Greetings, Phrases, Etc...
In the SIDEBAR is a list of Common Sayings within the world at large, and of particular use in the West. Unless otherwise noted, these phrases all originated in the Common tongue...
- Common Phrases
- Common Phrases in Hariel Greeting and farewell The following terms can be used interchangeably. The formal "hello": "Fortune find you." The informal "hello": "Fortunate day." The formal "goodbye": "Go in peace" The informal "goodbye": "Peaceful day" The formal "hello" od Varrum: "Praised presence." The informal "goodbye" of Varuum: "Until next!" Another common "goodbye": "With baited breath." A Qualenti greeting/farewell: "Aluve!" A mixed gendered formal greeting amongst nobles of uncertain station: "“Gentles...” Other phrases, Alphabetically Used across both Hariel Majour and Minuta: "A little sun." - slang term for gold coins. “Abyssal” - term applied to the collective creatures of the Abyss, their language, work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making; the term is also applied to anything belonging to, or resembling the Abyss “Accursed, the” - a term for Qualenti used by other elves. “Art, the” - term that means the use of arcane magic. "As in Angleport, so goes the West." - a reminder of the political importance of the greatest trade city in the West. "As peaceful as the Churn." - not at all peaceful. "As [true] as a crown is round." - referring to the shape of the Wyethian kingdom minted gold coin (called a "crown"). "Bedine"- a member of a tribal community of nomads in the Wastes of Veric. "Before the Gods /or Before Celene" - I swear to you. "Chronos blinks." - time flies. “Chultan”- a local inhabitant of Chult. “Coin-raker” - a money grubber. “Curlbeard” - dwarven term for something bitter or disgusting in taste or smell, or something nauseating. “Dawnfry”- a more colloquial, or specific, term for breakfast (often a camp meal at dawn; literally a skillet of some sort using fish or leftovers from the day before, eggs, sliced meat cooked in its own juices, the ubiquitous trail-food sausages, etc). “Doom”- term for a lich’s (or other powerful abomination's) domain. "[get the] Diamond-Cure" - getting paid. "Easier to mend Celene." - an impossible task. “Eveningfeast”- the formal term for dinner, also known or pronounced as “eveningfest” or shortened to "evenfest." “Fair Folk, the” – a general term for elves. “Fair unbearded”- dwarven term for someone/something that is reckless or dangerous. “Glim” - beautiful in an eye-catching way; flashy. "Glimmer"- coins, typically silver and above. "Glub"- of little [monetary] value. "Highsun"- noon, midday. "Jakes"-a term for an outhouse or privy. "Kingspeak" - the common tongue of Wyeth (and, by proxy, the rest of the world). "Krytuss' rot" - a curse. “Lackcoin”-a poor person; used to denote long-lasting poverty rather than a temporary lack of funds. "Lackwit"- a dull or witless person. "Mageling"-a condescending or descriptive term for a junior, inexperienced or relatively weak mage. "[having] Metal enough" - street cred. "Ogurkh"- dwarven word referring to something unbelievable, insane, monumentally stupid, or the result of crazed, dunderheaded, or hard to believe actions. "Ore"-term implying someone of lowest rank, or something of worst quality, or that is unrefined, filthy or criminal. "Painquench"- magic, ointments or other healing that removes or reduces pain. "Ride, a" - one week. “Sakros!” - an exclaimation of astonishment, both good and bad. "Sand!" The Varuumae equivalent of "bullshit." "Sharper than a Varuumite's tongue." - a very sharp edge. "Skald" - a bard or other poet or storyteller. "The sea makes men. The Spectral makes ghosts." -on the dangers of the Spectral Sea. "Stars"- fate. "Swinger" - a mercenary. “Take the Tour”- to wander and/or adventure. "Tallglass"- a drinking-vessel made of blown glass looking something like a slightly larger champagne flute. "Trick, the"- a powerful narcotic drug known for its high mortality rate. "Varuumite" - a person from Varuum. “Ward” - a field of guarding magic. "Waymoot" - a crossroads. "Wyethian" - of Wyeth. People, places, things, ideas. “Zelzing!” - an oath used triumphantly to mark a blow struck, or battle joined, or a foe struck down.
- Common Male Names
- The common prefix title for lords or knights in the south (equivalent to "sir") is "Mita." For example a knight named Alafor would be called Mita Alafor.
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