Common LanguagesEdit


The language spoken by residents of this mysterious isle is a simplified form of Arcane Elf adapted to human vocal chords.


Modern Arabyan evolved from languages of the nomadic desert tribes and ancient Nehekharan (which is today studied only by necromancers and archaeologists). Some Arabyan words migrated into Estalia during the 14th and 15th century invasions.


Archaic Breton was the language of the horsemen tribes who settled Bretonnia 2000 years ago. Over time, Breton has borrowed words from Estalian, Tilean and Elthárin.

Dark TongueEdit

This language is used by followers of Chaos, and is required to articulate certain aspects of the Warp. Dark Tongue can be complex, as mutable root words are further modified by prefixes and suffixes. Beastmen speak a crude dialect called Beast Tongue, incorporating the local human tongue and animal snarls. Understanding Beast Tongue requires a Routine (+10) test against either Dark Tongue or the local human language. Traces of Dark Tongue are evident in Norse, and to a lesser extent Kislevian.


The rumbling Dwarven tongue employs a system of root words modified by signifiers. Its alphabet (Klinkarhun) is written with straight lines that are easily inscribed into stone or metal. Khazalid has not changed over time, but has influenced human languages considerably, and is immediately recognisable to greenskins.


Kislevian evolved from the tribal Gospodar, Ungol and Ropsmenn tongues. Borrowed Norse and Dark Tongue elements make Kislevian a true linguistic curiosity.


The Norse tongue is spoken in southern Norsca, while Dark Tongue is spoken in the north. Norse uses some Khazalid and Dark Tongue words, but is otherwise insular.


Because of the Empire’s political might, Reikspiel is widely spoken in the Old World. The language evolved from several tribal tongues including Teutogen, Merogen, Unberogen and Juton. Vernacular Reikspiel borrows slang terms from many languages.


Tilean is sometimes nicknamed “Vulgar Classical” because of its direct evolution from the academic tongue. The regional dialects that have developed over time are often used as indicators of social status. Tilean shares a close taxonomy with Estalian.

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