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The '''Vampire language''' is a tongue used by intelligent [[Vampire Oil|vampire]]s; namely [[alp]]s, [[mula]]s, [[bruxa]]e, [[higher vampire]]s and in all likelihood also [[katakan]]s and [[nosferat]]s.
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'''Vampire language''' is a mother tongue of intelligent [[vampire]]s [[alp]]s, [[bruxa]]e, [[higher vampire]]s, [[mula]]s, [[katakan]]s, and [[nosferat]]s belonging to [[Gharasham]] tribe.<ref name="bw">{{BaW}}</ref> They rarely expose it and prefer to communicate with other [[race]]s via either [[telepathy]] or [[Common Speech]].<ref>{{BoF}}</ref>
   
A song in this language, described as silent, shrill and spilling sickening, overwhelming horror into one's veins, was sung by [[Vereena]] to take control of [[Nivellen]]'s mind.<ref>{{TLW}}</ref>
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In particular, bruxae are able to utilize songs in this language, described as silent, shrill, and sickening to [[mind|manipulate]] and bend to their will any [[human]] by altering their dreams and turning them into horrendous nightmares.<ref>{{TLW}}</ref>
   
After [[Geralt's company]] left the [[Lyrian Army]] and stole from its supplies in order to survive a long journey south, [[Regis]] received a mule which he named [[Draakul]]. When asked by his [[human]] friends what it means he explained it had an amusing significance in the culture and speech of vampires but was "an untranslatable pun".<ref>{{TTotS}}</ref>
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== Dictionary ==
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===A===
Most of the vampire words in {{BaW}} seems to derive from Etruscan.
 
 
== Dictionary ([[Gharasham]])==
 
=== A ===
 
 
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|-
 
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|-
 
|-
| ama
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| ama<ref name="bw" />
| to be ?
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| to be ? (From Etruscan: ama)
 
|-
 
|-
| atranes
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| atranes<ref name="bw" />
| ?
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| of the building (?) (From Etruscan: atranes)
 
|-
 
|-
| avile
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| avile<ref name="bw" />
| ?
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| year(s) (?) (From Etruscan: avil)
 
|}
 
|}
   
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! width="75%" | English
 
|-
 
|-
| cesu
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| cesu<ref name="bw" />
| ?
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| to place ? (From Etruscan: cesu)
 
|-
 
|-
| cleva
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| cleva<ref name="bw" />
| gift
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| gift, offering (From Etruscan: cleva)
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== E ===
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===E===
 
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|-
 
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|-
 
|-
| eclthi
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| eclthi<ref name="bw" />
| ?
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| demonstrative (?) (From Etruscan: eclthi)
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== H ===
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===F===
 
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|-
 
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|-
 
|-
| hinthial
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| farthana<ref name="bw" />
| ?
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| daughter (From Etruscan: farthana meaning ''offspring'')
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== L ===
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===H===
 
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! width="75%" | English
 
|-
 
|-
| lautni
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| hinthial<ref name="bw" />
| of the family ?
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| [[ghost]], apparition, shade (?) (From Etruscan: hinthial)
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|}
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===L===
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{| class="listing" width="100%"
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|-
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|-
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| lautni<ref name="bw" />
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| familiar, of the family (?) (From Etruscan: laut-ni)
 
|}
 
|}
   
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|-
 
|-
| me
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| marish<ref name="bw" />
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| servant
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|-
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| me<ref name="bw" />
 
| I, me
 
| I, me
 
|-
 
|-
| mutna
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| mi<ref name="bw" />
| coffin (from Etruscan)
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| my
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|-
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| mutna<ref name="bw" />
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| coffin (from Etruscan: mutana)
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== N ===
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===N===
 
 
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|-
 
|-
| nac
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| nac<ref name="bw" />
| as, how, so, because, then, when, why (From Etruscan)
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| as, how, so, because, then, when, why (From Etruscan: nac)
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== S ===
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===S===
 
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|-
| sel
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| sech farthana<ref name="bw" />
| to do, to make
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| step-daughter
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|-
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| sel<ref name="bw" />
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| to do, to make (?)
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|-
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| spureni
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| (?)
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== T ===
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===T===
 
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|-
 
|-
| tesham
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| tesham<ref name="bw" />
| burial (from Etruscan)
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| burial (from Etruscan: tesham)
 
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|-
| thaur
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| thaur<ref name="bw" />
| tomb, sepulcher (from Etruscan)
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| tomb, sepulcher (from Etruscan: thaur)
 
|-
 
|-
| themias
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| themias<ref name="bw" />
| ?
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| he places (?) (From Etruscan: themiasa)
 
|-
 
|-
| thi
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| thi<ref name="bw" />
 
| you
 
| you
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== Z ===
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===Z===
 
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|-
 
|-
| zatlath
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| zatlath<ref name="bw" />
| silence ?
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| silence (?) (From Etruscan: zatlath meaning ''companion'')
 
|}
 
|}
   
== Phrases ==
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==Names==
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|-
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|-
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| [[Draakul]]
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| (?); described as "an untranslatable pun"
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|}
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==Phrases==
 
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== Reference ==
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== Trivia ==
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* In {{BaW}}, the vast majority of vampire words derives from Etruscan.
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== References ==
 
<references />
 
<references />
   

Latest revision as of 16:04, October 4, 2019

Vampire language is a mother tongue of intelligent vampiresalps, bruxae, higher vampires, mulas, katakans, and nosferats – belonging to Gharasham tribe.[1] They rarely expose it and prefer to communicate with other races via either telepathy or Common Speech.[2]

In particular, bruxae are able to utilize songs in this language, described as silent, shrill, and sickening to manipulate and bend to their will any human by altering their dreams and turning them into horrendous nightmares.[3]

Dictionary Edit

AEdit

Vampire language English
ama[1] to be ? (From Etruscan: ama)
atranes[1] of the building (?) (From Etruscan: atranes)
avile[1] year(s) (?) (From Etruscan: avil)

CEdit

Vampire language English
cesu[1] to place ? (From Etruscan: cesu)
cleva[1] gift, offering (From Etruscan: cleva)

EEdit

Vampire language English
eclthi[1] demonstrative (?) (From Etruscan: eclthi)

FEdit

Vampire language English
farthana[1] daughter (From Etruscan: farthana meaning offspring)

HEdit

Vampire language English
hinthial[1] ghost, apparition, shade (?) (From Etruscan: hinthial)

LEdit

Vampire language English
lautni[1] familiar, of the family (?) (From Etruscan: laut-ni)

MEdit

Vampire language English
marish[1] servant
me[1] I, me
mi[1] my
mutna[1] coffin (from Etruscan: mutana)

NEdit

Vampire language English
nac[1] as, how, so, because, then, when, why (From Etruscan: nac)

SEdit

Vampire language English
sech farthana[1] step-daughter
sel[1] to do, to make (?)
spureni (?)

TEdit

Vampire language English
tesham[1] burial (from Etruscan: tesham)
thaur[1] tomb, sepulcher (from Etruscan: thaur)
themias[1] he places (?) (From Etruscan: themiasa)
thi[1] you

ZEdit

Vampire language English
zatlath[1] silence (?) (From Etruscan: zatlath meaning companion)

NamesEdit

Vampire language English
Draakul (?); described as "an untranslatable pun"

PhrasesEdit

Vampire language English
Nac thi sel me thaur? Why did you wake me up from my tomb?

Trivia Edit

  • In Blood and Wine expansion, the vast majority of vampire words derives from Etruscan.

References Edit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 Blood and Wine expansion
  2. Baptism of Fire
  3. The Last Wish
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