Nights of Hot Queso
Ten languages form the basis of every dialect spoken throughout the many worlds. These languages are transcribed in different scripts, most of which are alphabets, from the flowing characters of the Rellanic alphabet to the runes of the Davek alphabet. The Supernal script is a system of hieroglyphics.
When the gods created the races of the world, each race heard the Supernal language in a different way, based on fundamental characteristics of their nature. From those distinct ways of hearing, the foundational languages of the world arose—Common for humans and halflings, Elven for elves and eladrin, Goblin for the goblin races, Dwarven for the dwarves, and Draconic for dragons.
The primordials had their own language with none of the special qualities of Supernal. The titans and giants adopted a debased version of this language for their own tongue, and Abyssal is a form of Primordial warped and twisted by the evil at the heart of the Abyss.
These foundational languages spread to other creatures of the world and the planes, with dialect variation but no more significant alteration.
|Common||Humans, halflings, tieflings||Common|
|Deep Speech||Mind flayers, githyanki, kuo-toas||Rellanic|
|Draconic||Dragons, dragonborn, kobolds||Iokharic|
|Elven||Elves, eladrin, fomorians, gnomes||Rellanic|
|Giant||Giants, orcs, ogres||Davek|
|Goblin||Goblins, hobgoblins, bugbears||Common|
|Primordial||Efreets, archons, elementals||Barazhad|
|Supernal||Angels, devils, gods||Supernal|
|Abyssal||Demons, gnolls, sahuagin||Barazhad|