Everyone starts the game speaking Common. Common is more formally known as Guild Cant – and a Cant on Wyrlde is a sort of shorthand that includes words, body language, and even sometimes symbols. It is not a full language, but a means and way by which merchants who travel and play the waters, the lands, and the sky can communicate and keep records and do their business.
You then get a single language slot. A language slot can be used to learn to either speak and understand a language (Spoken) or to read and write a language (Literacy). It takes two language slots to learn to do both for anyone.
Throughout your life so far you will have come across assorted languages. Those could be spoken or written. You may have had access to a Tanjin, or perhaps a Clanhouses or Communes, that can teach reading and writing. All of these things may have given you facility in additional languages – including some that are not available otherwise.
Each language slot you have earned (determined by different factors) can be filled in by a choice from the tables below. Rare languages are often harder to learn and more difficult to find teachers for.
It is known that Dragons have their own language, and on occasion we hear vague, unconfirmed tales that there are other beings that speak languages unknown to us just as the language of dragons are. We keep hoping one will teach us, but thus far they seem more interested in the kill it first and talk later sort of exchange.
Rare Spoken Languages
Planar Languages include the following:
Foe Languages include:
Scholarly Languages are those that have a greater difficulty being learned and are used mostly by those who study old manuscripts and records.
|Progenic||Old Kahokian||Old Sibolan|
|Mortalian||Old Shanty||Mid Sibolan|
Scholarly Written Languages
|Kantikul||Mortalian||Progenic||Old Kahokian||Old Sibolan|
|Old Shanty||Colonial||Old Planar||Journian||Ancient|
All the languages of Wyrlde use the same core phonic syllabary, but have very different methods for writing it, and the languages have differing rules for how they are used. Below are the common ways to write things out in US English, along with a way of representing those common approaches more diacritically.
|Ar||art, bar||Â||â||Ir||Bird, hurt||Ĭ||ĭ||Ss||hiss||∫||ſ|
|Au||lawn, yawn||Ä||ä||Jg||—||Ĵ||ĵ||Th||with, three||Ŧ||ŧ|
|Dj (dg)||dodge||Đ||đ||M||mom||M||m||U||lug, up, cut||U||u|
|Ei||lead, teach||Ē||ē||Ng||ring||Ň||ň||Ui||loon, loot||Ū||ū|
|Er||Ear, here||Ĕ||ĕ||Nj (nj)||danger||Ŋ||ŋ||Ur||hurt, lure||Ŭ||ŭ|
|Eo||ee-oh||Ë||ë||O||Coat, load||O||o||W||well, wait||W||w|
|G||gag||G||g||Oo||good||Ѳ||ѳ||X (ks)||box, axe||X||x|
|H||haha||H||h||Or||lore, door||Ŏ||ŏ||Z||zip, zoom||Z||z|
Nő yѳ hav э rэf grasp эf hő thēňs kan bē qīt difĕent än Wŭld, and insīt intū þэ pŭsэn yѳ wil bēkэm. Yes, this is why we had to use the lady named on the cover. This is what she got from us, and she did all the hard work.
Whew! That was a lot. But look at how much you have now, and how strongly you understand your character!
And you still don’t know what they can do yet!