And that’s why the Human/Troll war started

After several months I’d gathered my translation team for the first Human/Troll trade negotiations: Ilithilia, for Human to Elvish; Dwahin, Elvish to Dwarven; and Skarn, Dwarven to Troll.

Following etiquette, I opened by praising the Troll kingdom.

“Your homeland is like mighty coastal boulders.” Unfortunately, similes don’t translate well…

Ilithilia: “Your fatherland is large rocks on the shore.”

Dwahin: “Your motherland is big stones on a beach.”

Skarn: “Your mother is a fat pebble.”

My entry in the May 2021 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Language/Translation
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy