Fantasy Language Translators

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I do play-by-post here on the forums and have started searching for translators to replicate languages. So far I have goblin, draconic, infernal, elven or celestial, it could work for either.

Does anyone else have any they use? Better ones for some I have? Other ones? All are welcome. So are systems for making normal speech sound/look like a given language, or real world languages that might fit something.

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This is my favorite one for fantasy languages. They've got plenty of other stuff too (taverns, ballads, etc.)


I've looked at that one a few times, I think my problem with it was that some words get left in, which ruined it for me, though I could see how that could possibly even be the reason others like it.

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I like using Greek for Azlanti, personally. Norwegian for Ulfen, Romani for Varisian, Chinese for Tien, and so on for the human languages. Most of them have one (or more) real-world counterparts, so that can be rather straightforward.

If you aren't against puns, use Latin for Necril.

Hawaiian seems to be a good Gnome, but could also be used for Ignan.

Thanks, those all look good to me, I'll keep them in mind.

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I'm with Deadalus. For PbP, I use Google Translate. The common ones I use are...

Romamian for Varisian
Greek for Thassilonian
Sanskrit for Draconic
German for Dwarvish
Finnish for Elven
Chinese for Tien
Japanese for Minkai

And I just make up gibberish for Goblin.

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Our group uses Latin for magic, and German for orc. I'm the outlier, using Thai for magic (looks awesome on scrolls!).

Odd tip: Run the piece through the translator a few times, back and forth until it starts to differ to create an 'old' version or dialect the players might not be up on.


Silver Crusade

The Bing translator from Microsoft includes Klingon, which in my mind is perfect for orcs.

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