Author: Agalman Haskens, Prop., Haskens Tavern Supply
Source: Asemath Academy, Library Hall
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?
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'shen zhoss
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