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Valric High Eye 31/Oct/2006 at 05:00 PM
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i know there are sites to translate engilsh into elvish. but are there any that translate into dwarvish? Or is there any site that has dwarven runes.
Maegolfin 31/Oct/2006 at 10:39 PM
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There are probably sites that will translate English words into some fake rendition of Dwarvish.  But in truth, the Dwarves, being a highly secretive and distrustful people, never revealed their language to any outsiders, and therefore we know nothing of the true translations.  You have to be careful which sites to trust, because they are probably faking.

Dany 03/Nov/2006 at 12:44 PM
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I don’t think that Tolkien ever really established the language of the dwarves to the extent that it could be translated. If you find a site for dwarvish translation, it’s probably either based on some other dwarvish language (like, from another series of books), or something that somebody made up for themselves.
Mithrandír 06/Nov/2006 at 02:11 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Maegolfin on Tuesday, October 31, 2006

There are probably sites that will translate English words into some fake rendition of Dwarvish. But in truth, the Dwarves, being a highly secretive and distrustful people, never revealed their language to any outsiders, and therefore we know nothing of the true translations. You have to be careful which sites to trust, because they are probably faking.



this is true, Valric. the dwarves whould not even show anyone their real names, their names that they kept secret, and not let anyone hear or see written on anything.
Shadeofdeath 06/Nov/2006 at 07:18 PM
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This is the closest i could find. The problem is it only talks about teh language itself no translation

http://www.uib.no/people/hnohf/khuzdul.htm
Shadeofdeath 06/Nov/2006 at 07:28 PM
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Sorry i also just found this one which give you names for almost every race
http://www.barrowdowns.com/middleearthname.php
<Language Mod edit>: A highly inaccurate and misleading link that neither translates accurately or even pieces together fragments of Tolkienian languages according to the right phonology, sometimes even mixing the languages.
paulzorg 09/Nov/2006 at 07:42 AM
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I am a expert at translating Dwarvish runes into english and English into Dwarf runes, so just ask me, or e-Mail me (paulzorg@yahoo.com) and maybe i can help, i am also good at their languages, so maybe i can help you in that department.
Nenarye 30/Nov/2006 at 04:02 PM
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paulzorg - Are you? . . .