Kalimag

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The runes on Frostmourne's pedestal. The runes on the right and left sides, past the Z-like runes, are identical to the middle rune. For the meaning, see Frostmourne's article.
Runes on an Ice Stone. Ice Stones are related to Ahune, which means that the runes may be kalimag - possibly Aquan or Auran as ice elementals are conglomerates of water and air.

Kalimag is the standard language spoken by all elementals.[1][2][3] Kalimag is an obscure tongue spoken only by a few scholars, for the native speakers (elementals) are rarely encountered in any sort of friendly capacity.[4]

Kalimag appears to have several dialects including Ignan (fire),[5] Aquan (water), Terran (earth), and Auran (air). One dialect exists for each elemental type living on the Elemental Plane. Elemental conglomerates are known to speak two or more of these dialects depending on elements they are made from.[6]

The Frostmourne Pedestal (seen in WCIII) had Kalimag written on the dais. Apparantly, Muradin Bronzebeard can read Kalimag.[7]

Sample Kalimag

Note: Phrases originate from the in-game parser system (see below) but represent some of the only use of "Kalimag" in game.

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The names of the runes of warding in Molten Core (Kress, Mohn, Blaz, Zeth, Mazj, Koro and Theri) may also be Kalimag (more specifically Ignan).

Sample Words (speculation)

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This is the list of words created by the in-game language parser for the Kalimag language, and is listed as language number twelve (word range 1029-1150) in the Language text file.

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

Number of letters in word Word List
One-letter words A, G, K, O, T, U
Two-letter words Gi, Ka, Ko, Ma, Os, Ra, Ta, Tu
Three-letter words Dor, Dra, Fel, Gun, Kan, Kir, Nuk, Rok, Sto, Tas, Tor, Von
Four-letter words Brom, Drae, Fmer, Guto, Kras, Krin, Mahn, Reth, Toro, Zoln, Shin, Tols
Five-letter words Bromo, Draek, Fmerk, Fraht, Gatin, Kranu, Krast, Roath, Shone, Talsa, Torin, Zoern
Six-letter words Ben'nig, Dratir, Drinor, Fel'tes, For'kin, Korsul, Suz'ahn, Tadrom, Ter'ran, Toka'an
Seven-letter words Chokgan, Dak'kaun, Dorvrem, Fanroke, Fiilrok, Kel'shae, Kis'tean, Koaresh, Tchor'ah, Telsrah, Ven'tiro, Zela'von
Eight-letter words Aasrugel, Desh'noka, Gi'azol'em, Gi'frazsh, Kilagrin, Krast'ven, Nuk'tra'te, Os'retiak, Quin'mahk, Roc'grare, Rohh'krah, Shodru'ga, Taegoson, Ties'alla
Nine-letter words Ahn'torunt, Brud'remek, Dor'dra'tor, Draemierr, Gatin'roth, Gesh'throm, Mastrosum, Tae'gel'kir, Thukad'aaz, Zoln'nakaz
Ten-letter words Aer'rohgmar, Borg'helmak, Caus'tearic, Dalgo'nizha, Huut'vactah, Ignan'kitch, Jolpat'krim, Kraus'ghosa, Mok'tavaler, Torrath'unt, Tzench'drah, Vendo're'mik
Eleven-letter words Bach'usiv'hal, Danal'korang, Derr'moran'ki, Kawee'fe'more, Kis'an'tadrom, Korsukgrare, Moor'tosav'ak, Moth'keretch, Nash'lokan'ar, Peng'yaas'ahn, Sunep'kosach, Thloy'martok
Twelve-letter words Golgo'nishver, Tagha'senchal

Word & Phrase List (speculation)

  • Reth Reth Reth = May mean "Burn Burn Burn" or perhaps "Fire Fire Fire". However, this word also appears in text of Manifestation of Water - then again, both occurrences are within the game, created with the game's limited vocabulary. They likely mean different words, which are then 'translated' into the same 4-letter word.

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