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20th May '17 11:27:45 AM nombretomado
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* All ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' games mention magical incantations of some kind (usually something Latin-sounding in the first games), but starting with the [[VideoGame/UltimaV fifth installment]] mages in the Ultima universe started using a standardized set of short words to form their incantations - for example, "In Lor" (literally "create light") illuminates your surroundings, and "An Nox" ("negate poison") cures poisoned characters.

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* All ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games mention magical incantations of some kind (usually something Latin-sounding in the first games), but starting with the [[VideoGame/UltimaV fifth installment]] mages in the Ultima universe started using a standardized set of short words to form their incantations - for example, "In Lor" (literally "create light") illuminates your surroundings, and "An Nox" ("negate poison") cures poisoned characters.
15th May '17 6:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* The language of the Sidhe seems to be this in the WhateleyUniverse, although it's hard to tell since the Sidhe were wiped out millennia ago. (It looks like they're getting better.)
* An unusual example in ''TrintonChronicles'' is that there are true and half-[[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom dragons]] who learn to speak two different languages, one for magic and one for everyday speech. The magic one is so ancient in fact that even they don't fully know what it means. Most magic users (who we presume were taught by dragons in the distant past and then passed it along) utilize this language to cast spells and call to the universe to change reality in some way. The language has not been written down in the story to keep it's sounds a mystery but is mentioned whenever someone starts to cast spells. Interestingly some magic uses speak their spells in an [[UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage odd]] language that only works when adding the word "manu mea" at the start of each casting.

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* The language of the Sidhe seems to be this in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, although it's hard to tell since the Sidhe were wiped out millennia ago. (It looks like they're getting better.)
* An unusual example in ''TrintonChronicles'' ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' is that there are true and half-[[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom dragons]] who learn to speak two different languages, one for magic and one for everyday speech. The magic one is so ancient in fact that even they don't fully know what it means. Most magic users (who we presume were taught by dragons in the distant past and then passed it along) utilize this language to cast spells and call to the universe to change reality in some way. The language has not been written down in the story to keep it's sounds a mystery but is mentioned whenever someone starts to cast spells. Interestingly some magic uses speak their spells in an [[UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage odd]] language that only works when adding the word "manu mea" at the start of each casting.
10th Apr '17 1:46:33 PM MrBadAxe
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** Similarly, in ''Literature/Ra'', [[https://qntm.org/what use of magic]] involves the speaking of magic words.

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** Similarly, in ''Literature/Ra'', ''{{Literature/Ra}}'', [[https://qntm.org/what use of magic]] involves the speaking of magic words.
10th Apr '17 1:46:02 PM MrBadAxe
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* It's "science", not magic, but the fact remains that in ''Literature/FineStructure'', fluency in Eka gives a number of scientists RealityWarper powers.

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* Common to the works of [[ThingsOfInterest Sam Hughes]]:
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It's "science", not magic, but the fact remains that in ''Literature/FineStructure'', fluency in Eka gives a number of scientists RealityWarper powers.powers.
** Similarly, in ''Literature/Ra'', [[https://qntm.org/what use of magic]] involves the speaking of magic words.
--> "Spells form a sort of API for requesting magical services. Spells are localised and for the most part take effect at the point in space where they are spoken. Simply speaking the words is not sufficient. The words serve as a mantra for the person speaking them, and it is the process of mentally jumping through various 'hoops' which actually causes the invocation to occur."
17th Mar '17 7:56:34 AM Doug86
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': While not technically magic ([[DependingOnTheWriter except when it is]]), members of the Adeptus Mechanicus can communicate to each other and to machines via a secret language called Binary, which even the Ordo Dialogos is incapable of translating.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': While not technically magic ([[DependingOnTheWriter except when it is]]), members of the Adeptus Mechanicus can communicate to each other and to machines via a secret language called Binary, which even the Ordo Dialogos is incapable of translating.
6th Mar '17 1:03:15 PM MasterFuzzy
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* In ''Series/{{Doctor Who}},'' we get Old High Gallifreyan, the lost language of the Time Lords.
--> Eleventh Doctor: "There were days...many days, when those words could burn stars and raise up empires and topple gods."
** Then subverted and PlayedForLaughs:
--> Amy: "So what do these words say?"
--> Doctor: [[ArcWords ''Hello Sweetie.'']]
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15th Feb '17 9:12:17 AM SantosLHalper
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* The Enochian language is use for many real life magic practitioners, particularly those of Thelemite, Rosicrucian and Hermetic traditions. The Enochian Magick is known as the Enochian System. The Church of Satan (no relationship with other Esoteric groups) uses a "satanized" version of Enochian developed by Anton [=LaVey=] in their magical rituals and ceremonies.

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* The Enochian language is use for many real life magic practitioners, particularly those of Thelemite, Rosicrucian and Hermetic traditions. The Enochian Magick is known as the Enochian System. The Church of Satan (no relationship with other Esoteric groups) uses [[DarkerAndEdgier a "satanized" version of Enochian Enochian]] developed by Anton [=LaVey=] in their magical rituals and ceremonies.
17th Jan '17 1:23:09 AM Luppercus
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* Mantras are generally spoken in ancient dead languages like Sanskrit, and considering that a lot of Hindu and Buddhist mantras are meant to be something similar in concept to spells (as they are, in many cases, recited to attract good luck, blessings and health, repelled enemies and evil spirits and even to cure the sick) could be consider a case of “language of magic”.

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* Mantras are generally spoken in ancient dead languages like Sanskrit, and considering that a lot of Hindu and Buddhist mantras are meant to be something similar in concept to spells (as they are, in many cases, recited to attract good luck, blessings and health, repelled repell enemies and evil spirits and even to cure the sick) could be consider a case of “language of magic”.
17th Jan '17 1:22:52 AM Luppercus
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* Mantras are generally spoken in ancient dead languages like Sanskrit, and considering that a lot of Hindu and Buddhist mantras are meant to be something similar in concept to spells (as they are, in many cases, recited to attract good luck, blessings and health, repelled enemies and evil spirits and even to cure the sick) could be consider a case of “language of magic”.
17th Jan '17 12:43:30 AM Luppercus
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* The Enochian language is use for many real life magic practitioners, particularly those of Thelemite, Rosicrucian and Hermetic traditions. The Enochian Magick is known as the Enochian System. The Church of Satan (no relationship with other Esoteric groups) uses a "satanized" version of Enochian developed by Anton [=LaVey=] in their magical rituals and ceremonies.
* Some Wicans and other Neo-Pagan users of Magick prefer the use of ancient languages in their spells. Mostly languages related to their Pagan tradition like Gaelic for Celtic Wicca and Neo-Druidism, Latin for Nova Roma, Greek for Hellenistics, etc.
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