A community for the dragon language of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

A community for the dragon language of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


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How to use the Translator

The Translator is an advanced search tool designed to help you build accurate, authentic sentences in the dragon language. If you're new to the language, consider taking a look at the introductory lessons first. Some basic knowledge will help you make the most of this tool. Otherwise, the Translator will also suggest relevant lessons and dictionary entries for you to explore.

The Translator will return your text with each translated word or phrase underlined. Click to view each translation. Some words may have multiple translations. To determine the best fit, be sure to examine the definitions, connotations, and notes provided.

The dragon language contains a vocabulary of ~640 words, so not every English word or phrase has a direct equivalent. Some translations are suggestions for synonyms or otherwise close words if no direct translation exists. The Translator's suggestions will continue to improve as people like you help provide them. Sometimes you may find that no close translation exists at all, and that you may need to rethink what to say using the existing vocabulary. This process will become easier as you learn the language.

If you're having trouble finding a translation, consider simplifying your text. The dragon language tends towards simple and straightforward expressions. Instead of searching for "I'd possibly like to pick up the dragon language", consider instead "I want to know the dragon language." You will have more success with simplified text like the above.

The Translator will attempt to solve phrases and expressions wherever a translation exists. It will also attempt unfamiliar words by testing them against common prefixes and suffixes. Be aware that this method is not perfect, and may sometimes result in false positives. For example, a missing translation for "cater" could incorrectly return kaaz "cat". Check each translation to ensure it matches the text you submitted.

The Translator is not a spell-checker or grammar checker (for either dragon or English). Keep in mind that just because the Translator can find a translation does not mean that the provided text is correct. For example, the Translator might say that koaan is a past participle of ko 'in', even though koaan is by all means an impossible construction.

This tool uses the same methods described in the Translating lesson to translate text. We encourage you to read the lesson if you would like to translate yourself.

The more you know about the language, the more you'll get from the Translator. We hope that it becomes a valuable resource for you as you practice and growing your vocabulary.

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