Edit: This post has an explanation of how the translation works, but if you just want to apply it, you can use this awesome page made by darkman424. It's what I've been using for translation ever since he posted it, because it's much quicker than manually figuring out each letter, so I would highly recommend it.
Convert phrases from english to Elyos or Asmodian
I've been trying to decode the chat filter between the races since the Closed Betas, and I've made some progress. I've got enough information to figure most of it out, and have seen enough to say for a fact that figuring out what the other side is saying is fairly hard. I'm not done looking through the information and writing up my findings, due to the game being out, but I'll get it done eventually. However, I have done enough to know how to talk to the other side, one letter at a time. Basically, the first letter of any word will decode in a predictable way, so by putting a space between each letter, you can type to the other side through a simple filter. The way I've been typing is to use one space between letters in a word, and three spaces between words to clearly distinguish them.
This table has a list of how to type to the other side. The top row is what you want the other race to see, the others are what you type. Capitalization DOES matter, and the gaps and repeated letters on the Asmodian side are not a mistake, they are part of the filter (so, to type a 'r' as an Asmodian, you must type an uppercase 'G'). Also note that the opposing race will see ALL letters besides the very first one in a line as lowercase, so you can't really type to the other side in ALL CAPS.
Letter: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Type (for Elyos): i h k j m l o n q p s r u t w v y x a z c b e d g f Or: O N Q P S R U T W V Y X A Z C B E D G F I H K J M L Type (for Asmos): j k h i n o l m r s p q v w t u z b c a f g d e x y Or: L M R S P Q V W T U Z B C A F G D E J K H I N O X YSo, for example, if an Asmodian wanted to say 'Hi Elyos,' they would type
'm r n q d t b.'In this particular case, since the letter 's' has 2 possible ways to write it going from Asmodian to Elyos,
'm r n q d t x'would also work. An Elyos will see this as
H i e l y o swith the capitalization just like that.
If any of this is unclear, ask and I'll see if I can clarify. I did take this from my post on our Legion forums (with some modification of course), where it was focused on how we as Asmodians would use it, and had a couple pages of my theories and explanations before this table, so its possible that I missed something that wasn't made clear here.
How I've been using this information is having a separate skillbar setting with only chat macros on it containing common phrases I'd want to say to an enemy, so I can say what I need to them fairly easily. That would definitely be my recommended use of it. Well, becoming fluent would probably be more awesome, but it would take longer.
I'll complete this post when I'm done writing it up. That could be days or months, depending on when I find the time, so don't hold your breath.
This post has been edited by Aion Bunny: 20 November 2009 - 07:39 AM