Languages

Almost every race in Norrath has its own unique language, and with a little practice you can learn them all.

What is the best way to develop your different language skills? Which languages are the most and least useful to learn? Who should be developing their language skills, and why?

Post your strategies on how to best use the language skills, and read, rate and comment on those posted by others.
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trainers
# Feb 28 2016 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
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It would be really useful to show which trainers offer which languages. Especially elvish for the FV players, Ive yet to find a trainer who trains it
Hadal
# Jun 14 2013 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know where you can go to learn Hadal ?

It is listed as the 27th language at http://everquest.allakhazam.com/wiki/eq:Language
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Hadal
# Aug 14 2014 at 9:52 PM Rating: Good
Mistress LendillaLuvsaspankin wrote:
Does anyone know where you can go to learn Hadal ?

It is listed as the 27th language at http://everquest.allakhazam.com/wiki/eq:Language


Here ya go: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=5458
Macroing languages
# Mar 24 2013 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
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It should be added that if you have multiple windows up to make sure and right click the window and use the language across all of them. Otherwise a macro will not work for broadcasting languages into group say
No skillups!
# Oct 28 2012 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Has anyones tried language skillups recently? I was spamming with a guildie in group chat and we got 4 skillups in something like 45 mins. That seems to be a lot slower then it used to be. Had this changed?
The hidden languages
# May 03 2010 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Are the hidden languages still in the game? If possible I would like to learn them on Saryrn server. I have heard rumors that they may have done away with them completely, is this true? If it is it's a complete waste of the people that had taken the time to max them out. Besides, knowing something that not many other people have a chance to learn kinda makes one elite.

Edited, May 3rd 2010 5:07pm by Termin
The hidden languages
# May 23 2010 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm that at least one of the 'an unknown tongue' still exists as I was lucky enough to get it a couple years back and taught it to 2 people last night so it is still learnable. If anyone on the seventh hammer has the other unknown tongue or has one and wants to see if mine is different send Skif a tell in game.
The hidden languages
# Mar 23 2011 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
Drinal has 2 of the 3 lang.. anyone got 3rd unknonwn? on drinal?

Give a email or shout or tell to

nunna and DRASNIA

Edited, Mar 23rd 2011 3:45pm by ccolligan
Drakkin and Languages
# Apr 21 2010 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know if a Drakkin can learn ALL the languages out there? I have only been able to learn Elder Dragon, Common, Goblin, Dragon, and Dark Speech. My GM only offers these few. any Info would be helpful. Thank you <bow>
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Drakkin and Languages
# Apr 21 2010 at 4:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sirell wrote:
Does anyone know if a Drakkin can learn ALL the languages out there? I have only been able to learn Elder Dragon, Common, Goblin, Dragon, and Dark Speech. My GM only offers these few. any Info would be helpful. Thank you <bow>


Everyone can learn all the languages. Find a friend and have her switch to that language and spam tells to you in it. If she doesn't know the language either, you can spam her back. Eventually you'll both get to 100 skill in the language. Switch to the next language and repeat the process as needed.

Note that higher intelligence helps the process go faster, IIRC.

Edited, Apr 21st 2010 3:53pm by Fleven
language #26
# Aug 03 2009 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
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i have 1 of the unknown languages and i would like to find the other on zek amyone have it please let me know ... i am ansi or analog.
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chit chat
# Jul 07 2009 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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anyone on Maelin want know languages let me know...i have 27 of them this includes both unknown's....Bionik
DARK SPEECH
# May 16 2009 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
Is this a lang on FV? I have checked my Iksar and do not see it, but according to it is innate to all evil races. Please assist?
second unknown language
# Jun 23 2008 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Paying a substantial reward for a single point of skill in second unknown language on Tribunal Server. Just a moment of your time as you pass through POK.

I think this one originates from stormhammer.

Just send an ingame email to Rosebriar. I will set up a quick meeting and accomadate any schedule. Thanks!
Starting languages
# Jan 07 2008 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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I wanted to determine the language that each race starts with, so I created new characters of each race and noted the languages that each had. All races start with 100 in Common, with the exception of Ogres, Trolls, and Iksar which start a few points shy of 100. All races start with 100 in their racial language. I've left that data out of the below list, except in the case of the Half-Elf and Iksar where there is a tad bit of ambiguity about the racial language. If a race isn't listed, then it doesn't know additional languages beyond Common and it's racial language. Let me know if you notice any errors. Thanks!

