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  • We all know the coveys learned english over the human covenant war, so how come in halo 4 (which is like 4 years after 3 I think) they know no english! Even as our enemies they knew english. Do we need to get an english for dummies for them? Why did the stop speaking english?

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    • The Covenant don't actuall speak English much in ny games, that's just the translation software in the UNSC armour. And 343i changed it in Halo 4 to make the Covenant more intimidating, and it worked.

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    • Also remember, just because they don't speak English doesn't mean they don't know it. The books are clear that some Jackals and Elites can speak English fluently, and even Jul 'Mdama can be heard briefly speaking English in Spartan Ops.

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    • MasterChiefDragonWarrior wrote: Also remember, just because they don't speak English doesn't mean they don't know it. The books are clear that some Jackals and Elites can speak English fluently, and even Jul 'Mdama can be heard briefly speaking English in Spartan Ops.


      Good point, I'd forgotten about that.

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    • Bungie probably used English for the Covenant in Halo 2 and 3 so you could understand what they where saying. Not knowing what they where saying you would be like "waaat sangehliz r on human sidez but y11"

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    • I enjoyed talking coveys. Especially with IWHBYD!

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    • But they learend over time our language(more of the foul language) so maybe the remnants don't speak english since it is related to humans which they hate?

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    • 108.206.142.90 wrote: But they learend over time our language(more of the foul language) so maybe the remnants don't speak english since it is related to humans which they hate?


      Ooh, good thinking!

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    • It is possible that since these covenant have not been in contact with human for over 7 years they have no need to speak english or any other human languages.

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    • I think they know to speak English but don't want or need to.

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    • Besides, if it was translators in the HUD, then how come we can't translate jackals, engineers, drones, or hunters???

      hmmm :/

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    • In halo 1 the elites spoke sanghelian, or somthing.

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    • 108.206.136.33 wrote: Besides, if it was translators in the HUD, then how come we can't translate jackals, engineers, drones, or hunters???

      hmmm :/

      Because they're speaking a different language than other Covenant. It's quite simple when you realise that they all come from completely different cultures.

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    • If jackals, drones, hunters, and engineers speak a different language that the other covenant, then how do they talk to each other? :/

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    • Ouo12 wrote: If jackals, drones, hunters, and engineers speak a different language that the other covenant, then how do they talk to each other? :/

      Because the Covenant can translate all the languages, while Human's don't have the technology.

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    • And I'm pretty sure that the Covenant have 1 common language as well; if there wasn't, they would have to base all of their writing on one language, meaning the other species would all have to learn San Shay'mun or Sangheilli or something, which they probably didn't.

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    • the prophets,arbiter and brutes seem to know english,grunts nearly allways speak english even in halo ODST and reach when sleeping they say "merry christmas" (at christmas time on ODST) and "i dream in english" in reach i think they had brutes speak english in 3 so that you can hear their tatic stuff,prophets so you understand the story,elites cause they are your allies


      english speaking covenant

      Elites

      Brutes

      Prophets

      Grunts (some games)

      non english speaking covenant

      Hunters

      Jackals/skirmishers

      Drones

      Engineers

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    • Hunters can speak english but its just more difficult due to their composition, if one listens closely when you select a jackal or hunter squad in halo wars you can hear a response, the same game also explains that grunts and elites were assigned to learn english before the battle of harvest, fitting in with the statment by halsey that the covenant was studying humanity for some time, something regret, truth, mercy and the crew of rapid conversion were apparently not aware of, which brings up more questions than is answered...

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    • I kinda miss haveing the Brutes say" the pack will feast on you" in english compared to " blarg noizzuchi mayoreqiuem " from the Elite in Halo 4.

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    • Why would Elites talk to each other in English... I like it better this way, it's more realistic. 

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    • It helps when playing as the Arbiter to understand what your allies are saying, especially when they spot a hostile before you do.

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    • The Covernant didnt speak in english in Reach either. Ive always wonderd who led the attack on reach.

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    • Crimson head 98 wrote:
      The Covernant didnt speak in english in Reach either. Ive always wonderd who led the attack on reach.

      Why do you have to speak English to lead an attack?

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    • Im not saying they have to speak english to lead the attack that was a differant subject. 

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    • I think it's because the Storm Covenant were seperated from the rest of the Covenant a while ago. While the main Covenant forces were learning english (basic in the Halo universe), the Storm dudes were floating about deep space.

