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Official Grineer Cipher. Note that "KW" is used in place of "Q" and "KS" is used in place of "X."

The Grineer speak and write in English, however they use their own unique set of barcode letters with dot-matrix-styled 'cuts' made along their left edges to various depths. A dot present under each letter's bottom-right corner helps to determine correct orientation and makes it easy to tell if text has been flipped or rotated.

In many cases, the developers did not intend for this language to be translated and read by players. Therefore, many cases of text longer than a few words (such as the readouts on monitors) tends to be random letters strung together and occasionally flipped or rotated. Since letters only have marks on their left side, it is easy to tell when this has been done.

Grineer text originally started out as simple bar code, and the ultimate goal was to create a written language that could be read easily whether compacted into a small space or plastered on an entire wall. Unlike the Corpus or Tenno alphabet that needs room to flourish, Grineer text can be fit into just about any location without a problem.[1]

Translation ExamplesEdit

  • Grineer
    The simplest example is the text on the image to the right, which just says Grineer GGrineer RGrineer IGrineer NGrineer EGrineer EGrineer R, "GRINEER".
  • The words Grineer FGrineer LGrineer AGrineer K Grineer 1Grineer DotGrineer 8, "FLAK 1.8" appears on both sides of the Drakgoon
  • The words Grineer NGrineer OGrineer T Grineer TGrineer OGrineer UGrineer C, "NOT TOUC" are written on both sides of Gorgon.
  • The words Grineer BGrineer IGrineer G Grineer HGrineer UGrineer RGrineer T Grineer FGrineer PGrineer 4Grineer 3Grineer 3Grineer 7,"BIG HURT FP4337" is written on the side of Gorgon's Barrel near the end.
  • The word Grineer GGrineer AGrineer SGrineer EGrineer R, "GASER" is written all over Regulator.
  • The word Grineer VGrineer IGrineer PGrineer EGrineer R, "VIPER" appears on the side of the Viper. In earlier builds the word was originally Grineer SGrineer EGrineer RGrineer BGrineer EGrineer RGrineer UGrineer S, "SERBERUS", presumably an earlier name for the gun.
  • The word Grineer CGrineer UGrineer TGrineer FGrineer AGrineer CGrineer E, "CUTFACE" is written on the saw of the Miter.
  • The words on both Gremlins' magazines are Grineer BGrineer UGrineer LGrineer LGrineer EGrineer TGrineer S Grineer FGrineer OGrineer R Grineer YGrineer OGrineer UGrineer R Grineer FGrineer AGrineer CGrineer E, "BULLETS FOR YOUR FACE".
  • The words on the Ogris appear to be Grineer BGrineer IGrineer G Grineer HGrineer UGrineer RGrineer T Grineer FGrineer PoundGrineer 4Grineer 3Grineer Pound, "BIG HURT F#43#", with the '#' spaces totally obscured by strapping.
  • The word Grineer AGrineer RGrineer MGrineer OGrineer R, "ARMOR" also appears on the top of all Alloy Plates.
  • The word Grineer UGrineer BGrineer EGrineer R, "UBER" appears on the Commander's helmet.
  • The word Grineer OGrineer BGrineer EGrineer Y, "OBEY" is written on Acrid near the barrel.
  • A large amount of Grineer writing is present all over both the Grineer Galleon and Grineer Asteroid tilesets. Translating some of the text painted on the walls yields the following words and phrases:
    Grineer FGrineer LGrineer OGrineer OGrineer R - "FLOOR"
    Grineer DGrineer EGrineer AGrineer TGrineer H Grineer TGrineer O Grineer RGrineer EGrineer SGrineer T - "DEATH TO REST"
    Grineer DGrineer IGrineer SGrineer OGrineer BGrineer EGrineer DGrineer IGrineer EGrineer NGrineer CGrineer E Grineer LGrineer EGrineer AGrineer DGrineer S Grineer TGrineer O Grineer DGrineer EGrineer AGrineer TGrineer H - "DISOBEDIENCE LEADS TO DEATH"
    Grineer OGrineer BGrineer EGrineer Y Grineer AGrineer LGrineer L Grineer SGrineer IGrineer GGrineer NGrineer S - "OBEY ALL SIGNS"
    Grineer WGrineer AGrineer NGrineer T Grineer TGrineer O Grineer KGrineer NGrineer OGrineer W Grineer MGrineer OGrineer RGrineer EGrineer Question - "WANT TO KNOW MORE?"
