Ehlnofex is an ancient language of Nirn used by the Ehlnofey during the Dawn Era as well as a dialect of Merish and is considered to be dead.[OOG 1] Ehlnofex is also known to be one of the oldest languages in history and possibly an ancestral language to both Men and Mer. It was learned by both Mere-Glim and Annaig Hoinart in the Fourth Era and the only known native speakers of Ehlnofex are the inhabitants of Umbriel and Ehlnofey.[OOG 1]
Few people in Tamriel know how to speak Ehlnofex. Some common words have their ancient roots in Ehlnofex like Aedra (Ancestor) or Daedra (not our Ancestor). Tamriel also takes its name from Ehlnofex (Dawn's Beauty). Mostly Dunmer still use Ehlnofex words in common communication—addressing Sera or Serjo, Tel (Tower), Sadrith (Mushroom) or Morag Tong (Forester Guild).
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