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Speaking Gnommish

Postby captin.holly.short » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:17 am

Hi everyone. I have a REALLY big question that nobody seems to be able to answer... How do you speak Gnommish

Many people, including myself, have the ability to read and write in the fairy tounge. But how do you speak it? We know a few words like D'arvit, cowpog, ect. but we don't know what these words actually mean. (except for cowpog which translates to moron) Anyway, have fun with this topic!
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Re: Speaking Gnommish

Postby Centaurboi2 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:41 am

Ok I moved this tot he AF talk section. With gnomish I think it's more a series of noises, I thought that was mentioned in the books. Even with D'Arvit I don't think it's pronounced the way it seems.
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Re: Speaking Gnommish

Postby fireniner3 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:24 pm

http://www.whymedia.ca/dungeonsanddragons/resources/languages/gnomish.html

Is this the gnommish language?.... or is this a different type of gnommish?
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Re: Speaking Gnommish

Postby optiguy » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:24 am

That's not the same kind of gnommish.

I've always wanted to be able to speak gnommish! I just think that would be awesome! I think EC should write a translator with a bunch of very common words and phrases. That would be cool!
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Re: Speaking Gnommish

Postby Creatress » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:16 am

In TTP, Opal says something like "Tell me where the little *blebers* went" or something along that line. To Mulch, I believe it was... I can't look it up because I don't have the book with me.

What about "blebers?" It sounds familiar for some reason, but I can't put my finger on it... :S
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Re: Speaking Gnommish

Postby optiguy » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:19 pm

Yeah, that does ring a bell. I could guess what it means though....XD
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Re: Speaking Gnommish

Postby Tyrison » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:58 am

Hm. I thought it sounded a bit like German, but that's probably just me; it's Gnommish, I believe.

About speaking Gnommish...right now, it's not exactly possible, because we don't know enough words. Maybe if Eoin gets really inspired someday, he'll invent the rest of the language, or at least give us a broader view, but right now all we know are a few words.

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Re: Speaking Gnommish

Postby lethe_naiad » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:53 am

I always imagine it more like the Elvish in Tolkein.

It'd be cool is it was in the movie.
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