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Basically, In dnd 5e real world languages we can see four families such as Giant Family, Sylvan Family, Infernal Family and Primordial Family. All these family have different languages as real languages. You can check the below table for more clarity.
|Giant Family||Sylvan Family||Infernal Family||Primordial Family|
|Giant- Hebrew||Sylvan- Persian||Dravidian languages||Malayo-Polynesian Languages|
|Dwarvish- Arabic||Unseelie/Shadowfell- Pashto||Infernal- Telugu||Primordial- Javanese|
|Hill Dwarves- Maltese||Elvish- Hindustani||Abyssal- Tamil||Aquan-|
|Orc- Amharic||High Elvish- Urdu||Gnoll- Kannada||Auran-|
|Duergar- Hausa (Chadic language)||Wood Elvish- Hindi||Ignan-|
|Drow- Bengali/Bangla Marathi||Terran-|
|Goblin- Kurdish/Kurmanji||Deep Speech- Lojban|
|Rock Gnome- PolishI|
|Undercommon- International Sign/Gestuno|
After looking at the above mentioned table you’ve some knowledge on the different languages which are included in the D&D real world languages. Now we are going to explain one by one language you can check out them from below lines. Just keep reading.
Real World Languages for D&D Languages
- Common- English:
Almost all are know that this is an obvious language. Usually, my d&d players speak english. Here all the characters can speak common.
- Human Clan Languages:
The celestic languages (In order of the prominence: Irish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic, Welsh) actually, this was an older decision, but al though once i stuck by. Here i like that the humanity is more divided, but of course it is still relatively self – contained and even the Celtic family strikes that the balance of similarity/difference perfectly.
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Now we are going to discuss about the four family Real World Languages from below:
1) Giant Family: (Semitic languages)
- The modern variety has been spoken by the Goliath and the Firbolg is simply that: modern.
- Even though it is rooted in, but of course not to similar as an older language which is the Giants spoke.
- Since the banishment of the Giants after Draco-Gagantem War, the method of speaking the Old Giantish (aka Biblical Hebrew) has been lost.
- Any way most of the giants those who’ve already returned to a Material Plane are quickly picked up on the Modern Giantish (aka Modern Hebrew) and even there has yet to been frequent documentation of two intelligent Giants in the Old Giantish.
- It is the Old language for an old race.
- It is most widely spoken languages in the world and it is a same family as the hebrew (even if you narrow down to just Egyptian Arabic).
- Here i recommend you to use the world’s most popular languages as much as possible.
Hill Dwarves- Maltese
- It is in the Arabic family, but it uses a Latin alphabet.
- Here a sign which is the Hill Dwarves are the bit more mixed with some other races.
- As per my opinion, the ORCs were created by the Giants and also as one of the more popular non-Arabic Semitic languages, it was kinda my only option, you may have other.
Duergar- Hausa (Chadic language)
- Okay! now i ran out of the variable Semitic languages.
- However here all the other do not had entries in google translate (my main tool for creating names), so that, i had to switch to another branch of the Afroasiatic languages.
- It is actually 30th most spoken language in the world.
2) Sylvan Family:
- It is another language with the old roots, al though the persian was one of an obvious choices.
- It helps to the Indo-Aryan family of languages is massive, which is almost appropriate for such as large group as the Fey/Elves.
- It is a primarily descendant of the Avestan, it is one of the languages which is rapidly influenced Hindustani, it actually felt appropriate for using it as a similarly oft-forgot influence on the Elves.
- This language has a speciality i.e., it is not only one of the world’s most spoken languages, but also it is the duality between Urdu and Hindi is very much appropriate for the contrasting images of the High and Wood Elves.
High Elvish- Urdu
The Urdu language shows its Persian influences more, more likely to the high Elves are more closely tied to the Fey.
Wood Elvish- Hindi
- This language is more likely to the Giants created the Orcs and the Fey created the Goblinoids, so that looping them into this particular language family while it is still making them to be distinct was much important.
- So, for this particular aspect i have keepen in an Iranian family of languages, but i’ve shifted to a Western Iranian Languages, which may contain Old and Middle Persian.
- It is a chinese language, while it is having the tons of dialects/sub-languages, it commonly has the benefit of being both the incredibly old and yet persistent.
- Of course since there is not really any talk of Kobolds or Dragonborn it is using their own forms of Draconic, it actually makes sense to use the language with some impressive heritage of its own (or at least the modern version of it): Mandarin Chinese.
- This language is Technically a creation of the Lizard God(s), it has made more sense to use a language which had been influenced by the Draconic, but was still very much it’s own.
- Here with an English language it is technically occupying a Germanic sub-group of the Indo-European family, here i needed some of the representations from some of the italic languages and even i thought the spanish was a refreshing assignment for the Halflings, that who would I had saddled with Swedish before.
Forest Gnome- Ukranian
- For our sake the Balto-Slavic representation, i needed two languages with the closest relationship for each other, of course as well as the some of the connections to the Sylvan languages.
- Here the Ukranian and Polish have been influenced each other heavily, but the Ukranian gets assigned for the forest gnomes just because of the Ukranian has written in the Cyrillic script, which is influenced by Persian.
- Here a nice linguistic reference for the Fey’s more subtle influence on the Gnomes.
Rock Gnome- Polish
- Here i wanted the Gnomes in order to reject their Fey relation and even be one of the fewest peoples for overhaul their language by some force.
- Of course the polish, with all of its relationship for the Ukranian, but even if it is use of the Latin alphabet, seemed perfect for this. Plus I’m Polish so… win-win.
- It is a tricky one, just because of i did not know whether to base it off of the Ukranian or Polish.
- So, ultimately, i have gone for the older Ukranian (here in my world, not the real world), but of course i kept it in a family and since then the Google Translate didn’t have Rusyn, Belarusian it was.
Undercommon- International Sign/Gestuno
- So, here how the heck do i be tie together Belarusian (Svirfneblin), Bengali (Drow), and also the Hausa (Duergar)? well, however after some research into the Pigin languages, i’ve realized that i don’t.
- Since, the undercommon is mainly used presumably for the trade and even it is not exactly for cultural unity, a more utilitarian choice was appropriate.
- Of course who says that is talking in the Underdark is a good idea? Since all of these races have darkvision anyways, why not use Sign Language and avoid Shriekers and Gibbering Mouthers from noticing you?
- As per this language the modern variation of an old language, the perfect for Celestials, plus with the our Western fascination with the Greek pantheon it’s kinda perfect.
3) Infernal Family :
Okay, now, i was tormented on whatever to pick for the Infernals. So here is a question may arise that is, How do you assign a language, and thus a culture, to a group of monsters that are literally evil incarnate?
- Well, the wikipedia has been introduced me to the Dravidian languages.
- It is Incredibly old, but it actually isolated from the rest of the world’s languages, so the Dravidian family bring the heritage of Persian or Greek, but without any baggage of using a very geographically-based language like the Ukrainian.
- So, all of the following three languages are widespread in their use in the southeastern India and also Asia, but they are not primary languages in any of those countries.
- So, then i assigned them in an order of their ages for the appropriately oldest to youngest groups.
- However, I’m actually glad that I discovered them, because they’re fascinating.