Elven language

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Greyhawk Language
Elven
Spoken in Celene, Highfolk, Duchy of Ulek, Sunndi, other areas
Spoken by Elves
Script Elven
Language Family Elven

Elven, or Elvish, is the native language of elves. It utilizes its own alphabet, also known as Elven.

Related languages

  • Lendorian Elven: This new language is spoken only by the high elves and aquatic elves of the Lendore Isles. It is a philosophical, religious language, and cannot be learned except through visions sent by Sehanine Moonbow.

Selected glossary

Elven to English

  • -ae (-nae): whisper
  • Ael: knight
  • Aer: law, order
  • Af: ring
  • Al: sea
  • Am: swan
  • Ama: flower, beauty, beautiful
  • Amne: oak
  • An: hand
  • Ar: above
  • Ashanelath: year
  • Atamar: adamantine
  • Athel: bow (weapon)
  • Aul: in
  • Belath: tomorrow
  • Benerel: city
  • Bhen: human
  • Biir: ugly
  • Cael: archer, arrow
  • Cerlyn: black
  • Cor: king
  • Desha: so
  • Deshu: after
  • Don: silver
  • Drii: air
  • Elandi: arrow
  • Eli: azure, blue
  • Ent: and
  • Enyor: battle (noun)
  • Erkatam: dwarf
  • Esk: bag
  • Faenya: heal
  • Gala: whisper
  • Hakarmaskannar: dragon
  • Hakavarn: orc
  • Hithar: armor
  • Holi: dew
  • Iasa: wine
  • Ilphu: blossom
  • Irasku: ale
  • Ivae: white
  • Jar: dove
  • Jharren: rope
  • Karask: demon
  • Keryth: war
  • Kesha: before
  • Kesir: elf
  • Kiir: gem
  • Lath: tree
  • Lia: frond
  • -lis (-elis, -lys): breeze
  • Lo: night
  • Mal: war
  • Mara: priest
  • Maskan: fire
  • Meli: heel
  • Mion: diamond
  • Mithral: mithral
  • Mor: die (verb)
  • Mormhaor: undead
  • Nai: breeze, oak
  • Neh: no
  • Nehel: you
  • Nodel: moon
  • Ny: diamond
  • -or (-oro): flower
  • Py: sapphire
  • -que: forgotten, lost
  • Quen: we
  • Ravan: forest
  • Rell: many
  • Rilis: wood
  • Ry: jade
  • Scennal: inn
  • Scient: gold
  • Sehan: travel
  • Shaalth: axe
  • Shan: go
  • Sherekir: halfling
  • Sian: brook
  • Stacia: star
  • Tarine: animal
  • Tha: blue
  • Ther: sky
  • Thuen: yellow
  • Uth: wizard
  • Vaarn: evil
  • Vesve: high
  • -wyn: music, musician
  • Xilo: petal
  • Ya: bridge, path, way
  • Za: royal

English to Elven

  • Above: ar
  • Adamantine: atamar
  • After: deshu
  • Air: drii
  • Ale: irasku
  • And: ent
  • Animal: tarine
  • Archer: cael
  • Armor: hithar
  • Arrow: elandi, cael
  • Axe: shaalth
  • Azure: eli
  • Bag: esk
  • Battle (noun): enyor
  • Beautiful: lani, ama
  • Beauty: ama
  • Before: kesha
  • Black: cerlyn
  • Blossom: ilphu
  • Blue: tha, eli
  • Bow (weapon): athel
  • Breeze: nai, -lis (-elis, -lys)
  • Bridge: ya
  • Brook: sian
  • City: benerel
  • Crafty: ah
  • Demon: karask
  • Dew: holi
  • Diamond: mion, ny
  • Die (verb): mor
  • Dove: jar
  • Dragon: hakarmaskannar
  • Dwarf: erkatam
  • Elf: kesir
  • Evil: vaarn
  • Fire: maskan
  • Flower: ama, -or (-oro)
  • Forest: ravan
  • Forgotten: -que
  • Frond: lia
  • Gem: kiir
  • Go: shan
  • Gold: scient
  • Halfling: sherekir
  • Hand: an
  • Heal: faenya
  • Heel: meli
  • High: vesve
  • Human: bhen
  • In: aul
  • Inn: scennal
  • Jade: ry
  • King: cor
  • Knight: ael
  • Law: aer
  • Lost: -que
  • Many: rell
  • Mithral: mithral
  • Moon: nodel
  • Music, musician: -wyn
  • Night: lo
  • No: neh
  • Oak: amne, nai
  • Orc: hakavarn
  • Order (noun): aer
  • Path: ya
  • Petal: xilo
  • Priest: mara
  • Ring: af
  • Rope: jharren
  • Royal: za
  • Sapphire: py
  • Sea: al
  • Silver: don
  • Sky: ther
  • Sly: ah
  • So: desha
  • Star: stacia
  • Swan: am
  • Tomorrow: belath
  • Travel: sehan
  • Tree: lath
  • Ugly: biir
  • Undead: mormhaor
  • War: keryth, mal
  • Way: ya
  • We: quen
  • Whisper: gala, -ae (-nae)
  • White: ivae
  • Wine: iasa
  • Wizard: uth
  • Wood: rilis
  • Year: ashanelath
  • Yellow: thuen
  • You: nehel

Bibliography

  • Williams, Skip. Races of the Wild. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2005.