Titan (language)

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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.

The language of the titans and the titan-forged is known as Titan. It is written in runes.[1][2]

Vanir and Aesir are apparently two dialects of Titan.[3]

Alliance players temporarily get the ability to understand and speak Titan during the quests A [71] Lightning Infused Relics and A [71] The Delicate Sound of Thunder.

Wrathion can read Titan. In the past, the mogu could read and write it.[4]

Titan primer

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

Untranslated Titan words or phrases

Word speculation

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  • Aes = Storm
  • Gor = Dark
  • -ir = Giant (suffix)
  • Ribal = Seether
  • Shalach = Rend
  • Tael = Flame
  • Van = Earth

In the RPG

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The written language is made up of glyphs (hieroglyphs)[11] 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.[12][13]

  • Gorribal = "Dark Seether"[14]
  • Gorshalach = "Dark Render"[14]
  • Taeshalach = "Flame Rend"[14]
  • Uld = City; according to Brann Bronzebeard, one of the reasons he believes Ulduar is a titan city is because its name starts with "Uld".[15] 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.

Notes

  • 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.[16]

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.[17] Several other players have also claimed to have spoken to GMs or Blizzard representatives regarding the ability, some reporting a similar answer.[18][19][20]

A similar mysterious learning of the Draconic language by many player characters, in this case limited to gnome rogues, happened around the same time, with some learning both languages.[21]

With Patch 5.0.4 the supposed bug was apparently removed.[16]

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