Lore:Ehlnofex

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Ehlnofex is the ancient language of Nirn, spoken by the Ehlnofey. It is used in magical incantations[1] in uppercase letters. Several Elder Scrolls were named after Ehlnofex words.[nb 1]

Usage, Language Family, and Genetic Relationship[edit]

According to legend, before the creation of Mundus, the Ehlnofey and the Umbrielans of the realm of the Hist lived alongside each other in the twelve worlds of Creation.[2] Ehlnofex was related to Umbrielic, with speakers of the two tongues being able to converse with one another.[3]:67 The tongue was introduced to Nirn in the prehistoric, non-linear days of the Dawn Era.[UOL 1] The original Ehlnofex has been described as a dangerous language with characters that constantly distort as one looks at them.[UOL 2]

It was passed on to the mortal races, eventually evolving into Aldmeris and every subsequent Elvish tongue.[UOL 3] It influenced Atmoran - with the two tongues sharing the word "Talos" - and the subsequent tongues of Men,[4] such as Nordic.[5]

Ehlnofex and the Dawn Era magics of the Ehlnofey were preserved by the early Ayleids in the Middle Merethic Era, when they separated from the Altmer, allowing them to retain ancient runes and magic which the other elves had began to forget.[6][7] However, even their preservation eventually evolved into a new tongue known as Ayleidoon.[8] By the Fourth Era, the language, while still studied, was considered dead.[3]:47

Ehlnofex Dictionary[edit]

A[edit]

Ada 
Spirit[9][10]
Ae 
Living, Is[11][12][UOL 1]
Aedra 
Ancestors[9]
Aka 
Dragon[UOL 4]
Alma 
Mother[UOL 1]
Altadoon 
Weapon[11][12][nb 1]

B[edit]

Beratu 
Half[13]

C[edit]

Chim 
High Splendor, Royalty, Starlight[11][UOL 2][nb 1]

D[edit]

Daedra 
Ancestors[9]

E[edit]

Ehlnofey 
Earth Bone[14][UOL 1]
Ehlnokhan[UOL 5] 
Earth King
Elhnodidan[UOL 6] 
Unknown
et'[15][9] 
Original[9]
et'Ada[15] 
Original Spirits[9]
et'Adans[15] 
the people of et'Ada

G[edit]

Ghartok 
Weapon Hand[11][UOL 1][nb 1]

J[edit]

Jode 
Masser[UOL 7]
Jone 
Secunda[UOL 7]

N[edit]

Nir[16] 
Unknown
Nirn[16] 
Gray Maybe[16]

T[edit]

Talos 
Stormcrown[4]

et'Adan Dictionary[edit]

The following are not specifically confirmed to be Ehlnofex, but are used in magickal or even daedric contexts as vague and obscure language, and may even be from pre-Ehlnofex languages.

A[edit]

Aad[UOL 8] 
Unknown
Acharyai[17] 
Unknown, refers to the first spirits
Acep[18] 
Unknown
Adiha[18] 
Unknown
Aflaq[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Ahetohah[18] 
Unknown
Alcharyai[UOL 9] 
Unknown, refers to the aldmer
Alga[19] 
Unknown
Aloy[19] 
Unknown
Alu[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Amathra[20] 
Unknown
Ambiolis[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Ambri[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Amiviridil[18] 
Unknown
Ang-yond[21] 
Temple[21]
Aniret[18] 
Unknown
Asilaha[18] 
Unknown
Asutasi[18] 
Unknown
Aton[18] 
Unknown
Atu[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Atronach[22] 
Unknown, can refer to certain daedra, golems, or homunculi
Aurbex[UOL 5] 
Unknown
Azuth[19] 
Unknown

B[edit]

Balac-thrum[23] 
Unknown
Baneaweh[21] 
Unknown
Belyl[19] 
Unknown
Berik[19] 
Unknown
Berrin[24] 
Unknown
Bijiyar[UOL 10] 
Unknown
Bis[18] 
Unknown
Bjhaten[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Bohies[18] 
Unknown
Bothdorji or Bothdorjii[25] 
Unknown
Bt[18] 
Unknown

C[edit]

Cae[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Can[UOL 8] 
Unknown
Carpio[UOL 8] 
Unknown
Carti[19] 
Unknown
Cemn[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Cen[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Cep[18] 
Unknown
Cetaney[18] 
Unknown
Ce[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Charlaq[19] 
Unknown
Ciesobe[18] 
Unknown
Cisotip[18] 
Unknown
Codece[18] 
Unknown
Cojet[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Cortu[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Cusiv[18] 
Unknown
Cutoy[18] 
Unknown

