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Before dreamingfifi started work on Thalas'sian, there was a scattered collection of phrases that non-linguist writers had come up with for the game. She took those phrases and forced them to mean something, and built a syntax out of them. This isn't likely what the original writers wanted them to mean, but at least they have internal structure now.

Lament of the HighborneEdit

This was probably the most important text to breakdown.

Thalas'sian Given English Translation
Anar'alah, Anar'alah belore

Sin'dorei
Shindu fallah na
Sin'dorei
Anar'alah
Shindu Sin'dorei
Shindu fallah na
Sin'dorei
Anar'alah belore
Shindu Sin'dorei
Shindu fallah na
Sin'dorei
Anar'alah belore
Belore

By the light, by the light of the sun
Children of the blood
Our enemies are breaking through
Children of the blood
By the light
Failing children of the blood
They are breaking through
O' children of the blood
By the light of the sun
Failing children of the blood

They are breaking through
O' children of the blood
By the light of the sun
The sun

There are several variations in the pronunciation that I heard:
WoW Sylvanas Song - Lament Of The Highborne-0

WoW Sylvanas Song - Lament Of The Highborne-0

"Anar'alah" would be pronounced as [ˌa.naɹ.ˈee.laa] or [ˌa.naɹ.ˈa.laa]. Thus I made "eelaa" a variant of "alaa".

"Shindu" would be pronounced [ˈʃɪn.du] or [ˈʃin.du], so I made [ɪ] an allophone of [i].

Grammatical breakdownEdit

This is in the Sin'sian dialect. This basically is the same 2 phrases repeated over and over.

Anar'alah belore by the light of the sun
  1. anar - by, using, instrumental
  2. alah - light
  3. genitive syntax, the source noun is listed after the target noun.
  4. belore - sun

Shindu Sin'dorei
Shindu fallah na

They are breaking the failing Bloodelves through

euphemism for: They are destroying/wiping out the Bloodelves

  1. shindu – to fail, present continuous tense. Placing it before the noun, in the adjective's place, makes it a relative clause.
  2. Sin - blood
  3. genitive compound syntax - source noun is prefixed onto the target noun.
  4. dorei - folk, people
  5. absolutive case marked by the noun proceding the verb.
  6. shindu - to break, present continuous tense
  7. fallah - 3rd person plural, ergative case marked by following the verb.
  8. na - through

Vareesa's Copper CoinEdit

There was no translation given for this, so dreamingfifi took what fans had guessed at it's meaning, and tweaked it to make it fit the grammar she made.

Asto're da shan're. Turus Fulo Il'amare, A'Talah Adore. Isera'duna... I wish for my honor. I will make peace, or Death will haunt us. Goblins…

First sentence:

  1. Asto – Wish, brought to the beginning of the sentence to give it emphasis.
  2. 're – 1st person singular, Absolutive case
  3. da – for
  4. shan – honor
  5. 're – 1st person singular, possessive

Second sentence:

  1. Turus – peace, Absolutive
  2. fulo – build, make, construct
  3. il - will (future tense marker)
  4. amare – 1st person singular ergative emphatic
  5. a – or
  6. talah - death, Absolutive
  7. adore – together-walks/follows, referring to something immaterial, like a ghost or spirit that blesses or curses you when traveling with you. Something that you cannot leave behind.

Third phrase:

  1. Isera’duna – greenskin/goblin

Sinu a'manoreEdit

Sinu a'manore Well met
  1. sinu – good
  2. a’manore- meeting – coming together of people, literally “together-people”, from older “am’anore”

Vendel'o eranuEdit

Vendel'o eranu Help me forget
  1. vendel – "help, aid" Imperative, familiar, emphasized by bringing it to the front of the sentence.
  2. 'o – first person singular familiar absolutive case, marked by proceding "eranu".
  3. eranu – forget

Selama am'oronor!Edit

Selama am'oronor! Justice from we band of brothers!
  1. selama – justice/revenge
  2. am(or) – from
  3. oronor – comrades in arms, sworn brothers with an almost familial bond.

Selama amor'anore!Edit

Selama amor'anore! Justice from my people!
  1. selama – justice/revenge
  2. amor – from
  3. anore – people

Anar'endal draconEdit

Anar'endal dracon By the breath of the dragon.

Let's pretend that "dracon" is a loanword from the mysterious language "Inglish". It doesn't match the phonology of Thalas'sian.

  1. anar – by, using, instrumental
  2. endal – breath
  3. genetive case marked by syntax
  4. dracon – dragon (pronounced Daagon)

Anara'nel beloreEdit

Anara'nel belore By the power of the sun
  1. anara – by, using, instrumental
  2. nel – power
  3. genetive case marked by syntax
  4. belore – the sun, name of the sun

Doral ana'diel?Edit

Doral ana'diel? How fare you?
  1. Dor'el – interrogative adverb asking about the quality, brought to the beginning of the sentence for emphasis
  2. 'el>'al – because this adjective is being a stative verb.
  3. ana- health/well-being
  4. diel – 2nd person singular emphatic, you can tell it's in the genetive case because it's a pronoun suffixed onto a noun.

