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.
|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.
|Abyssal||Undead||Abyssal||Those that speak Abyssal in life can speak common in dead.|
|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.
|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.
|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|