Welcome to Eliksni Grammar 101, where you'll learn how to talk in secret to friend and foe alike. Featuring 87 words, ranging from nouns to adverbs.
Want to know how I did this? http://errata.ishtar-collective.net/the-fallen-language/
I'd like to thank all of The Uncommonwealth for not thinking I was totally crazy, and especially Sarnea for her continued patience and support while I went full Warlock at home in the course of making of this video.
This project to unravel the mysteries of the Fallen language has been in progress since the release of the House of Wolves DLC, and boy has it been a long and hard journey, but I'm very satisfied with where it is at the moment.
It's probably wisest not to take Variks too literally; he likes to ad-lib here and there. I've taken a degree of liberty with the words not directly translated by Variks in the game, by essentially working on a very long, very difficult crossword puzzle. While it's unlikely to be perfect, nor 100% accurate, I think it's as good as we'll get until Variks decides to feed us some more varied translations! Here's hoping for Destiny 2!
I'm told that we have a department of Bungie known as the "FishTank" to thank for the Eliksni language existing at all. I know those dudes are the ones that make the ViDocs and various other neat content, so if it was indeed them that developed the Fallen language, thanks for giving me something to do other than grinding for max grimoire for the last 3 years!
If you enjoyed this, please let me know! If this is useful for you, I'd love to hear about what you plan to use it for. Whether it's for creative works or for absolute pure banter.
I'd be happy to answer any questions!
Also, be sure to check out the Ishtar Collective's blog, the Errata. I was graciously invited to write a blog post to give you guys a deeper insight into my process and notes from transcribing each word.