Updates to come

As some of you may have noticed, David Salo (the linguist responsible for the Neo-Khuzdul in the Hobbit movies) has recently released (and continues to do so) much of his notes related to these films on his wonderful site midgardsmal.

Though the vast majority of these notes is in line with the structures and patterns used in the version of Neo-Khuzdul I have worked on, I believe some adaptations need to be made.

Hence, I wanted to let you all know that in the weeks to come, an updated version of the dictionaries and support documents will be released (update is already in full swing).

Seeing that I wish to focus my available time on this in the weeks to come some translations requests have been put on hold. I do hope all will appreciate that requests and questions will be answered at the earliest convenience once the updated material has been released.

At the same time an excel tool will be made available (frequently requested) that should facilitate the searching of words in the dictionaries.

And lastly, a very talented hobbit friend of mine is currently developing a LUA plugin for LoTRO, aimed at dwarf-RPers, that will enable these players to speak Neo-Khuzdul in game, with just a few clicks of their mouse button. We are in the testing phase now and are updating and adding the various translations.

More news on this to follow.

About The Dwarrow Scholar

The Dwarrow Scholar first experienced the brilliance of Tolkien when he received a copy of The Hobbit from his uncle as a kid, reading it feverishly again and again. Some years on, when he got his very own walk-man (aye forget about tiny phones, this thing was a brick and played cassette tapes) he made his own little audiotape of The Hobbit, so he could listen to it on his bike on his way to school. Between reenacting the Battle of Five armies with 4 of his school friends (still feel sorry for the kid that had to be the Orc) and before the days of the internet, you would find Roy frequently in libraries trying to find all he could about Tolkien and his beloved dwarves. When Roy isn’t delving into Neo-Khuzdul or searching for lost dwarvish treasures on the net he’s enjoying time with his wife and son, re-reading his tormented Tolkien paperbacks, watching a good movie, learning new languages or playing a game of LoTRO or other dwarf related games.
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6 Responses to Updates to come

  1. Beki says:

    Thank you so much for all the hard work you are putting into this.


  2. conriocht13 says:

    Hopefully you don’t have to make changes to any subjects or words that have already been covered in your YouTube videos or Memrise lessons?


  3. conriocht13 says:

    Not quite a translation request, but I was looking through the current version of the dictionary the other day, and couldn’t seem to find a word for “husband.” Maybe I just wasn’t searching for the right key word, but in case it’s omission is an oversight, I thought I’d bring it up.

    Additionally, I’m sure you’re too far along to do this, but something that would be infinitely helpful in the dictionary is a column that lists the word’s triconal/biconal root(s), like in a [Kh-Z-D] format. This would make searching for related words and concepts much easier. Like I said, probably too far along to add it, but it’s an idea for version 3.0 🙂 thank you for all your hard work!


  4. justuncledavid says:


    I’ve been looking for a while now for a translation of the poem from The Hobbit “Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold” in Khuzdul so I was wondering if you knew were I could find one or, if ever you have the time, if you could maybe help me translate it.

    Thank you very much 🙂


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