Kaldorei or Kal'Dorei

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Hello everyone, Warcrafts Favorite facist Blood Elf here!!

Nonsense aside...

Years ago when i was a cave-elf, for quite a while there was an argument over how Kaldorei was spelt, some argued "Theres Sin'Dorei so why not Kal'Dorei!?" and it went back and forth for ages.

Anyway. just noticed this on MMO-Champ

http://beta.wowdb.com/items/141299-kaldorei-light-globe

The Item name is spelt with Kal'Dorei, instead to the usual Kaldorei.

Now it could be a typo by a dev team worker, and will be changed on the next patch. but what if it remains? will both spellings be accepted in the wider RP community? will people ticket blizzard to change it? or Naraborn be walled a Wayne Car and told to "pls go"??
Personally I think its "Kaldorei" as that is the most common spelling in the game and other sources. But I have seen other sources spell it as "Kal'dorei", so I suspect both is possible.

I think its a personal prefference!

(I would go for Kaldorei, though.)
Official spelling is and has always been Kaldorei. It wouldn't be the first time a typo slips past Blizzard.
It's Kaldorei, nothing else.

22/05/2016 09:30Posted by Naraborn
"Theres Sin'Dorei so why not Kal'Dorei!?"
It's also Sin'dorei, not Sin'Dorei.
As Kaldorei and Sin'dorei split millenia ago, their languages could evolve in different ways. Maybe in early blood elf dialect their name was spelled Sindorei (or maybe Kaldorei was Kal'dorei).

So that item could be "Night elf light orb" written in Sin'dorei. (Well, not fully written in Sin'dorei, of course, just the "night elf" part), or just an ancien item that keeps its original name.
I used to be one way or the other for a long time but then I realized that how you spell them may give them a different meaning. For example:

Kal'dorei : Children of the Stars
Kaldorei : Star Children

I believe this considering Sin'dorei and Quel'dorei are Children (of something) so perhaps removing the apostrophe refers to something more basic and simple, and can be both used in lore. Letter/character placement in languages often gives different meanings depending on where they are placed.

That's the most logical answer I can think of since both words are used every now and then :)
Neither it is Kal'dorei.
like most elven names.

Sin'dorei
Kal'dorei
Quel'dorei
Shal'dorei

as explained by Emelae the ' is very important for it be children of instead of word-child.

therefore the correct name is Kal'dorei.

Children of the Stars
It isn't, however. Darnassian and Thalassian have evolved into two completely different languages, meaning that one spelling in one language means something else in the other. Kaldorei means Children of the Stars, we know that from previously established lore while nothing at all is heard about "Kal'dorei" other than players assuming the correct spelling is Kal'dorei.
Huh for some reason Only Night elves are not spelled with a '

Shal'dorei
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Nightborne
Quel'dorei
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Quel%27dorei
sin'dorei
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Blood_elf

But it is Kaldorei for the purple skinned?
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Night_elf

Blizzard fix this at once!
make it Kal'dorei so that all things are in balance
03/06/2016 12:13Posted by Sariku
make it Kal'dorei so that all things are in balance


You're completely missing the point. The reason it's Kaldorei as opposed to Kal'dorei is because the use of the apostrophe in that kind of a situation is something which developed after the split of the Kaldorei and the Quel'dorei.

I would have said that it was the natural evolution of Thalassian, but given the Shal'dorei, it's probably more likely to assume that Darnassian is the one which changed.

Either way, they're not the same language, and each dialect has undergone changes over 10'000 years.
03/06/2016 12:13Posted by Sariku
Huh for some reason Only Night elves are not spelled with a '

Shal'dorei
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Nightborne
Quel'dorei
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Quel%27dorei
sin'dorei
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Blood_elf

But it is Kaldorei for the purple skinned?
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Night_elf

Blizzard fix this at once!
make it Kal'dorei so that all things are in balance


There is no "fixing it". As Andureth already said; different languages. Your proposed "fix" would be a retcon.
Don't get too excited about stuff in beta. Get excited once it "actually" is in finished game. And in either case, whether it is kal' or kal, it has little relevance to me because I prefer to call night elves night elves and blood elves blood elves.
03/06/2016 12:51Posted by Beringer
And in either case, whether it is kal' or kal, it has little relevance to me because I prefer to call night elves night elves and blood elves blood elves.


Psht, typical human.
*northborn half-Alteraci half-Tirasian mind you, I would much prefer if you called me by the ancient name "Varjalgulgr" (without apostrophe, don't confuse it with Val'halhurdur) that is often associated specifically with my kind
03/06/2016 12:52Posted by Cathríon
Psht, typical human.


Former human.
Its Kaldorei, not "Kal'dorei".

Thalassian is a very different language from Darnassian. Please look into the lore before jumping to conclusions.
Also; the link you forwarded spells it as Kaldorei!
(http://beta.wowdb.com/items/141299-kaldorei-light-globe)

Anyways, like I said earlier. I don't mind if some people call themselves "Kal'dorei" or "Kaldorei". But as far as I am concerned "Kaldorei" is the official name of the race.

Also; how come the language is called Darnassian? While Darnassus was only build in the aftermath of the Third War? Is the city named after the language or the language named after the city?
I can imagine that "Darnassian" is human term for language of Kaldorei. Capital was called Darnassus so they called our language "Darnassian".
04/06/2016 12:58Posted by Moridunum
Also; the link you forwarded spells it as Kaldorei!


Which puts this debate to bed, as it means they've already reverted their spelling error, thus clarifying that it is, and always has been, Kaldorei.
04/06/2016 12:58Posted by Moridunum
Also; the link you forwarded spells it as Kaldorei!


04/06/2016 15:15Posted by Cathríon
Which puts this debate to bed, as it means they've already reverted their spelling error, thus clarifying that it is, and always has been, Kaldorei.


They haven't fixed it yet, the apostrophe just isn't shown in the link. If you actually looked at the item on that page you'd see that...

http://i.imgur.com/LENgXsC.png

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