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Vrykul is the presumed language of the vrykul race. Some words in it resemble words from Norse and other nordic languages.[1]

Vrykul primer (official translations)

  • "Yrkvinn" = "a practitioner of illusions"[2]

Untranslated words or phrases

  • "Bjorns mottar haelgond sygar!", to which Bjorn replies, "No one speaks of my mother in that manner!"
  • "Bolvin umyol marnjar."[3]
  • "Haraak foln!"[4]
  • "Mjul orm agn gjor!"[5]
  • "Ugglin oo bjorr!"[6]
  • "Var-jogg gramalch!"[citation needed]
  • "Jarggn olkt!"[7]

Translation speculation

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  • "Bjorns mottar haelgond sygar!", which closely resembles the Icelandic phrase, "Bjorns móðir, Haelgond, sýgur!", which means: "Bjorn's mother, Haelgond, sucks!"
  • "Mottar" = "Mother"
  • "Dottar" = "Daughter"

Speculation?

It is possible that the Common language originated from or is a dialect of the Vrykul language, as many words are similar. However it should be noted that Common shares many of the same words from Gnome and Dwarven languages as well which would imply a possible connection to the Titan (language). Bjorn, Ingvar, and most other Vrykul names are actually Scandinavian and Icelandic names, and their language also looks a lot like Icelandic, which can be partly understood by Icelandic players.

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