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For the draenei race, see Draenei.

Draenei is the name of the language used by all types of draenei from Outland or Azeroth, including Broken, Lost Ones and uncorrupted draenei. It is likely most of the language is derived from the original dialect of Eredun, but some of it may be derived from native languages of Draenor. The uncorrupted 'Exiled Ones' speak Draenei and Common.

Draenei Primer (official translations)Edit

Here are a few Draenei phrases and words, for which the translations have been officially confirmed by Blizzard:

Untranslated Draenei Words & PhrasesEdit

Draenei words (speculation)Edit

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Draenei NamesEdit

Male Names- Maraad, Boros, Tigran, Moeticine

Female Names- Aliconie,Allusia,Algai,Onaala,Kaaylia,Sistira,Saratie,Yrel

Draenei translator Edit

This is the list of words created by the in-game language parser. It shares words with Titan, Draconic and Demonic parser lists, though there are some differences. Draenei cannot understand Demonic.

Note: The language algorithm used by the in-game "translator" merely makes the words look like Draenei. It does not actually translate words. Therefore, translated in-game speech isn't true Draenei. It is not certain if these words are true words in the Draenei language or not.

Number of letters in word Word List
One-letter words E, G, O, X, Y
Two-letter words Az, Il, Me, No, Re, Te, Ul, Ur, Xi, Za, Ze
Three-letter words Daz, Gul, Kar, Laz, Lek, Lok, Maz, Ril, Ruk, Shi, Tor, Zar
Four-letter words Alar, Aman, Amir, Ante, Ashj, Kiel, Maev, Maez, Orah, Parn, Raka, Rikk, Veni, Zenn, Zila
Five-letter words Adare, Belan, Buras, Enkil, Golad, Gular, Kamil, Melar, Modas, Nagas, Refir, Revos, Soran, Tiros, Zekil, Zekul
Six-letter words Arakal, Azgala, Kazile, Mannor, Mishun, Rakkan, Rakkas, Rethul, Revola, Thorje, Tichar
Seven-letter words Amanare, Belaros, Danashj, Faralos, Faramos, Gulamir, Karaman, Kieldaz, Rethule, Tiriosh, Toralar, Zennshi
Eight-letter words Amanalar, Ashjraka, Azgalada, Azrathud, Belankar, Enkilzar, Kirasath, Maladath, Mordanas, Theramas
Nine-letter words Arakalada, Kanrethad, Melamagas, Melarorah, Nagasraka, Naztheros, Soranaman, Teamanare, Zilthuras
Ten-letter words Amanemodas, Ashjrethul, Benthadoom, Kamilgolad, Matheredor, Pathrebosh, Ticharamir, Zennrakkan
Eleven-letter words Archimtiros, Ashjrakamas, Mannorgulan, Mishunadare, Zekulrakkas
Twelve-letter words Zennshinagas

Roleplaying languageEdit

Through this post on the Blizzard forums, player Mendacious@Wyrmrest Accord, wishing to enrich the RP experience for Draenei characters, proposed new words, "a mix between usual draenei phonetics AND actual greek language, the idea of which I credit to Farseer Aurhia of The Venture Co." As he mentions: "Now, I have a language to share that you can pepper your roleplaying with in any way you please."

Below is his work as published as of August 14, 2015.

CLASSES

  • Akata'eros/eras - Male/female rogue.
  • Apsid'eros/eras - Male/female Death Knight (actually means 'animated').
  • Epolto'eros/eras - Male/female paladin. Also Eiatro, Eiostra. Epolto means vindicator, Eiatro means mender, and Eiostra means protector. Draenei have a large focus around paladins.
  • Kalon'eros/eras - Male/female warlock.
  • Kyni'eros/eras - Male/female hunter.
  • Paraxen'eros/eras - Male/female magic user (mage). Colloquially, a 'paraxen' is a magic user with good intent, and a 'kalon' is a magic user with evil intent. A warlock could be a paraxen, and a mage could be a kalon.
  • Polemi'eros/eras - Male/female warrior.
  • Peithra'eros/eras - Male/female monk.
  • Opado/Ieila - Priest/priestess. Draenei have their own titles for priests - this translates to 'anchorite' in common.
  • Zomeno'eros/eras - Finally, shaman. Zomeno means 'user', used in a derogatory manner like the english 'tool'. The correct, honorable title for shaman would be a paraxen or polemi, given their specialization.