    Grineer BGrineer E Grineer GGrineer OGrineer OGrineer D Grineer OGrineer R Grineer BGrineer E Grineer GGrineer OGrineer NGrineer E - "BE GOOD OR BE GONE"
    Grineer KGrineer EGrineer EGrineer P Grineer CGrineer LGrineer EGrineer AGrineer R - "KEEP CLEAR"
  • In the next two phrases, the 'K' appears to be a typo, since a distinct letter for 'C' also exists.
    Grineer SGrineer UGrineer PGrineer RGrineer EGrineer MGrineer AGrineer KGrineer Y Grineer IGrineer S Grineer DGrineer UGrineer TGrineer Y - "SUPREMAKY IS DUTY"
    Grineer IGrineer F Grineer OGrineer UGrineer R Grineer EGrineer NGrineer EGrineer MGrineer IGrineer EGrineer S Grineer DGrineer EGrineer SGrineer EGrineer RGrineer VGrineer EGrineer D Grineer PGrineer EGrineer AGrineer KGrineer EGrineer Comma Grineer TGrineer HGrineer EGrineer Y Grineer WGrineer OGrineer UGrineer LGrineer D Grineer HGrineer AGrineer VGrineer E Grineer DGrineer EGrineer FGrineer EGrineer AGrineer TGrineer EGrineer D Grineer UGrineer S - "IF OUR ENEMIES DESERVED PEAKE, THEY WOULD HAVE DEFEATED US"
  • Grineer VGrineer IGrineer CGrineer TGrineer OGrineer RGrineer Y Grineer IGrineer S Grineer PGrineer RGrineer OGrineer OGrineer F Grineer OGrineer F Grineer DGrineer EGrineer SGrineer TGrineer IGrineer NGrineer Y - "VICTORY IS PROOF OF DESTINY"
    Grineer OGrineer UGrineer R Grineer SGrineer TGrineer RGrineer EGrineer NGrineer GGrineer TGrineer H Grineer IGrineer S Grineer OGrineer UGrineer R Grineer JGrineer UGrineer SGrineer TGrineer IGrineer FGrineer IGrineer CGrineer AGrineer TGrineer IGrineer OGrineer N - "OUR STRENGTH IS OUR JUSTIFICATION"
    Grineer GGrineer RGrineer IGrineer NGrineer EGrineer EGrineer R Grineer DGrineer EGrineer FGrineer EGrineer NGrineer SGrineer E Grineer AGrineer SGrineer SGrineer EGrineer T Grineer GGrineer RGrineer OGrineer UGrineer P Grineer AGrineer UGrineer GGrineer UGrineer SGrineer T - "GRINEER DEFENSE ASSET GROUP AUGUST"  ~ This appears on doors in the Grineer Galleon.
  • Grineer AGrineer TGrineer TGrineer AGrineer CGrineer KGrineer Dot Grineer CGrineer OGrineer NGrineer KGrineer WGrineer UGrineer EGrineer RGrineer Dot Grineer RGrineer UGrineer LGrineer EGrineer Dot, "ATTACK. CONKWUER. RULE." ~ Further proof of the lack of a 'Q' in the alphabet.
  • And the largest coherent text sample in the game so far:
    Grineer SGrineer YGrineer SGrineer TGrineer EGrineer MGrineer S Grineer AGrineer CGrineer CGrineer EGrineer SGrineer S - "SYSTEMS ACCESS
    Grineer AGrineer UGrineer TGrineer HGrineer OGrineer RGrineer IGrineer ZGrineer EGrineer D Grineer PGrineer EGrineer RGrineer SGrineer OGrineer NGrineer NGrineer EGrineer L Grineer OGrineer NGrineer LGrineer Y - AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY
    Grineer TGrineer HGrineer IGrineer S Grineer AGrineer RGrineer EGrineer A Grineer CGrineer OGrineer NGrineer TGrineer AGrineer IGrineer NGrineer S Grineer HGrineer IGrineer GGrineer HGrineer LGrineer Y Grineer SGrineer EGrineer NGrineer SGrineer IGrineer TGrineer IGrineer VGrineer E Grineer MGrineer AGrineer TGrineer EGrineer RGrineer IGrineer AGrineer LGrineer SGrineer Dot Grineer OGrineer NGrineer LGrineer Y Grineer GGrineer RGrineer IGrineer NGrineer EGrineer EGrineer R Grineer WGrineer IGrineer TGrineer H Grineer PGrineer RGrineer OGrineer PGrineer EGrineer R Grineer AGrineer CGrineer CGrineer EGrineer SGrineer S Grineer CGrineer RGrineer EGrineer DGrineer EGrineer NGrineer TGrineer IGrineer AGrineer L Grineer MGrineer AGrineer Y Grineer EGrineer NGrineer TGrineer EGrineer R Grineer TGrineer HGrineer IGrineer S Grineer AGrineer RGrineer EGrineer AGrineer Dot Grineer AGrineer LGrineer L Grineer OGrineer TGrineer HGrineer EGrineer RGrineer S Grineer WGrineer IGrineer LGrineer L Grineer BGrineer E Grineer TGrineer EGrineer RGrineer MGrineer IGrineer NGrineer AGrineer TGrineer EGrineer DGrineer DotTHIS AREA CONTAINS HIGHLY SENSITIVE MATERIALS. ONLY GRINEER WITH PROPER ACCESS CREDENTIALS MAY ENTER THIS AREA. ALL OTHERS WILL BE TERMINATED."

