Basic Greenskins Language
Shadowclan Greenskin language is based mostly off of Warhammer Greenskin talk (attitude with an extreme cockney accent) with some standard Shadowclan-speak added to the mix.
You aren't expected to memorize an entire language list. Rather this is meant to be a guideline for how to speak in proper Greenskin slang. It is very easy once you understand the basic concept. And language is always an ever-evolving beast. The easiest way to pick it up is to listen to how your fellow Greenskins speak, both players in the Clan and NPCs in-game.
Below are a few common word examples to help you get started.
Many words can be pluralized by simply adding a 'z' to the end (examples: gitz, youz, boyz) though using an 's' to indicate mutliple items is also acceptable (examples: choppas, stunties).
Things to Avoid
Avoid using Black Speech unless it's specifically listed in the word list below. While Greenskins are Orcs and Goblins, they have a different history than the Orcs from Tolkien's World and they also have different speech patterns.
Avoid falling back into normal speech. This is especially easy to do when trying to communicate over public channels during combat. It can take longer to think and type out a Greenskin answer, but a vital part of Shadowclan roleplay is immersion through speech. A large percentage of players on our server can understand our Greenskin speech, and the more your practice it, the easier it will be in the future.w
Suggested Propa Speakin' Guidelines:
If it ends in "ING" you can drop the "G" for an apostrophe.
Examples: Fishing/Fishin', Killing/Killin', Squealing/Squealin', etc..
Starting with "TH", replace with "D".
Examples: That/Dat, There/Der, etc...
Starting with "TH", replace with "F" - most of the time.
Examples: Thing/Fing, Think/Fink, Throw/Frow, etc...
Starts with "H", replace with Apostrophe.
Examples: Hate/'ate, How/'ow, Hurry/'urry, etc...
Ends with S, change that S to a Z.
Examples: Rules/Rulez, Smells/Smellz, Etc...
Oi - greeting; a yell to get attention
Waaagh! or Hoowah! or Hoowaaagh! - cheer; battle yell; a large gathering of Greenskins
Skah - a curse/swear term
Git - general derogatory reference to others
Choppa, Basha or Smasha - anything that can chop, bash or smash; one who wields a weapon
Sticka - spear
Blocka - shield
Shoota - gun or bow
Chuka - ballista or catapult
Duur basha - ram
Mojo - magic
Fixa - healer
Boss - leader
Clomp or Bash - fight; kill
Stuntie - dwarf
Hoomee - human
Paleface; Spikey boy - chaos human
Panzee; Spikey earz; Long earz - elf
Shineez or teef - gold/money
Some Language Examples
Standard speak: Excuse me good sir, could you come over here for a minute?
Greenskin version: 'Oi ya dum gitz! Git over 'ere befur me bash in youz skullz!