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Khalani writing

Khalani is the language "spoken" (via telepathy) by the protoss.[1] Other races "hearing" Khalani being 'spoken' hear meaningless sounds, though protoss possess the ability to translate the language via telepathy.[2] The language's written form is glyph-based.[3]

Translations

Some of the quotes from StarCraft II are translated in the game's editor, in the Conversations tab of the Data module.[4]

Phrases

Khalani SC2 Game2

More Khalani writing

  • Adun Toridas! (literally "Adun hide you", often interpreted as "May Adun give you sanctuary")[5]
  • Anht zagatir nas ("The gods watch over you")[1][6]
  • Khassar de templari![7][8][9] ("From order comes justice!")[4]
  • Ki nala atum[10] ("We are as one.")[4]
  • Nas beru uhn'adarr?[11] ("You seek our service?")[4]
  • O shar'as shi'el.[12] ("I feel your presence.")[4]
  • Und lara khar ("Be at peace")[1][6]
  • Uhn dara ma'nakai.[12] ("Our duty is unending.")[4][13]
  • Uhn ore'ki atum.[9] ("Our minds are as one.")[4]
  • Zerashk Gulida ("Oblivion awaits")[6]
  • Zhakul inok[11] ("The darkness writhes.")[4]
  • Zira'vek kryor! [14] ("Let me in the fight!")[4]

Single Words/Terms

FriendProtoss SC2-WoL Story1

A plaque with Khalani inscriptions

Untranslated

Readout SC2 Art1

A protoss readout, including figures

Acknowledgements

These phrases are uttered by protoss units in the games when first selected. Their meanings presumably vary, but all are linked to a protoss acknowledging a superior's presence in some form or another. Note that the spelling of many of these phrases is based on conjecture.

  • Dunad'wynn[21]
  • Galahoslos?[22]
  • Gee'hous![23]
  • Ischk'nu?[24]
  • Issah'tu![23]
  • Joh'giiv?[25]
  • Ju'ros?[25]
  • Khas ara'shar[26] (Khas was an important figure in protoss history)[15]
  • Khas Naradahk![23] (Note that "Khas" was an individual,[15] so "Naradahk" is seemingly its own word)
  • Loh'Klahs?[24]
  • Na ja ka mi na[27]
  • Neraz gulio[28] (pronounced "Neraz Squeel")[29]
  • Orin ore'kal arash[30]
  • Orin shis'nal.[8]
  • Paradak ural [26]
  • Thorasoh'cahp![31]
  • Uhn anak paru.[32]
  • Za Khaladas[22]
  • Zerah'hah...[7]

Affirmations

These phrases are stated in the games by protoss units when affirming given orders. The exact meanings, which could range from passive to agressive in intent, are unknown.

Other

  • Khas'lor (seemingly someone very close to a protoss, likely a family member)[18]
  • Na Adan Atum! (seemingly a warcry)[40]
  • S'shozak mok nul[33]
  • Taro ruul asz (seemingly a way to say goodbye or "May honor guide us")[41]
  • Ul'as Addari[40]
  • Var'un ruul asz (seemingly a counterpart statement to Taro ruul asz)[41]
  • Zmidlarj (a number)[8]

Trivia

Blizzard Entertainment maintains a real-world dictionary of Khalani. This also ensures that protoss names meet their specifications.[42]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7126-1.
  2. Metzen, Chris & Samuel Moore (March 29, 1999). "StarCraft: Revelations." Amazing Stories 596 (Spring): 20-27.
  3. 2014-12-01, BlizzCon 2014 LotV Lore Community Corner Discussion with James Waugh. YouTube, accessed on 2015-04-03
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). October 18, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Golden, Christie (June 30, 2009). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Elder, Josh (w), Ramanda Kamarga (p), Faisalz et al (i). "Voice in the Darkness." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 4 (paperback binding), pp. 72-113. Tokyopop, October 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-81698-6.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 High templar, StarCraft
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Zealot, StarCraft II
  9. 9.0 9.1 High Templar, Starcraft II
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Mothership, StarCraft II
  11. 11.0 11.1 Dark templar, StarCraft II
  12. 12.0 12.1 Immortal, StarCraft II
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Kogge, Michael. "Carrier." (May 09, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Carrier Accessed 2013-05-09.
  14. Phoenix, StarCraft II
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  16. Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04149-5.
  17. Golden, Christie. StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Pocket Star Books, May 2007. ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Golden, Christie (May 22, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.
  19. 1998-06-26. Elderlands. StarCraft Compendium Map Archives. Accessed 2007-06-30
  20. 2011-09-29, Blizzplanet Review: StarCraft: Ghost — Spectres. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2011-10-02
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Arbiter, StarCraft
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Dragoon, StarCraft
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Zealot, StarCraft
  24. 24.0 24.1 Carrier, StarCraft
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Scout, StarCraft
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Void ray, StarCraft II
  27. 27.0 27.1 Adept, StarCraft
  28. 28.0 28.1 Dark Templar, StarCraft
  29. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Dunes of Shakuras (in English). 1998.
  30. 30.0 30.1 Mohandar, StarCraft II
  31. Archon, StarCraft
  32. Carrier, StarCraft II
  33. 33.0 33.1 Zeratul, StarCraft II
  34. 34.0 34.1 Oracle, StarCraft II
  35. Zealot, StarCraft
  36. 36.0 36.1 Carrier, StarCraft
  37. Disruptor, StarCraft II
  38. Fenix, StarCraft
  39. Tassadar, StarCraft
  40. 40.0 40.1 Morrissey, Paul, ed. StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 1. Tokyopop, August 1, 2008. ISBN 1427-80721-3.
  41. 41.0 41.1 Elder, Josh (w), Ramanda Kamarga (p), Angie Nathalia (i), Junadi (i). "Do No Harm." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 3 (paperback binding), pp. ?-?. Tokyopop, July 1, 2009. ISBN 1427-80832-5.
  42. 2009-09-08, Blizzplanet Live Chat with Tokyopop: Starcraft: Frontline Vol. 4. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2009-10-10

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