The Luminoth Language is the communication form used by the Luminoth of Aether. Written in a complex three-dimensional representation often witnessed on Aether in holographic form, this language was used extensively to record the Luminoth's history and even lock specialized gates that blocked access to key areas. These symbols can be combined into clusters to forms words. It appears that these complex symbols were depicted on a two dimensional plane by writing them with minor distortions to render them legible prior to the invention of three-dimensional displays.
Samus is incapable of deciphering this writing system without various updates to her Translator Module. The first update she receives is from U-Mos, who gives her access to Violet Holograms. The Sentinels I-Sha, A-Voq, and O-Lir update her module to read Amber, Emerald, and Cobalt holograms, respectively. Interestingly, she does not need her Module updated to read Luminoth Datapacs.
Coincidentally, the only transliterated Luminoth word is Ing, which means terror. Other words represented in this writing system can be translated directly into English using a translation key provided in Echoes' Concept Gallery.
Luminoth in its two dimensional form in Agon Wastes
- "Unable to active Luminoth Lore Projector. Proper Translator Module needed for access." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "I have also updated your Translator Module. You can now access devices and doors coded with Violet holograms. Many lands are now open to you." —U-Mos (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "I have updated your Translator Module. You can access devices and doors coded with Amber holograms. More lands are open to explore." —I-Sha (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "I have updated your Translator Module. You can access devices and doors coded with Emerald holograms. Search the areas now opened to you." —A-Voq (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "I have updated your Translator Module. you can access devices and door coded with Cobalt holograms. Search the areas now open to you." —O-Lir (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)