*Lingua Franca- any language that is widely used as a means of communication among speakers of other languages
The human tongue was the lingua franca for other races in Caoulmin, which was troubling for Fowlin as he did not know the human language. Human, Fowlin thought was much harder to learn than Elvish… even harder than Dwarvish to, but that put him in a conundrum as unfortunately Caoulmin’s port had no dwarves or elves only humans, faeries, giants, trolls and golems.
*Sorry this is quite short but I’m not really feeling it today so this is just a short snippet story. You decide if Fowlin had any luck finding someone to communicate with or if his lack of knowing the lingua franca caused him to board the wrong ship or head home.