Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Mermish

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Mermish
Type Language
Features Used by Merpeople
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Overview[edit]

Mermish is the language used by Merpeople.

Extended Description[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

Heard in air, Mermish is thin and screechy, because Merpeople's vocal equipment is geared to the more viscous aquatic environment. In the thin stuff that is our air, the vibrating bits move far too fast, making the tone of their voices hurtful to human ears.

After the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament, Professor Dumbledore speaks with the mer-Chieftainess to determine what had happened under the lake. It is mentioned at that time that Dumbledore knows possibly a thousand languages, including mermish.

Analysis[edit]

Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

  1. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, how does Harry understand the mermish message within the golden egg?

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.