Languages

The world of Eberron and it’s planes are host to a wide variety of different languages.

The Dragons, Demons and Couatl would argue over whose language was oldest but unarguably the first three languages were Draconic, Infernal and Celestial. Almost every language has developed or evolved from one or more of those three languages.

The most commonly used of those in the modern age is undoubtedly draconic, not only do the dragons of Argonessen speak it still but arcane scholars from all walks of life use it as the de facto language of magic, it’s even spoken in a bastardised form by many lizardfolk and kobold tribes.

The most commonly spoken language in Khorvaire is the aptly named Common, this ever changing language originated from the Riedran settlers of old and has changed through interactions with Goblin, Orc, Elven, Dwarven, halfling, Gnomish and a variety of other languages.

Giant was the main language spoken in Xen’drik during the age of giants, a hybridization of the old tribal Giant tongue and Draconic, the language spread to all corners of Xen’Drik and to areas of Khorvaire as well.

Language Typical Speakers Alphabet
Abyssal Demons of Shavarath Infernal
Argon Barbarians of Argonnessen and Seren Common
Aquan Water-based creatures Elven
Auran Air-based creatures Draconic
Celestial Archons of Shavarath Celestial
Common Humans, halflings, half-elves, half-orcs Common
Daan Formians, lawful outsiders of Daanvi Daan
Daelkyr Daelkyr, mind flayers, other aberrations, creatures of Xoriat Daelkyr
Draconic Kobolds, troglodytes, lizardfolk, dragons, Dragonborn Draconic
Drow Drow Elven
Druidic Druids (only) Druidic
Dwarven Dwarves Dwarven
Elven Elves Elven
Giant Ogres, giants, drow Giant
Gnoll Gnolls Common
Gnomish Gnomes Common
Goblin Goblins, hobgoblins, bugbears Goblin
Halfling Halflings Common
Ignan Fire-based creatures from Fernia Draconic
Infernal Devils of Shavarath Infernal
Irial Ravids, positive energy users of Irian Draconic
Kythric Slaadi, chaotic outsiders of Kythri Daan
Mabran Nightshades, shadows, creatures of Mabar Draconic
Orc Orcs Goblin
Quori Quori, the Inspired, kalashtar Quori
Riedran Lower classes of Sarlona Old Common
Risian Ice-based creatures Dwarven
Sylvan Dryads, eladrins, creatures of Thelanis Elven
Syranian Angels of Syrania Celestial
Terran Xorns and other earth-based creatures Dwarven
Thri-Kreen Thri-Kreen None
Undercommon Chokers, underground denizens Daelkyr

Languages

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