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  • Languages

    h1. Languages of Ocean There are many languages spoken among the nations and races of Ocean, and many dialects of each. Most societies require one to be at least bilingual just to be considered civilized, while diplomats and traders may be called upon …

  • Language Common

    A trade language that has developed to allow easy communication between disparate civilizations. It is a mixture of [[Language Human | Reman]], [[Language Dwarven | Dwarven]] and Goblin. It is easy to learn and can be spoken by almost all of the …

  • Language Human

    The basic [[Humans | human]] tongue that developed in Reman before Humanity ever gained the technology to sail the wide expansive seas. It has changed an evolved over time, but all human civilizations speak some derivative of this language. _The main …

  • Language Elven

    The [[Elves | Elven]] language can best be described as "musical". Not only in the way it sounds, but in terms of structure as well. The language takes advantage of the Elves' unique compound vocal-cords to allow chords and harmonies to be sung by a …

  • Language Dwarven Runes

    Dwarven Runes are not the written form of the Dwarven language. In fact, there is no spoken version of the Runic language. There are 66 Runes, and each has a name and a numeric value, but a Runic "word" cannot be read aloud in the traditional sense. " …

  • Language Dwarven

    [[Dwarves | Dwarven]] is characterized by hard consonants and lots of phlegm. A happy Dwarf sounds angry to most listeners, and an angry Dwarf sounds like a handful of gravel in a garbage disposal. Dwarves tend to dislike change, so there are no …

  • Language Gnomish

    The [[Gnomes | Gnomish]] language is rapid-fire and atonal. With almost 200 phonemes (modern American English has 57), a fluid grammatical structure, contextual vocabulary and the Gnomish love of metaphors, idioms and wordplay, it is considered by …

  • Language Halfling

    [[Halflings | Halfling]] is a lilting, airy language, well-suited to singing and storytelling, but less efficient in stressful situations. It is heavy on metaphor and allegory, but is not hard to learn. _Sounds like a mix of Irish and English._ The …

  • Language Orcish

    [[Orcs | Orcish]] is gutteral and choppy. It is made up of a mix of long vowels and hard consonants. A variety of clicks, pops and squeaks serve much the same function as punctuation are used instead of inflection to give context. Orcish doesn't lend …

  • Language Satyr

    [[Satyrs | Satyr]] is a complex pitch-accent language. It has a steep learning curve for new speakers, but it is an efficient and versatile language, easily adopting new concepts. Each of the dozens of basic sounds has a simple meaning ("water", "fast", " …

  • Language Centaur

    The [[Centaurs | centaur]] language is a gruff, heavy dialect of [[Language Human | Reman]], with a very deeply integrated element of body language. Eyebrows, lips, ears, hands and head all play a role and can modify or even completely change the meaning …

  • Language Ogre

    [[Ogres]] do not really speak as much as _bellow_, and their language, Ogrish, reflects this. It is a simple tongue made up of eighteen to twenty-two syllables, depending on the Family. They are crude sounds that can be easily told apart even when …

  • Language Goblin

    [[Goblins]] speak a high, rapid chittering language, with an incredibly diverse vocabulary and complicated grammatical structure that is almost impossible for non-Goblins to grasp, especially without a dedicated teacher. There are a dozen or more …

  • Language Minotaur

    The [[Minotaurs | Minotaur]] speak a deeply complex language made up of a few simple roars, growls and grunts, that can be combined to create almost any concept imaginable. It is, however, time-consuming to say anything of any consequence, so a …

  • Language Shiba

    The exception to the rest of the [[Language Human|Human]] languages is spoken by the citizens of the small nation of Wabisuke, who speak a completely different language that evolved from the native tongue of the (now extinct) intelligent and civilized …

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