Half-elves speak the languages they are born to, Common and Elven. Half-elves are slightly clumsy with the intricate Elven language, though only elves notice, and even so half-elves do better than nonelves.
Automatic Languages: Elven, Common.
Bonus Languages: Any (other than secret languages, such as Druidic).
The half-elves of the Yuirwood speak Common, Elven, and Aglarondan. Aglarondan is a relatively young language that developed from the blending of Elven with the Damaran tongue of the human settlers who colonized the Yuirwood’s coasts five hundred years ago. For bonus languages, half-elves often choose Chessentan, Damaran, Draconic, Elven, Mulhorandi, Orc, or Sylvan.
All common half-elves are literate, except for barbarians.
Half-aquatic elves speak Common and Elven.
All half-aquatic elves are literate except for barbarians, commoners, and warriors.
Half-drow speak Elven. If they were raised in the Underdark or Dambrath, they speak Undercommon. Otherwise, they speak Common.
All half-drow are literate except for barbarians.