NumbersEdit

Grineernumbers

Grineer Numbers

73grineermessage1

0:00:13

73grineermessage

Quick flash of a message at 0:0:27

A video released on July 3, 2013 for the Informant Event featured more Grineer text, including numbers for the language. A flash before the timer countdown contained the message:

"COMMANDERS, GLORIOUS NEWS, OUR NEW SURVEILLANCE DRONES ARE BEING DEPLOYED AS WE SPEAK. CENTRAL CONTROL WILL NOW BE ABLE TO MONITOR THE LOCATION OF EVERY TENNO OPERATIVE IN THE SYSTEM. ANY ATTEMPTS TO TAMPER WITH THE DRONES WILL BE THWARTED BY THEIR SOPHISITCATED DEFENSE SYSTEMS."

"OUR GRIP IS TIGHTENING. SOON OUR DOMINANCE WILL BE UNCHALLENGED. YOUR MAJESTIES, THE TWIN KWUEENS"

The timer displayed in the background begins at 48:00:00, and begins counting down, ending at 47:59:51 when the view changes. As a result, we can determine all the symbols for numbers.

It can be seen that the numbers have indentations on the right sides of the blocks, unlike the letters which have indentations on the left sides. The indentations on the numbers progressively rise as the numbers increase. Even numbers have shallower indentations, while odd numbers have deeper ones.

SpeechEdit

With accordance to the Grineer Alphabet, the way the Grineer speak is, as said, strong, literal but atrociously stern, making some hearings to be unlikely and unheard of, yet rarely give off understandable results. Few are similar to English language, most have their own translation. Some quote examples can found in Grineer/Quotes.

All of these are written through the speeches spoken by actual Grineer. Phrases spoken by Grineer bosses can be found in their respective pages.

Some speech may be heard differently, but end with a similar English result.

Similar to English

  • "That's one of them!" (spoken in 'English' by Female Grineer): In Grineer dictionary: "Gut soana klem!", as it is also said by Male Grineer, but differently.
  • "Oh no!" (when spotting a Warframe.)
  • "Get clem!" (when chasing or firing at a Warframe.) This sparked a fan character known as "Clem the Lancer", whom DE has made into a canon character.

