Builder Questions

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Builder Questions

What are some typical Builder names?  Is there an example of what their language is similar to, or is it too alien to compare it to anything?  

DavidFredricksonJr.
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My group has an NPC builder working for us named Samael.

At one point we had another builder who we had taken captive in a raid; but I seem to have failed to take note of his name.

Est Sularus oth Mithas.

Matrix4b

I picture the Builder language as being sortof like a version of dwarven BUT advanced.  Instead of saying simple things they use big words.  Picture a scientist using large words talking to a child that is barely 3.  The vocabulary of a person with multiple PHDs that delights in using all of the words talking to a 3 year old who barely has a language.  That is how I compare the language of Builder to the Dwarven Language.  This is why almost nobody but a Builder can speak it.  Let alone write it.  The written builder would probably use dwarven runes that are combined with no two runes being alike.  If you could break up the symbols into individual runes then you could understand it, if you understood dwarven. 

In Sog there is a Builder that is an NPC by the name of Grak.  Figure that most Builders, even if they speak a "lower language" would have trouble finding the words due to wanting to be precise and getting frustrated at the simplicity of the other languages and their inherent use of slang, and words that mean more than one thing.   Also, many Builders would take a name others could understand.

 

That is my impression of them.  But I am not their inventor or the cultural warden.

Matrix4b

DavidFredricksonJr.
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Samael still speaks in broken Galean after hanging with the party for nearly a year.

Est Sularus oth Mithas.

Matrix4b

Word from SPF is that the actual phonetics are similar to Hungarian as are the naming conventions.