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(This is the page for the languages. You may be looking for "Dragons," or Undauntable's cat known as "Dragon" instead.)

There are different languages spoken by the creatures in the Wings of Fire universe.

Dragon

The written language of dragons as shown in The Lost Heir (graphic novel)

Dragon, or Dragonspeak, is the language spoken by Pyrrhian dragons, and later by Pantalans as well. It was formally named in The Lost Continent.

There is an old language as well, but the name of the old language is unknown. In the prologue of The Lost Continent, when Clearsight arrives, it is stated that the Pantalan dragons speak the old language, and only a few of them speak Dragon. As Luna and Jerboa could understand each other, it is confirmed that modern Pantalans speak Dragon.

Wren is a scavenger known to speak Dragon, which she uses to communicate with Sky, her dragon friend. She later teaches Rose and Daffodil how to speak Dragon. According to her, the written language of Dragon has the appearance of a bunch of fire, claw, and moon symbols.[1]

Known Words

Dragon Human Translation
"Rrrrrr rrrrrmble rrrrrgle rrrrrbpity rrrrrflte"

"And stay away from dragons from now on."

"Grumble growl roargle grawrf"

"Deathbringer"

"Roar roar roargle"

"Don't run away."

"ROAR roar ROAR!"

"I said don't run away!"

"ROAR! GROARF!"

"Hey! Come back!"

"ROARITY ROAR ROAR ROAWR!"

"I won't eat you, I promise!"

"Orgle roargle roarfy growl"

"There. Now you can't run away."

"Roarble groarf?"

"So. Where is the treasure?

"ROARBLE roargrr argh roarf"

"All right, you're adorable, but that's enough."

"Groar? Owrl? Roar?"

"Dreamvisitor? Treasure? Now?"

"Boarf"

"Thank you."

"Roarble roarble?"

"Where's the rest?"

"Roarble roarble! ROAR!"

"The rest of the treasure. That you stole. Where this came from."

"Roar roar growl roar roar"

"You're very cute, but you're all a lot of trouble."

"Roar? Roar roargrr roar?

"Oh. Do you want a ride? Are you sure?"

"Roarble roarble"

"All right. Hold on tight."

"ROOOOOAAARRR roargrrrrROARGRRROAR! ROAAARGH?"

"This isn't all of it! Where's the Eye? Why isn't it here? You must have it! Where else could it be? I need the Eye of Onyx. It's my one chance to end the war! How am I supposed to end the war without it?"

"GRRRRMPH"

"Well said. That's very helpful."

"Roarmorgrrroarble"

"You're brave and cute. I wish I could keep you. If Glory can have a sloth, I don't see why I can't have a scavenger or two. But it's too dangerous. I'd feel terrible if one of you got hurt."

Aquatic

Aquatic is the secret language used by SeaWings to communicate underwater. Instead of spoken words, Aquatic uses a series of talon gestures and the flashing of the bioluminescent stripes along the SeaWing's body. Due to the fact that only SeaWings possess these stripes, the language is not spoken by dragons from any other tribe. Tsunami is a rare case of a SeaWing who does not understand Aquatic very well at all, being raised in a cave by the Talons of Peace. Whirlpool taught Aquatic to Tsunami by having her copy him lighting up her bioluminescent stripes. The way Riptide taught Tsunami was by showing her simple words and phrases and having her copy them.

Known Signs

Aquatic Translation
Making a circle with index claw

"Not right now, we'll finish this later."

An undescribed claw gesture

"Inform the Queen."

Three flashes on the tail stripes

"Squid-brain."

Snout stripes

Questions (who, what, where, when, why, or how).

Stripes along the dragon's side and talon gestures

"I will protect."

Some tiny stripes on the snout

"Hello."

Spreading webbed claws

"I don't know."

Pointing and stripes on the side

"All right?"

A stripe on wings (speculated royal pattern only)

"Silence."

Stripes on the sides of the body flashed twice fast

"Shut up!"

Scales flashing along part of wings

"Why are you acting like an indecisive jellyfish right now?"

Scales under wings

"[Pronoun] said to meet [pronoun] at the sunset beach of the Island Palace."[2]

Scales under wings

"I'm sorry."

Flashing stripes from snout to tail made accidentally by Tsunami while trying to interact with Riptide

"Hey, sparkling teeth, I totally love three of your claws but not the others, and I wish your snout was a herring so I could eat it and also your wings sound like sharks snoring."

Some tiny stripes on the snout

"I love my/our egg."

Some tiny stripes on the snout

"Love."

Unspecified sequence of stripes alongside words Indicates high anxiety[3]

Gallery

Pantalan

Pantalan was the original language spoken by the residents on the continent of Pantala. It appears that most words are based on plant parts. The language is not used in modern Pantala anymore, as Clearsight taught the Pantalan dragons how to speak Dragon.

Known Translations

Pantalan Pyrrhian Translation
"Luna"

"Moon"[4]

"Leefromichou"

"Where are you from?"

"Rootplace"

"Home"

"Treeharm"

"Harms the trees"

"Twigheartlot"

"Dragon/Dragons"

"Splinterfall"

"Damaged and broken falling trees"

"Wayroot"

"Where is your home?"

Human

Human is the language spoken by scavengers. From a dragon's perspective, Human sounds like squeaking and chirping noises,[5] while Dragon sounds like growling and roaring nonsense to humans.[6] Sky is the only dragon known to speak Human partially.

References

  1. Dragonslayer, page 254
  2. Darkstalker, page 18
  3. Talons of Power, page 254
  4. The Hive Queen, prologue
  5. Dragonslayer, page 310
  6. Dragonslayer, page 410