- This article is about the titanic language. For the race of beings called titans, see Titan. For the UI addon/mod that creates a bar at the top of the screen, see Titan Panel.
Vanir and Aesir are apparently two dialects of Titan.
Alliance players temporarily get the ability to understand and speak Titan during the quests and .
Here are a few common Titan phrases and words, for which the translations have been officially confirmed by Blizzard:
- Aesir = "Storm Giants"
- Kalimdor = "Land of eternal starlight"
- Nalak = "Serpent" (may be specific to mogu-only)
- Vanir = "Earth Giants"
Untranslated Titan words or phrases
- Revola ruk maez amir. - Said by Magni Bronzebeard to open the door to the Primordial Observatory.
- Aes = Storm
- Gor = Dark
- -ir = Giant (suffix)
- Ribal = Seether
- Shalach = Rend
- Tael = Flame
- Van = Earth
In the RPG
The written language is made up of glyphs (hieroglyphs) and is understood only by deduction. Scholars are trying to restore the language by matching the modern Dwarven tongue with rare evidence at excavations of Titan ruins. Linguists tear their hair out trying to parse the inhumanoid grammar and circular references of Titan.
- Gorribal = "Dark Seether"
- Gorshalach = "Dark Render"
- Taeshalach = "Flame Rend"
- Uld = City; according to Brann Bronzebeard, one of the reasons he believes Ulduar is a titan city is because its name starts with "Uld". However, this translation is not specifically confirmed. His gossip text in Stormheim says there is no "Uld-anything" in the area, despite the high titan influence.
- In the in-game translator, the word lists for the Draenei, Draconic and Eredun (Demonic) languages share some words with Titan.
Titan-speaking player characters
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Beginning with Wrath of the Lich King, a small number of rogue player characters of both factions were granted the ability to speak and understand Titan in the same way as other in-game languages, regardless of faction, and could thus use it to communicate cross-faction.
The language was not limited by character level, race or faction, and no links to specific in-game actions were proven. One poster on the official forums claimed that, when asked about it, a GM told him that it was not a bug, but refused to elaborate on the purpose. However, no actual proof was presented of a GM having said this. Several other players have also claimed to have spoken to GMs or Blizzard representatives regarding the ability, some reporting a similar answer.
- ^ Chronicle Volume 1
- ^ Frankal Stonebridge gossip text: "It's even stranger considering between Brann, Rutgar, me and the monkey, we know 38 different languages including a touch of Titan - both Vanir and Aesir."
- ^ a b Tribunal of Ages
- ^ The Old Gods and the Ordering of Azeroth
- ^ Dragon Hunt
- ^ Twitter: Dave Kosak
- ^ Kologarn#Quotes
- ^ Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 140
- ^ World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg. 131
- ^ Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg. 99, 104
- ^ a b c Shadows & Light, pg. 112
- ^ Lands of Mystery, pg. 110
- ^ a b http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR-2VTlea40
- ^ http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=11296585191&sid=1 [dead link]
- ^ http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/620469-Titan-language
- ^ http://www.wowhead.com/spell=816/language-titan#comments
- ^ http://www.wowhead.com/forums&topic=50704/titan-and-draconic
- ^ http://wow.joystiq.com/2008/10/15/shadow-council-gnome-rogues-learn-draconic/