Actual Grineer

  • "Tenno skoom!" - "Tenno scum!"
  • "Swutchuin grogois" - "Switching ..." - Said when reloading.
  • "Akre, akre, hu'uus krafe." - "Okay, okay, I'll check." ('Akre' may be pronounced 'Oghi')
  • "Akre ha, heh rus gre." - "Okay ..." 
  • "Swabawin mags." - "Swapping mags."
  • "Switwuwin rebuwins." - "Switching cartridges/magazines."
  • "Rerotin." - "Reloading."
  • "Attaf!" - "Attack!"
  • "Oot's kle Tenno, attaf!" - "It's the Tenno, attack!"
  • "Vor nu!" - "Got you!"
  • "Dos res Tenno, attaf!" - "That's the Tenno, attack!"
  • "Tri tre ge beheg dem." - "Try to get behind them."
  • "Rafrem spotter" - "Warframe spotted."
  • "Legger te peremeter." - "Secure the perimeter."
  • "Tre gos to kower." - "Stay close to cover."
  • "Kower me." - "Cover me."
  • "Trodo ga vusmu hum!" - "..."
  • "Tro dor grem, raf!" - "..."
  • "Regto as Tenno." - "..."
  • "Trey war vi." - "..." (Literally spoken)
  • "Trey a gu ri!" - "..."
  • "Trey rum kwuim!" - "For the queens!"
  • "Uk gar, Tenno sono ba horoi!" - "Damn you, Tenno, son of a whore!" (somewhat heard as an insult.)
  • "Rhue, gar Tenno sono ba gutre! - Die, you Teno son of a... (Also an Insult, said by women usually)
  • "Gott tav!" - "..."
  • "Get klem!" - "Get them!"
  • "Sve ra vulum klem!" - "..."
  • "Les go Tenno, attaf!" - "Let's go Tenno, attack!" (used in general attacks)
  • "Rafram sputer." - "Warframe spotted!"(considered spoken with an accent)
  • "Klay grah rey grah!" - "..."
  • "Swit it trey e kwueeks!" - "..."
  • "Dum kos trey lam!" - "..."
  • "Git lam!"/"Get lam!" - "Get him/them!"
  • "Targat akuruitied." - "Target acquired."
  • "Klam de tem de torri!" - "..."
  • "Fanod." - "Enough."
  • "Klus hart." - "It's hurt."
  • "Got kan tero sonafa gunta." - "..."
  • "Spera ku, hum klem!" - "Spread out, find them!"
  • "Thi argi, at iargi." - "..."
  • "Rarra, adu klem." - "..."
  • "Klos do dor." - "Close the door"
  • "Swa grik maks!" - "..." - said as an insult.
  • "Rur? Laks wa!" - "What? That's them!"
  • "Hum ni swa." - "..."
  • "Van ut!" - "Fan out!"
  • "Noh aktovitoi te reporta." - "No activity to report." (Idle)
  • "Wev gon lon ganni." - "We've got company."
  • "Huots reger." - "..." (said when idle and when engaging, possibly means 'in control')
  • "Wafram geh tro do deh!" - "..."
  • "Eg gwuwhuzi zupizus?" - "Seen anything suspicious?"
  • "Ahs skria we de mok to sekto." - "..." (Can be heard when the Grineer is idle or when no Tenno is in sight.)
  • "Pu na rey grah!" - "..." (When mysterious gunfires heard, clarifying that the Grineer detects a hostile.)
  • "Rentroy aass Tenno!" - "Destroy all Tenno!" (Said during Regulator broadcasts on Phobos)
View Known Grineer Translations List
Grineer English Notes
a
aagaahun again
aankkler another
adu
ahgre are
ahs
akre okay May be alternate spelling or pronunciation
aktivotoi activity
akuired acquired
argi
as
at
attaf attack
beheg behind
brig bring
de
deh
dem them
do the
dor door
dos
dum
e
eeasy easy
e.g. seen
fanod enough
feer help
fkr for
gar you You/your (rarely used is also "Guv" (which might be on a different level of address i.e. formal/informal), as heard in "The Call" Trailer)
gar'gre you're
garr your
ge get
get got
gghuty pity
git get
gkk go
glkry glory
gon have
gott
grah
grem
grhuneer Grineer
Grineer Grineer
gu
gunta
guv you Unsure if a different level of address
gwuwhuzi anything
ha
hat
heh
horoi
houts
hram him
hu I
hu'uss I'll ?
huh he
hum find Possibly literally “hunt”
humtreshuve impressive
hut it
it
jkhun join
kan
kf of
kffegrer offered
khruig bring
ki the
kkkrggse corpse
klaat that
klam
kley the
klhem them
klos close Less certain than klos as this
klos this
klus it's
kn on
knddy only
kne one
kos kill
kower cover
kr or
krafe check
krkse chose
kut out
kver over
kweeks Probably quickly
kwuim queens
lahk what
laks that's
lam him/them ?
legger patrol Possibly translated more literally as “walk,” “walk around,” or “leg around”
les let's
longanni company
maakhuig making
mag magazine, mag
me me
moh'ne mine
mok
mutr must
na and
naame name
ni
nkt not
noh no
oghi okay
os is
peremeter perimeter
plaay play
pu
pur
ra
raf
rarra
ray
reaar dead/death may also include other variations of the word, depending on the context
rebuwin
reger
regto
reporta report
rerotin reloading
res
rey
rhue die
ri
rnaa dna
ro oh
rraaggggen happen
rraas has
rraay way
rress well
rrhukl with
rrhuss will
rrurt hurt
rum our ?
rus will can either mean "Will" as in "Going to" or "Will" as in "Willpower"
see see
sekto sector
ser like
serve serve
skria
skum scum
soana
sonafa
spera spread
spoton spotted
sputer
streigkl strength
sve
swabawin swapping
swit switch ?
switwuwin switching
ta
tak take
targat target
tay
tem
Tenno Tenno
tero
tk to
tkk too
torri
tre to Also may be let's, more study necessary
tri try
tro
trodo
tuh my
ug darn ?
us us
uus I will/I'll ?
van fan
vor got
vulm
vusmu
wa them
warfram warframe
wey we
zuzpizus suspicious

