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Imperial citizens speak the most widely-used form of Old Worlder, known as Reikspiel, the standard by which other speakers of the language are judged. As the professors of the Empire's universities will happily explain to anyone with a few hours to spare, the Empire was the first Human country to develop a written language, and the country has a wealth of literature in the libraries of its towns and cities. Unfortunately, the proportion of the population that can actually read and write is quite small.[1g]


Old Reikspiel takes much of its terminology from the real world German language, with minor exceptions such as with Sigmar's last name Heldenhammer meaning "Hammer of Goblins" rather than hammer of heroes.


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