Valaron languages?

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Comedian

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02-13-2013

This might be a little hard to phrase but.. In Valaron is the universal language actually English (though obviously not call English) Like if i were to teleport to Demacia and listen to someones conversation would I be able to understand it? Or is them speaking English in game just for the benefit of us understanding them?


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02-13-2013

Well, League of Legends certainly employs a concept of 'Common' language that is used throughout the world, while there are still national languages that are used locally. So far, there are definitely Runic, Ionian, and Shuriman languages, as well as Demacian and Noxian which both have different accents in Champion pronunciation. There is also most probably Bandle speech which is native to the yordle race. As for Zaun and Piltover, they most probably use heavy dialects of Common.

When taking part in League matches, everyone speaks Common for convenience, as it's the lingua franca of Valoran; depending on the speaker, we may either hear an accent or not (see Fiora, Corki). This is mostly done for player convenience and simplicity, because obviously a game or a book should not require a player to learn several fictional languages to understand the content.