Added new words; sorted many words; Corrections; added phrases (still in rough draft, still revising. Making it sound less uncared for (like Orcish ) )
Khuzdul, the secret language ONLY KNOWN by dwarves (and a few lucky Noldor, which are all but extinct). AND ONLY spoken when NO OTHER RACES (The speaking peoples) are around. The only common words in Khuzdul known is the famous battle cry, Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! meaning Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!
I created these Khuzdul words for serious dwarf RPers, which should only be spoken in private with other dwarves. There are a few dictionaries found in the internet (Which I will link). I find that many don't find words that I like to use while RPing so I made with word list while trying to keep the rules of khuzdul, and the radicals as well.
Thramili’s Khuzdul (Derived of Haakon’s Khuzdul, and Toady One’s Armokian along with other extrapolated resources)
Notes: If a suffix is used in midsentence (Trade of Bree) then it would be Gartazd-u-Khuradh.
Singular - Plural - Of (Axes of -) (Order of words)
Notice on ‘the’: There is not word for ‘the’ it is implied.
Notice on ‘Of -’: Of - is shown on here as Plural, to show singular make the vowels switch place (E.g. Plural: Faluk Singular: Fulak)
Notice on showing possessive plurals: To make your word possessive (Forge’s) use singular with a the suffix ‘-me’ (deprived from khuzdul word, men(u) meaning you/me) at the end
General words (Adjectives, random words, unknown words)
O- - Negative intonation
(ogamat - not good)
A- - Feminizes the word
(azbad - lady)
U- - Masculates the word
(uzbad - lord)
I- Lowers the caste of the word
(izbad - lord of low ranking)
E- Raises the caste of the word
(ezbad - lord of high ranking)
Sanu- - Past tense
Natu- - Future tense
Ai- - At/Upon
Steel - Guzukh/------/Gazukh
Iron - Guzuz/-----/Gazuz
Mithril - Eziluk/-----/Ezulik
Metal - Khelagh
Gold - limul
Copper - Feguz
Bree - Akuteg (man+town+west)
Bungolz - Dale (dale+town)
North - Luh
South - Hugn
West - Kutg
East - Fel
Mine (Place) - Fenuln (Cave+Mining)
Hill - Bhund/Bhanad/Bhunad
Mountains - Bulnd/Baland/Buland
Gondamon (Common: Rockhill) - Kunzehbhund
Everclear Lakes - Isumkheled-ziram
Starmere Lake - Zinlaz-ziram
The Blue Mountains - Harn Baland
The Lonely Mountain - Ghunum Bulnd
The Iron Hills - Gazaz Bhanad
Some common phrases
(Rough draft, feel free to post phrases dwarves would say in Khuzdul)
At Your Service - ai-menu Duzhuk
Blessings of the Ancestors Upon You (A farewell)- Dayamu Khuzan-ai menu
By Durin's/Aule's Beard! - Durinu-me/Mahalu-me turg!
You forge with the ancients - Menu ziramu gamildul
Blessings of the Ancestors Upon You (A farewell)- Dayamu Khuzan ai-menu
Thank You - Dolzekh Menu
Dwarves Strike the Earth! - Khazad abod amuriz! (Dwarvish saying, and occasional battle-call. May be used in front of other races, but translation not allowed, IC translation that is)
(Special thanks to Haakon and Inboram, who made much of this language, and gave me an idea add my own)
Note on unknown words: Feel free to request to give a meaning to one of those words, if it already exists I won't add it, if it doesn't, I'll add it for you. Please specify with word to meaning (one person - two word meanings, unless there isn't any other people who want to add words)
Last edited by Thaimli; Apr 15 2011 at 03:34 PM.
Drobur Graventongue, Caravan-Master of the Mîmshol Trading Company
On the topic of Neo-Khuzdul. I've made 2 PDF dictionaries (289 pages each) for all to download and use.
These might come in handy for Dwarven RP-ers.
Some points to take into account concerning these:
* These differ quite a lot from Thramili's Khuzdul Dictionary - mainly as other sources were used to create these.
* This is a Beta version - meaning that some items might not be included as yet.
* As the other lessons - which can be found HERE, the content is based on
a) Tolkien's writings
b) David Salo's writings
c) Khuzdul Vocabulary used in LOTRO
e) Modern day semitic languages such as Hebrew and Arabic.
* These dictionaries do not contain information related to conjugation, tenses, systems or word order, however other documents below do.
Search Tip: As these are in PDF, the easiest way to search is simpy to use CRTL-F and type what you need.
For those of you that were wondering where I got much of the information related to neo-khuzdul, many of the below documents contain source references.
Now, one thing that I noticed when reading about khuzdul is that much of what is written to date is written in a language that requires a degree in linguistics.... with the below documents I tried to avoid that as much as I could and make this accessible to all.
I hope these will help any lotro dwarf RP-er with an interest in the language.