Lore:High Elvish

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High Elvish[1] (alternatively High Elven[2]:6 or Elvish)[UOL 1] is the language used by the High Elves of the Summerset Isles. It is descended from Old Elvish, and as such is very similar to its relatives like Ayleidoon, Ald Chimeris or the Falmer language. For the longest time, High Elven was the common language used in all legal documentation until it was later replaced by Tamrielic in 1E 2813.[2]:6 The common tongue of the empire, Cyrodilic, is based on the Altmer's speech and writing.[3]:7 To date, there are no known texts written in this language, but some words are known.

Pronunciation[edit]

In Elvish there is no soft "c", so when a word begins with "Ce" or "Ci" it is pronounced with a /k/ sound. For example "Cey-Tarn Keep" is pronounced like "Kay-Tarn Keep". Similarly, the letter G is always pronounced /ɡ/, never //.[UOL 2]

Words and Phrases[edit]

A[edit]

Abameld[4]
Adma'na 
Poor listener[5] (cf. Ayleidoon "adma"—"hear")
Admanen 
Listening eye[6]
Aednavorith 
Genealogy[7]
Aedra
Ancestors[8]
Alaxon 
Perfection[9]
Aprax
Outcast, criminal[10]
Ald Mora 
A ruin on Summerset Isle; the name means "old forest" in other Elven languages[11]
Aldveyond Beldaburk 
An old name for Sea Keep[12]
Apraxic 
Social outcast[UOL 3]
Apraxis 
Exile[13]
Arcta[4] 
Likely means "acknowledge", as in Ayleidoon
Autak[14]
Autameld[15]

B[edit]

Barra 
Welcome[16]

C[edit]

Calian 
A praxic talisman, a symbol of a person's membership in the civilized High Elf society[17]
Canvaroth 
Scout[18]
Cerum,[19] Ceruval[20] 
Unknown, but known usage suggests a polite way to address someone (like "sir" or "madam"); both terms appear to have no gender-specific use

D[edit]

Daedra
Roughly means "Not our ancestors"[8]
De'nt 
Unknown; usage suggests some form of an insult[21]

E[edit]

"Eluvein" written in the Altmer script
Eluvein 
Another name for the hilas owl, which abandons its eggs after laying them. The term is also used to describe someone who is cold-hearted or aloof[22]
Ephem 
Non-Altmer, outsider[23]

G[edit]

Glamoril
Secret of Life[24]
Glan'nt 
Unknown; usage suggests some form of an insult[25]
Graxifalas 
Disgraceful[26]

H[edit]

Halsoriel 
Sewer[26]
Hulkynd 
Broken child; refers to Altmeri children abandoned by their parents because of their imperfection, such as physical deformity[27] (cf. Ayleidoon "kynd"—"child")

K[edit]

Kamlehal 
Shrieking terror[28]
Kynd 
Child[17]

N[edit]

Nagaia[4] 
Likely means "death", as in Ayleidoon
Naganwe 
Unknown; used in the translingual word "revelator-naganwe", meaning "death seer"[29]
Nebarra 
Unwelcome (also used as a pejorative reference to outsiders)[30][21]

O[edit]

Oegnithir 
Bad change[31]

R[edit]

Riasen 
A critical witness in a criminal investigation[32]
Russafeld 
Scarlet shrine[33]

S[edit]

Shauta[4] 
Likely means "come", as in Ayleidoon
Slek 
An interjection (seemingly expresses negative emotions),[21] an insult[34]

T[edit]

Tamriel
Dawn's Beauty[35]
Tor-Hame-Khard 
Warlord's Mountain Lair[36] (cf. Ayleidoon "tor"—"hill", "hame"—"home")

V[edit]

Vey[4] 
Likely means "to" (indicating movement), as in Ayleidoon
Veyond Wyte[11]

W[edit]

Welkynar 
The gryphon-riding protectors of Cloudrest; likely related to Ayleidoon "wel"—"sky"[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pure Language Pearl contraband item in ESO
  2. ^ a b The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow
  3. ^ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Prima Official Game Guide — David Hodgson
  4. ^ a b c d e Cavern Dwellers' dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  5. ^ Ulliceta gra-Kogg's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  6. ^ Tarnamir's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  7. ^ Loading screen of Monastery of Serene Harmony in ESO: Summerset
  8. ^ a b Aedra and Daedra
  9. ^ Olnewil's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  10. ^ Lanarie's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  11. ^ a b Location name in ESO: Summerset
  12. ^ Sea Keep loading screen in ESO: Summerset
  13. ^ The Price of PraxisCeruval Rolumaril
  14. ^ |Ambient Dialogue in ESO
  15. ^ Regarding Thorn BlackstaffLoremaster Celarus
  16. ^ Lady Sarah's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  17. ^ a b Mother of Rats's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  18. ^ Lilatha's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  19. ^ Panyra's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  20. ^ Lanarie's dialogue at the beginning of A Tale of Two Mothers in ESO: Summerset
  21. ^ a b c Various dialogue lines in ESO: Summerset
  22. ^ Jurisreeve Lorne's dialogue during Old Wounds in ESO: Summerset
  23. ^ Felawen's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  24. ^ Urag gro-Shub's dialogue in Skyrim
  25. ^ Lirendel's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  26. ^ a b Talerion's dialogue during A Tale of Two Mothers in ESO: Summerset
  27. ^ Tableau and Manacar's dialogue during The Hulkynd's Heart in ESO: Summerset
  28. ^ Erudil's dialogue in 'ESO: Summerset
  29. ^ Jurisreeve Soravil's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  30. ^ Aldarch Tilcalar's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  31. ^ Loremaster Celarus' dialogue during The Psijics' Calling in ESO: Summerset
  32. ^ Calawende's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  33. ^ Loading screen of Red Temple Catacombs in ESO: Summerset
  34. ^ Captain Telomure's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  35. ^ Main Quest introduction text in Arena
  36. ^ Loading screen of Tor-Hame-Khard in ESO: Summerset
  37. ^ Charge of the Welkynar

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

  1. ^ Laurence Schick - ESO Summerfall Event Special Livestream: 23:00
  2. ^ Laurence Schick - ESO Summerfall Event Special Livestream: 12:00
  3. ^ Laurence Schick - ESO Summerset Story & Lore Livestream: 53:50