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Insulting Elves

Update: June 20th: David Salo has since published a detailed explanation of the phrase seen in the films.   Thank you for that David.   All updates in the below article are placed in italic.   As many have requested my … Continue reading

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The Dwarrow Scholar needs you!

Well met! Those that are giving me a somewhat angry look… mercy please! *starts waving a little white flag*.  It has indeed been a tremendous long time since my last post… and I’ve kept everyone waiting for the updated materials… … Continue reading

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Kili’s Runestone

SPOILER ALERT There has been some discussion of late related to Kili’s Runestone featured in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Big question most have is (apart from why doesn’t WETA™ already have this in their shop?)… “what do … Continue reading

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The Dwarrow Slacker ?

I’ve been getting a few emails lately by friendly folks asking if I’ve fallen asleep, or worse yet, perhaps had given up on the project to update all neo-khuzdul documents. Firstly, my thanks to all that have taken their time … Continue reading

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Salo shares more insight on his Khuzdul.

Greetings friends, I wanted to give a heads-up to all that I’m nearly done with the updating of the neo-khuzdul documents (and should send them as soon as I can).  I’m merely waiting for some confirmation from David Salo (Linguist … Continue reading

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Khuzdul Common Sayings

One of the outstanding items I had on my todo list was to complete the list of common sayings… anything from “How are you”, “Thank you”… to even wise dwarven saying such as “Rejoice not when an elf falls – … Continue reading

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How “Dwarvish” is Salo’s Dwarvish ?

I’ve often been asked how is it possible to create a language out of so little material ? Referring to the neo-khuzdul lessons provided on this site. And yes, the question is indeed valid… how do we know what Tolkien … Continue reading

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