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    • The "Storm" Covenant was created after the main Covenant fell apart after the beginning of the Great Schism and the Battle of Installation 00. And members of the Covenant were learning English al through the war, so as to better listen in on UNSC communications. But the majority of Covies speak their own language.

      The Grunts were mostly for comedic effect in CE, 2 & 3 involved someone playing as a Covie, Wars had you commanding them, and ODST recycled stuff from 3, including enemy audio.

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    • It was done to antagonise the Remnant. Given that Sangheili had been protagonists for the majority of the series, adding claws, paler skin, more numerous teeth, beast-like eyes monotonous voices and speaking in their language makes them seem less human - and therefore easier to hate and kill.

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    • cheifs armor translator probably broke or lost power due to 4 years in cryo.

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    • Sparduck117 wrote: cheifs armor translator probably broke or lost power due to 4 years in cryo.

      Translator? Any way some time before or early in the War ALL covenant troops were to learn The Unclean Language (English), I guess this than became compolsarary, but they probably nolonger needed to speak it, but I read some where in Halo 2 Elites use Translators that translates into what ever language the person hearing it is most Firmiliar with, apparently that's why they start speaking English in Halo 2 and say P Perfectly.

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    • The Covenant DONT speak english... at least alot.  In the book, the Fall of Reach, the Covenant are described as only talking english as a curse on planets that they are about to glass, and in the book Ghosts of Onyx the grunts (Unggoy) are described as being translators for english and other human languages.  Also in that book Kurt-051 has a translator in his SPI armor that automatically translates Covenant languages.  The fact that they dont in Halo 4 might be a mistake by 343 industries or perhaps John-117's translator maufunctioned / broke.

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    • Hmmm...So the grunts speak English but everything else doesn't, but according to Books and Halo 4: Spartan Ops some Elites can speak English but don't like it. Also this Elites may not speak English in Halo: Reach or Halo: CE because the Mark 5. May have Never had a translator.

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    • Well, now IWHBYD is limited to only marines......I miss flipyap quotes

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    • 108.206.129.152 wrote: Well, now IWHBYD is limited to only marines......I miss flipyap quotes

      I too miss the grunts speaking English, now I for one just kill them for the sake of making them shut the **** Up.

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    • While most covenent know how to speak english they dont because they are talking to each other but i did heard a h4 elite use english early on when you find the one at the blast shield door if you can sneak up to him and stand thier then you might hear him muter some english sounding words but i could be wrong

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    • 1hs444 wrote:
      The Covenant DONT speak english... at least alot.  In the book, the Fall of Reach, the Covenant are described as only talking english as a curse on planets that they are about to glass, and in the book Ghosts of Onyx the grunts (Unggoy) are described as being translators for english and other human languages.  Also in that book Kurt-051 has a translator in his SPI armor that automatically translates Covenant languages.  The fact that they dont in Halo 4 might be a mistake by 343 industries or perhaps John-117's translator maufunctioned / broke.

      Does the Master Chief need to learn Sangheli? 

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    • If I'm correct, english is not their native language, and that in fact each species has their own language. 

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    • no mastercheif doesn't need to learn sangheli cortana does tha... wait... SHIT CORTANAS DEAD.

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    • 71.42.231.226 wrote:
      no mastercheif doesn't need to learn sangheli cortana does tha... wait... SHIT CORTANAS DEAD.

      LOL.

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    • DMR4LIFE wrote:
      If I'm correct, english is not their native language, and that in fact each species has their own language. 

      That's correct, sir.

      Even the covenant can't converse properly with each other. The hunters and the drones can't develop close relationships with the others because they can't communicate with them.

      The drones, before heading into battle, divide themselves into squads. The leaders of these squads learn basic covenant handsigns and body language so it can do what the elies and brutes are telling them to do. The other drones in the squads just follow the leaders. http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Yanme%27e ↔ Organization and ranks, last paragraph.

      The hunters don't commuicate via mouth. Rather, they use the lekgolo in their bodies to produce sound: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Mgalekgolo ↔ Communication, fourth section

      The hunters can learn basic words from the english and covenant languages, but they can't talk vocally.

      If you examine the wiki pages regarding the grunts and the jackels, you'll find that they are/were more exposed to the english language then the other covenant races.

