Since the first contact with the Grol, the Dwarves of Bormar have tried to establish a lexicon of words, phrases and such, so that they might come to fully understand one another one day. This has turned out to be an incredibly difficult ordeal due to most Grol living in central Bormar not being fluent in the language and the geographical remoteness of Grol societies, their mistrust to strangers and their general privacy. However, over the generations, scholars and traders have slowly established a short list of the language of the Grol.
Gurku/Nurku = Formal Greeting/Goodbye
Orli = Casual Hello and Bye
Ag = Yes
Nag = No
Dhi / te = The
e = and
an = a
en = in
M-ji = Me
Tu = You
S-ji = She
H-ji = He
Qur = We
Aun = one
Ku = two
Tul = three
Ne = four
Net = five
Grut = many
-ji = Suffix denoting a person.
-ti = Suffix denoting a thing or object.
Te = Article for groups of people.
-t = Plural.
-en = Plural.
-oln = 'One who makes'.
-ak = signifying great pain.
-em = signifying an amount of respect.
-a = Suffix for 'er', e.g Urk-a = Thinker
d- = Prefix for 'to', e.g canao d-sleppen = sing to sleep
Ajara = Dwarf (Derogatory)
Bormarji = Dwarf, lit. 'person of Bormar'.
Grol = The grol race.
Aan - A name
Bot = A youth, a young person
Botleen = A teenager
Basta = A grol alcoholic beverage made from cactus and a variety of gourds.
Dubir - brother
Difur = Sister
Ar-bu = The main Grol god, thought to have an amazing long beard. lit 'Great Strong'
Fynir = Alcohol (Old loan word from the Old Dwarven “Fynnir”)
Ur = First
Ka = Mind
Pel - heart
Lig - leg, or legs.
Per = Salve, commonly used for potions or tinctures.
Urka = The title of a great thinker/inventor, a very rare trait for a Grol to have. lit "Thinker"
Peroln = The title of a potion-maker, a very rare trait for a Grol to have. lit "Salve maker"
Pepam = The title of a Priest. lit "Teaching believer"
Wurlv - Wolf
Baar - Bear
Borr - Boar
Hoggen - Hog
Vek - Vekhorn
Tomal = Metal
Gruqui = Ground
Lahir - a book
Luntir - a story/poem/rhyme
Gommiq = A gem
Stobej - melee weapon or tool used to break things such as a hammer, lit. 'strike to break'.
Tolt - small piece of wood, usually a stick or twig.
Toltpult - a bow, lit. 'stick thrower'.
Polk - skin
Kupolk - armour or clothes, lit. 'second skin'. Prior adjectives give more nuance to determine the type of armour or clothes.
Moqu = Morning/Day
Nuqi = Evening/Night
Stola - the Moon.
Argruqui = the Earth, lit 'Great Ground'
Urba - generic name for a Grol hut or room.
Bej = To break
Apar - Death, to die.
Aparak = To die, painfully
Aqqu = (Do) not
Brea = To strongly like/love
Fua = To strongly dislike/hate
Romu = To fight
Grungern - Empty, in terms of the body; mind, stomach, heart, etc.
Polto - Full, in terms of the body; mind, stomach, heart, etc.
Imit - to allow something to happen, to give permission
Edish - to feed, or sometimes to refer to the food itself.
Poten - water, or to drink. Other alternatives to water are very rare, so this has become the same word over time.
Pult - to throw.
Grutlig - a great distance, lit 'many legs'.
Pepu - To teach
Amu - To believe
Canao - To sing
Abaga - to travel, to journey.
Juntu - to find, to discover.
Sleppen - to sleep, lit 'sleeps (pl.)'
Urk - to think or be smart/wise
Bargah - to blame or complain
Enduqiah - to compare, lit 'In comparison'
Skorj'Al = A title meaning "the best in". There is no literal translation.
Sto = Struck (with something) - also used to mean “afflicted” or “ailed by”
Kra = to use something.
Gor = Nice/Good
Bu - strong, heavy, dense.
Nagbu - weak, brittle, light, lit. 'not strong'.
Ar- = Prefix meaning great or best
Morr = Big
Byugg = Small
Red = Rosoon
Blue = Cyart
Yellow = Lannirt
Green = Lorme
Aqqu romu te borsut, ajara! = (Do) not fight warriors, Dwarf!
Fynirstoji = A contemptuous term for a drunken person or an alcoholic, literally “Alcohol-afflicted (person)”
M-ji aan ees 'Ving Legaan' = My name is 'Ving Legaan' (Common Grol names)
M-amu m-urba ees gor. = I think my house is nice.
S-fua te bormarji-en = She hates the dwarves.
H-brea Ar-bu, h-urk ees ar-gor! = He loves Ar-bu, he thinks he is the greatest!