Due to the widespread influence of the dragonmarked houses across Khorvaire, Common developed into the language of the land. Commerce and diplomacy use Common to communicate on a level basis. It is prevalent and as universal as any language could be across the continent. Common is the primary language of the Five Nations. It is a necessary second language in the Mror Holds and Zilargo, and used extensively even in the Talenta Plains.
Other prominent languages on the continent include Dwarven, Gnome, Elven, Halfling, Goblin, and Orc. Scholars and arcanists also study Draconic, the ancient language of dragons and magic.
In Aerenal, the Elven language dominates the land, though Common is retained for trade and diplomatic purposes. The Inspired of Sarlona speak Quori, while the lesser classes speak Riedran, which combines Old Common with a scattering of Quori words and phrases.
The barbarian tribes of Seren and Argonnessen speak a mutated form of Common called Argon, while the dragons speak Draconic and have at least a passing familiarity with the languages of the lesser races.

Draconic - Spoken by kobolds, dragons and magic users.

Language Typical Speakers Alphabet
Abyssal Demons of Shavarath Infernal
Argon Barbarians of Argonnessen and Seren Common
Aquan Water-based creatures Elven
Auran Air-based creatures Draconic
Celestial Archons of Shavarath Celestial
Common Humans, halflings, half-elves, half-orcs Common
Daan Formians, lawful outsiders of Daanvi Daan
Daelkyr Daelkyr, mind flayers, other aberrations, creatures of Xoriat Daelkyr
Draconic Kobolds, troglodytes, lizardfolk, dragons, Dragonborn Draconic
Druidic Druids (only) Druidic
Dwarven Dwarves Dwarven
Elven Elves, drow Elven
Giant Ogres, giants, drow Giant
Gnoll Gnolls Common
Goblin Goblins, hobgoblins, bugbears Goblin
Halfling Halflings Common
Ignan Fire-based creatures Draconic
Infernal Devils of Shavarath Infernal
Irial Ravids, positive energy users of Irian Draconic
Kythric Slaadi, chaotic outsiders of Kythri Daan
Mabran Nightshades, shadows, creatures of Mabar Draconic
Orc Orcs Goblin
Quori Quori, the Inspired, kalashtar Quori
Riedran Lower classes of Sarlona Old Common
Risian Ice-based creatures Dwarven
Sylvan Dryads, eladrins, creatures of Thelanis Elven
Syranian Angels of Syrania Celestial
Terran Xorns and other earth-based creatures Dwarven
Undercommon Chokers, underground denizens Daelkyr
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