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The Altmer language, or Elvish,[UOL 1] is the language used by the High Elves of the Summerset Isles. It is descended from Old Elvish, and as such is very similar to its relatives like Ayleidoon, Ald Chimeris or the Falmer language. To date, there are no known texts written in this language, or even a whole sentence, but some words are known.

In Elvish there is no soft "c", so when a word begins with "Ce" or "Ci" its with a "k" sound. For example "Cey-Tarn Keep" is pronounced "Kay-Tarn Keep". Same applies to the letter G.[UOL 2]

Words and PhrasesEdit

AEdit

Abameld[1]
Adma'na 
Poor listener[2] (cf. Ayleidoon "adma"—"hear")
Admanen 
Listening eye[3]
Aednavorith 
Genealogy[4]
Alaxon 
Perfection[5]
Aprax
Outcast, criminal[6]
Ald Mora 
A ruin on Summerset Isle; the name means "old forest" in other Elven languages[7]
Aldveyond Beldaburk 
An old name for Sea Keep[8]
Apraxis 
Exile[9]
Arcta[1] 
Likely means "acknowledge", as in Ayleidoon
Autameld[10]

BEdit

Barra 
Welcome[11]

CEdit

Calian 
A praxic talisman, a symbol of a person's membership in the civilized High Elf society[12]
Canvaroth 
Scout[13]
Cerum, Ceruval 
Unknown, but known usage suggests a polite way to address someone (like "sir" or "madam")[14]

DEdit

De'nt 
Unknown; usage suggests some form of an insult[14]

EEdit

Eluvein 
A hilas owl[15]
Ephem 
Non-Altmer, outsider[3]

GEdit

Glan'nt 
Unknown; usage suggests some form of an insult[16]
Graxifalas 
Disgraceful[17]

HEdit

Halsoriel 
Sewer[17]
Hulkynd 
Broken child; refers to Altmeri children abandoned by their parents because of their imperfection, for example physical deformity[18] (cf. Ayleidoon "kynd"—"child")

KEdit

Kamlehal 
Shrieking terror[19]
Kynd 
Child[20]

NEdit

Nagaia[1] 
Likely means "death", as in Ayleidoon
Naganwe 
Unknown; used in the translingual word "revelator-naganwe", meaning "death seer"[21]
Nebarra 
Unwelcome (also used as a pejorative reference to outsiders)[22][14]

OEdit

Oegnithir 
Bad change[23]

PEdit

Praxic 
Social outcast[UOL 3]

REdit

Riasen 
A critical witness in a criminal investigation[24]
Russafeld 
Scarlet shrine[25]

SEdit

Shauta[1] 
Likely means "come", as in Ayleidoon
Slek 
An interjection (seemingly expresses negative emotions),[14] an insult[26]

TEdit

Tor-Hame-Khard 
Warlord's Mountain Lair[27] (cf. Ayleidoon "tor"—"hill", "hame"—"home")

VEdit

Vey[1] 
Likely means "to" (indicating movement), as in Ayleidoon
Veyond Wyte[7]

WEdit

Welkynar 
The gryphon-riding protectors of Cloudrest; likely related to Ayleidoon "wel"—"sky"[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Cavern Dwellers' dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  2. ^ Ulliceta gra-Kogg's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  3. ^ a b Tarnamir's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  4. ^ Loading screen of Monastery of Serene Harmony in ESO: Summerset
  5. ^ Olnewil's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  6. ^ Lanarie's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  7. ^ a b Location name in ESO: Summerset
  8. ^ Loading screen of Sea Keep in ESO: Summerset
  9. ^ The Price of PraxisCeruval Rolumaril
  10. ^ Regarding Thorn Blackstaff
  11. ^ Lady Sarah's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  12. ^ Mother of Rats's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  13. ^ Lilatha's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  14. ^ a b c d Various dialogue lines in ESO: Summerset
  15. ^ Jurisreeve Lorne's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  16. ^ Lirendel's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  17. ^ a b Talerion's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  18. ^ Tableau and Manacar's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  19. ^ Erudil's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  20. ^ The Mother of Rats' dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  21. ^ Jurisreeve Soravil's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  22. ^ Aldarch Tilcalar's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  23. ^ Loremaster Celarus' dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  24. ^ Calawende's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  25. ^ Loading screen of Red Temple Catacombs in ESO: Summerset
  26. ^ Captain Telomure's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
  27. ^ Loading screen of Tor-Hame-Khard in ESO: Summerset
  28. ^ Charge of the Welkynar

Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ Laurence Schick - ESO Summerfall Event Special Livestream: 23:00
  2. ^ Laurence Schick - ESO Summerfall Event Special Livestream: 12:00
  3. ^ Laurence Schick - ESO Summerset Story & Lore Livestream: 53:50
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