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.

Language Slots

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.

Standard Spoken Languages

The list of Languages available in Wyrlde is as follows:


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:

HellishAbyssalHagishElemental CantsWraith
Shaded TongueNightmareWispic  

Foe Languages include:

Scholarly Languages

Scholarly Languages are those that have a greater difficulty being learned and are used mostly by those who study old manuscripts and records.

ColonialOld PlanarJournian
ProgenicOld KahokianOld Sibolan
MortalianOld ShantyMid Sibolan
Written Languages
Scholarly Written Languages
KantikulMortalianProgenicOld KahokianOld Sibolan
Old ShantyColonialOld PlanarJournianAncient


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.

LetterSoundRep LetterSoundRep LetterSoundRep
ALad, catAa IelightĪī SsisterSs
AilateĀā IoI-ohĨĩ ShshushŚś
Arart, barÂâ IrBird, hurtĬĭ Sshissſ
Aerlair, careĂă JjumpJj TtattooTt
Aulawn, yawnÄä JgĴĵ Thwith, threeŦŧ
BbubbleBb KcackleKk Ђ (th)thenÞþ
C (ch)churchCc KhkhanЧч TlcoyotlΨψ
DdadDd LlevelLl TstsarѢѣ
Dj (dg)dodgeĐđ MmomMm Ulug, up, cutUu
EledEe NnannyNn UhWhat, Cuz,Ээ
Eilead, teachĒē NgringŇň Uiloon, lootŪū
ErEar, hereĔĕ Nj (nj)dangerŊŋ Urhurt, lureŬŭ
EirDirge, purgeĖė NymananaÑñ VvulvaVv
Eoee-ohËë OCoat, loadOo Wwell, waitWw
FphluffFf OiloinФ ф  WhwhatŴŵ
GgagGg OogoodѲѳ X (ks)box, axeXx
GzbugsĠġ OuloudŐő Yyes, hiyaYy
HhahaHh Orlore, doorŎŏ Zzip, zoomZz
HwwhoĦħ PpopPp ZhleisureŻż
IlidIi QquickQq ^tick soundˆˆ
Iaee-ahÏï RrawrRr pausé́

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!

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