Dwarvish is the language spoken by the dwarven people. Every clan, mine, nation, tribe, or any other large dwarven group has its own variations on it, as well as the very rules of the language changing based upon the circumstances of the sentences. People brought up speaking dwarvish know how to change what they are saying without even a single thought, but people fluent in it that did not learn it from early on tend to need to take a few moments to decide how to speak or write.

Dwarvish is an extremely complicated language, with sentences that follow extremely esoteric and confusing rules of grammar, and words that can completely change spelling based upon the surrounding words or the circumstances of the sentence. Because of this, it is very, very difficult to learn dwarvish unless you are completely immersed in it for a very long time. The easiest variation of the language to learn is the strain used for trading purposes.

Languages in my games are inspired and influenced by real-world languages. Dwarvish is influenced primarily by German and Scandinavian languages, with writing much like Norse runes or Mesopotamian cuneiform.

Some Common Phrases in Dwarvish (listed in both everyday usages and the trade variation):
Dwarvish: Smaprat (the name of the language does not change with circumstances)
Yes: Ja (yes does not change with circumstances)
No: Na (no does not change with circumstances)
Hello: Allo (this generic greeting does not change with circumstances)
Goodbye: Furvel (common), Gut Kommersial (trade)
Please: Ma ich taken (common), Ma ich kaufen (trade)
Thank You: Tack (common), Tach (trade)
Welcome: Kommer (both)
How: Ha (both)
What: Va (both)
Why: Wa (both)
Who: Vo (both)
When: Ve (both)
Where: Ves (both)


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