Merlin uses the dragon language to command Kilgharrah.

Deep within yourself, you must find the voice that you and Kilgharrah share, for your soul and his are brothers. When you speak to him as kin, he must obey your will.
Balinor to Merlin[src]

Dragon Language is a language spoken by Dragons and Dragonlords.

The language is based on ancient Greek. This choice was likely due to the fact that many early Greek myths involved huge, winged beasts that spit fire and were dangerous to humans, which is similar to how Dragons are portrayed in European folklore.

Known SpeakersEdit

Merlin has known how to speak in this language since The Last Dragonlord, where he inherited his father's powers and commanded the Great Dragon for the first time. His father, Balinor, also knew how to speak in this language, as did all Dragonlords.

It is unknown whether Kilgharrah and Aithusa actually communicate in this language, or if it's only a language that Dragonlords use to command Dragons. Kilgharrah, at least, seems to prefer to speak in English. He regularly used this language when communicating with Merlin, and also used it to speak with Gaius and Lancelot (A Remedy to Cure All Ills, The Darkest Hour).

Wyverns can also understand this language, and, like dragons, have to obey commands spoken in it by Dragonlords. However, the feral, animalistic nature of the wyverns makes them unable to speak it or any other known language (The Eye of the Phoenix, The Darkest Hour).



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