Lore:Altmer Language

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The Altmer language is the language used by the High Elves of the Summerset Isles. It is descended from Aldmeris and Ehlnofex,[citation needed] and as such is very similar to its relatives like Ayleidoon, Ald Chimeris or the Falmer language. To date, there are no known texts written in this language, or even a whole sentence, but some words are known.

Words and Phrases[edit]

A[edit]

Abameld[1]
Adma'na 
Poor listener[2] (cf. Ayleidoon "adma"—"hear")
Admanen 
Listening eye[3]
Aednavorith 
Genealogy[4]
Alaxon 
Perfection[5]
Aprax 
Outcast, criminal[6]
Ald Mora 
A ruin on Summerset Isle; the name means "old forest" in other Elven languages[7]
Aldveyond Beldaburk 
An old name for Sea Keep[8]
Apraxis 
Exile[9]
Arcta[1] 
Likely means "acknowledge", as in Ayleidoon
Autameld[10]

B[edit]

Barra 
Welcome[11]

C[edit]

Calian 
A praxic talisman, a symbol of a person's membership in the civilized High Elf society[12]
Canvaroth 
Scout[13]
Cerum, Ceruval 
Unknown, but known usage suggests a polite way to address someone (like "sir" or "madam")[14]

D[edit]

De'nt 
Unknown; usage suggests some form of an insult[14]

E[edit]

Eluvein 
A hilas owl[15]
Ephem 
Non-Altmer, outsider[3]

G[edit]

Glan'nt 
Unknown; usage suggests some form of an insult[16]
Graxifalas 
Disgraceful[17]

H[edit]

Halsoriel 
Sewer[17]
Hulkynd 
Broken child; refers to Altmeri children abandoned by their parents because of their imperfection, for example physical deformity[18] (cf. Ayleidoon "kynd"—"child")

K[edit]

Kamlehal 
Shrieking terror[19]
Kynd 
Child[20]

N[edit]

Nagaia[1] 
Likely means "death", as in Ayleidoon
Naganwe 
Unknown; used in the translingual word "revelator-naganwe", meaning "death seer"[21]
Nebarra 
Unwelcome (also used as a pejorative reference to outsiders)[22][14]

O[edit]

Oegnithir 
Bad change[23]

R[edit]

Riasen 
A critical witness in a criminal investigation[24]
Russafeld 
Scarlet shrine[25]

S[edit]

Shauta[1] 
Likely means "come", as in Ayleidoon
Slek 
An interjection (seemingly expresses negative emotions),[14] an insult[26]

T[edit]

Tor-Hame-Khard 
Warlord's Mountain Lair[27] (cf. Ayleidoon "tor"—"hill", "hame"—"home")

V[edit]

Vey[1] 
Likely means "to" (indicating movement), as in Ayleidoon
Veyond Wyte[7]

W[edit]

Welkynar 
The gryphon-riding protectors of Cloudrest; likely related to Ayleidoon "wel"—"sky"[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cavern Dwellers' dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  2. ^ Ulliceta gra-Kogg's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  3. ^ a b Tarnamir's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  4. ^ Loading screen of Monastery of Serene Harmony in ESO: Summerset
  5. ^ Olnewil's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  6. ^ Lanarie's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  7. ^ a b Location name in ESO: Summerset
  8. ^ Loading screen of Sea Keep in ESO: Summerset
  9. ^ The Price of PraxisCeruval Rolumaril
  10. ^ Regarding Thorn Blackstaff
  11. ^ Lady Sarah's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  12. ^ Mother of Rats's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  13. ^ Lilatha's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  14. ^ a b c d Various dialogue lines in ESO: Summerset
  15. ^ Jurisreeve Lorne's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  16. ^ Lirendel's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  17. ^ a b Talerion's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  18. ^ Tableau and Manacar's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  19. ^ Erudil's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  20. ^ The Mother of Rats' dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  21. ^ Jurisreeve Soravil's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  22. ^ Aldarch Tilcalar's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  23. ^ Loremaster Celarus' dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  24. ^ Calawende's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  25. ^ Loading screen of Red Temple Catacombs in ESO: Summerset
  26. ^ Captain Telomure's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  27. ^ Loading screen of Tor-Hame-Khard in ESO: Summerset
  28. ^ Charge of the Welkynar