Languages

Many languages are spoken. Some are offshoots of others. As a way to unify, Common was created, with a separate alphabet (similar to Esperanto, but actually successful). It flourished, and it’s spoken by almost everyone today.

Common Languages

Common languages have more speakers, are easier to learn and used more often, and more people are aware of their existence.

  • Terági (Common)
    • Script. Common.
    • Native speakers. None; created by scholars of various cultures.
    • Dialects. Some, but the main differences lie in slang and word order.
    • Appearance. COMMON_-_rellanic.png
      • Font. Rellanic.
  • Iverès (Elvish)
    • Script. Elvish.
    • Native speakers. Elves.
    • Dialects. Northern speakers tend to use shorter words with softer sounds; southern speakers use longer words and shorter vowel sounds. But the dialects are understandable to all who speak them.
    • Appearance. ELVISH_-_elvish.png
      • Font. Elvish Ring NFI.
  • Koúr (Dwarvish)
    • Script. Dwarvish.
    • Native speakers. Dwarves.
    • Dialects. Duergar dwarves tend to use a harsher, sparser version of the language, but still completely recognizable.
    • Appearance. GNOMISH_-_davek.png
      • Font. Davek Bold.
  • Šarel (Gnomish)
    • Script. Dwarvish.
    • Native speakers. Gnomes.
    • Dialects. Gnomish dialects are similar, but vary in sentence order and verb conjugation.
    • Appearance. DWARVISH_-_Davek.png
      • Font. Davek.
  • Kaaris (Halfling)
    • Script. Human I.
    • Native speakers. Halflings.
    • Dialects. ?.
    • Appearance. HALFLING_-_tengwar.png
      • Font. Tengwar Elfica.
  • Ryana (Human)
    • Script. Human I.
    • Native speakers. Humans of the East.
    • Dialects. ?.
    • Appearance. HUMAN_-_tengwar.png
      • Font. Tengwar Elfica, Tengwar Elfica A.
  • Yakhán (Human)
    • Script. Human II.
    • Native speakers. Humans of the West.
    • Dialects.
    • Appearance. HUMAN_-_rs_moroma.png
      • Font. RS Moroma.
  • Galhar (Orc)
    • Script. Orc.
    • Native speakers. Orcs.
    • Dialects. Orc dialects rarely vary.
    • Appearance. ORC_-_beth_david.png
      • Font. Beth David.
  • Yaÿri (Giant)
    • Script. Giant.
    • Native speakers. Giants, Goliaths, Ogres.
    • Dialects. ?
    • Appearance. GIANT_-_dovakhiin.png
      • Font. Dovakhiin.
  • Goblinoid
    • Script. No script, Goblinoid is an oral language.
    • Native speakers. Goblinoids, like goblins, hobgoblins, or bugbears.
    • Dialects. ?

Exotic Languages

  • Drágiés (Draconic)
    • Script. Draconic.
    • Native speakers. Dragons, dragonborn, lizardfolk, kobolds.
    • Dialects. The script was developed by dragonborn and lizardfolk, and later adopted by kobolds and, occasionally, dragons. Dragons use a more guttural form of the language; while kobolds a simpler one with more words variety. Dragonborn and lizardfolk use almost the same dialect, with variations lying in spelling.
    • Appearance. DRACONIC_-_iokharic.png
      • Font. Iokharic.
  • Abyssal
    • Script. Hellish.
    • Native speakers. Demons, hellish or extraplanar beings. Sometimes devils.
    • Dialects. ?
    • Appearance. ABYSSAL_-_barazhad_bold.png
      • Font. Barazhad Bold.
  • Infernal
    • Script. Hellish.
    • Native speakers. Devils, Tieflings.
    • Dialects. Devils speak a more complex variant of Infernal, while Tieflings often use dialects with many similarities to either Ryana or Yakhán.
    • Appearance. INFERNAL_-_Barazhad.png
      • Font. Barazhad.
  • Primordial
    • Script. Primordial.
    • Native speakers. Primordials, Genasi
    • Dialects. Aquan, Terran, Ignan, and Auran are the main dialects; and mostly vary in sound and sentence construction. Genasi’s dialects tend to be influenced by Ryana or Yakhán, depending on where they’re from.
    • Appearance. PRIMORDIAL_-_eladrin.png
      • Font. Eladrin.
  • Ádeíchos (Celestial)
    • Script. Celestial.
    • Native speakers. Gods, Celestials (such as angels and devas).
    • Dialects. ?
    • Appearance. CELESTIAL_-_pulsian.png
      • Font. Pulsian.
  • Neraíchos (Sylvan)
    • Script. Sylvan.
    • Native speakers. Fey creatures.
    • Dialects. This language doesn’t have many dialects; what tends to vary is tone and spelling.
    • Appearance. SYLVAN_-_tengwar_c_bold.png
      • Font. Tengwar Cursive Bold.
  • Thallássíchos (Aquatic)
    • Script. Sylvan.
    • Native speakers. Merfolk, underwater fey folk.
    • Dialects. Thallásíchos is actually derived from sign language Thallásschéria, a more-used language underwater. They are linked together and both used in ocean communities. The written & verbal language is more sparse than its nonverbal counterpart.
    • Appearance. THALASSICHOS_-_New.png
      • Font. Tengwar Cursive.
  • Terákhi (Undercommon)
    • Script. Undercommon.
    • Native speakers. It’s not a native language; it’s learned mainly by Underdark traders or dwellers as a substitute to Common (or in addition to it).
    • Dialects. ?
    • Appearance. UNDERCOMMON_-_tengwar_teleri.png
      • Font. Tengwar Teleri

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