      1. Grunts enjoy trading soap opera tapes and audio records on the covenant black market.

      2. Some groups of jackels actually lived in harmory with the humans, trading with them and such.

      @Ouo12

      The huragok (engineers) don't care about befriending and talking to others, they just want to fix things. Some huragok actually sided with the humans after the human-covenant war, so they aren't loyal to a particular faction.

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    • 121.54.58.154 wrote:
      DMR4LIFE wrote:
      If I'm correct, english is not their native language, and that in fact each species has their own language. 
      That's correct, sir.

      Even the covenant can't converse properly with each other. The hunters and the drones can't develop close relationships with the others because they can't communicate with them.

      The drones, before heading into battle, divide themselves into squads. The leaders of these squads learn basic covenant handsigns and body language so it can do what the elies and brutes are telling them to do. The other drones in the squads just follow the leaders. http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Yanme%27e ↔ Organization and ranks, last paragraph.

      The hunters don't commuicate via mouth. Rather, they use the lekgolo in their bodies to produce sound: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Mgalekgolo ↔ Communication, fourth section

      The hunters can learn basic words from the english and covenant languages, but they can't talk vocally.

      If you examine the wiki pages regarding the grunts and the jackels, you'll find that they are/were more exposed to the english language then the other covenant races.

      1. Grunts enjoy trading soap opera tapes and audio records on the covenant black market.

      2. Some groups of jackels actually lived in harmory with the humans, trading with them and such.

      @Ouo12

      The huragok (engineers) don't care about befriending and talking to others, they just want to fix things. Some huragok actually sided with the humans after the human-covenant war, so they aren't loyal to a particular faction.

      Boom... 

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    • DMR4LIFE wrote:
      121.54.58.154 wrote:
      DMR4LIFE wrote:
      If I'm correct, english is not their native language, and that in fact each species has their own language. 
      That's correct, sir.

      Even the covenant can't converse properly with each other. The hunters and the drones can't develop close relationships with the others because they can't communicate with them.

      The drones, before heading into battle, divide themselves into squads. The leaders of these squads learn basic covenant handsigns and body language so it can do what the elies and brutes are telling them to do. The other drones in the squads just follow the leaders. http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Yanme%27e ↔ Organization and ranks, last paragraph.

      The hunters don't commuicate via mouth. Rather, they use the lekgolo in their bodies to produce sound: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Mgalekgolo ↔ Communication, fourth section

      The hunters can learn basic words from the english and covenant languages, but they can't talk vocally.

      If you examine the wiki pages regarding the grunts and the jackels, you'll find that they are/were more exposed to the english language then the other covenant races.

      1. Grunts enjoy trading soap opera tapes and audio records on the covenant black market.

      2. Some groups of jackels actually lived in harmory with the humans, trading with them and such.

      @Ouo12

      The huragok (engineers) don't care about befriending and talking to others, they just want to fix things. Some huragok actually sided with the humans after the human-covenant war, so they aren't loyal to a particular faction.

      Boom... 

      That just happened.

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    • Crimson head 98 wrote:
      The Covernant didnt speak in english in Reach either. Ive always wonderd who led the attack on reach.

      I'm fairly certain the Arbitor lead the attack on reach, than chased the Pillar of Autumn to Halo.

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    • 121.54.58.154 wrote:

      If you examine the wiki pages regarding the grunts and the jackels, you'll find that they are/were more exposed to the english language then the other covenant races.

      1. Grunts enjoy trading soap opera tapes and audio records on the covenant black market.

      2. Some groups of jackels actually lived in harmory with the humans, trading with them and such.

      Hilarious! 

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    • UNSC really needs to use translation again. I want IWHBYD back and listen grunts yelling something good. Even thou it gives more alien look for them when not speaking english.

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    • dunno if anyone has mentioned this before but if ya havent read the timeline in halo wars, it says that the prophets will get the smartest soldiers to learn the "toungue" of the humans, i would say as the covenant empire andthe prophets are gone, that the covenant remenant would no longer need to use it.

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    • Not all Covernant will be able to speak fluint english, look at the jackles and drones.

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    • They spoke english in 2 for gameplay reasons; How can you understand orders if they are in an alien language? 

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    • Marcus P. Stacker wrote:
      They spoke english in 2 for gameplay reasons; How can you understand orders if they are in an alien language? 

      Blu... english to alien subtitles? 

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    • Good point.

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    • I'm a handicapped wolf and I can at least understand English and type it on a keyboard.


