First in this initial set, a terribly useful phrase in first contact situations or when wandering around an unfamiliar starport, Floating Market, or lost sophont office, lest you commit a dreadful solecism and confuse a robot, a piece of luggage, a pet, vehicle, furniture, or potted plant for a fellow traveler of an unfamiliar species. Or even worse, the other way around.
Xamelcétar an-val ke mekt anan darávar?
IMPERATIVE + forgive + PRED. / OBJECT CASE + I / LOOSE-LINK SEPARATOR / is it the case that / you (you alone) / sophont + PRED.
“Excuse me, but are you sophont?”
…well worth memorizing for the avoidance of all sorts of awkward situations.
– p. 2, Trade Eldraeic for Beginners