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3-01-2012 @ 11:03AM
“We named him Dranosh. It means long-winded, er, Heart of Draenor in orcish…”OK, so if Dranosh means “Heart of Draenor” I’m guessing that “Draenor” is the ‘Dran’ part, and ‘Heart’ is the ‘osh’ part. According to wowwiki, Grom’s full name, Grommash, means “Giant’s Heart”. I’m thinking that the ‘ash’ portion translates to ‘heart’.So, what do we think “Garrosh” translates to? What is “Gar” in orcish?Looking again at the wowwiki page, I see that there’s a wolf named “Gar’mak” in Agmar’s Hammer, whose name translates to “Anguish”. And there’s our favorite battle cry, “Lok’tar ogar!”, which translates to “Victory or Death”. “Lok’tar” on its own, used as a greeting, seems to translate to “Victory”.So Garrosh translates to “Heart of Death”?
3-01-2012 @ 11:21AM
So Ash Ketchum would translate to heart of catching 'em all?
3-01-2012 @ 11:23AM
Well, when we first met him in Nagrand, he didn't appear very deadly.
3-01-2012 @ 11:24AM
I think it's "Heart of Garadar." Don't quote me on that, but it makes more sense considering his past.
And here you have it folks: the beginnings of Orcish becoming a fully-fleshed out language, just like Klingon.
3-01-2012 @ 11:26AM
When we first met him in Nagrand, Garrosh seemed to me like that sort of emo kid who dyes his hair black and constantly cuts himself while whining about how the world is so unfair. So yeah, the name sort of fits.
3-01-2012 @ 11:27AM
Maybe, but you're probably overthinking this.
3-01-2012 @ 12:19PM
Wasn't the Garrosh short story titled "Heart of War"?
3-01-2012 @ 12:51PM
As far as I was concerned, Dranosh meant BONESTORMMMM! The things you did to keep people interested during 25 man ICCs...
3-01-2012 @ 2:59PM
Draenor means exiled. It is from the Draenei, the Exiled ones. Orkish has a "word + osh" equal to "the heart of" + word. So yes. Heart of Death is probably right. Remember, his dad was Grom Hellscream. He's probably got a name that means something horrifying.
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