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EltonJ
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:00 pm    Post subject: Languages of Greyhawk Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

* "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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason Zavoda, sir, you are a scholar! 🤔

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