D[edit]

Dabigh[UOL 10] 
Unknown
Daedraeka[26] 
Unknown
Daedron[27] 
Unknown
Dekomo[18] 
Unknown
Dela[UOL 8] 
Unknown
Del[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Devahrokad[28] 
Unknown
Dite[18] 
Unknown
Di[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Dmi[18] 
Unknown
Dracochrysalisanu[UOL 5] 
Unknown
Du[18] 
Unknown
Dusieda[18] 
Unknown

E[edit]

E'tah[29] 
Unknown, used in war cries before daedric clan name
Ebe[18] 
Unknown
Eci[18] 
Unknown
Eek-nay[21] 
Pathway
Egalo[18] 
Unknown
Egu[18] 
Unknown
Ehije[18] 
Unknown
Eli[18] 
Unknown
Eltru[UOL 6] 
Unknown
El[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Ense[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Entra[UOL 6] 
Unknown
En[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Epocono[18] 
Unknown
Eqinu[18] 
Unknown
Eth[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Eyominathraq[19] 
Unknown
E[24] 
Unknown

F[edit]

Faloweh[21] 
Door
Frae[19] 
Unknown
Fu[20] 
Unknown

G[edit]

Gah[24] 
Unknown, possibly Great
Gamip[18] 
Unknown
Garjes[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Gazeenza[30] 
Unknown
Gelanat[18] 
Unknown
Ghelibrulen[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Gimle[19] 
Unknown
Gi[18] 
Unknown
Gosot[18] 
Unknown
Gyeh[UOL 6] 
Unknown

H[edit]

Hamita[31] 
Unknown, used in the context of a task or quest
Handu[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Hapiti[18] 
Unknown
Hir[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Hizaal[32] 
Unknown
Hmee[18] 
Unknown
Hogithum[22] 
Unknown
Hot[18] 
Unknown
Hovewis[18] 
Unknown

I[edit]

I[19] 
Unknown
Ibisor[18] 
Unknown
Idi[18] 
Unknown
Ifusitis[18] 
Unknown
Iludab[18] 
Unknown
Inel[18] 
Unknown
Irnak[32] 
Unknown
Irope[18] 
Unknown
Ir[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Isa[20] 
Unknown
Ixipalo[18] 
Unknown

J[edit]

Javeel[24] 
Unknown
Je[UOL 6] 
Unknown, proper noun

K[edit]

Kaer[33] 
Unknown
Kalem[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Khebeit[28] 
Unknown

L[edit]

Lahere[18] 
Unknown
Lainkah[21] 
Future's
Laniy[18] 
Unknown
Larele[18] 
Unknown
Larow[24] 
Unknown, proper noun
Lele[18] 
Unknown
Lenid[18] 
Unknown
Lezi[18] 
Unknown
Linanied[18] 
Unknown
Lirrimo[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Lu[18] 
Unknown

M[edit]

Maliache[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Maliad[28] 
Unknown
Maluk[19] 
Unknown
Mal[20] 
Unknown
Mantella[22][UOL 5] 
Unknown
Ma[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Mehwe[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Mel[18] 
Unknown
Mertella 
Unknown
Meya[18] 
Unknown
Miet[18] 
Unknown
Minfar[UOL 10] 
Unknown
Moha[18] 
Unknown
Molad[28] 
Unknown
Mor[34] 
Unknown
Muniel[18] 
Unknown
Mustra[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Myrr-mahr or Myrr-Mahr[32] 
Unknown, possibly Mirrormoor

N[edit]

N'[19] 
Unknown, possibly Wizard
Na[UOL 5] or Na'[34] 
Unknown
Nagog[19] 
Unknown, g should be pronounced softly
Nalihhid[UOL 5] 
Unknown
Nalite[18] 
Unknown
Natra[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Neht[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Neli[18] 
Unknown
Nevat[18] 
Unknown
Ne[UOL 10] or Ne'[19] 
Unknown
Nica[18] 
Unknown
Niejefan[18] 
Unknown
Nihiy[18] 
Unknown
Nispex[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Niwu[18] 
Unknown
Ni[18] 
Unknown
Noler[18] 
Unknown
Noro[24] 
Unknown, proper noun
Nymic[35][36] 
True Name[37]

