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The unit speech in Age of Empires seems like a made-up one, a kind of "Simlish" (warning TV Tropes). Is it completely made up, or was it somewhat based on a language? Some of the responses sound vaguely Latin, with the -us suffixes.

  • This would be the first game only, if that. The second one uses faction-specific audio, for obvious reasons mapped to the origin countries' language... – Clockwork-Muse Jun 27 '14 at 6:18
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    Is that question title appropriate? Doesn't it have to be a "clear" an "real" question? (this sounds serious, but rules are rules right?) :) [I btw laughed reading the question title :D] – tommygun Jun 27 '14 at 8:22
  • I remember one of my friends saying that at least some of it was based on german. uncomfirmed. – kirredorr Nov 20 '14 at 12:30
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Unfortunately I cannot find any sources for the original Age of Empires, but every game in the series from Age of Empires II onwards (AoE III, AoM, etc.) have in-game dialogue based on the language of the civilization (with exception of the Atlanteans in Age of Mythology, who speak a made up language).

You can find the unit speeches and translation on the Age of Empires wiki - for example, here's the one for Britons in Age of Empires II.

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Many of the words in AOEI are more derived from Latin (i.e. erectus) than Dutch or Germanic languages.

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It seems to be mostly Germanic/ Dutch derivatives. I noticed this because it's similar to my language Afrikaans, which itself is a Germanic Dutch derivative. I can almost translate most of the words.

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