Following up on last week:
Lane yomelasanochi myon pmslo methale.
The Nitherian word for “gold” here, methale, is from the Old Maritime language, and refers to a particular gold coin used by the Maritimers. By extension, it’s used to mean “gold as a store of value”, or simply “wealth”. Nitherian also has a native word for “gold”, thithyo, to refer to the metal in general or its decorative uses.
Putting it all together:
Rmpakmiso Thoynposlo. Tsmpathaynslo zherashosla thwesaso. Nitherwi vezhivazherasho wi, ayomelasanochi yovo pmslo thoslerwi. Lane yomelasanochi myon pmslo methale.
“To the north lies the Poslo Sea. From its waters rise a thousand islands. The people who live there don’t sacrifice anything to the gods. But they will give anything for gold.”
This sums up the Nitherian stereotype of the Maritimers… and sets the stage for my Lexember entries. The Nitherians have borrowed quite a few words from the Maritimers through their trade interactions. Each word I create this December will be a Nitherian word that comes from Old Maritime.