Words Every Trader Should Know (book)

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Words Every Trader Should Know

by Agalman Haskens, Prop., Haskens Tavern Supply

(Page 1: Common Phrases)

As ye wander about Elanthia in search of profit, 
ye'll come across all kinds of people.  Most of 
them speak Gamgweth, the language of commerce 
since afore the time of the Empire.  Here are a 
few Gamgweth phrases:

Do ye speak Gamgweth?     Gwer tema Gamgweth?
I am Agalman.             Sa ama Agalman.
Who are ye?               Sa pomger tema?
Greetings (formal)        Andu sann.
Hello!                    Heyo!
Goodbye                   Hentor abu.
Good luck, blessing, etc. Sarabu!
Forgive me.               Achor ama ziallar tema.
Ye insult me!             Ziallar tema ama!
I don't know              Mivardin ama.
No                        Din.
Yes                       An.
What?                     Pom?

(Page 2: Important Words)

Sometimes a little coaxing in a person's native 
tongue makes the difference between a happy customer 
and "not interested."  Here's a start, though if ye 
deal frequently with a particular race, ye should 
take the trouble to learn the language.
(I'm leaving out Elothean 'cause it's a bunch of 
mishmash that makes Elven seem simple.  The highbrows 
won't expect ye to know it anyway.)

           Honored Lord     Honored Lady    Friend     Thank Ye
Dwarven    bhaarquin        bhaarbanin     grek      Daith agy.
Elven      Dira'ila         Dira'ela       taneel    Arikehe.
Gor'Tog    lug don          lug bigah      vano      Maza garug.
Halfling   mieha kanraata   naisa liit     isaanen   Kyto ko.
Human      sannden          sanndel        makro     Bueser alyi tema.
S'kra Mur  poho             poho           smolgi    Rath'a saar.

           I don't know yer language     Yes       No
Dwarven    May oenvyos Thiirquinhaak.     ya       oen
Elven      Ei vereau Chui'lana.           halie    vau
Gor'Tog    Damug neh ket Tog.             dah      neh
Halfling   Jy oisa enn Olvio.             kyya     enn
Human      Gwerdin ama Gamgweth.          an       din
S'kra Mur  Pon'zh'sha S'kra.              s'she    zhoss

(Page 3: Languages)

Here are the native names for each language:

Dwarven                     Thiirquinhaak
Elven                       Chui'lana
Elothean                    Gerenshuge
Gor'Tog (spoken)            Tog
Gor'Tog (written)           (none - use Gamgweth)
Halfling                    Olvio
Human/Common/Trade Speech   Gamgweth
S'kra Mur (spoken)          S'kra
S'kra Mur (written)         Eth'ral'khh 1