      So yes, the Covenant must be capable of learning English. In Halo 4 they didn't use it (some were familiar with it) because they didn't need to and didn't want to.  When  Jul 'Mdama spoke to Halsey in Spartan Operations, it seemed that Halsey could understand him perfectly when speaking his own language, and he could understand her speaking English. This indicates that both are familiar with each others languages but prefer to speak their own, likely because it is easier.

      There you go. End of discussion. Now everyone should go and eat pancakes or something delightful like that. I have decided that I am going to cuddle with some oven mitts.

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    • MoonMoon is an iFunny inside joke and is not as appealing on other sites. Nothing personal bro.

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    • Unnamed Field Marshall wrote:
      MoonMoon is an iFunny inside joke and is not as appealing on other sites. Nothing personal bro.

      It didn't originate on iFunny. It was a meme generator called "What Is Your Werewolf Name?" and a Tumblr user. 

      It used to be referenced occasionally on iFunny, but that doesn't mean it started on iFunny. 

      http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/moon-moon

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    • The reason why the elites and other members of the covenant spoke english in games such as halo 2,3,and ODST is simply because of gameplay realistically the elites,grunts,jackals,and other species would speak there own languages but they can learn other languages for example grunts could learn the sangheili launguage. But there is one thing though the forerunners speak english along with humanity so the san shyuum (prophets) could possibly speak english naturally and since they are the leaders of the covenant all other races within the covenant would have to learn the language but on the battle field they would speak in there own language or when talking to a different species (other than humanity) they would speak in there language but the only exception for a elite to speak english on the battle field is to install fear into marines. I hope this small paragraph answered any questions you have :)

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    • Actually, the Grunts do speak English in canon. I read an article saying that Grunts speak English and trade Human soap operas and radio chatters on the Covenant black market.

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    • Them to????? Hmmm, maby we aren't so different after all.

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    • Yup.

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    • Oh hello commando :) delighted to see you today.

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    • Hi. :)

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    • Hey you know a way in which Kig-yar are similar to humans? we tend to get in trouble a lot more often when we get board.

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    • Bored*

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    • You to? lets together look for something to do with the risk of unintentionally finding something troublesome to do in the process. :) anyone wanna join us?

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    • This is the place to do it.

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    • 108.221.249.151 wrote:
      We all know the coveys learned english over the human covenant war, so how come in halo 4 (which is like 4 years after 3 I think) they know no english! Even as our enemies they knew english. Do we need to get an english for dummies for them? Why did the stop speaking english?

      To make the Covenant look scary rather than comedic.

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    • Who cares about that? In real life war solders often do try to be funny, why? if you don't keep up the moral on the battle field their are several ways your can face defeat all of which aren't pretty. Kig-yar have the tools to have their allies keep a eye on the moral, unggoy keep the moral high by being clowns, leave being scary to the other guys such as the sanghieli who can make the enemy wet them selves hoping to have them slip on the dripple as they get chased. . This system works, why mess with it?

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    • Anyone, if you don't find original Grunts hilarious you have no soul.

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    • Between you and me, one of the reasons Kig-yar don't like them. We have just as priceless a sense of humor as they do, but do we get to speak English in game play????? do we????? better yet, will we ever???????? it just isn't fair. :(

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    • Where is the love?

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    • ITHPHFSSZZ KOMNEDTIEY PORPRASZTH MNAUW SHAPT AHUP! rough translation: It is comedy purpose now be quiet please.

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    • Is it not my fault that Kig-yar cannot speak English but can write just as well as a sangheili blind-folded while riding an angry yak?

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    • ah, but who's fault is this? RTTQxjn.png

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    • 1hs444 wrote:
      DMR4LIFE wrote:
      121.54.58.154 wrote:
      DMR4LIFE wrote:
      If I'm correct, english is not their native language, and that in fact each species has their own language. 
      That's correct, sir.

      Even the covenant can't converse properly with each other. The hunters and the drones can't develop close relationships with the others because they can't communicate with them.

      The drones, before heading into battle, divide themselves into squads. The leaders of these squads learn basic covenant handsigns and body language so it can do what the elies and brutes are telling them to do. The other drones in the squads just follow the leaders. http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Yanme%27e ↔ Organization and ranks, last paragraph.

      The hunters don't commuicate via mouth. Rather, they use the lekgolo in their bodies to produce sound: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Mgalekgolo ↔ Communication, fourth section

      The hunters can learn basic words from the english and covenant languages, but they can't talk vocally.

