For the arakkoa group, see Shalassi.

Shalassian is the language of the nightborne. It is an offshoot of Darnassian, similar to Thalassian.[1] Ancient nightborne language is so archaic only the oldest elves might be able to read it.[2]

Nightborne primer (official translations)

  • Erana-dora isil = A thousand thanks upon you.[3]
  • Quel'vala thonos = Nobility through tradition.[4]
  • Ru-shanna/Ru shanna shal'dorei = The nightborne will survive.[5]
  • Tal'ashar = An honor duel.[6]

Untranslated Nightborne phrases

  • An'anora = Said by Ly'leth Lunastre when casting a frost trap on her sibling.
  • An'ratha an'tal-thandros = Said by Warpcaster Thwen when casting a spell in The Drift.[7]
  • Anath'ashar = Said by Nightborne mobs when attacking.
  • Aran'arcana[8] = Said as a greeting by Thalyssra and Silgryn, and as a farewell by Valtrois.
  • Arash-falas = Said by Nightborne mobs upon death.
  • Ash'tureth denil = Unknown.
  • Ishnal Toreth = Unknown.
  • Ith'el kanesh = Said by the Echo of First Arcanist Thalyssra as a greeting.[9]
  • Ith'nala kanesh = Said by the Echo of First Arcanist Thalyssra as a farewell.[10]
  • Kal'thoras Maldiv = Unknown.
  • N'eth ana = Said by Chief Telemancer Oculeth when casting a time-stopping spell in his workshop.
  • Nar'thalas vas manari, thala nar'valas = Said by Thalyssra during a spell to create an empathic bond with Theryn, weaving their arcane essences together, to project his memories as visions.[11]
  • Nor'bethos Suramar = Unknown.
  • Shal'asan torah = Said by Arcanist Valtrois as a greeting.
  • Shanar daloras = Thalyssra's exclamation as she discovers the Chronomatic Anomaly at the base of the Nightwell.
  • Tanu'balah = Unknown.
  • Tor'theras Falar = Said by Nightborne mobs upon death.


  • Something originating from Suramar is called "Suramari"[12] or "Suramarian".[13]
  • Though the Shalassian word is unknown, nightborne do use the term "honored teacher" like the night elves.[14]



  1. ^ Don Adams on Twitter (2016-09-22).​ “Correct. It's an offshoot, similar to Thalassian.” (Reply to a player tweet that read, "So it's not Darnassian?")
  2. ^  [Ancient Nightborne Tome]
  3. ^ N [45] One Day at a Time
  4. ^ N [45WQ] Honoring the Past
  5. ^ N [45WQ] Aggressive Reconnaisance
  6. ^ N [45] Ly'leth's Champion
  7. ^ N [45] Network Security
  8. ^ World of Warcraft on Twitter (2018-02-02).​ “Aran'arcana!”
  9. ^ N [45] Magic Message
  10. ^ N [45] Magic Message
  11. ^ N [45] Scenes from a Memory
  12. ^ N Tailoring [45] The Thread of Souls
  13. ^  [Suramarian Sapphire]
  14. ^ N [45] Network Security
  15. ^ Don Adams on Twitter (2016-09-22).​ “it's a unique dialect of ancient elvish - we haven't actually given a name for it”
  16. ^ Don Adams on Twitter (2017-03-07).​ “that's what i've called it internally, but it's not canon” (Reply to a tweet by the Red Shirt Guy that read, "How about Shalassian?")

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