Languages

Languages

Language Skills don’t have a rating. Each Language Skill costs 2 points to purchase. If you have a Language, it is assumed you are proficient in speaking, reading, and writing it. Illiteracy can be played if you so desire.

Languages are not coded. Simply role-play that you are speaking in another language, and expect other players to role-play understanding or not, as is appropriate.

Most people in Westeros know only Common, and you'll need a good reason to know another language.

Westerosi Languages

  • Common - This is the language of Westeros, brought by the Andals. Everyone gets this language.
  • Old Tongue - This was the language of the First Men. It is nearly extinct, and only a rare Northerner might know it.

Valyrian Languages

Think of High Valyrian as being equivalent to classical Latin in our own world, while the Low Valyrian dialects are equivalent to Italian and Spanish.

  • High Valyrian - This is the language of Valyria. It is no longer commonly spoken, and in Westeros is treated as the language of learning and poetry.
  • Low Valyrian - Low Valyrian is not a language of its own. You may take this 'language' when you take any of the following Low Valyrian dialects. It indicates that you can understand, and make yourself understood, in all of them.
    • Braavosi - The Low Valyrian dialect of the Free City of Braavos.
    • Lorathi - The Low Valyrian dialect of the Free City of Lorath.
    • Lysene - The Low Valyrian dialect of the Free City of Lys.
    • Myrish - The Low Valyrian dialect of the Free City of Myr.
    • Norvosi - The Low Valyrian dialect of the Free City of Norvos.
    • Pentoshi - The Low Valyrian dialect of the Free City of Pentos.
    • Qohorik - The Low Valyrian dialect of the Free City of Qohor.
    • Tyroshi - The Low Valyrian dialect of the Free City of Tyrosh.
    • Volanti - The Low Valyrian dialect of the Free City of Volantis.
  • Astapori - The Ghiscari-influenced Low Valyrian dialect of Astapor.
  • Meereenese - The Ghiscari-influenced Low Valyrian dialect of Meereen.
  • Yunkai'i - The Ghiscari-influenced Low Valyrian dialect of Yunkai.

Other Languages

  • Asshai'ian - The language of the Asshai people.
  • Dothraki - The Horselords have their own language.
  • Ghiscari - The language of the ancient and extinct Ghiscari Empire. It is nearly extinct itself.
  • Ibbenese - The language of the Ibbenese people.
  • Lhazareen - The language of the people of Lhazar.
  • Qartheen - The language of Qarth.
  • Rhoynish - The largely dead language of the Rhoynar, sometimes still spoken among the Orphans of the Greenblood.
  • Summer Tongue - The Summer Isles have their own language.
  • Trade Tongue - A coarse jumble of words and phrases from a dozen languages, accompanied by hand signs and gestures, most of them insulting. It is a sailor’s pidgin.
  • Yi Ti - The language spoken among the men of Yi Ti, scarcely known in Westeros. Likely there are numerous dialects.
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