As you can see our dnd languages home page there are so many types of languages. Do you know the dnd 5e language descriptions ? if not you can read this full article because we’ve covered each and everything of it.
May be the Eberron Elven and the dragons have been the names from Draconic, howevver some of the other languages have to be kind of sound like something.
You may’ve noticed that the Dwarven probably sounds a lot as the Turkish, Druidic sounds as the French or Estonian or Finnish, and Sylvan sounds like one of the Slavic languages. If there are any descriptions about what the languages sound like in any of the published material, so then we can understand to describe what the characters hear. The d d 5e language descriptions list mentioned below.
DnD 5E Language Descriptions
1. Elvish from the Elf traits:
The Elvish language is fluid, with the subtle intonations and also the intricate grammar. The real world language to this is French. You can check full description on real world languages.
2. Draconic, from the Dragonborn traits:
Here the draconic has been thought to be one of the oldest languages and of course it is frequently used in the study of magic. However the language sounds harsh for most of the other other creatures and it includes the numerous hard consonants and sibilants. This languages real world languages are German or Russian.
3. Dwarvish, from the dwarf traits:
As per this the dwarvish is full of hard consonants and also the guttural sounds, probably the characteristics spill over into whatever the other 5e languages that a dwarf might speak. The languages are Scottish / Irish.
4. Orcish, from the Orc traits:
As per this language description, the orc is a harsh, grating language with the hard consonants. However it has none of the script of its own but it is written in the Dwarvish script. Their real language is Gutteral Tribal.
5. Primordial, from the Genasi traits:
The primordial language is the guttural language, which is filled with the harsh syllables and also with the hard consonants. It’s real language is Rock Rock Tree Wavey River Flame Stone Boulder.
- Giant – Gaelic
- Gnomic – Quebecian French
- Goblin – Tribal
- Halfling – Southern American English or Hebrew
- Abyssal – grunts, deep tones and hard accents.
- Celestial – Songs, rich tones and harmonies
- Deep Speech – Angry mother-in-law
- Infernal – Arabic or Egyptian tones
- Sylvan – Whispers
- Undercommon – Jive or Ebonics
Do you know the ‘angry mother-in-law’ language?
The angry mother-in-law language does not make any sense for the Dwarvish, Halfling, and Undercommon for being dialects of the common, or else for the Gnomish to be a regional variant of Elvish.
So for now that i remember, our team have also seen some of the examples of the Orc and Goblin languages.
Here i can imagine, that i would me more likely to see the Halfling as something like the Maori, Giant as one of the Native North American languages, Gnomish as Irish Gaelic, Infernal as something that basically sounds like yelling and screaming, and Undercommon as one of the Scandinavian languages (Drow speaking Swedish? Why not?).
Here one question would be arise that is;
Would anyone say that Orcish and Goblin sound similar to the Dwarvish because of the fact which they write in the Dwarvish language?
the perfect answer for this question is Draconic – German or Russian
We hope you’ve got some idea on how are the DnD 5E Language Descriptions.
Some more thoughts on dnd languages descriptions:
I have been tended to be pulled from the other sources which are having similar languages which are usually spoken. So the Elvish from the LOTR movies. Draconic from the dragon language in Skyrim.
Suppose, if i was unable to find a spoken representative for any of a dnd language, then i would fit one to a personality of the creatures which may speak of it.
The Dwarven sound as the modern Scandinavian languages. The goblin has been made up of the shrieks and squeals. Even the giant is the grunts and also the harsh sounds, such as the Judoon language. Here i’ve made a primordial sound like Klingon.
Usually, for some others the draconic is always be an itallian via a reverb filter (such as how Garrus and the Turians talk in Mass Effect) the Sweet and melodious, but deep and terrifying too.
Even though the dwarfs, no matter the character or setting, are like the dwarfs from Oglaf.
As per the dnd 5e languages descriptions the Dwarven is a solid sounding tongue, with the hard consonants and also weird emphasis. You can think like Russian or Slavic. From the below list we mentioned the top-15 languages.
- Gnomish – it is a software version of that, like German.
- Giant – it is a subtle, yet strong language. It probably sounds like Farsi or Arabic.
- Goblin – it is really faster and the words slur together; like Italian or Portuguese.
- Elven – it is like a stuff in the LoTR, and sort of like a bastard child of music and soft french.
- Halfling – it is a lot like the Gnomish. Think Ukrainian.
- Orc – it is like the harsh, barking tongue. Like Arabic when your mad.
- Undercommon – this language is a slurry of languages which is mixed together, so that it sounds like an Elf, Dwarf, and Mindflayer are all trying to have a conversation; while not understanding each other.
- Draconic – it sounds like a growing and grunting, as a wyrmling wrestling a bear.
- Sylvan – it is like the sounds of a forest. However its birdsong and even rushing water, however the sounds of a tree and stone.
- Celestial – it is heavenly music and light, given form.
- Primordial and the elemental dialects- These are the sound of that element.
- Aquan – it is the sound of crashing waves, Iquan is the crackle of flames, etc.
- Abyssal – This language is the violence given form. In each and every word is an assault on your decency and sickening you via sound.
- Infernal – It is like singing. Slow and methodical, and easy to listen to.
- Deep Speech – This language was created by Aboleths, that’s why it is one of the oldest languages. Its the sound of stars forming in the void and collapsing, of galaxies swirling. Of course it is the sound of the glaciers relentless advance, so the roar of an earthquake and the quiet screaming the void.
Whatever the non-common language that anyone’s character speaks is always be rendered the IRL like the Yiddish. Here may be some are new Yorker and they have a really, really a bad habit of the peppering their speech with the Yiddish loan words so that they may simply explain “oh, yeah, ‘putz’ is just Elven for asshole” or “verkakte is draconic for crazy”.
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