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    Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:00 pm  
    Languages of Greyhawk

    Well, this has come up for today. What are all the languages of the Flaness and what can you tell me about them?

    And how can they work as bonus languages for 3e? If this topic needs to be moved, then move it. Laughing
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    Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:47 pm  

    I can actually help with something on here! :)

    Here are a couple links I use:

    https://ghwiki.greyparticle.com/index.php/Greyhawk_languages

    https://greyhawkonline.com/greyhawkwiki/index.php?title=Languages
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    Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:41 pm  

    You may also find "Ye Auld Neblin: Or How to Say Hotfoot in Gnomish" by Paul J Stormberg in Oerth Journal #12 useful: https://greyhawkonline.com/oerthjournal/

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    Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:53 pm  

    grodog wrote:
    You may also find "Ye Auld Neblin: Or How to Say Hotfoot in Gnomish" by Paul J Stormberg in Oerth Journal #12 useful: https://greyhawkonline.com/oerthjournal/

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    Thank you very much!
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    Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:36 am  

    Lately I've been trying to learn a few German words and phrases to spice up my Keolandish-speaking, dirndl-wearing, 5e cleric of Wenta, Kóri Brewster. Razz
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    Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:07 pm  

    I also wrote an article here on Canonfire (I think it's called An Alternative Linguistic History of the Flanaess) describing my take on the human languages of the Flanaess.
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    Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:26 am  

    Languages of Oerth

    Aarakocra
    Amedian
    Aspis
    Atomie
    Baklunish
    Banderlog
    Beholder
    Black Dragon
    Blink Dog
    Blue Dragon
    Brass Dragon
    Bronze Dragon
    Brownie
    Bugbear
    Bullywug
    Carnivorian Apeish
    Centaur
    Cloud Dragon
    Cloud Giantish
    Common Tongue
    Copper Dragon
    CrioSphinx
    Dakon
    Derro
    Dragon Turtle
    Drowic
    Dryad
    Dwarven,
    Eagle
    Elven
    Elven, High
    Elven, Sylvan
    Ettinish
    Faerie Dragon
    Ferral
    Firbolg
    Fire Giantish
    Flannish
    Foo Creature
    Formorian
    Frost Giantish
    Fruz
    Gnoll
    Gnome
    Goblin
    Gold Dragon
    Green Dragon
    Grig
    Halfling
    Hill Giantish
    Hippocampian
    Hobgoblin
    Hybsil
    Jermlaine
    Keolandish
    Ki-Rin
    Kobold
    Kuo-Toan
    Lammasuvian
    Lendorian
    Lizard Man
    Locathian
    Local Animals & Birds
    Lynxian
    Medusae
    Merman
    Mimic
    Mind Flayer
    Mist Dragon
    Moon Doggy
    Mountain Giantish
    Muckdweller
    Nixie
    Nymphish
    Nyrondese
    Oeridian
    Ogre
    Ogre Mage
    Olman
    Orcish
    Otyugh
    Peryton
    Pixieish
    Quickling
    Raven
    Red Dragon
    Sahuagin
    Satyr
    Shadow Dragon
    Shedu
    Silver Dragon
    Sirine
    Speak with Animals
    Speak with Apes & Monkeys
    Speak with Burrowing Mammals
    Speak with Canine & Lupine
    Speak with Fish
    Speak with Plants
    Speak with Rats
    Speak with Snakes & Snake-Like Creatures
    Sphinx
    Sprite
    Stone Giantish
    Storm Giantish
    Subterranean Trade Language
    Suel
    Svirfneblin
    Sylph
    Tabaxi
    Tasloi
    Titan
    Treant
    Triton
    Trollish
    Umber Hulk
    Undefined Avian, Serpent and Human Languages
    Unicorn
    Velondi
    Verbeegian
    Weird Arcane Tongues
    Wemic
    White Dragon
    Xvart
    Yuan Ti
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    Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:20 am  

    From Hepmonaland you also have:
    Etlani (hybrid of Olman and Touv, spoken within Cuhuetla)
    Rasol (Ancient Suloise with Olman admixture)
    Ralat (pidgin of Olman, Rasol, and Touv)
    Tlaman (yuan-ti language based on Olman with Touv admixture)
    Touv (native language of the Kingdom of Kundali)
    Xolasa (Olman with Rasol admixture, spoken within Xolapeqa)

    From the Amedio Jungle you also have:
    Beastman
    Kech
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    Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:18 am  

    * "Moon Doggy" 😁😋

    Some editions of the game (as early as AD&D and beyond) simplified many of these by putting them under single headings. For example, all giants, trolls, ogres, hags, and more spoke 'Giantish'; all dragons spoke 'Draconic'.

    I interpret this as meaning that they share a basic language that all members of the group understand, but each sub-species has its own variant words and slang phrases that may not be understood by those outside their sub-species.

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    Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:07 pm  

    SirXaris wrote:
    * "Moon Doggy" 😁😋

    Some editions of the game (as early as AD&D and beyond) simplified many of these by putting them under single headings. For example, all giants, trolls, ogres, hags, and more spoke 'Giantish'; all dragons spoke 'Draconic'.

    I interpret this as meaning that they share a basic language that all members of the group understand, but each sub-species has its own variant words and slang phrases that may not be understood by those outside their sub-species.

    SirXaris


    The source material indicated specific languages rather than any mention of generalized languages such as giantish or draconic but I did note down shared languages.