      If you examine the wiki pages regarding the grunts and the jackels, you'll find that they are/were more exposed to the english language then the other covenant races.

      1. Grunts enjoy trading soap opera tapes and audio records on the covenant black market.

      2. Some groups of jackels actually lived in harmory with the humans, trading with them and such.

      @Ouo12

      The huragok (engineers) don't care about befriending and talking to others, they just want to fix things. Some huragok actually sided with the humans after the human-covenant war, so they aren't loyal to a particular faction.

      Boom... 
      That just happened.

      LAK A YOLO BAUSS

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    • a guy that stinks with the needler gun is my guess

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      • Random Grunt pulls out two plasma grenades*

      Grunt: FEEL MY BRIGHT BLUE BBBBBBAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLS!!! 

      • And Random Grunt blows up, while another Random Grunt becomes scared in the process*

      Grunt: Me Grunt scared. Me Grunt not want to participate in suicidal kamikaze-ness.

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    • Lord of the STARS wrote:
      ah, but who's fault is this? RTTQxjn.png

      Why hasn't he supercombined yet?

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    • I have no idea.

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    • 108.221.249.151 wrote:
      We all know the coveys learned english over the human covenant war, so how come in halo 4 (which is like 4 years after 3 I think) they know no english! Even as our enemies they knew english. Do we need to get an english for dummies for them? Why did the stop speaking english


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    • the Covenant stop speaking because there not the actual covenant its a different religion that still believes in the great journeywhile the arbiter and his elites are chilling on there world

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    • The Halo 4 Elites are a particularly fanatical branch of the Covenant.  They probably believe that anything human is heretical.

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    • nope thats wrong

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    • The covenant stopped speaking English because they ran out of voice actors.

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    • 121.223.169.85 wrote:
      nope thats wrong

      Care to elaborate?

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    • I don't even know what he is saying is wrong.

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    • Yeah, the truce of the covenant and the humans ended, so they have had no reason to communicate to eachother, and for that reason, they reverted back to speaking sangheili. (And before anyone rages at me, yes, that's dangheili, in the lore it says the unified language of the covenant is sangheili, as it was the least complex language, and that the majority of their best warriors were sangheili.) And they are still capable of speaking it, they just have no reason to do so. Although in some random lines during battle they speak English, and even more-so with the "I Would Have Been Your Daddy" (IWHBYD) skull active. This is usually in the form of taunts.

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    • The truce isn't over. The Storm Covenant are fanatical terrorists.

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    • Yep.

      Besides, if the truce is over then any one of us can decide the truce being over dose not apply to us. I'm not exactly domesticated any more, no deranged frog faced lie spewing cammle is going to order me to attack another empire with out a fight.

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    • Oh, and i just remembered something... It wasnt a truce with the covenant... That was the sowrds of sangheilios that broke from the covenant to ally with the humans. So nevermind, there was no truce for the covenant to break, and the swords of sangheilios never broke theirs, they just weren't present during the battle of requiem... Those were the covenant loyalists, or possibly another faction of species that were in the covenant, that continued to oppose humanity. Although theres also a possibility they didn't want a war with the humans, and instead, as they were in orbit of requiem, and saw a UNSC ship approaching, they may have taken it as an act of war, entering "their" territory, so they decided to oppose the UNSC, when they came to rescue master chief, along with being loyal to the didact, asthough he is a god, and as he saw the humans as an enemy, they followed him command, slaughtering them as they arrived. Well then... Looks like its time for theory threads!

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    • It wasn't a actual truce anyway, it was just a "hey lets stop shooting each other for awhile."

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    • Well, it was a basic official ceasfire, albeit not one handled very well by CERTAIN groups from each party (Covenant Remnant and O.N.I., specifically). The former Covenant races and Humans are still officially at peace.

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    • Because they don't want to talk like that so humans can't hear.          : )

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    • Cybermat47 wrote: The Covenant don't actuall speak English much in ny games, that's just the translation software in the UNSC armour. And 343i changed it in Halo 4 to make the Covenant more intimidating, and it worked.

