> ObConlang: What do y'all call currencies in your languages, if any such > exist? > Extracted from my still developing "Teach yourself Gevey" webpages: ========================================================= *Money* Yes, there is such a thing as money on the continent of Ewlah. And money and trade have played an important role in the spread of the Gevey language across much of the eastern plains and central highlands of the continent. [snip] Typically, each land (often each city) mints its own money, though various denominations circulate and are accepted across the continent. Gevey copes with this multitude of different coins by making use of two words: *numpuu*, which is a widely recognised standard against which other denominations can be measured (in fact the "nump" is the coinage issued by the city of Ramaja, far to the north - which has the bonus of also meaning "leaf" in Gevey), and *stae˝guu* "money", which will usually be taken to mean the local currency. In Gevilla, the local currency is the *swaedhuu* which translates literally as "coin". The local exchange rate ranges between 4 and 6 swaedhuush to one numpuu. The cost of a beer averages out at about 150 swaedhuush - which means today's exchange rate could be better. ============================================================= Rik -- http://homepages.enterprise.net/rikroots/gevey/index.html The Gevey Language Resource.