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12-17-2008 @ 3:14PM
Why don't Blood Elves and Night Elves speak the same language?
12-17-2008 @ 3:22PM
A better question to ask:Why can't BE's speak with the Alliance races? Did they forgot how when they joined up with Illidan?
12-17-2008 @ 3:27PM
Those two races have been separated for a ridiculous amount of time, they don't even look like each other anymore. Why would they speak the same language?Blood Elves and High Elves on the other hand...
12-17-2008 @ 4:15PM
As an amusing side, the High Elves now speak Darnassian, not Thalassian, at least when you approach them and encounter their vocal emotes. They just use the Night Elf ones instead of the Blood Elf ones.
12-17-2008 @ 4:32PM
Why does that little girl, Hilary, in Lakeshire speak Orcish? Because she's a damned, bilingual orcish spy!
12-17-2008 @ 4:39PM
Why don't the English and the Germans speak the same language? Short version: the High Elves were separated from the Night Elves for so many hundreds and hundreds of years that the two languages took different evolutionary paths.When the Blood Elves left Kalimdor some millennia ago, they went one way while the night elves went the other. As time passes, languages change.Old German and Old English, from the early Anglo-Saxon days, were literally the same language. The tribes more towards Eastern Europe had the language evolve into what is now called German, but when the Normans invaded Britain in 1066, they brought their language with them, and Middle English and Middle French kind of melded to become Early Modern English.The point is that when you separate a group and let their languages evolve for thousands of years, they won't be the same at the end of the road. Thallassian and Darnassian are similar gramatically, with word suffixes often the same, and the two also have a lot of the same words, but it's still different.
12-17-2008 @ 5:15PM
Hurode, Some English and German people do share a language.
12-17-2008 @ 6:41PM
Well, the English and the Germans haven't been totally separated on two different continents with no contact for thousands of years...As regards the Blood Elves not speaking Alliance-languages - the High Elfs were always fairly insular, not really helping out the humans that much, and the ones who really liked humans are probably among those who remained as High Elfs. It's possible that the majority of the population never really learned Alliance languages in the first place - why would they need to talk to inferior creatures anyway?
12-17-2008 @ 10:35PM
Maybe that is why the whole race of BEs switched from Alliance to Horde, they didn't really speak the language anyway and they were just following what their leaders had negotiated diplomatically. Or much more likely is that it is convenient for game mechanics that certain races only be allowed to communicate at certain times.
12-18-2008 @ 10:08AM
Simply put, because Blizzard said so. If I were going to ask question though, I might wonder why there are Alliance quest givers that Horde characters can speak with and receive quests from. They even say, "For the Alliance" when you interact with them. That always kind of pissed me off. I would prefer to just kill them sometimes.
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