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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.
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