    2). Shared Languages

    Example:
    )Language
    Species

    ) All Human Languages
    Intellect Devourer

    )Amedian
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    )Atomie
    Grig

    Baklunish
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    ) Black Dragon
    Dracolisk
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist
    Dragon, Shadow

    )Blue Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist
    Dragon, Shadow

    )Brass Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist
    Dragonne

    )Bronze Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist

    )Brownie
    Buckawn
    Grig
    Quickling

    )Carnivorean Apeish
    Hobgoblin

    )Centaur
    Satyr

    )Cloud Dragon
    Dragon, Mist

    ) Cloud Giantish
    Titan

    )Common Tongue
    Aarakocra
    Aspis, Drone
    Atomie
    Bullywug
    Derro
    Dragon, Mist
    Dwarf
    Elf
    Elf, Drow
    Elf, Half
    Formian, Myrmarch
    Grig
    Halfling
    Hobgoblin
    Hybsil
    Jermlaine
    Lamia
    Leucrotta
    Medusa
    Men
    Mimic
    Mongrelman
    Moon Dog
    Nixie
    Nymph
    Ogre Mage
    Pixie
    Quickling
    Raven (Crow), Giant
    Satyr
    Sirine
    Skulk
    Sphinx, Andro
    Sphinx, Gyno
    Sprite
    Sylph
    Tabaxi
    Tasloi
    Titan
    Wemic
    Yuan Ti

    )Copper Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist

    ) CrioSphinx
    Sphinx, Gyno

    )Drowic
    Svirfneblin

    )Dwarven
    Gnome
    Jermlaine

    )Eagle
    Aarakocra

    )Elven
    Brownie
    Dragon, Faerie
    Dryad
    Elf, Drow
    Elf, Half
    Hybsil
    Skulk

    )Elven, High
    Elf, Grey

    )Elven (Sea)
    Triton

    )Elven, Sylvan
    Satyr

    ) Ettinish
    Titan

    ) Ferral
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    ) Firbolg
    Titan

    ) Fire Giantish
    Titan

    ) Flannish
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    ) Formorian
    Titan

    ) Frost Giantish
    Titan

    ) Fruz
    Intellect Decourer
    Men

    )Gnoll
    Elf
    Flind
    Elf, Half

    ) Gnome
    Dwarf
    Elf
    Elf, Drow
    Halfling
    Jermlaine

    )Goblin
    Bugbear
    Dwarf
    Elf
    Gnome
    Halfling
    Hobgoblin
    Jermlaine
    Kobold
    Orc
    Xvart

    )Gold Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist

    )Green Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist
    Dragon, Shadow

    )Halfling
    Brownie
    Elf
    Elf, Half
    Gnome
    Quickling

    ) Hill Giantish
    Titan

    )Hobgoblin
    Bugbear
    Elf
    Gnoll
    Goblin
    Norker
    Orc

    ) Ixitxachitl
    Sahuagin

    ) Keolandish
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    )Ki-Rin
    Dragon Horse

    )Kobold
    Dwarf
    Gnome
    Xvart

    )Kuo-Toan
    Svirfneblin

    )Lendorian
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    )Lizard Man
    Muckdweller

    )Local Animals & Birds
    Dragon, Faerie

    )Locathian
    Mermen
    Triton

    )Mist Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud

    ) Mountain Giantish
    Titan

    ) Nyrondese
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    ) Oeridian
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    ) Ogre
    Ogre-Mage
    Orc

    ) Olman
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    )Orcish
    Dwarf
    Elf
    Elf, Half
    Gnoll
    Goblin
    Halfling
    Hobgoblin
    Jermlaine
    Kobold
    Mimic
    Ogre

    )Pixieish
    Atomie
    Brownie
    Buckawn
    Dragon, Faerie
    Dryad
    Grig
    Quickling

    )Red Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist
    Dragon, Shadow

    )Satyr
    Buckawn

    )Shadow Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist

    )Silver Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist
    Dragon, Silver

    ) Speak with Animals
    Sphinx, Crio
    Sphinx, Gyno

    ) Speak with Apes & Monkeys
    Tasloi

    )Speak with Burrowing Mammals
    Gnome

    ) Speak with Canine & Lupine
    Moon Dog

    )Speak with Fish
    Kuo-Toa

    ) Speak with Plants
    Dryad

    )Speak with Rats
    Jermlaine

    ) Speak with Snakes & Snake-Like Creatures
    Yuan-Ti

    ) Sphinx
    Sphinx, Andro
    Sphinx, Crio
    Sphinx, Gyno

    )Sprite
    Atomie
    Buckawn
    Dragon, Faerie
    Dryad
    Grig
    Pixie

    ) Stone Giantish
    Ogre
    Titan

    ) Storm Giantish
    Titan

    ) Subterranean Trade Language
    Derro
    Elf, Drow
    Kuo-Toa
    Svirfneblin

    ) Suel
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    )Treant
    Elf, Wood (Sylvan)

    )Trollish
    Gnoll
    Ogre

    )Undefined Avian, Serpent and Human Languages
    Couatl

    ) Velondi
    Intellect Devourer
    Men

    ) Verbeegian
    Titan

    ) Weird Arcane Tongues
    Mind Flayer

    )White Dragon
    Dragon, Cloud
    Dragon, Mist
    Dragon, Shadow
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    Jason Zavoda, sir, you are a scholar! 🤔

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