Diel fin'al.Edit

Diel fin'al. It's the last journey.
  1. diel – journey
  2. fin'el- last
  3. 'el>'al – because this adjective is being a stative verb.

Al diel shalaEdit

Al diel shala Safe travels
  1. al – be, Imperative, brought to the beginning of sentence for emphasis.
  2. diel – journey
  3. shala – safe

Anaria sholaEdit

Anaria shola Speak your business
  1. anaria – to speak, state – imperative
  2. shola - business

Anu belore dela'naEdit

This phrase I decided has archaic syntax, and this syntax is only used in a handful of phrases, mostly religious ones.

Anu belore dela'na The sun guides us
  1. anu – guide
  2. belore – the sun, name of the sun Ergative
  3. dela’na – 1st person plural (emphatic) Absolutive

Bal'a dash, malanoreEdit

Bal'a dash, malanore Welcome, traveler
  1. bal – come, Emphatic
  2. 'a – 2nd person Absolutive
  3. dash - well
  4. malanore – travelor, made from (mal-anore)

Band'or shorel'aranEdit

Band'or shorel'aran Prepare to say farewell
  1. Band- prepare, Modality prefix
  2. or - to say - crude version of “anari” – imperative
  3. shorel'aran – farewell (literally “good life”)

Bash'a no falor talah!Edit

Bash'a no falor talah! Taste the chill of true death!
  1. basha – taste – imperative, brought to front of sentence for emphasis
  2. no – the one and only, the famous… “the” in the singling out sense, a way to emphasis a noun phrase.
  3. falor – chill, absolutive
  4. genetive case marked by syntax
  5. talah – true death

Felo'melornEdit

Felo'melorn flamestrike
  1. felo – "flame, burn" Placing it before the noun, in the adjective's place, makes it a relative clause.
  2. melorn – strike, attack, hit

Felomin ashalEdit

Felomin ashal flames on our behalves
  1. felomin – flame, fire
  2. ashal – on the behalf of
  3. [] – us, implied

Kim'jaelEdit

Kim'jael Little Rat
  1. kim – little
  2. jael – rat

Selama ashal'anoreEdit

Selama ashal'anore justice for our people
  1. selama – justice/revenge
  2. ashal – on the behalf of
  3. anore – people/kin

Shin'do Sin'dorei!Edit

Shin'do Sin'dorei! Glory to the Sin'dorei
  1. shin – glory
  2. do - for
  3. Sin'dorei – blood elves/folk

Aranal, ledel!Edit

Aranal, ledel! be alive, skeletons!
  1. aran’el – alive
  2. 'el>'al – because this adjective is being a stative verb.
  3. ledel – skeleton

Balamore shanal!Edit

Balamore shanal! My death in battle is honorable!
  1. balamo – death in battle
  2. -re – 1ster person singular possessive
  3. shan’el- honorable
  4. 'el>'al – because this adjective is being a stative verb.

BandalEdit

Bandal Be prepared!
  1. Band’el – prepared
  2. 'el>'al – because this adjective is being a stative verb.

Belesa menoor!Edit

Belesa menoor! Die cowards!
  1. belesa – die! Imperative
  2. menoor – coward(s)

Anu...bala belore...alonEdit

Anu...bala belore...alon great Sun… is guiding… away
  1. anu – guide, brought to the beginning of the sentence for emphasis
  2. bala – great
  3. belore – the sun, ergative
  4. alon - away

Sha'amoor ara mashal?Edit

Sha'amoor ara mashal? Ready to give up?
  1. sha- infinitive verb marker
  2. amoor – forfeit, give up
  3. ara – 2nd person plural emphatic, absolutive
  4. mash’el – ready
  5. 'el>'al – because this adjective is being a stative verb.

Sha'amoor seabenal!Edit

Sha'amoor seabenal! Giving up would be good!
  1. sha- infinitive verb marker
  2. amoor – to forfeit, give up
  3. seaben’el – mutually beneficial
  4. 'el>'al – because this adjective is being a stative verb.

Diel ma'ahn...orindel'o.Edit

Diel ma'ahn...orindel'o. You are lower... than I.
  1. diel – 2nd person emphatic, absolutive
  2. ma- comparative prefix, meaning “more"
  3. ahn – low
  4. [] to be, implied
  5. orindel – than, in comparison to
  6. 'o – first person singular, familiar

Tal anu'men no Sin'dorei!Edit

Tal anu'men no Sin'dorei! fate, she/he is guiding the bloodelves
  1. tal – fate, Topic or who the sentence is addressed to
  2. anu – is guiding (triggers weird syntax)
  3. 'men – 3rd person singular ergative
  4. no – the one and only, the famous… “the” in the singling out sense, a way to emphasis a noun phrase.
  5. Sin'dorei – blood elves/folk, absolutive

Dreamingfifi (talk) 22:37, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

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