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    Does anybody know if there's a "master list" of languages available for characters in D&D 3.5e?

    If not, let's make one!

    So far I have:
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    Aboleth
    Abyssal
    Aquan
    Armandish
    Asherati
    Auran
    Battle Signals, Flag
    Battle Signals, Hand (very limited sign language, DC 15 Int to interpret a message up to three words in length even if you don't know it)
    Beholder
    Bhuka
    Blink Dog
    Buommi
    Celestial
    Common
    Common, Gutterspeak (basically, the hip-and-happening teenage slang of D&D; may or may not require its own ranks in Speak Language)
    Common, Planar Trade (Planescape setting)
    Darfellan
    Demodand
    Desmodu
    Diabolan (Dragon Compendium)
    Draconic
    Drow Sign Language
    Druidic (secret language)
    Dvati (requires two speakers)
    Dwarven
    Elven
    Feline
    Formian
    Ghost Elven (combination of Infernal and Elven, more or less)
    Giant
    Gith (Githyanki and Githzerai are technically different languages)
    Gnoll
    Gnome, Forest (basic communication with forest animals)
    Gnome, Rock (standard gnome)
    Goblin
    Gol-Kaa (Goliath)
    Grell (half verbal, half electrical impulses)
    Grimlock
    Hadozee
    Hugenemnon, aka Protean (language evolves so quickly that non-proteans can't learn it)
    Halfling
    Ibixian
    Ignan
    Illumian
    Infernal
    Kaorti
    Kenku
    Khen-zai
    Kuo-toa
    Leskylor
    Loxo
    Lumi
    Lupin (Dragon Compendium)
    Maenad
    Marru
    Modron
    Mongrel
    Neraph
    Nerra
    Nycter
    Odopi
    Orc
    Qualith (written only, Mind Flayer)
    Rhek
    Rimlani
    Sahuagin
    Shadowswyft
    Silthilar
    Slaad
    Sphinx
    Stonesinger
    Suloise
    Sylvan
    Terran
    Thri-Kreen
    Tirbana
    Treant
    Tsochar (primarily written)
    Tusk Terror
    Tuilvalanuue (Raptoran)
    Undercommon (Drow, Mind Flayers, etc)
    Urskan
    Varrangoin
    Windsong
    Worg
    Xeph
    Yuan-ti
    Zern

    Thanks to Kumori for alphabetizing this! I'll be sure to put new additions in alphabetically. n.n

    I'll try to get sources and page numbers on here over the next day or two.

    Does anybody know of any others?

    Note: I don't own any Forgotten Realms books, so any languages in the below list are likely things I have never heard of. When posting a language, please specify if it's from Forgotten Realms.

    Some Forgotten Realms languages and dialects:
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    Algarondan
    Alzhedo
    Chessentan
    Chondathan
    Chultan
    Damaran
    Halruaan
    Illuskan
    Latanese
    Mulhorandi
    Netherese
    Rashemi
    Shaaran
    Tashalan
    Tuigan
    Turmic
    Utheric

    Underdark:
    Roushoun

    Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, Dead Languages
    Aragrakh
    Hulgorkyn
    Loross
    Seldruin
    Thorass

    Monsters of Faerun:
    Malaugrym
    Nishruu (Maybe this exists, maybe not)
    Phaerimm (Not listed as a language, but they do communicate with wind currents)
    Tanarukk (A pidgin of Orc and Abyssal)
    Tomb Tapper (They communicate by vibrating)

    This list by Honest Tiefling.
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    Drow and Drow Sign-Language

    EDIT: Apparently Drow falls under Undercommon in 3.5. Silly me.
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    *It does.*

    What.

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    Drow speak Undercommon, they don't have an independent language.
    I forgot about their sign language though. I'll add that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksheep View Post
    Drow and Drow Sign-Language

    EDIT: Apparently Drow falls under Undercommon in 3.5. Silly me.
    Yeah. It's kind of weird, considering the drow mentality, but they have a few paragraphs on it in Drow of the Underdark.

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    I'm not sure, but perhaps there are specific branch languages for each kind of elf (wood elf, high elf) im not sure if they even exist in DnD however. Also, maybe Duergar or Svifneblin have their own language, unless they fall under undercommon as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delcor View Post
    I'm not sure, but perhaps there are specific branch languages for each kind of elf (wood elf, high elf) im not sure if they even exist in DnD however. Also, maybe Duergar or Svifneblin have their own language, unless they fall under undercommon as well.
    The various elves all just speak Elven in 3.5. Duergar speak Undercommon and Dwarven. Where are Svifneblin?

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    Yeah, I'm currently reading through the Drizzt books, which has Drow using their own language. Doesn't quite convert over to 3.5 though.

