- Bridge (of a ship)
No official Romulan language exists. The Romulan used on this site is drawn from several sources, most importantly the pages of the Star Trek novels written by Diane Duane, whose work provides the foundation for much of the Romulan culture and language as used by Star Trek fans outside of the official sources. Other sources for Rihan include the various Star Trek television series and films and the work of Romulan roleplayers over the years.
Much of the original content on this stie has been taken from the pages of the Catoena ih'Swaet Doaege Rihanai. The CSDR website has been dormant since 2006, and fears that it will someday disappear as did the Vulcan Language Institute in 2008 have prompted its work to be saved before it does.
The IRLI has reformatted or will reformat much of the original CSDR content, correcting mistakes, making it easier to read, making it easier to understand the grammar section, and expanding on what has been done, including adding Romulan lessons. The English-Rihan dictionary is also now searchable.
- Common Words: A section of common words is still under construction. It will feature some but not all of the words from the CSDR common words list, words from other CSDR sections, and new lists such as "colors" and "military terms."
- Dictionary: The CSDR dictionary has been completely transferred. It is now in the process of being revised. Pages have been reformatted for easier reading and to make them easier to search. Corrections to CSDR dictionary entries are now underway. The original dictionary had many discrepancies, most likely the result of not being revised as the language was better developed. For example, adjective suffixes were not consistent. Formatting of the dictionary was also inconsistent and is being brought up to standards. Reformatting work has been completed through the letter B and is starting on C. Where spelling has been changed from the CSDR dictionary, the original spelling has also been included so that it will show up in a search, though it is not visible when viewed on the dictionary pages.
- Grammar: The CSDR grammar section has been completely transferred and revised.