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6th May '16 1:09:45 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Acorna'' series, one planet considers Acorna a god because she speaks the native tongue of ''her'' people. They had been visited many ''many'' years ago by [[spoiler:Aari and Grimalken]], and their priests had miraculously picked up the language in a single visit.

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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Acorna'' series, ''Literature/AcornaSeries'', one planet considers Acorna a god because she speaks the native tongue of ''her'' people. They had been visited many ''many'' years ago by [[spoiler:Aari and Grimalken]], and their priests had miraculously picked up the language in a single visit.
12th Nov '15 4:25:06 PM nombretomado
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* In the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series, Asgard has a special classical language that's referred to as the Sacred Tongue. While all characters from Asgard conveniently speak Japanese(/English) for the sake of the players and other characters, someone's fluency in the Sacred Tongue (which is rendered in Greek letters) is incontrovertible evidence that they are from Asgard. This is an early plot point in ''RivieraThePromisedLand'', where Ursula's knowledge of the Sacred Tongue doesn't quite match up with the image Hector wants the main characters to have of her.

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* In the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series, Asgard has a special classical language that's referred to as the Sacred Tongue. While all characters from Asgard conveniently speak Japanese(/English) for the sake of the players and other characters, someone's fluency in the Sacred Tongue (which is rendered in Greek letters) is incontrovertible evidence that they are from Asgard. This is an early plot point in ''RivieraThePromisedLand'', ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'', where Ursula's knowledge of the Sacred Tongue doesn't quite match up with the image Hector wants the main characters to have of her.
5th Nov '15 10:12:35 AM nombretomado
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* Old Church Slavonic for the Russian [[OrthodoxChristianity Orthodox Church]].

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* Old Church Slavonic for the Russian [[OrthodoxChristianity [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Orthodox Church]].
27th Aug '15 9:03:11 AM Landis
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** This trope is parodied in another of Creator/BrandonSanderson's works, ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', with the "High Speech" which the readers will recognize as the rather ridiculous sounding [[JiveTurkey thieves' cant]] from the ''{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy.

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** This trope is parodied in another of Creator/BrandonSanderson's works, ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', with the "High Speech" Imperial" which the readers will recognize as the rather ridiculous sounding [[JiveTurkey thieves' cant]] from the ''{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy.
2nd Mar '15 6:35:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the WarhammerFantasy Roleplaying game, the priests of Sigmar learn the Dwarven language.
* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' has the language called Celestial for the native tongue of the heavenly planes. For evil cultists, there is Abyssal and Infernal, the languages of demons and devils, respectively.\\

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* In the WarhammerFantasy TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy Roleplaying game, the priests of Sigmar learn the Dwarven language.
* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the language called Celestial for the native tongue of the heavenly planes. For evil cultists, there is Abyssal and Infernal, the languages of demons and devils, respectively.\\



* ''{{Exalted}}'' has a {{Zigzagged}} example. The Old Realm is the language of the creators of the world ([[OurTitansAreDifferent called primordials]]), but in the distant past, the gods [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters rebelled]] against said creators. The creators were defeated, and imprisoned in AnotherDimension called {{Hell}}. Therefore, the Old Realm turned from SacredLanguage into BlackSpeech in the perception of most of the world. It ''remains'' Sacred for the cultists who worship the defeated creators.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a {{Zigzagged}} example. The Old Realm is the language of the creators of the world ([[OurTitansAreDifferent called primordials]]), but in the distant past, the gods [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters rebelled]] against said creators. The creators were defeated, and imprisoned in AnotherDimension called {{Hell}}. Therefore, the Old Realm turned from SacredLanguage into BlackSpeech in the perception of most of the world. It ''remains'' Sacred for the cultists who worship the defeated creators.
21st Dec '14 5:49:44 AM morane
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** DoubleSubverted by the Finnish Lutheran Church. While the official liturgic language is Finnish, the priests and clergy are required to know also Hebrew, Greek and Latin in order to be able to understand and interpret the original scriptures in the original languages.



** DoubleSubverted by the Finnish Lutheran Church. While the official liturgic language is Finnish, the priests and clergy are required to know also Hebrew, Greek and Latin in order to be able to understand the original scriptures in the original languages.
21st Dec '14 5:48:44 AM morane
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** DoubleSubverted by the Finnish Lutheran Church. While the official liturgic language is Finnish, the priests and clergy are required to know also Hebrew, Greek and Latin in order to be able to understand the original scriptures in the original languages.
16th Oct '14 3:02:08 PM KamenRiderDebian
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* For over a thousand years (~500-1517 AD) Latin was the Sacred Language for western Christians, and remained so for Catholics up until the 1960s, and until 2014 it was still the language in which all official Papal edicts and other high-level Vatican documents were written.

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* For over a thousand years (~500-1517 AD) Latin was the Sacred Language for western Christians, and remained so for Catholics up until the 1960s, and until 2014 it was still the language in which all official Papal edicts and other high-level Vatican documents were written. It is still used in some ceremonies and masses.
11th Oct '14 11:46:41 AM Jake
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* For over a thousand years (~500-1517 AD) Latin was the Sacred Language for western Christians, and remained so for Catholics up until the 1960s, and it technically still is the Sacred Language, even if few people use it. Every time the Pope releases a new encyclical it's originally in Latin, which is also Vatican City's official language.

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* For over a thousand years (~500-1517 AD) Latin was the Sacred Language for western Christians, and remained so for Catholics up until the 1960s, and until 2014 it technically was still is the Sacred Language, even if few people use it. Every time the Pope releases a new encyclical it's originally language in Latin, which is also Vatican City's all official language.Papal edicts and other high-level Vatican documents were written.
28th Aug '14 12:51:41 AM 99Hedgehog
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* Arabic for Muslims. The translation of the Koran into other languages is permitted in Islam, but these translations are considered paraphrases or study aids, and not spiritually valid. This is related to its roots as an oral tradition and Arabic's nature as a phonetic language. In fact, the written form of Arabic was originally formalized in part due to the need to record the sacred verses of the Qur'an permanently and all together.

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* Arabic for Muslims. The translation of the Koran Qur'an into other languages is permitted in Islam, but these translations are considered paraphrases or study aids, and not spiritually valid. This is related to its roots as an oral tradition and Arabic's nature as a phonetic language. In fact, the written form of Arabic was originally formalized in part due to the need to record the sacred verses of the Qur'an permanently and all together.
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