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Language is a system that consists of the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, particularly the humanoids ability to do so; and a language is any specific example of such a system.

Most races speak their own languages that they developed over time, humans are fond of learning these strange languages and spicing up their own sentences with these foreign words. While not many races share a language they do have similar scripts, this can have happened because the cultures have learned to write from each other, used to be the same language, or coincidentally started to write with the same tools.

Common languages Edit

Common languages are languages which have been spread far and wide by bards and are relatively easy to speak for most humanoids.

Language Typical Speakers Script Quirk
Common Humans Common Almost every civilised race speaks common
Dwarvish Dwarves Dwarvish Dwarvish are defined through a combination of words and gestures
Elvish Elves Elvish Elvish grammar is one of the most complex ones around
Giant Ogres, Giants Dwarvish Some sounds require Draconic letters to be added into the script
Gnomish Gnomes Dwarvish Some sages consider Gnomish to be the Scholar's language
Halfling Halflings Common sentences in Halfling are one-third the size of sentences in other languages
Orc Orcs Draconic There are thousands of Orc dialects

Exotic languages Edit

Exotic languages are languages that only native speakers and scholars are able to speak, usually because it uses certain sounds or quirks which are hard to reproduce or make the language unattractive for bards to use.

Language Typical Speakers Script Quirk
Abyssal Abyssal
Draconic Dragons, Dragonborn, Kobolds Draconic Some claim that Draconic is the language of the gods
Gnoll Gnolls, Chupacabras Abyssal Gnoll words are defined by their pitch and speed
Primordial Elementals, Behemoths, Tortles Draconic Some believe Primordial is a gift of the elements themselves

Professional languages Edit

Certain professions have their own languages, which are hard to understand for anyone who isn't specifically trained in them.

Language Typical Speakers Script Quirk
Druidic Druids Elvish Messages in Druidic can choose who notices them and who doesn't
Thieves' cant Rogues, Thieves Common Thieve's cant exists mostly out of slang

Mystical languages Edit

Legends tell of languages who's word defy the laws of logic. These mystical languages have inherited magical properties. Most mortals will never hear a single word from one of these languages in their live, and some scholars argue that these languages have never existed in the first place.

Language Typical Speakers Script Quirk
Celestial Unicorns, Ziez Celestial Celestial words are written with depth to allow both the seeing and the blind to read it
Maenadic Leviathan Abyssal Maenadic can only be understood by the speaker's desired target