Numbers[2]Edit

  • 1 = Uk
  • 2 = Tok
  • 3 = Chee
  • 4 = Forr
  • 5 = Fhuve
  • 6 = Shux
  • 7 = Sevenk
  • 8 = Ehught
  • 9 = Nhune

MediaEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The audio language for the Grineer was added in Update 10.
  • It would seem some of the speeches are a similar blend with the languages on Earth before it was converted to Grineer such as English, German and French. This is reasonable as the idea that the Grineer used to be humans before their repeated industrial cloning made them as they are.
  • The Grineer Alphabet abstains the letter use of "Q" and "X". They are substituted using "KW" and "KS" respectively.[1]
  • The Grineer language is made by running English words and sentences through a script before being voiced.[3] Some of them, on the other hand, seemed to be garbled.
  • There is evidence to suggest that certain Grineer may have differing accents from other members of their faction. For example, in "The Call" trailer, the unnamed Grineer leader of the excavation puts no emphasis on the "H" in "moh'ne" when saying "Huh'ris moh'ne!" ("He's mine!"). Vor, however, is heard doing so later in the trailer.
  • On the small white machine/device, a text is found on the left side, vertically written: "KO, SYSTEM WIDE"
  • Sometimes, the words "is duty", can be found with the Grineer symbol in front of it, clearly saying: "GRINEER IS DUTY".
  • Generally, the larger writings have a meaning, as where smaller texts usually don't.
  • The Grineer Explosive Barrels carry the following message: "DEATH IS REAL", a crude indicator of the barrel's volatile contents.

External links Edit

  • TennoTyper, an English to Warframe text translator developed by Clarvel.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Grineer and Corpus Cipher revealed [1]
  2. https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/321775-new-radio-chatter-contest/
  3. Stated by the Sound team on Livestream 11
  4. Warframe Forums: Tennotyper - An English To Warframe Text Translator

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