Category Archives: Language

All about Khuzdul

“TDS Dwarvish” a free new font to make writing in dwarvish runes easier.

Writing in Khuzdul, while not transcribing it in Latin characters but using the proper runes can be a big challenge, especially given the fact that most runic fonts seem to have the character mappings wrong.  Meaning that if you type … Continue reading

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Fancy LotRO RP in Neo-Khuzdul? Now you can!

Update: The plugin-in should actually work on a Mac. Hail! Remember I spoke about a tool for LotRO Dwarf RPers, allowing them to speak Dwarvish with the click of a button (or two)…. well, without further ado, I present to … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Translations, Tattoos and Prayers

Hello my friends, It has been quite some time since the last post here. Though it must be said the reason for that is nothing but good news (in my view). As I have been spending this time mainly on … Continue reading

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TBOTFA SPOILER – Love is all you need

Updated 30/12/2014 SPOILER ALERT Before you read on, if you haven’t seen The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies and don’t want to spoil it for yourself, come back when you’ve seen it. If you have seen the film, … Continue reading

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Neo-Khuzdul comes to LoTRO

Well met all! As part of the updated neo-khuzdul material (that has been finished and will be available in the very near future)… lessons will be offered to all you dwarves out there that are a bit rusty on the … Continue reading

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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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