud insight, wisdom mur bitterness nadar cave, cavern nak serve nakan servant (personal, non-slave) nan (number) 2, two nar nose naran twin nat farm, plantation nen (number) 9, nine neth feather nob new nol (number) 0, zero ork fork, split pad father pak marsupial, pouch pal half pan bread pand lake, pond, water (still body) pansanu noble (low) par chokepoint, gate, pass pek muscle, strength peka strong penk (number) 5, five pesh fish pesun hoof pif skin pil yellow pit drink plem clan, family, tribe pod influence, power pol field por aerie, port pul bridge rag noble, royal raganu emperor, king, sovereign rahan survive rak arthropod (crab, insect, spider) ram temple ran person, sentient rani people (sentient species) rapa fast, quick, rapid, swift rar strange raran enemy, stranger rasak academy, school rasokamari moon (dancing twins) rek rich, wealth riv spin, weave rug hedgehog, mole, shrew ruk knee run red runkamar moon (red) sab civet sad happy saf purity sag dungeon, jail, prison sam fight, skirmish saman sky samar fighter, mercenary, warrior san defend, protect sanadar flying ship sanar defender, guardian, protector sar dinosaur sark shark sat (number) 7, seven sel seal, walrus sem (number) 1, one sen (title) mystic, scholar, teacher sest (number) 6, six set dolphin, porpoise, whale shand rod, stave shar road, street shen name shet (number) 4, four shin knight shun reptile sir head smar bear-dog so he, she, it (third person, singular) sok height sol citadel, fort (civilized) soni they, them (third person, plural) sor sun sorat gold sud ape, babboon, gorilla, monkey, primate suk market sul blue sum devotion, honor, loyalty suma devout, loyal, patriotic sumar fight (honorable), duel sun give suvel white suvelkamar moon (white) tad mammal tal lake tam value tan tongue tanga stinger tar radially symmetrical aquatic (starfish) tar star tath breast thor hamlet, shire thul purple tin hear tor rock trat ancient, archaic, obsolete, old tu you (second person, singular) tuni y'all (second person, plural) tur castle, palace tut broken val village valk fort (frontier/border), watch tower van bay var leaf ves beer vid poison, venom vir bravery, valor vist see vol flight vos (number) 8, eight yam ocean, sea yan eye yar advise, counsel, recommend, suggest yat journey, travel yen (number) 100, hundred; also, full yev bear, carry yun storm yur even-toed ungulate (antelope, camel, cattle, deer, goat, hippo, pig, sheep) yurlath livestock
Please let me know if I've forgotten any of the roots that I may have published earlier. If I need to include additional entries, please feel free to suggest them in the comments of this post. This was one of my favorite aspects of generating this material. If nothing else, it gave a sense of internal consistency to all of my names. I hope you, too, find it useful going forward.