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How are languages that are not confirmed/approved/standard handled? As an example, I have a gnoll who cannot speak proper Common, but speaks Orc well and Gnoll fluently. She is an Arkaz native and I use their language system on that plane, so it was never an issue about being understood.
If I am wanting to type things that others will understand, how do I go about things? Is is a necessity to make up a language and post a translation chart for others, or is emoting and speaking in "translated Common" alright? I.E. "*speaks in a series of yips and growls* I'm speaking Gnoll right now." I'd presume it'd be up to player honor system to not metagame.
Another related question would be dialects such as off-world versions of a similar language, such as another plane's Elven or something? Would the player use Nanshilae exactly, modify words to indicate a dialect, or construct another language to substitute?
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Avlis' Elven language is purely an Avlis experience, with its roots in the Hebrew Language, and has an Active word List you can find here on the forums, and on the wiki, in an OOC manner. In an IC manner, its derived from the original language of the Spiritkin that lived on Avlis Years ago, and is completely different from Hala's and Arkaz's native Elven. Tairis has yet another Elven Language that is based on Real World Gaelic.
No one should fault you for the "*Speaks in another language* ABCDEF." I've seen a lot of it done over the years.
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