O[edit]

Oba[18] 
Unknown
Oceti[18] 
Unknown
Oges[18] 
Unknown
Olon[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Oloremit[18] 
Unknown
Omoputag[18] 
Unknown
Onilegep[18] 
Unknown
Oray[18] 
Unknown
Orobe[18] 
Unknown

P[edit]

Panikosa[38] 
Unknown
Parah or Pa-rah[21] 
Past
Partik[19] 
Unknown
Paru[18] 
Unknown
Peneh[18] 
Unknown
Piego[18] 
Unknown
Piwas[18] 
Unknown

Q[edit]

Qork[19] 
Unknown
Quesne[UOL 6] 
Unknown

R[edit]

Ragepoc[18] 
Unknown
Rah[24] 
Unknown
Ranine[18] 
Unknown
Rar[18] 
Unknown
Rea[18] 
Unknown
Reew[18] 
Unknown
Rege[18] 
Unknown
Rehusar[18] 
Unknown
Retat[18] 
Unknown
Riefamer[18] 
Unknown
Rit[18] 
Unknown
Robi[18] 
Unknown
Rogibog[18] 
Unknown
Rolir[18] 
Unknown
Roz[20] 
Unknown
Rulid[18] 
Unknown
Ru[18] 
Unknown

S[edit]

Scruh[31] 
Unknown, exclamation
Seen[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Sel-rah[21] 
Eastern
Sel[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Semblex[UOL 8] 
Unknown
Semblio[UOL 8] 
Unknown
Seneth[34] 
Unknown
Senet[34] 
Unknown
Sen[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Sequesenhet[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Seretan[18] 
Unknown
Setru[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Sey[18] 
Unknown
Se[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Sharif[UOL 10] 
Unknown
Sim[18] 
Unknown
Sint[28] 
Unknown
Sirtremil[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Si[18] 
Unknown
Si[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Solu[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Sooh[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Sulimet[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Sumi[32] 
Unknown
Suni[32] 
Unknown

T[edit]

Takaesh[26] 
Unknown
Tana[18] 
Unknown
Tanodi[18] 
Unknown
Tarenay[18] 
Unknown
Taroram[18] 
Unknown
Tecefe[18] 
Unknown
Tehir[28] 
Unknown
Tendell[21] 
Unknown
Tereye[18] 
Unknown
Tesol[18] 
Unknown
Te[UOL 10] 
Unknown
Ticil[18] 
Unknown
Titec[18] 
Unknown
Tno[18] 
Unknown
Toen[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Topanas[18] 
Unknown
Topogo[18] 
Unknown
Toyl[19] 
Unknown
Trae[18] 
Unknown
Tramse[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Trenbien[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Treste[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Tsie[18] 
Unknown
Tska[26] 
Unknown

U[edit]

Ukepoz[18] 
Unknown
Una[18] 
Unknown
Unopahi[18] 
Unknown
Unoyied[18] 
Unknown
Upeto[18] 
Unknown
Ute[18] 
Unknown
Uxun[32] 
Unknown
Uyelit[18] 
Unknown

V[edit]

Vasdo[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Velot[UOL 6] 
Unknown, possibly a derivative or adjacency of Veloth
Vesek[32] 
Unknown
Vo[24] 
Unknown
Voleisto[21] 
Revealed
Votem[18] 
Unknown
Vyla[32] 
Unknown

W[edit]

Wasir[18] 
Unknown

X[edit]

Xunit[18] 
Unknown

Y[edit]

Yapow[30] 
Unknown
Ylu[UOL 6] 
Unknown

Z[edit]

Zagh[32] 
Unknown
Zanoth[34] 
Unknown
Zephrim[19] 
Unknown, a proper noun
Zzavfa[39] 
Unknown, used for cussing

et'Adan Sentences[edit]

