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Andorian written language

Parts of the Code of the Ushaan, and their translations in English.

Andorian on a PADD containing communication codes

Andorian language was a language used by Andorians on Andoria.

Spoken language

In 2151, Hoshi Sato noted that the frequency distortions of the symbiotic lifeform found aboard Enterprise NX-01 looked a lot like the phonetic patterns in certain Andorian dialects. (ENT: "Vox Sola")

In 2154, Ambassador Soval told Shran that his name would be used in the Andorian language as the word for fool in the future just as "Nirak" did in the Vulcan language after a Vulcan who failed to stop an invasion. (ENT: "Kir'Shara")

In 2155, six of the universal translators malfunctioned during the Coalition of Planets conference and started confusing Andorian language with Rigelian. (ENT: "Terra Prime")

In 2257, when the universal translator on the USS Discovery malfunctioned, one of the many languages the system translated verbal and written displays into was Andorian. (DIS: "An Obol for Charon")

Keyla Detmer's line was identified as Andorian in the closed captioning.

In 2287, while in the observation room of the USS Enterprise-A, Sybok explained to Captain James T. Kirk that there were many different names for the location from which creation emerged in different cultures. As Sybok explained, the name for this place in the Andorian language was unpronounceable. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

Examples of spoken language

Endon deth pednog. Arabic kayenn?
I can't read my console. Is this Arabic? (DIS: "An Obol for Charon")

See also



According to the non-canon DS9 Star Trek: Section 31 novel Abyss, the novel This Gray Spirit and the Paradigm novella in Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the primary spoken language of the Andorians was called "Andorii." An Andorian language glossary is available at the back of the latter novel. The current novel-universe also uses a different naming convention for Andorian characters.

The Star Trek RPG supplement Among the Clans from Last Unicorn Games, on the other hand, claims the primary language was called "Graalek"; this looks very different from the written language seen on screen, consisting of curved horizontal lines and circles, though this can be explained as two different languages used on the planet. This alphabet appears on some of the banners at the Interspecies Medical Exchange conference in ENT: "Stigma". Among the Clans attempted to explain the Andor/Andoria inconsistency by claiming that in Andorian, "Andor" merely means "World", but adding "-IA" (Andoria) promotes a word to prominence over other words.

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