Languages

  • Abyssal: used by Chaotic Evil outsiders and many Aberrations (Aboleth, Illithid/Mind Flayers, etc.)
  • Alvari: Western Elven common, used by Sylvan Elves, Grugach, and Faldine Halflings in the Waletku kingdom and the Wisalef Forest (resembles later Celtic/Welsh)
  • Bamoric: eastern humanoids (Bakemono, Minotaurs, Oni) and Nannuattan (eastern Dark Elves) of the Bamor Mountains and the kingdom of Gokuri
  • Barbari: spoken by the human and Wolven tribes of the Gusorin Confederation on the central Plains of Sathendo
  • Celestial: used by Good extraplanar entities, divine casters, and some plane travelers
  • Draconic: used by Reptile-kin (including dragons) and arcane spellcasters (resembles Greek)
  • Draluk: Mountan Dwarven, Svirfneblin (Deep Gnome), spoken in the Zeda kingdom under the western Ivory Mountains; runic (resembles Slavic)
  • Elemental: Aquan (undersea races, Marid), Auran (air elementals, Djinn, Avariel), Ignan (fire/Efreet), Terrian (Earth elementals, some Giants)
  • Goblinish/Dubwana: Goblins, Hobgoblins, and Bugbears of the Garku Nasit (resembles Turkic)
  • Hifalendorin: human common of the western Plains of Sathendo and much of the “Vanished Lands” (resembles Latin or American English)
  • Infernal: used by Lawful Evil outsiders including Devils, some summoners (resembles Latin)
  • Kestollan: used by Hill and River Dwarves, Rock and Tinker Gnomes, and Woldan Halflings in the Zeda kingdom in the western Ivory Mountains (resembles Germanic)
  • Orgul: spoken by Ogre-kin (Orcs, Ogres, Trolls, some Giants), related to Zuromm
  • Quelithan: High Elven/Eladrin and Grey/Valley Elven, often used by arcane spellcasters (resembles Finnish)
  • Saganim: spoken by (proto-Celtic) humans on the western Plains of Sathendo (resembles Anglo-Saxon)
  • Shengtese: human (Asiatic) common spoken in the Principality of Silado/Tong Sheng on the eastern Plains of Sathendo (resembles Cantonese)
  • Suthern: human common of the Halmed Desert, both the Ebir Sheikdom and the Garku Nasit also spoken by the Anpur (Jackal folk), Vanaka (Dune Dwarves), and others (resembles Arabic)
  • Sylvan: Used by many Fey, exalted animals, and Druids, related to Alvari (resembles French)
  • Therudic: spoken by eastern demihumans (Korubokuru, Nezumi, Shan Sao, Spirit Folk, Tengu, Vanara) in the Zedu kingdom and Therud Forest (resembles Japanese)
  • Zarendo: spoken by the various peoples of the Zarendo Islands in the Sea of Nagendwa (resembles Bantu or Swahili)
  • Zuromm/Undercommon: Spoken by Drow (western Dark Elves), Duergar, Mad Gnomes, and many Orcs (resembles Klingon)

Contemporary Historical Languages (dialects, location):

  • Achaean (Mycenean, Hellene; Ancient Greece)
  • Akkadian (Sumerian, Babylonian/Amorite; Mesopotamia; see also Suthern)
  • Assyrian/Aramaic (eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia)
  • Atlantean (Cretan/Minoan/Theran; Ancient Greece)
  • Austronesian (Malaysian)
  • Balto-Slavic (Eastern Europe; see also Barbari)
  • Bantu/Swahili (sub-Saharan Africa)
  • Celtic (Gaul, Germany; see also Saganim)
  • Chinese (ancient, Shang/Yin, then Zhou dynasties; see also Shengtese)
  • Egyptian (Pharonic, Coptic, Hieratic; New Kingdom, Khemet)
  • Germanic (Central Europe; similar to Kestollan)
  • Hebrew (ancient)
  • Hittite (Luwian, Palaic; Asia Minor, Persia)
  • Illyrian (Venetic, Italic; Italy)
  • Kushite (Nubia, Africa)
  • Mittanni (Mesopotamia)
  • Olmec (Mesoamerica; similar to Draconic)
  • Phoenician/Philistine
  • Phrygian (Thracian/Doric, Asia Minor)
  • Sanskrit (Vedic, post-Harappan India; similar to Hifalendorin)
  • Tyrsenian (Etruscans; Italy)

Writing Systems:

  • Cuneiform (pictographic; Akkadian)
  • Draconic (runic script)
  • Draluk (Dwarven runes; also Kestollan, Terran)
  • Hifalendorin (pictographic/script)
  • Hieratic (Egyptian script)
  • Hieroglyphic (Egyptian pictographic)
  • Phoenecian/Greek (alphabet)
  • Quelithan (Elven script; also Alvari/Sylvan)
  • Saganim (Ogham runes; also Druids)
  • Suthern (script)
  • Shengtese (pictographic)
  • Zuromm (pictographic, Undercommon)

Languages

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