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Draconic was the language of dragons. It used its own distinct alphabet, called Iokharic. Other native speakers included members of draconic-related races, such as kobolds and dragonborn. The language was also used as a primary means of arcane notation throughout Toril.
Alphabet and punctuationEdit
To give emphasis to important concepts, Iokharic employed a special character consisting of five lines radiating outwards, similar to an asterisk (*) or the five heads of Tiamat. When this character was written, the word was spoken with both the first and last syllables stressed. Dragons often used this when referring to themselves. Dragons also used it to command, warn, threaten, or otherwise make their point clear.
Draconic was a language of hard consonants and sibilants that usually sounded like hissing when spoken, like sj, ss, and sv. It also included a sound similar to a creature clearing its throat, ach.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 169. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ Rob Heinsoo, Logan Bonner, Robert J. Schwalb (September 2008). Forgotten Realms Player's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 156. ISBN 978-0-7869-4929-8.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 24, 25. ISBN 978-0786949809.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 30. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.