I'm still doing quite a bit of world building and it has proved to be something I enjoy more than actually writing my story. :/ Anyway, for the fantasy writers: how do you handle language in your novel? Do your races all know one language? If so, how is this? And how would you explain it to the reader for it to make sense? Or do you have separate languages for each race? And if so, how do your adventurous characters go about traveling and communicating? All of my races speak the same language and I want to keep it that way so it is less complicated, but how could I explain why? In better words, what kind of history could I put behind this one language? Also, I decided to use a pantheon method to the religion, where each race holds a separate god or goddess higher than the others, yet still believes in all the same gods as everyone else. Maybe I could tie that together with the languages? The gods and goddesses created the world and all the races, and gave all of them one native language to communicate easier amongst each other.