Languages of the World
Over time, as contact between cultures has been tenuously established through trade routes and a desperate need for resources, a pidgin tongue was cobbled together for the purposes of simple communication. While many people would prefer to speak in their native tongue, they understand the need for a common means of communication: a trade language.
There are still those who are able to dedicate the considerable time and resources required to actually study and learn a different language, but this is a privilege that requires a teacher, and possibly rare texts. Most are far more concerned with more pressing matters of survival, and do not have the luxury of such a pursuit.
It is even more difficult to learn an obscure language, as this often must be taught by rare texts or even rarer scholars, and it is almost impossible to learn an ancient lost language, as most of the texts have been destroyed or buried by elements, wars, and time. These languages are lost because no known speakers of them remain.
Speaking a language other than the trade language? Use the language hand sign:
These languages are regularly spoken by modern cultures:
- Heshan: Spoken by the Hesha people
- Aldersabin: Spoken by the Salgothic people in their strongholds; also commonly found in historic Benalian religious texts.
- Gothic: Spoken in the slum of Gothic cities, and the surrounding area
- Seravian: Spoken in the land of Seravia
- Nemien: Spoken by the Nemien people
- Tungran: Spoken by the Forgotten Ones, though regional accents and dialects may vary.
- Caprindis: Spoken in the Outlands
- Trade Language: Spoken by most everyone, and the closest thing to a common tongue; a pidgin language cobbled together from years of linguistic drift and trade
Languages from previous civilizations, or that serve a ceremonial, academic, or magical purpose but which are not commonly used by modern societies.
- Used in the religious ceremonies of the Forgotten Ones
- It is considered a great crossing of a boundary for an outsider to learn this language
- Spoken in the ancient Shariqyn empire, now lost beneath the sea
- Language spoken in the fallen kingdoms of Rogalia, now known as Seravia.
NOTE: These are merely a few examples of obscure languages, and this is not an exhaustive list.
Languages that have no known native speakers, and are lost to time
- Spoken by the ancient civilization of dwarves which resided deep in the mountains of the world. Dwarves have not been seen for generations.
NOTE: This is only one example of a lost language, and is not an exhaustive list.