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 written form uses a version of the Reman script, with six additional characters and five accent marks taken from Gnomish, and one Dwarven Rune which is pronounced “pbdt” and has nothing to do with the original meaning or name.
The history of the Halfling race is shrouded in mystery. The origin of their language is one of many things lost to the sands of time and a notorious lack of record-keeping. Sages and scholars believe that it has evolved from a mixture of Reman and Gnomish and an unidentified third language, possibly the “original” Halfling tongue.