A Guide to Speaking with the Fair Folk
You stumble upon a leather bound book. It's dyed a deep emerald green, and fancy golden leaf is used to add embellishments to the otherwise plain book. The title is A Guide to Speaking with the Fair Folk and a few pages appeared to be bookmarked...
[...] In the following chapter, this guide will cover the taboos of Fair Folk conversation. This will include swears, insults, and other vulgar language that could see you in deep trouble if spoken to the wrong Fae. The pre-face of Chapter 7: How to be Polite
How to be PoliteBeing polite in the company of Fair Folk is incredibly important; and proper conversational skill will help you avoid disaster! In the following chapter, this guide will cover the taboos of Fair Folk conversation.This will include swears, insults, and other vulgar language that could see you in deep trouble if spoken to the wrong Fae.
How to greet FaeUpon greeting a Fae the most important thing to remember, as was discussed in How to interact with the Fair Folk chapter is to avoid direct eye contact unless permitted. When greeting fae, you want to interact in the following way:
Haloion, efall yr'm Hau'lo / Mau'n disglairiom aryn Hello, may the Sun/Moon shine on youA typical greeting that Fae share with one another. One must take great care to ensure that the usage of moon/sun is proper; Seelie and Unseelie Fae have different usages of the greeting. It is considered polite to ask the fae what their residing court is, much better than assuming.
Polite GoodbyesWhen parting presences with Fae, a safe statement to use is the following:
A'efall yr'm elem'ean gh'ad aryn. May the elements protect you.Though the Fae are separated from one another via their courts, a common departing statement is to wish them well in a neutral matter. If you know of the fae's court standing, you can replace elem'ean with Hau'lo or Mau'n.
Swears & InsultsFae are typically very polite beings. Being polite is a key part of their culture, but there are swears used occasionally. If you are on good terms with fae, it is likely that you may hear these in casual conversation. You must be aware of your relationship with the fae before using these terms. Iarainneith Ironblooded; Someone who is toxic. Och'diean Eight Points; an exclamation of surprise, a curse.
- Common Phrases
Haloion, efall yr'm Hau'lo / Mau'n disglairiom aryn Hello, may the Sun/Moon shine on you A'efall yr'm elem'ean gh'ad aryn. May the elements protect you. Tapadh aryn. Thank you. Masefall. Please.
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