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Most players in our world simply use Common as a direct translation from whatever language they speak. However, certain words are different, as demonstrated by the following list.
Alae: - Fortunate Meeting (Contraction of an elven phrase). a greeting (and reassurance of peaceful intentions) between travelers in the southern and eastern coastlands around The Sea of Fallen Stars.
Badaulder: - Balderdash, hogwash, nonsense, etc.
Bluefin: - Tuna
Blusterwing: - Grouse
Boar: - Pig(animal)
Broadleaf: - Kale
Browncap: - Wild mushroom
Burslake (or simply slake): - Trout
Bustard: - Turkey
Codloose winker: - Lecher
Darburl: - Angry
Darkblade: - Mercenary with dubious morals and/or loyalty
Doorguard: - A guard that guards a doorway of a building.
Fieldings: - Vegetables
Fireseared: - Grilled
Flamed: - Seared
Galad!: - Heartlands word meaning something akin to "Gadzooks!" or "Zounds!"
Glim: - Eyecatchingly beautiful or flashy.
Goldenpanned: - Sautéed
Gulletfire: - Bad beer or wine.
Haularake: - God-damnit.
Hiresword: - Mercenary
Hrast (or the southern hrammar): - Damn
Kell: - Try (derisive, cynical or disbelieving), when the thing you are trying to do seems impossible; "I'm going to kell swim up that waterfall!" "You kell steal from there?!" (kell never changes due to tense)
Knuckle or thumbknuckle: - Brussels sprout
Lalandath: - Agile, sleek or lithe, often used to describe female dancers whose beauty is accentuated by their movements.
Naeth/naed (or the southern orbal): - Dung (exclamation)
Navalar: - Catfish
Plounce: - Squab
Parharding: - A swear word used as an adjective ("Parharding wizard!")
Rhambukkya: - Ride High. Greeting used by Shaaryan nomads
Rivvim: - Lust or lusty
Sabruin: - Get lost or up yours (v. harsh)
Scorchkettle: - Woman who quickly mouths off to those who raise her ire.
Shaeling: - Minnow
Sheelie: - Bass
Shield: - Pastry crust
Silverfin: - Whitefish
Skaether: - Restaurant
Sorn: - Salmon
Spear (also known as greenneedles): - Asparagus
Spurnarmor: - Well-endowed man or woman with a spectacular figure.
Stettar Voh: - God's power keep you well. Formal greeting used by merchants of the Shining South.
Stlarn: - Polite equivalent of F-word (about as blasphemous as "darn" used where we might say "screw" or "screwing" (stlarning) "They can't kell anything without stlarning up!", "Stlarning bandits!"
Tantam: - Greeting used by northern merchants and followers of Waukeen.
Thael: - Glad, pleasant or heart-lifting
Throatslake: - Unpleasant, but otherwise healthy and thirst-quenching drink.
Turnshield: - Polite cormyrean term for bastard.
Vasark: - Horsemeat
Vlandranna: - Gods grant (used in conjunction with with whatever you want the gods to grant you) used by those living on and around the Sea of Fallen Stars.
Watchwolf: - A guard.
Zzar: - Ice wine
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (2004). Silverfall. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-3572-3.
- ↑ Steven E. Schend (September 2008). Blackstaff Tower. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-4913-9.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (December 1993). “Elminster's Notebook #1: Lord Kuldak Maurancz”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #200 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 144–145, 166.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (2004). Silverfall. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 103. ISBN 0-7869-3572-3.