The gnomish language, also known as Gnim, was spoken by the gnomes of the Great Spire of Yal Tengri.[1]

Gnim has a simple structure and fluid tones. Most gnomes have a truly daunting vocabulary, however, with extremely fine degrees of distinction in, for example, kinds of love or shades of green. Their language is thus ideal for academic, artistic, and engineering pursuits, and it is widely used in academic circles even among other races. Many sages of many races consider Gnim to be a "scholar's language."[2]

Gnim utilizes an adapted version of the Dethek alphabet[3], and gnomish writings and literature covers a staggering variety of topics. [2]

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  1. Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 David Noonan, Jesse Decker, Michelle Lyons (August 2004). Races of Stone. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-3278-3.
  3. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (August 2000). Player's Handbook 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 74. ISBN 0-7869-1551-4.