Dark Elf: Elvish (54), Elder Elvish (54), Dark Speech (100)
Drakkin: Dragon (100), Elder Dragon (100)
Dwarves: Gnomish (25)
Frogloks: Troll (42)
Gnomes: Dwarvish (54)
Half-Elves: Elvish (100)
High Elves: Dark Elvish (51), Elder Elvish (51)
Iksar: Lizardman (100), Dark Speech (100)
Ogres: Dark Speech (100)
Trolls: Dark Speech (100)
Vah Shir: Erudian (32), Combine (100)

Rogues start with 100 skill in Thieves Cant.
26th Language isn't fiction after all.
# Nov 26 2006 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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What cracks me up the most was I was one of the biggest skeptics.
I said "Show me!" and they one uped me and taugh me lol

http://sdg6.homestead.com/files/EQ000315.bmp

Still trying to find the confirmed orgin of the language.
The devs still deny it exists which cracks me up
26th Language isn't fiction after all.
# Nov 26 2006 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
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the unknown tongue was confirmed some time ago. it's a holdover from when the languages were revamped. can't recall what language it was, but it wasn't removed with the revamp and thus, only those who knew it, could pass it on. you are one of the lucky few to have it now, congratulations.

i've sought on Stromm for anyone who might have it--especially after the server mergers, was hoping someone from another server brought it with them, but to no avail.
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26th Language isn't fiction after all.
# Nov 26 2006 at 6:18 PM Rating: Good
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According to what someone on EQplayers said, the "unknown language, originated as human on FV. Since people on FV were allowed to transfer to stormhammer, when they did, it showed up as "an unknown language". They were then able to teach this to others on stormhammer, and once some of them transferred off to regular production servers, the "an unknown language" followed.

Having said that, I've never seen anyone speak it, nor know it. All I have seen are report and screenshots, so, its all hearsay.

If anyone on Quellious has this language, I'd love to learn it.
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The 26th language
# Jun 19 2005 at 6:32 PM Rating: Default
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All 26 of the languages are as follows:
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Common Tongue
Barbarian
Erudian
Elvish
Dark Elvish
Dwarvish
Troll
Ogre
Gnomish
Halfling
Thieves Cant
Old Erudian
Elder Elvish
Froglok
Goblin
Gnoll
Combine Tongue
Elder Teir'Dal
Lizardman
Orcish
Faerie
Dragon
Elder Dragon
Dark Speech
Vah Shir

The latest and final addition that I recently found was: An Unknown Language.

I am willing to teach languages anytime. The following characters have all 26 languages:
Sabrae, Vran and Bhen. I play on the Nameless Server.
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RE: The 26th language
# Oct 30 2005 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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why do people insist on posting information and not post how they got it? how about sharing instead of of just bragging you found it...
RE: The 26th language
# Jun 20 2005 at 8:28 AM Rating: Good
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An unknown language is any language you have no skill in. It is not a seperate language.

If you have a character who has this "unknown language" lets see a screenshot of the skill window.
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RE: The 26th language
# Jun 23 2005 at 11:01 AM Rating: Default
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I hope this helps.
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RE: The 26th language
# Oct 30 2005 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
Screenshot is one thing, I'd prefer a Magelo.
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RE: The 26th language
# Oct 31 2005 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Screenshot is one thing, I'd prefer a Magelo.


i'm fairly comfortable there's a 26th lang called "an unknown tongue" based upon the comments of folks across the servers and research i put in when starting my language lessons.

as far as what benefit, if any, the 26th has, i've no idea and it seems to have none for the time being.

if you read through the posts on the Tainted Heartstone, you'll note the same comments from folks on different servers. How the lang got started, when it originated is speculation, but its existence is pretty well grounded.

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hmm
# Apr 04 2005 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
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How many Languages are there, I have 25. If anybody can answer, plz do. I want the full stats of my dang charm
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please list
# Jan 11 2005 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
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COME ON!! i know how MANY languages there is, but i really need to know which they are?? could someone be kind enough to list all 25 -28? (peeps have different appenion on how many there is i noticed lol)
anyway.. pleeeeeeaaaasssse list the languages?
RE: please list
# Jan 25 2005 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
Common Tongue
Barbarian
Erudian
Elvish
Dark Elvish
Dwarvish
Troll
Ogre
Gnomish
Halfling
Thieves Cant
Old Erudian
Elder Elvish
Froglok
Goblin
Gnoll
Combine Tongue
Elder Teir'Dal
Lizardman
Orcish
Faerie
Dragon
Elder Dragon
Dark Speech
Vah Shir
the above is taken from my Magelo profile, as i have every available, trainable, etc language maxed. http://www.magelo.com/eq_view_profile.html?num=424915

the 'elusive' 26th language that is thus far a rumor, i have yet to find. if anyone has it, can without a doubt tell us what it is, we would be most appreciative!

