You can see on our home page for dnd languages that there are many languages. Do you know the dnd5e language description? if not you can read this full article because we’ve covered each and everything of it.
It is possible that the Eberron Elven or the dragons were the names of Draconic. However, some languages must 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. It would be helpful to have descriptions of what the languages sound like in published material. This will allow us to understand how the characters hear. Below is the list of d d 5e language descriptions.
DnD 5E Language descriptions
1. Elvish is one of the Elf traits
The fluid language of Elvish is fluid with subtle intonations as well as intricate grammar. French is the actual world language. Full description of real world languages is available here.
2. Draconic, Dragonborn traits
It is thought that the draconic is one of the oldest languages. This language is also used often in magic studies. It sounds harsh to most other creatures because it has many hard consonants and sibilants. These languages can be used in real life as Russian or German.
3. Dwarfish, taken from the dwarf traits
This means that the dwarvish has a lot of hard consonants as well as the guttural sounds. It is possible that these characteristics can be transferred to other 5e languages that a dwarf may speak. They speak Scottish and Irish languages.
4. Orcish, taken from the Orc traits
The language description for the orc states that it is a harsh and grating language with hard consonants. Although it does not possess its own script, it uses Dwarvish script. Their true language is Gutteral Tribal.
5. Primordial, from Genasi traits
The guttural language is the primordial language. It is full of harsh syllables as well as 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 makes no sense for the Dwarvish Halfling and Undercommon as they are dialects of the common or for the Gnomish to represent a regional variation of Elvish.
Our team has also seen examples of the Goblin and Orc languages, so far as i can remember.
I can see that the Halfling would be more like the Maori, Giant, one of the Native North American languages and Gnomish as an Irish Gaelic. Infernal, on the other hand, sounds almost like screaming and yelling. Undercommon, one of the Scandinavian languages (Drow speaks Swedish). Why not?).
This is the question that would arise.
Do you think that Orcish and Goblin are similar to Dwarvish? This is due to the fact they write in Dwarvish languages?
This is the best answer. Draconic – German or Russian
We hope you’ve got some idea on how are the DnD 5E Language Descriptions.
Here are some more thoughts about dnd language descriptions
I have been pulled from other sources that are similar to my own languages. The Elvish is from the LOTR movies. Draconic comes from Skyrim’s dragon language.
Let’s say that I was unable find a speaker for any of the dnd languages, then I would match one to the personality of those creatures.
The Dwarven sound is the same as modern Scandinavian languages. The goblin was made of shrieks and squeals. The grunts of the giant are heard, as well as harsh sounds such the Judoon language. Here i’ve made a primordial sound like Klingon.
For some, the draconic is usually an itallian via any reverb filter. (Just like Garrus and the Turians in Mass Effect).
The dwarfs look exactly the same as Oglaf’s dwarfs no matter what setting they are in.
The dnd 5e languages descriptions describe the Dwarven as a solid-sounding tongue with strong consonants, and weird emphasis. You can think like Slavic and Russian. The top 15 languages are listed in the following list.
- Gnomish – it is a software version of that, like German.
- Giant – it is a subtle, yet strong language. It may sound 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. Arabic is for mad.
- Untercommon – 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. Its birdsong and even rushing waters are, however, the sounds of a stone and tree.
- Celestial – it is heavenly music and light, given form.
- Primordial and elemental dialects – These are the sounds of the element.
- Aquan –It is the sound waves crashing, Iquan the crackle of flames etc.
- Abyssal – This language is violence in its most basic form. Each word is an attack on your decency, and sickening via sound.
- Infernal –It is similar to singing. It is slow and systematic, but easy to hear.
- Deep Speech – This language was created by Aboleths, that’s why it is one of the oldest languages. It’s the sound that stars are forming in the void, collapsing, and galaxies swirling. The sound of the glaciers’ relentless advance is also heard, as well as the roaring earthquake and quiet screaming of the void.
Whatever the non-common language that anyone’s character speaks is always be rendered the IRL like the Yiddish. Some New Yorkers may have the bad habit of using Yiddish loan words to explain their meaning. “oh, yeah, ‘putz’ is just Elven for asshole” or “verkakte is draconic for crazy”.
We hope that this article has helped you understand the details of the dnd 5e languages. Feel free to leave a comment below with any questions regarding the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game.