Language

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  • Abyssal: The language used by demons and other denizens of the Abyss.
  • Aquan: The common language of the Elemental Plane of Water. Though derived from Primordial, it is not a universal language and can only be understood by those who know it.
  • Auran: The common language of the Elemental Plane of Air. Though derived from Primordial, it is not a universal language and can only be understood by those who know it.
  • Cant: A secret language used by the criminal underworld. It is a mix of innuendo, similes, code words, and hand gestures using Common as the base language.
  • Celestial: The language spoken by denizens of the plane of Celestia. Though derived from Supernal, it is not a universal language and can only be understood by those who know it.
  • Deep Speech: The language used by aberrations. Though it is known to originate from the Far Realm, none have been there and returned with their sanity intact to divulge much else about its origins.
  • Draconic: The language of dragons. Most arcane rituals borrow heavily from Draconic, suggesting that the dragons' claims to have created the principles of arcane magic are not wholly without merit.
  • Drow: A derivation of Elven that developed over the three thousand years since they were imprisoned. Very little is known about this language, as the drow very rarely speak their language to those of other races.
  • Druidic: A secret language used by the various Druidic orders of Syra. There is some debate over whether Druidic is a mix of a sub-Elven language and Sylvan, or a remnant of a racial or slave language from an earlier age.
  • 'Dwarven: The racial language of the dwarves.
  • Elven: The racial language of the elves.
  • Estorian: The language of Estorium, considered to be a dead language until the nation's rebirth in 2959. It is believed that the language was a merging of Humani and different regional languages in and around what would eventually become the Estorian Empire.
  • Giant: The common racial language of the giants. Giant myth states that when Annam and his Primordial wife conceived the giants, they gifted them with the Giant language. Though derived from Primordial, it is not a universal language and can only be understood by those who know it. While there are structural and pronunciation differences between the different giant types, these differences are too minor to consider them entirely separate languages.
  • Gnome: The racial language of the gnomes.
  • Goblin: The language used by hobgoblins, goblins and bugbears. It is believed to have originally been a secret language used by a group of slaves during the Time of Legend. Also known as Goblinoid. It shares many similarities with the Orcish language.
  • Halfling: The racial language of halflings.
  • Humani: An alleged dead language; some scholars suggest that this was the original racial language of humans. No examples are known to exist.
  • Ignan: The common language of the Elemental Plane of Fire. Though derived from Primordial, it is not a universal language and can only be understood by those who know it.
  • Imperial: Also known as Cimmer; it was the official language of the Cimmerlaine Empire, but was replaced with Common after the Empire's collapse and is now a dead language. It is believed that the language was a merging of Humani and different regional languages in and around what would eventually become the Cimmerlaine Empire.
  • Infernal: The language used by devils and other denizens of the Nine Hells. Though derived from Supernal, it is not a universal language and can only be understood by those who know it.
  • Orcish: The racial language of the orcs. It is believed that Orcish was originally a secret language used by a group of slaves during the Time of Legend. It shares many similarities with the Goblin language.
  • Primordial: The base language of the Elemental Plane. Though all elemental languages are derived from it, it is rarely spoken except by the primordials themselves. Though extremely difficult for non-elementals to learn, let alone speak it is known as a "universal language" in that it can be understood by virtually anyone who can hear it spoken (there are some exceptions, which linguistic scholars find truly fascinating).
  • Sahuagin: The racial language of the sahuagin. A debased form of Aquan.
  • 'Shai: The language of the country Yung Shai. Among the Shai, it is believed that an angel taught their ancestors a lesser version of Celestial. Though most scholars outside of Yung Shai do not take this story seriously, there are enough similarities between the two languages that some sort of Celestial contact early in their history is considered likely.
  • Supernal: The language of the gods. Though extremely difficult for mortals to learn, it is known as a "universal language" in that it can be understood by virtually anyone who can hear it spoken (there are some exceptions, which linguistic scholars find truly fascinating).
  • Sylvan: The language used by denizens of the Feywild.
  • Terran: The common language of the Elemental Plane of Earth. Though derived from Primordial, it is not a universal language and can only be understood by those who know it.
  • Undercommon: The common trade language of those who dwell in the Underdark.
  • Common: The common trade language of Syra. Derived from many different racial, regional and planar languages and hand gestures, its ease of learning and flexibility has made it the primary language of the world.