Edited, Tue Jan 25 10:03:27 2005
26th!
# Nov 19 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I have 26 languages but no 10AC
RE: 26th!
# Dec 04 2004 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
PLEASE list your 26 languages here, we can only find 25! what's the last ellusive language!!
RE: 26th!
# Jul 17 2011 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
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some toons on bristlebane server have 27 languages two an unknown language's
Tainted
# Nov 08 2004 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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So still no1 has discovered a 26th language for the tainted heartstone eh.
languages
# Feb 22 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
There is a really good reason for learning all the languages. You can get a charm that will increase stats with every language learned. You also get the satisfaction of having the ability to talk to absolutely anyone, except maybe the drunks, without any problems. When i first started learning languages, i found people to spam me in the languages i had a point in, and in languages that i didn't already have a point in. you don't, i repeat, DO NOT need to have a point in ANY language in order to learn them, just be grouped with someone who knows a language that you don't know and have them spam you. i did not see the languages that were totally new to me on my skills until after i zoned, but after i zoned for one language, all the other new ones showed up without me having to zone. so if you learn a new language that you've never seen before, you might have to zone in order for it to show up in your skills list. but you might not also. just depends. and if you have a point, and you are trying to both learn and teach a language, you just have you and your friend constantly spamming each other until both of you are at 100. it will take longer, but as long as both of you have good int or wis, it's possible. get a bard to group with you, bards get a wis/int increase song higher up, and it will give you some extra wis/int points that will prove valuable when learning that new language or raising that tradeskill. and Bristlebane users, my name is Trystenne, i'm always willing to spam anyone with languages, and i have still have to learn 8 of them (one point in each of them), so i would be willing to teach and be taught at the same time. and i'm a bard, so i have that int/wis song too. send me a tell, usually on during saturday nights.
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Daynara's Question
# Jan 16 2004 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
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A partial answer is that Teir'Dal is also known as
Dark Elf.
Where
# Dec 13 2003 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, where do you learn Giant, Teir'Dal, and Kobold? Those are the last 3 I need! Thanks for your time.

Wuberr Planehopper
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lang
# Nov 24 2003 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
Hi, I'm on Firiona Vie server, it's about time I
learned some languages. If anyone is available,
I am generally on 8-11 A.M central time or Wed/Thursday nights from about 11-PM to around 10 A.M.

Any assistance would be appreciated. Oh yeah, I"m a halfling Rogue named Tackie
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# Nov 24 2003 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Mon Nov 24 11:56:33 2003
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Learning Rare Languages
# Nov 10 2003 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I know, I know, ask someone who knows the language to teach it to you. That answer is posted here in many places and there is an excellent guide on the Language Skills page. But there must be another way! How did the first player to learn Orcish learn it? Someone learned it first! From a GM? I can't imagine that they would make an "Eldar Dragon" language without some way to learn it in game. A quest?
Learning Rare Languages
# Oct 07 2012 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Smiley: nod Great old question. Xaanru's answer is completely inadequate. How did characters first learn the odd languages such as Orcish and Goblin? Who taught the first pc to learn an npc language? Just wondering. (I am trying to play the game with as little help from Zam or spoilers as possible.)


Edited, Oct 7th 2012 5:21pm by ODaskar
RE: Learning Rare Languages
# Nov 10 2003 at 3:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Train one point in it at your guildmaster. Then you can spam it to someone til they have 2 points, then they can spam you til you have 3....

You can teach someone else a language to 1 point higher than your current level.
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A Necessity?
# Oct 02 2003 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I love to learn languages, but other than speaking it to someone else who knows it, are there any benefits to knowing all of the languages? Are there any quests or NPC's that require the knowledge or use of a language?Smiley: confused
RE: A Necessity?
# Oct 10 2003 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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There is a charm from LOY that increase in power based on your knowledge of the different languages.

http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=19846
RE: A Necessity?
# Oct 02 2003 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Languages used to have to be known to read the books for Research recipes; usually in elder erudian or combine language or something like that. But now since it's easy to find out what components you need by searching the web, learning languages is more of a roleplaying thing now, or confusing someone with random letters if they dont understand that language! :P
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Zoning
# Sep 12 2003 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Has anyone else noticed that you don't need to zone now for the skill to show itself on your list. I have taught and been taught a few languages in the same zone at once and they all show on my list.
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RE: Zoning
# Nov 18 2003 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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i also noticed that if u stop gaining in a area. zone
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