PEOPLE: "There is no actual organization here except for on race. Sorry for confusion"

  • Vrachei – The humans
  • Dastrei - The dwarves
  • Draenei – The exiled ones
  • Kotikei – Elves (general use). Kaldorei, night elves. Queldorei, high elves. And so on…
  • Mikrei – Gnomes
  • Evkanei – Worgen

(I would like to note that there is no word for ‘pandaren’. It is simply ‘Pandaren’.)

  • Draenor - Exiles Refuge
  • Eredar - It has lost its original meaning to the Draenei; the word now means "disgusting"
  • Krokul - Broken
  • Kurenai - Redeemed
  • Man'ari - It does not have a direct translation, but refers to something that is hideously and fundamentally wrong. May have at one time meant "gifted". The Draenei use this term to describe demonic Eredar, corrupted orcs and other minions of the Burning Legion; similar to the use of Orcish word dae'mon. "Demon" is probably an appropriate transliteration.
  • Sayaad - Succubus and Incubus
  • Sha'tar - Born of Light
  • Shattrath - Dwelling of Light


TITLES

  • Eidthi – A very ugly thing or person.
  • Ekliein, Ekliedos – My desire, your desire.
  • Epolani – A foolish person or thing. Also, a foolish notion. (Let’s charge head first into that crowd of angry monsters! Epolani!)
  • Soran – savior, hero, favored friend, and very rarely, lover.
  • Talaein, Talaedos – My trouble, your trouble.
  • Thuma’resa – Pleasing to the heart.
  • Thumein, Thumedos – My pleasure, your pleasure.


VERBS "Verbs are special in the draenei language in the way that they never change – only the suffix changes at all. The base form of all verbs is A’[verb], such as A’chako, which means ‘To drink’. Apostrophes are incredibly important in draenei language. The suffixes for the rest of the pronouns follow"

  • Ein – I.
  • Edos – you.
  • Eros/eras – He/she.
  • Kiel – It.
  • Atos – you (plural).
  • Ietos – we (Ay-tohs).


  • A’chako – To drink.
  • A’chano – To lose.
  • A’deit – To see.
  • A’dota – To give.
  • A’echoun – To have.
  • A’eidthi – To disgust, or be disgusted. Eidthi is simply a disgusting thing.
  • A’katavro – To eat, consume, or gobble up. Deathwing nearly katavro’d the whole world.
  • A’ketevo – To beg (for mercy, perhaps? Ketevo’ein feta keleos - I beg for mercy).
  • A’kiel – To do. When saying ‘it does’, this verb does not change. It automatically implies ‘it’ (A’kiel ochtethi – it does nothing).
  • A’mili – To talk, to say, to chat.
  • A’tala – To trouble.
  • A’thuma – To please.


GREETINGS

  • Antiana – Goodbye.
  • Antiana kalo korah – Goodbye, dear friend. (Do /bye enough on your female draenei and you’ll hear this)
  • Arkinon Poros – Greeting, usually goodbye. It means ‘May the journey be enough’.
  • Khronokai Khrystor – ‘Eternal glory’. Usually a hello.
  • Jeso – Hello.
  • Onamah’ein tos… - My name is…
  • Thumaein – My pleasure (See above. This is for conversational purposes, such as ‘A pleasure to meet you’).
  • Te kreinite? – How do you do?
  • Polos edos? – Who are you?
  • Ein te neomeno – I am sorry.
  • Tiel ochtethi – It is nothing. (In response)
  • Echada – Thank you.
  • Thuma – Please.
  • Kalason’edos – You are welcome.


OTHER THINGS AND USEFUL PHRASES

  • Katethi – Everything, all things
  • Ochtethi - Nothing
  • Keleos – Mercy
  • Eitote – Always
  • Ocheitote – Never
  • Ai – Yes
  • Och – No
  • Ati – something, anything
  • Efto – this
  • Efta – that
  • Omos – Alike, like
  • Diateomos – Unlike, different
  • Kaso – Good
  • Kelo – Bad
  • Te kano ekto’edos! – I will kill you!
  • Tor a’kiel – I will do it
  • Tor oche – It is not (a) (For use with adjectives or nouns)
  • Tor nai – It is
  • Tor nai mili’edos – It is as you say
  • Jevamo, Epolmono, Konona – Respect, Tenacity, Compassion

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d Archived lore tweets from Loreology
  2. ^ a b Blizzard Entertainment. Town Hall: Draenei. Old Official World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade site. Archived from the original on 2007-10-07.
  3. ^ Official alliance mini-icon [15] What Argus Means to Me
  4. ^ Unbroken
  5. ^ Blizz Kaivax 2012-06-20. WoW Summer Challenge: Outland Mount Roundup. World of Warcraft official game site (US).
  6. ^ TCG Through the Dark Portal


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