Aad semblio aurbex, aad semblio ae ehlnokhan, ae na-sen-ae-mantella, dracochrysalisanu.[UOL 5] 
Unknown
aad semblio impera, dela can carpio semblex.[UOL 8] 
Unknown
aad semblio impera.[UOL 8] 
Unknown
aad semblio secunda dela nalihhid carpio semblex[UOL 5] 
Unknown
AE ALTADOON DUNMERI[UOL 6] 
Unknown
AE CHIM CE ALTADOON[UOL 6] 
Unknown
baneaweh tendell[21] 
Unknown
Dabigh sharif ne... bijiyar te minfar...[UOL 10] 
Unknown, a necromantic curse
Daedraeka! Mannimarco Daedroth Kvatch Mannimarco Erandur Vangaril Oblivion Tska Tska Takaesh![26] 
Unknown
Gah Noro berrin, vo rah Larow e javeel[21] 
Unknown
GYEH GYEH AL AFLAQ[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Hir ylu ghelibrulen, cojet handu alu ma. En sen di toen ambri el. En ense el ambiolis cemn solu neht, solu sequesenhet. Cortu den se bjhaten kalem ir ne trame se vasdo nipex sooh. Se mehwe quesne lirrimo si treste atu del. Azura en Vehk garjes mustra, cen cae sirtremil trenbien. Je en el entra se, Je en eltru cemn setru natra seen olon.[UOL 6] 
Unknown
Irnak hizaal, sumi zagh! Irnak hizaal, sumi zagh[32] 
Unknown
Irnak Myrr-mahr, suni zagh.[32] 
Unknown
lainkah faloweh[21] 
Future's door
Maliad, khebeit tehir! Devahrokad sint molad![28] 
Unknown
nymic eth maliache velot[UOL 6] 
Unknown
nymic sel sulimet elhnodidan[UOL 6] 
Unknown
pa-rah eek-nay[21] 
Past pathway
parah voleisto[21] 
The past revealed
sel-rah ang-yond[21] 
Eastern temple
Vyla Myrr-Mahr, vyla vesek! Vyla Myrr-Mahr, vyla vesek[32] 
Unknown
Vyla uxun, vyla vesek. Vyla uxun, vyla vesek.[32] 
Unknown
Zanoth na' [daedra's true name]. Zanoth na' [daedric prince]. Senet seneth mor.[34] 
Unknown, used for banishing daedra
Zephrim alga n' nagog. Carti alga n' belyl. Azuth Zephrim ne' nagog. Partik aloy partik frae i eyominathraq n' toyl. Berik azuth n' nagog. Charlaq gimle n' maluk Zephrim qork.[19] 
Unknown, used for summoning daedra

Notes[edit]

See Also[edit]

  • For the speculative origin chart, see the General article.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Journal of a Stranded MageOrinol, Mage of Cormount
  2. ^ The Annotated Anuad
  3. ^ a b The Infernal CityGreg Keyes
  4. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: CyrodiilImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  5. ^ The Arcturian HeresyThe Underking, Ysmir Kingmaker
  6. ^ Before the Ages of ManAicantar of Shimerene
  7. ^ Ahzidal's DescentHalund Greycloak
  8. ^ Eld Angavar loading screen in ESO
  9. ^ a b c d e f The Monomyth
  10. ^ Fragmentae Abyssum Hermaeus Morus
  11. ^ a b c d 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermon 12Vivec
  12. ^ a b Star-Made Sword Coronet description in ESO
  13. ^ The Bretons: Mongrels or Paragons?Phrastus of Elinhir
  14. ^ The Earth Bone title and description in Legends
  15. ^ a b c The Light and the DarkIrek Unterge
  16. ^ a b c The Monomyth
  17. ^ The Old WaysCelarus the Loremaster
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds Amiviridil Arcanium
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t An Ancient Scroll quest in Daggerfall
  20. ^ a b c d e From Exile to ExodusTarvyn Aram
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Andewen's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  22. ^ a b c Events of Daggerfall
  23. ^ The Final LessonAegrothius Goth
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h Ritermaster Iachesis's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  25. ^ Background Information of Daggerfall
  26. ^ a b c d Notes in Oblivion
  27. ^ Itermerel's NotesItermerel
  28. ^ a b c d e f g Divayth Fyr's dialogue in ESO: Clockwork City
  29. ^ Events of Shivering Isles
  30. ^ a b Sheogorath's Quest of Daggerfall
  31. ^ a b Mehrunes Dagon's Quest in Daggerfall
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Events of ESO: Gold Road
  33. ^ The Truth in SequenceDeldrise Morvayn, Fourth Tourbillon to the Mainspring Ever-Wound
  34. ^ a b c d e f Banish Daedra quest in Daggerfall
  35. ^ Mythic Dawn CommentariesMankar Camoran
  36. ^ Events of Battlespire
  37. ^ Old Man Chimere's dialogue in Battlespire
  38. ^ Malacath's Quest of Daggerfall
  39. ^ Events of ESO: The Deadlands

Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.