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Like every culture, the Garou have a common language called the Garou Tongue (or High Tongue or High-Falutin) that can be used in their Glabro (partially), Hispo (partially) and Crinos (full) forms. It serves that a Lupus born Garou, who never learned a human language, can communicate with a Homid born (or even that two homids can understand each other through the language barrier). As such, it is mandatory for cubs to learn the language after their Rite of Passage[1]. The Garou Tongue often involves instinctive actions, accented by pheromones, growls and whines. Some of these words require partial transformations of the vocal chords to be pronounced[2].

The Fianna are generally credited with inventing the language or at least making it popular among the nation. Each tribe can communicate with the other, although there remains a specific accent. In addition, the Garou have specific Howls that are used as special expressions[2]. Other Fera have their own specific languages that are similar difficult to replicate.

Glossary of Terms specific to the Garou TongueEdit

AEdit

  • Adren[3]: A pupil/student that learns
  • Aisling[3]: A quest into the Spirit World
  • Anamae[3]: literally "soul-friend", the bond with a Pack Totem
  • Anruth[3]: A Garou that travels between Caerns, but is not bound to one specific
  • Athro[3]: Teacher /Mentor
  • Awen[3]: The sacred Muse, the creative impulse. Some say she is a spirit, but she has never been found.

BEdit

  • Brugh[3]: A place with mystical properties, regardless of affiliation (can refer to a Caern, Pit, Glade or similar locations)

CEdit

  • Charach[3]: An insult to describe any Garou that sleeps or has slept with another Garou.
  • Cliath[4]: A Young Garou without any significant rank

GEdit

HEdit

  • Harano[5]: Inexplicable gloom, inexpressible longing for unnamable things, weeping for that which is not yet lost. A depression that afflicts the Garou

IEdit

  • -ikthya[3]: literally "of the Wyrm", as as a suffix appended to a name

REdit

  • -rhya[3]: literally "greater of station", used as a suffix appended to a name

UEdit

YEdit

  • -yuf[3]: literally "Honored Equal", used as a suffix appended to a name

ReferencesEdit

  1. WTA: Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip, p. 57
  2. 2.0 2.1 WTA: Werewolf: The Apocalypse Revised Edition Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip, p. 45
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 WTA: Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip, p. 71
  4. WTA: Werewolf: The Apocalypse Revised Edition Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip, p. 55
  5. WTA: Werewolf: The Apocalypse Revised Edition Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip, p. 54

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