Languages of Legend

Language is a complex subject in the lands of legend. At one point each race had it’s own language and with the arrival of humanity more than two dozen new languages were added to the mix. During the Fourth Age however things have worked down to roughly six primary languages and a dozen or so dialects within those six.

On top of this is a language called ‘Trade Tongue’ which is used as a common language used by merchants and traders, nearly everyone speaks at least some Trade Tongue because of this. However Trade Tongue lacks alot of words to describe things one doesn’t need to get around. So concepts like ‘how much does this cost’ or ’I’ll sell you two pigs for food and a place to sleep tonight’ are covered. However, concepts like ‘love’ and other emotions and any sort of names for local goods or places are all carried over in their original local dialect.

Languages of Legend

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