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The Andorians speak a unified language known as Graalen.
Origins of Graalen
It is believed that because they can sense subtle variations in pitch and vibration that Andorian speech is soft and sibilant. This is also believed to be partially due to their language originating from music and partially due to their hearing being different from other races. This theory is lent support by the fact that as a culture Andorians have a great interest in music.
Below is an example of Graalen, showing the ways in which the four genders are referred to in various situations and through varying levels of politeness.
|Apparent Sex||Gender||Polite form of Address||Bondmate Endearment||Parental Name||Offspring Name||Sibling||Parent by Marriage||Child by Marriage|
Examples taken from the table above include the Andorian equivalents to the Federation Standard "sister", being shi or zhi, depending on gender, and the equivalents for "father" being charan and thavan.