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Language of the Dead Horses

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The Dead Horses speak an unique version of German-English mixed with Navajo,[1] developed in isolation from the outside world. What follows is a rough glossary of phrases used by the tribe.

Normal conversation

Phrase Pronunciation Translation Circumstance
Goot. Good (day) Greeting
Yah ah tahg. Hello
Hoi! Hi!
No tsaig tuh beh dah a hih jih gahni a meer. Don't point weapons at me. Player aims at tribal
Stahp dahs pleez. Stop that please
Ah del tahi, bahm buh, ya? Explosive, bomb, yes? Player lays mine
A bil he neh fuhr jahd thli gai! Heh he! A warning for white legs! Heh he!
Nih mah sih! Grenade! Player throws grenade
Bahm buh! Bomb!


Phrase Pronunciation Translation Circumstance
Lah. Fine. Accepts yield
Varoom? Stahp! Why?! Stop! Attacked
Nah ash ne wit deer! I'm playing with you! Attacks
Shtairb! Die!
Glahb ni kahn meer dah ah?! Think you can fight me?!
Shaiss! Shit! Avoids threat
Eh hahj! Look out!
Roo too nait, ahk iss. Rest tonight, my friend. Reaction to death
No! Neekt ni! No! Not you!
Naymst dees! Take this! Throws explosive
Koh bahm buh! Fire bomb!
Geh bits ah! Don't kill me! Reaction to murder
Chin dee! Devil!
Dahs wur bahd. That was bad. Reaction to murder, no crime
Ow wah! Ouch!
No! Shtay len tahbah mah ee. No! Thieving Raccoon. Player caught stealing
Bey haz oh neekt! It's not allowed!


Phrase Pronunciation Translation Circumstance
Ni ar heer? Are you here? Idle, alert
Shih zookuh ta tee... I'm still searching...
Voh ni ar? Where are you?
Shoah! Look! Alert to combat
Shih finn deh deer! I found you!
Hah go! Come here!
Huh. Neekts. Huh. Nothing. Alert to normal
Gey gonen. Gone.
Yee nad loo shee! Skinwalker! Lost track of target
Guhst fair schvoond! Just disappeared!
Fair flick! Damned!
Goot keel, ahk iss. Good kill, my friend. Combat to normal
Shih zhah neh hoyta! I'm lucky today!
Goot nah nish. Good work!
Ee sists ah. I am listening... Lost target, idle
Dah tse ni ar gey gonen. Maybe you're gone.
Voh ni ar? Where are you?
No, ni kahn neekt ruhn! No, you can't run! Lost to combat
Dahs eet! That's it!
Ni ar toht! You are dead!
Shih ahm fair tig es zookuh. I am done searching. Lost to normal behaviour
Yo eechay Unknown
Sha shin neekt Unknown
Yideets oh etvass. I hear something. Normal to alert behaviour
Vass? What?
Nish eh. I'm taking a look.
Ni ar toht! You're dead! Normal to combat
Jahd thli gai! White Legs!
Ahl tah jeh jey! Attack!
Shtairb, chin dee! Die, Devil! Starts combat
Sohl tyeh! Let's go!
Dah ah hi meer! Fight me!


Phrase Pronunciation Translation Circumstance
Goot sists Good/Glad to hear it. Thanks
Dank ni, ahk iss Thank you, my friend.
Dank ni. Thank you.
Growans Guts. Heard during conversation with Follows-Chalk
Goot gonen. Goodbye Bye
Goot gonen, ahk iss Goodbye, my friend.
Owslandr utman zookuh, Joshua Graham? AUS-land-er OOT-man ZOOK-uh Outsider seeks (Joshua Graham)? Heard during conversation with Dead Horses disciple of New Canaan