      Actually, no... before making first contact with the humans, the covenant spoke sangheili, as they were not only the first, and most honorable warriors in the covenant, but their language was the easiest to master... that is why in reach they spoke the sangheili language... after making contact with humans, they learned English, and as it was far easier, they adopted it aswell. But upon the ending of the "halo event" (the time between finding the first halo, and the ark's destruction...) and the fall of the covenant... the storm faction cut all ties to the humans, including speaking English, and swore vengeance on humanity for breaking the covenant, destroying the halos, and over all just considering humanity's existence an insult to their honor. In some parts of halo combat evolved, through halo 3 (and wars...) some covenant can be witnessed still speaking some sangheili, but rarely. Aswell as jackal species and subspecies never learning English to begin with, other than how to write, and/or understand it, but their vocal cords aren't developed in such a way to allow English speaking, or sangheili, they have their own language, but that's a story for another day... And I know I'm late to quote that stuff, but whatever...

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    • Megaderpy wrote:

      Aswell as jackal species and subspecies never learning English to begin with, other than how to write, and/or understand it, but their vocal cords aren't developed in such a way to allow English speaking, or sangheili, they have their own language, but that's a story for another day... And I know I'm late to quote that stuff, but whatever...

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      Kig-yar speak English almost just fine, bungie simply never had any respected for them.

      Lack of English compatable vocal cords, true, when kig-yar speak English their voice sounds like that of a smoker. Also in the kig-yar language they never use the letter F, their for they have never had any practice using it their whole life.

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    • It was revealed that in Halo 5 the Covenant will speak English

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    • Which is awesome.  I loved the Grunt in the trailer:

      "I regret everything!" -explodes.

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    • I think that was also a referense to Sgt. Johnson. he kept joking about regret's name... inside jokes for the win X3

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    • "Dear humanity, we regret being alien bastards. We regret commin' to earth... And we most definately regret the core just blew up our RAGGETY ASS FLEET! Oorah!" - Sgt. Johnson

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      well, maybe the Storm covenant hate the humans so much that when they split off the covenant they just dident use english anymore. they probably know english except that they never use it in halo 4

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    • Unnamed Field Marshall wrote:
      Lord of the STARS wrote:
      ah, but who's fault is this? RTTQxjn.png
      Why hasn't he supercombined yet?

      Because the needler needs 7 needles to super-combine, not 6.

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    • Lemongoozy 118 wrote:
       
      well, maybe the Storm covenant hate the humans so much that when they split off the covenant they just forgot dident use english anymore. they probably know english except that they never use it in halo 4

      You're right. Jul' Mdama banned all human languages from the Covenant Remnant. Grunts and Elites speaking English is a sign that he is losing grip.

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    • Its the modern age, even savage races like humans and jirlalhane have translation devices.

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    • Elites dont speak english ,

      elites have a language own,as the grunts.

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    • Uh nothing personal but elites have a language Of THEIR own, as DO the grunts. Sorry.

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    • Some species of the Covenant learned to speak English without a translator. Most actually prefer it. English

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    • 201.27.139.176 wrote:
      Elites dont speak english ,

      elites have a language own,as the grunts.

      The elites do have their own language, but they also know English, too. The Grunts have their own language too, but for understanding pourposes the Grunts are heard using English in Halo CE,2,3, and possibly 4. ( I forgot if they speak English in halo 4.)

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    • Lord of the STARS wrote: Uh nothing personal but elites have a language Of THEIR own, as DO the grunts. Sorry.

      Plot twist: Stars corrects someone's grammar!

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    • Lemongoozy 118 wrote:

      201.27.139.176 wrote:
      Elites dont speak english ,

      elites have a language own,as the grunts.

      The elites do have their own language, but they also know English, too. The Grunts have their own language too, but for understanding pourposes the Grunts are heard using English in Halo CE,2,3, and possibly 4. ( I forgot if they spek English in hLO 4.)

      In halo 4 they speak demon bat.

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    • In Halo 4 they aren't allowed to speak English by Jul Mdama.

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    • 1hs444 wrote:
      The Covenant DONT speak english... at least alot.  In the book, the Fall of Reach, the Covenant are described as only talking english as a curse on planets that they are about to glass, and in the book Ghosts of Onyx the grunts (Unggoy) are described as being translators for english and other human languages.  Also in that book Kurt-051 has a translator in his SPI armor that automatically translates Covenant languages.  The fact that they dont in Halo 4 might be a mistake by 343 industries or perhaps John-117's translator maufunctioned / broke.

      Ominous to know that this was one of the very first posts on wikia that I posted, and it's still in my notifications bar 2 years later.

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    • I think a better question is, why do the English not speak covenant?

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    • OR WHY DO THE *error* NOT SPEAK *error*!? *crashes the internet*

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