For the last couple of days I’ve been thinking about something Bangar does that I think is weird for such a racist character. Which lead me to make a theory about charr as a whole.
Bangar speaks common and not in the charr language. If he truly believes charr are the superior race why doesn’t speak his native tongue, or at the very least complain that he has to speak an “inferior dialect”. But then I remembered that every charr speaks common. Even in the Black Citadel they speak common when they don’t have to. Then I remembered reading something on the GW2 wiki about charr physiology that got me thinking even more.
According to the wiki charr can hear high frequencies like a dog and low frequencies like an elephant. But they have a hard time hearing mid-frequencies such as human speech. I like this it makes charr feel more animalistic and obviously it helped explain some of the racial tension between charr and humans. But from a logical viewpoint I don’t understand what need the charr would have to develop this kind of hearing. Especially when their society really started to grow, it becomes a weakness and charr would never stand for that.
But that got me thinking again, what if their vocal cords adapted to be able to use high and low frequencies? Meaning the charr language would be spoken at either a higher or lower frequency or even switch between the two. Which is why most people would only hear growls or roars when a charr spoke. They couldn’t fully hear what was being said. So charr would speak common as so they won't be viewed as animals. And in turn that would explain why Bangar uses common to speak, he wants to be heard and seen as superior. And he can’t do that if most everyone thinks he sounds like a wild animal.
I’m sorry if my rambling doesn’t make much sense, I just had to get it out. I am by no means a biologist and I have no real understanding acoustics. So I can’t really say if my theory is plausible, or even explain it more than “I think this could be right”.