    Anyway, here are a couple others that it looks like you missed:
    Illumian
    Mongrel (not TRUE language, just a pidgin language used to confuse non-mongrels)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welknair View Post
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    What.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noparlpf View Post
    The various elves all just speak Elven in 3.5. Duergar speak Undercommon and Dwarven. Where are Svifneblin?
    Svirfneblin, aka Deep Gnomes, are in the Forgotten Realms setting. I wouldn't be surprised if the Forgotten Realms has multiple different languages for the different "sub-races".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welknair View Post
    *Proceeds to google "Bride of the Portable Hole", jokingly wondering if it might exist*

    *It does.*

    What.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksheep View Post
    Yeah, I'm currently reading through the Drizzt books, which has Drow using their own language. Doesn't quite convert over to 3.5 though.

    Anyway, here are a couple others that it looks like you missed:
    Illumian
    Mongrel (not TRUE language, just a pidgin language used to confuse non-mongrels)
    I'm looking through Lords of Madness. Aboleth is a language, but I think Mind Flayers speak Undercommon.

    Thanks, I did miss Illumian. I'll stick in Mongrel too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksheep View Post
    Svirfneblin, aka Deep Gnomes, are in the Forgotten Realms setting. I wouldn't be surprised if the Forgotten Realms has multiple different languages for the different "sub-races".
    Ah. I don't have the Forgotten Realms books, so I can't really look up any of their languages. I bet that if that's the case, their sub-race dialects would make a list as long as the one I've got up now.

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    Illumian. Glyph language of illumians. Races of Destiny.

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    I added in Illumian.

    Beholders also have their own language. That's in there too now.

    Edit: Yeah, mindflayers speak Undercommon. They also have a purely written language for their telepathy, similar to braille.
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    Looking into the Forgotten Realms languages, I found a couple resources:

    http://www.badgerworks.net/hobbysite/fr3/language.html
    This has all the languages from the book series, along with a short description of each.

    http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wik...gory:Languages
    This is from the official wiki, with all of the languages from the game. I'm not entirely sure if it focuses on the 3.x version or the 4e version, so not sure how accurate it is. Still, it'll give you some idea.
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    Mongrel (not TRUE language, just a pidgin language used to confuse non-mongrels)
    Doesn't that completely defeat the purpose of a pidgin?

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    I had to do this for you. I couldn't look at it the way it was:

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    Aboleth
    Abyssal
    Aquan
    Auran
    Beholder
    Buommi
    Celestial
    Common
    Diabolan (Dragon Compendium)
    Draconic
    Drow Sign Language
    Druidic
    Dwarven
    Elven
    Feline
    Ghost Elven (combination of Infernal and Elven, more or less)
    Giant
    Gith (Githyanki and Githzerai are technically different languages)
    Gnoll
    Gnome
    Goblin
    Gol-Kaa (Goliath)
    Grell (half verbal, half electrical impulses)
    Halfling
    Ignan
    Illumian
    Infernal
    Kuo-toa
    Lupin (likewise)
    Maenad
    Modron
    Mongrel
    Neraph
    Orc
    Qualith (written only, Mind Flayer)
    Rhek
    Shadowswyft
    Silthilar
    Slaad
    Sylvan
    Terran
    Thri-Kreen
    Tsochar (primarily written)
    Tuilvalanuue (Raptoran)
    Undercommon (Drow, Mind Flayers, etc)
    Xeph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumori View Post
    I had to do this for you. I couldn't look at it the way it was:

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    Aboleth
    Abyssal
    Aquan
    Auran
    Beholder
    Buommi
    Celestial
    Common
    Diabolan (Dragon Compendium)
    Draconic
    Drow Sign Language
    Druidic
    Dwarven
    Elven
    Feline
    Ghost Elven (combination of Infernal and Elven, more or less)
    Giant
    Gith (Githyanki and Githzerai are technically different languages)
    Gnoll
    Gnome
    Goblin
    Gol-Kaa (Goliath)
    Grell (half verbal, half electrical impulses)
    Halfling
    Ignan
    Illumian
    Infernal
    Kuo-toa
    Lupin (likewise)
    Maenad
    Modron
    Mongrel
    Neraph
    Orc
    Qualith (written only, Mind Flayer)
    Rhek
    Shadowswyft
    Silthilar
    Slaad
    Sylvan
    Terran
    Thri-Kreen
    Tsochar (primarily written)
    Tuilvalanuue (Raptoran)
    Undercommon (Drow, Mind Flayers, etc)
    Xeph
    Sweet deal. Thank you very much! (I was too lazy to do it on my own.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardog View Post
    Doesn't that completely defeat the purpose of a pidgin?
    RoD states "Mongrelfolk have their own pidgin language, known as Mongrel, but they only use it when other races are watching". I read this as "they speak this to keep people guessing as to their race", as it says that, to the average Elf, a Mongrelfolk may appear as a human. To a human, however, they may appear as an elf. The are a bastard race that, to the observer, appears to be a different race then that of the observer. They just use their pidgin language to make it sound like they are speaking [insert language other than hearers language].
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    Blink Dogs and Forest Gnomes have their own languages. Svirfneblin on the SRD do not have a new language for them.

    http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/blinkDog.htm
    http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/gnome.htm

    And Forgotten Realms adds in about 20 different languages for the humans ethnicities. I don't suggest adding them in, as there are a lot and they are pretty setting specific.

