Among the human populations of Ershad there are three major language groups, Crendath, Ghalkik, and Dalartem, each with many different dialects as well as regional accents and slang.
Several other languages also exist among smaller, more insulated communities.
Each of the successor nations of Lyiertia speaks its’ own dialect of Crendath. The language is derived from an ancient trade language that the Lyiertians formalized for common use throughout the empire. As dialects of it are still used today across the continent, and it is the most widely spoken second language of non-native Crendath speakers, Crendath is generally know as the “common language”, or just “Common”.
Each regional dialogue of Crendath defaults to the others at one lower comprehension level. Therefore a person who speaks Crendath:Kherrain at native will understand Crendath:Drathairieah, or Rilth, or whatever at an accented level.
Non-humans or visitors from distant lands will often simply learn basic Crendath without the regional dialogues. This is Crendath:Common and cannot be better than accented level of comprehension.
The peoples of Avlorn and Moordrel speak dialects of Ghalkik decended from the the tribal language of their common nomadic ancestors. Avlornen and Moordrel default to each other by two language levels. Native in one gives Broken in the other.
Halkainens, Ulmun, and Gerumish speak languages decended from a common root language. Each defaults to the others at two language levels.
The language of the pre-Lyiertian Aurillan Empire is pretty much a dead language except for a unique dialogue of it spoken by the people of Meydreth.
Though ostencibly a dialect of Crendath, the language of Vataineah is so heavily mixed with ancient regional languages, goblyn language, and even a bit of Narjal, that it defaults two levels to other dialects of Crendath rather than one.
Though related to modern dialects of Crendath as their root language, Ancient Lyiertian; or “High Lyiertian” as it is also known; is so different as to qualify as a seperate language from modern dialects of Crendath. It is now mainly used only among schollars of history, and by mages as a sort of “technical” language for thaumatology.
OTHER ANCIENT LANGUAGES:
A great many languages were created and died in the Age of Legends by the various populations of those eras. Old Vatainean, Belleran, and
- are among the most notable with written forms that may still be learned. Then there are the trully extinct languages such as those spoken by the ancient Wylde Woods tribes and the orrigional founders of the Tomb Kingdoms.
The DWARVE LANGUAGE
Though they do posses regional accents and some slang, all dwarven communities speek the same language that is quite litteraly “carved in stone” from the earliest days of dwarven civilization. It has changed little over the ages. Modern Doun Feyr defaults one comprehension level from the Age of Legends, and two levels from the Elder Ages.
Orcs speak a wide variety of languages and dialects that share simple root structure and a sort of rough commonality thanks to the orcs’ semi nomadic lifestyle and habit of communities breaking apart and reforming into new groups on a regular basis. Each of the main orc population centers (Torsh Goth, the Broken Lands, Aarog Gaar, Garhakka, etc) is home to its own popular dialect of orcspeak. Native speakers of any of these can likely understand any other orc dialect at at least Broken level of comprehension. If someone only learns an orc language at Accented there is still a chance they may be able to understand other nearby dialects at Broken level.
The GNOME LANGUAGE
OTHER LANGUAGES of ERSHAD
OTHER WORLD LANGUAGES