Merchant's Tongue

Merchant’s Tongue
Merchant’s Tongue began out of the need for international traders and merchants to communicate. It is a conglomeration of many languages that has evolved into a commonly spoken language among those of different backgrounds. It first appeared along the Ahznomahnii coast and within fifty years, so many Ahznoms were fluent, that country’s Parliament officially recognized it as a second language. Merchant’s Tongue also defines a system of weights and measures. All of Tellene’s civilized countries recognize and use this system.

It should be noted that while Merchant’s Tongue is spoken throughout most of Tellene, in underdeveloped, rural areas many native inhabitants are not fluent. Certainly most slaves and serfs are not learnéd in Merchant’s Tongue, unless they were previously active in trade or city life. In Eldor the use of Merchant’s Tongue is restricted to the cities’ business districts. Use of Merchant’s Tongue outside of the business quarter or outside of the city is frowned upon, and many Eldorans will not even respond unless spoken to in Brandobian.
Merchant’s Tongue (Standard Numerals)

Merchant's Tongue

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