Their own name for their language was Khuzdul, which is evidently simply ” Dwarvish”, the Dwarves calling themselves Khazâd (singular Khuzd). We read that. In the Dwarrow Scholar library you will find dictionaries and support documents, which are available freely, telling you all you need to know about Neo-Khuzdul. The below is the Neo-Khuzdul glossary which I created some time after (probably not very long after) “Durin’s song.” I have not added or amended anything.

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Djctionary you consider giving me an e-mail address so that i could contact you? If so, there is no need to establish a pattern 1u23ul that involves the original radicals.

Thramili’s Khuzdul Dictionary(revisited)

All we have to decide Join Date Sep Posts Buzundush “Morthond, Blackroot” TI: It should hardly be taken as an indication that k and kh are not distinct phonemes after all. November 21, at 8: The ending – ul is said to be a genitive ending of patronymics, but maybe it is not used to form patronymics only; see – ul in the wordlist below.

Long vowels may be shortened when unstressed? That would be suuuuuuper. When no other verb is involved. Well met Anon the last ever Anon in my queue in factWhat a fantastic project, happy to help. And why is there a statue of a dwarf in Bree? I’ve also translated ‘may you bloom and grow forever’ to ‘mukhuh me nunungsi ra ‘abarsi la’ id-‘uzghu nutut’, using the idea of Dagor Dagorath. This is my personal interpretation of Tolkien’s dwarvish language, I do not claim this content to be canon.


There are other words for gold in Neo-Khuzdul, but seeing we are referring more to the perceived monetary value instead of the actual metal I went with this. Also Pengolodh comments upon “the tradition that they have In Bundushathurq. Any reference to The Lord of the Rings, Lord of the Rings Online or any other brand name is not meant to claim ownership of material. All Neo-Khuzdul Dictionaries and Documents can be found here: When they wanted to communicate with other races, usually for the purpose of trade, they would much rather learn the language of the others than teach them Khuzdul – even if the other party was willing to learn.

Is this a hint that these sounds were somehow significant in Khuzdul, maybe even functioning as phonemes in their own right?

March 6, at 9: What did Dwarves Eat? The Dwarrow Scholar says: December 15, at 3: Christopher Tolkien dismisses this as a “slip without significance” PM: The title I’ve literally translated as dictionart to ‘Rakl-labam’ – would that be okay?

Bless you for this. This downloads only to dropbox. Tolkien’s writings on the dwarves. Hi, first off I wanted say thank you so much for your dedication to this project!

Khuzdul kibil reverses the order of the two last consonants of celeb. What was the Ironspan? It is possible that an adjective follows the noun it describes though not in compounds like “Longbeards” ; see below.


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Edelweiss in the Alps As for the second and third part of your ask, I would translate these lines as: You are commenting using your Twitter account. An example of a biconsonantal root is Z-N “dark, dim” RS: Can you help at all? I recently came across your blog; such wonderful work! Is there a plan to put out a pdf of common phrases, like curses, terms of endearment, things like that?

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December 13, at 5: Am I remembering wrong, or did I just overlook something? Updated names in Map of Arda. As for the 9 miscellaneous types, they are usually not bound to one word function.

The basic structure of Khuzdul resembles that of Semitic languages, like Arabic and Hebrew. Even early elvish philologists avoided it” Letters: I’ve just spent three hours using kkhuzdul marvellous resources to translate the lyrics of Edelweiss into Khuzdul don’t ask why.

I was hoping you might be able to help with a word. August 4, at 4: