Have your “merchant race” mark nouns for how much they would value that noun on the market.
“My best friend(not for sale)’s house(300,000 credits) has great views(50,000 credits) of the ocean (1,000,000 credits), but I don’t like their neighbors(20 credits).
I bet this is how Ferengi works.
BEST FRIEND (NOT FOR SALE) OMG
In Ferengi, (not for sale) is either wildly complimentary or unbelievably insulting.
Wouldn’t insulting be attaching a negative value, as in “I would pay someone to get rid of this for me”, like you could say about garbage or water from flooding or something? (Wikipedia says those things are called “bads”.)
…the ocean only costs three times as much as somebody’s house?
Whom do you buy the ocean from? O_O
Well, if there’s an ocean on the moon you own…
(For a moment I thought “wait, but there wouldn’t be any neighbours in that case”, but I suppose you could have neighbours through renting out bits of your moon to people.)
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