Linguistics

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Linguistics is a Point-Buy mechanic that allows a Character to speak more languages in addition to their native tongue. Each new language costs 3 Proficiency Points to learn. If a Character BUYS 3 Ailor Languages through Linguistics, then they also receive the ability to read, write, and speak Old Ceardian (sometimes called Proto-Ailor), the language of the first Ailor, for free. If a Character BUYS 3 Nelfin Languages through Linguistics, then they also receive the ability to read, write, and speak Ancient Altalar, the language the Altalar spoke in the early Allorn Empire, for free. If a Character speaks both Old Ceardian and Ancient Altalar, then they also receive the ability to read and write (but not speak) Ancient Seraph, the language of the world's first civilization, for free. There is no cap on how many Languages can be bought through Linguistics.

  • Native tongues work as follows.
    • Common, based on IRL English, is free for all to know.
    • Your character is allowed to know the dominant language of both parents by default, or a parent's language and the homeland they grew up in. So if your character's mother was Ithanian and their father Asha, but they grew up in Daenshore, then they are allowed to know d'Ithanie and Ibeth, or d'Ithanie and Daendroquin, but not all three. Language dominance can be dictated by the parent's native tongue or the area in which your character grew up in, but is limited to a maximum of 2 Languages. A character's native tongue or tongues are not bought Languages.
    • Any further additional Languages require points invested into this Proficiency.

When your Character is speaking in another Language, put <Language>, <Lang>, or <La> before their words, so others know they are not speaking Common.

Ailor Languages

Language Description
New Regalian Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the New Regalian & Calderliga Language, Alt-Regalisch, based on IRL German's main dialects.

Genevaud Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Genevaud Language, Genevaud, based on IRL Swiss German.

Leutz Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Leutz-Vixe Language, Leutz, based on IRL Luxembourgish/Low-German.

Ithanian Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Ithanian Language, d'Ithanie, based on IRL Parisian French.

Burdigala Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Burdigala Language, Burdigalic, based on IRL Burgundian French.

Tolonne Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Tolonne Language, Tolonnesa, based on IRL Occitan.

Daendroque Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Daendroque Language, Daendroquin, based on IRL Spanish.

Bragacao Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Bragacao Language, Braggan, based on IRL Portuguese.

Dressolini Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Dressolini Language, Dressalo, based on IRL Northern Italian.

Etosian Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Etosian Language, Etos, based on IRL Greek.

Caeren Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Caeren Language, Goedlaic, based on IRL Scots.

Anglian Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Anglian Language, Anglisch, based on IRL Dutch.

Breizh Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Breizh Language, Picaron, based on IRL Breton.

Ériunin Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Ériunin Language, Ériunnach, based on IRL Irish Gaelic.

Velheim Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Velheim Language, Skodje, based on IRL Norwegian.

Höglander Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Höglander Language, Nyspråk, based on IRL Swedish.

Fridurfolk Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Fridurfolk Language, Fénikin, based on IRL Icelandic.

Tarkkin Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Tarkkin Language, Emänkeel, based on IRL Finnish & Estonian.

Zvorun Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Zvorun Language, Mēneric, based on IRL Lithuanian & Latvian.

Vladno Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Vladno Language, Mirnoye, based on IRL Russian.

Ânia Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Ânia Language, Ânnore, based on IRL Romanian.

Byalan Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Byalan Language, Byelle, based on IRL Bulgarian.

Dvalan Languages

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the mutually intelligible Dvalan Languages, Raggna, Boss, and Moren, based on IRL Serbo-Croatian.

Szabadok Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Szabadok Language, Réginyelv, based on IRL Hungarian.

Ohrneti Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Ohrneti Language, Ohrneti, based on IRL Georgian.

Hadrav'yan Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Hadrav'yan Language, K’alatibiri, based on IRL Amharic.

Qússrakón Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Qússrakón Language, Sintil, based on IRL Mongolian.

Nelfin Languages

Language Description
Allorn Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Allorn-era Altalar language, Middle Altalar, now mostly defunct.

Altalar Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Altalar lingua franca, Modern Altalar, with no IRL basis.

Suvial Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Suvial Altalar dialect, Ilkhardaal, based on Elvenized Hindi.

Plains Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Avanthar, Cielothar, and Yanar lingua franca, Plains Altalar, with no IRL basis.

Sihndar Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Sihndar Language, Sihndar Altalar, with no IRL basis.

Isldar Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Isldar Language, Sulvaley Altalar, based on Elvenized Arabic.

Main Kathar Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the main Kathar Language, Kathar Altalar, with no IRL basis.

Tribal Kathar Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the tribal Kathar Language, Wyld Altalar, with no IRL basis.

Other Languages

Language Description
Sihai Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Sihai language, Wa'an, and its Wa'co script, with no IRL basis.

Dwarven

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Dwarven language, Dwarven, with Scandinavian phonetics.

Qadir Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Qadir language, Faraddi, based on IRL Arabic.

Songaskian Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Songaskian language, Sofaal, based on the IRL Manding languages.

Maraya Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Maraya Language, Shalota, with no IRL basis but lots of flowing Ls and Ms.

Allar Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Allar Language, Zasta, with no IRL basis.

Slizzar Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Slizzar language, Zorraana, with no IRL basis.

Asha Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Asha language, Ibeth, based on IRL Ancient Egyptian.

Eronidas Language

Gives the user the ability to speak, read and write in the Eronidas language, Vasar, based on IRL Sumerian.