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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 Highborne[]

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 breakdown[]

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 Coin[]

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'manore[]

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 eranu[]

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![]

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![]

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

Anar'endal dracon[]

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 belore[]

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?[]

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.[]

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 shala[]

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

Anaria shola[]

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

Anu belore dela'na[]

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, malanore[]

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'aran[]

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![]

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'melorn[]

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 ashal[]

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

Kim'jael[]

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

Selama ashal'anore[]

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![]

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

Aranal, ledel![]

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![]

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.

Bandal[]

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

Belesa menoor![]

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

Anu...bala belore...alon[]

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?[]

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![]

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.[]

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![]

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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