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Eredun (a.k.a. Demonic) is the language of the demons of the Burning Legion. Knowing that other sentient beings would inevitably join the Legion, the eredar declared that their primary language called Eredun would be the Legion's common language.[1] The language of the Nathrezim vaguely resembles Eredun.[2]

It is unlikely that the original dialect of Eredun spoken on Argus, or the language known as Draenei, causes corruption in other races.

In World of Warcraft, the Burning Legion's Eredun language is known as "Demonic". It is not currently possible for players to learn this language, so anything spoken in it is indecipherable. However, warlocks under the effect of [Metamorphosis] and [Dark Apotheosis] converse in Demonic. Prior to patch 5.0.4, warlock spell [Curse of Tongues] caused the target to temporarily speak in Demonic (Eredun).

Eredun primer

This is a list of Eredun phrases and words, for which the translations have been officially confirmed by Blizzard;

  • A-rul shach kigon = I will eat your heart[3]
  • Anach kyree = Miserable insect[4]
  • Galtak Ered'nash = All Hail the Burning Blade[6]
  • Gor'om haguul = Meddling dog[3]
  • Katra zil shukil = Suffer and perish[4]
  • Man'ari = Man'ari in Eredun is a word that has no literal definition because it is used as a substitute when there is a lack of words to describe exactly how deeply horrible and "wrong" something is. Some of the corrupted Eredar have been known to refer to themselves as "Man'ari".[8] See Draenei (language), for definition in Draenei language.
  • Shaza-kiel! = Surrender your soul![10]
  • Archimonde Speech 6 = "Let the echoes of doom resound across this wretched world, that all who live may hear them and despair."[11]

Other Eredun words and phrases

Demonic/Eredun (speculation)

This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

So we can summarise that;

  • Draen means "exile" or "exiled"
  • Ei means "one" or "ones"
  • Or means "refuge" in Eredun.
  • Achor she-ki! - May mean "Feast my Pet", or "Eat your fill!" other phrases said by Omor.
  • "Galtak Ered'nash!" ("All Hail the Burning Blade") may also be Eredun, but this questions the meaning of the name "eredar." It is not known if the name "eredar" has any sort of translation. "Ered" clearly has a specific meaning, as evidenced by "eredar," "ered'nash," and "ered'ruin." It is possible that it can be rendered as either "burning" or "corrupt", depending on context.

It is also probable that "sha" means "light". "No", me, often said.

  • Ered'ruin = "doomguard"
  • Shat = "Light".
  • Ruin = "Guard".
  • il/ila/Zil - May mean "and" by using speculation that Eredun maybe changes word "and" trough genders.

Words in "Demonic" (Eredun)

This is the list of words created by the in-game language parser for the Demonic language, and is listed as language number eight (word range 547-672) in the Language text file. It shares words from Titan, Draconic and Draenei language parsers, although with slight differences in the word lists in each. Draenei cannot understand "Demonic" (Eredun).

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

Number of letters in word Word List
One-letter words A, E, I, G, O, U, X, Y
Two-letter words Az, Il, Me, No, Re, Te, Ul, Ur, Xi, Za, Ze
Three-letter words Asj, 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, Rakir, Refir, Revos, Soran, Tiros, Zekul
Six-letter words Arakal, Archim, Azgala, Karkun, Kazile, Mannor, Mishun, Rakkan, Rakkas, Rethul, Revola, Thorje, Tichar
Seven-letter words Amanare, Belaros, Danashj, Faramos, Gulamir, Karaman, Kieldaz, Rethule, Tiriosh, Toralar, Zennshi
Eight-letter words Amanalar, Ashjraka, Azgalada, Azrathud, Belankar, Enkilzar, Kirasath, Maladath, Mordanas, Romathis, Rukadare, Sorankar, Theramas
Nine-letter words Arakalada, Kanrethad, Melarorah, Nagasraka, Naztheros, Soranaman, Teamanare, Zilthuras
Ten-letter words Amanemodas, Ashjrethul, Benthadoom, Burasadare, Enkilgular, Kamilgolad, Matheredor, Melarnagas, Pathrebosh, Ticharamir, Zennrakkan
Eleven-letter words Archimtiros, Ashjrakamas, Kamilgolad, Mannorgulan, Mishunadare, Zekulrakkas
Twelve-letter words Zennshinagas

"Amanare" represents two separate words in the Demonic language parser, as words #627 and #628. As such both versions of the word are used to filter two separate sets of words, based on hidden criteria.

Archimonde's spell

The following is the text of the spell Archimonde uses to destroy Dalaran (see ogg links above). Warning: Text below is by no means accurate, and is merely spelt phonetically, from what it sounds like to most; Archimonde's accent and syntax make it sound somewhat different to individual listeners.

  • Azhir uval nutarus. Azhir mudas ethanul. Dalektharu il dask daku. Riftuuz e thara samanar utamus. Elas umanes azarathan rakas ibna. = "Let this scar signify the first blow against the mortal world. From this seal shall arise the doom of men, who, in their arrogance, sought to wield our fire as their own. Blindly they build their kingdoms upon stolen knowledge and conceit. Now they shall be consumed by the very flame they sought to control."[11]
  • Belanora mordanos nenaar ila mornu farlos kada. = "Let the echoes of doom resound across this wretched world, that all who live may hear them and despair."[11]

Draenei definitions

Language/dialect, which may not have the same meaning in demonic Eredun.