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    A few more


    [MM2] Desmodus from speak Desmodu
    [MM2] Loxos speak their own language, I'm assuming Loxon/Loxan
    [MM3] Armandish (Spoken by Armands)
    [MM1] Sahuagin
    [MM3] Goatfolk speak Ibixian
    [MM3] Kenku
    [MM3] Lumi speak Lumi
    [MM3] Nycters Speak Nycter
    [MM3] Odopi have their own language
    [MM1] Yuan-ti
    [MM3] Stonesingers have their own language
    [Fiend Folio] Khen-Zai (spoken by Ethergaunts)
    [MM4] Windsong (Spoken by Windblades from Pandemonium)
    [MM4] Zern speak Zern
    [MM1] Worg
    [MM1] Treant
    [MM5] Tirbana speak Tirbana
    [MM5] Tusk Terror
    [MM1] Formian (Myrmarchs and Queens)
    [MM1] Grimlocks speak their own language
    [MM1] Sphinx
    [Fiend Folio] Demodands speak their own language
    [Fiend Folio] Kaortis speak their own language
    [Fiend Folio] Nerra speak their own language
    [Fiend Folio] Rilmani speak their own language
    [Fiend Folio] Spriggans speak Kobold
    [Fiend Folio] Varrangoin speak their own language
    [Frostburn] Urskans speak Urskan
    [LOM] Tsochari have their own language
    Silthilar speak their own language you already had it
    [Sandstorm] Asherati
    [Sandstorm] Bhuka
    [Sandstorm] Marru
    [Stormwrack] Darfellan
    [Stormwrack] Hadozee
    [BOED] Leskylor have their own language
    Rheks have their own language you already had them as well
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    AFB, but don't Catfolk have their own language? Feline?
    Quote Originally Posted by Squiggles View Post
    I believe that's on the list already
    Indeed it is...I must have been looking under C instead of F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurbane View Post
    AFB, but don't Catfolk have their own language? Feline?
    I believe that's on the list already

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    This may be a little off-topic, but if you're ever a Drow Wizard/Sorcerer, choose a Raven Familiar and make it speak Drow Sign-Language.
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    Thank you very much, Honest Tiefling, Squiggles. I'll get those onto the list in a minute.

    Edit: Squiggles, do you have sources for those? I'm going to be going through all the monster manuals more carefully over the next couple of days, but it would help a lot to know where to look.
    Oh, and did Kobolds speak their own language in 3.0? Because the 3.5 MM says they speak Draconic. (I think most reptilian humanoids speak Draconic in 3.5.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by noparlpf View Post
    Thank you very much, Honest Tiefling, Squiggles. I'll get those onto the list in a minute.

    Edit: Squiggles, do you have sources for those? I'm going to be going through all the monster manuals more carefully over the next couple of days, but it would help a lot to know where to look.
    Oh, and did Kobolds speak their own language in 3.0? Because the 3.5 MM says they speak Draconic. (I think most reptilian humanoids speak Draconic in 3.5.)
    I'll dig up the sources and post em.

    Spriggans, erm, I'll see if that sourcebook is 3.0 or 3.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squiggles View Post
    I'll dig up the sources and post em.

    Spriggans, erm, I'll see if that sourcebook is 3.0 or 3.5
    If you can, that would be wonderful. Thank you very much.

    Are they in Fiend Folio? I think that's a 3.0 book. So they'd probably just speak Draconic in 3.5, I guess.

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    Suloise, the language of ancient Suel. Mentioned in Complete Arcane as one of the requirements for the Suel Arcanamach PrC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaZ View Post
    Suloise, the language of ancient Suel. Mentioned in Complete Arcane as one of the requirements for the Suel Arcanamach PrC.
    Cool, thanks.

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    Greyhawk Languages are usually neglected --- idk if you did but i suspect alot won't be on your list

    http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index....hawk_languages

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaughingRogue View Post
    Greyhawk Languages are usually neglected --- idk if you did but i suspect alot won't be on your list

    http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index....hawk_languages
    I'm not familiar with them, no. Is Greyhawk another campaign setting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noparlpf View Post
    If you can, that would be wonderful. Thank you very much.

    Are they in Fiend Folio? I think that's a 3.0 book. So they'd probably just speak Draconic in 3.5, I guess.
    I did skip over a few that stated you couldn't reproduce them as a humanoid, mostly earth creatures who spoke Terran and their own languages and sonic/screeching critters.

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