Dwarven Language

Dwarven Runes/Words:

Ai – Yes, Affirmative
Alf – Air, Breath, Sky
Ang – Ironwork, Industry
Aroth – Mage, Wizard
Bar – Gate, Entrance
Ber – Treasure, Coins
Bi – Is, To Be
Bod – Law, Order, Rules
Bond – Promise, Wish
Brog – Drink, Food, Family
Bron – Stone, Rock
Buk – Fast, Quickly
Dain – Warrior, Guardian, Champion
Dak – Smith, Metalcrafting
Dar – Sharing, Distributing, Giving
Deb – New, Raw
Den – Home, Halls, Town
Dez – Slow
Don – Labor, Patience
Drak – Dragon, Drake
Drazh – Night, Black
Dreng – Slay, Kill, Murder
Drin – Road, Path
Dron – Thunder
Dug – Smart, Cunning, Sage
Dur – City, Settlement
Duzk – Love, Devotion
Elg – Weak, Enfeebled
Ekrund – Stairway
Ess – Female, Adult Female [Essi], Garazess [Girl]
Etas – Join, Combine, Bring together
Fleg – Banner, Flag, Standard
Fron – Beginning, Front, First
Gad – Charcoal, Fuel
Gam – Age, Old, Ancient
Gand – Discover, Explore
Gar – Axe, Weapon, Tool
Garaz – Young, Youth, Children [Garazi]
God – Gold, Wealth
Gor – Wild, Nature, Forest
Goruz – Horn, Bone
Gorm – High, Above
Got – Travel, Go Quickly
Gotam – Return, Go back
Gov – Thane, Knight, Leader
Grim – Forgotton, Forbidden, Occult, Dark
Gronad – Prepare, Ready
Gronit – Do, Action
Gront – Giants
Grund – Hammer
Grung – Mine, Tunnel
Gryn – Justice
Gul – Luck, Fortune
Gurn – Green, Plant
Gurnvos – Tree, [Gurnvosat, Forest]
Hag – Build, Construct, Create
Har – Fire, Heat
Helg – Joy, Happiness
Hermet – Through
Hol – Lore, Knowledge
Kal – Trade, Contract, Agreement
Kar – Strong, Mighty
Karak – Mountain, Stronghold
Kaz/Khaz – Defense, Fortress
Khan – Seek, Search
Kheled – Glass, Windows
Khul – Enemy, Adversary
Khuzd – Dwarf, Dwarven
Klad – Armor, Armaments
Kod – Forge, Molten, Magma
Kos – Ugly, Unattractive
Krin – Back, End, Last, Final
Kurz – Curse, Evil Magic
Lag – Light, Torches
Lam – Anger, Rage, Madness
Land – Earth, Land, Surface
Lek – Far, Long
Lhun – Moon, Moonlight
Lin – Iron, Steel, Metal
Maam – Motherhood, Mother [Maamr]
Mar – Big, Large, Grand
Mek – Friend, Ally
Mer – Elf, Fey, Sylvan
Mir – Stars, Sky
Mor – Lake, Body of Water
Mord – Under, Beneath
Morn – Death, Tomb, Grave
Mornit – Rest, Sleep, Inn
Mrok – Shield, Impenetrable
Mud – Bearer, Carrier, Holding
Nagg – Break, Destroy, Attack
Nai – No, Negative
Non – Workshop, Production
Nord – North
Nos – With, Belonging
Nu – Now, Present, Immediately
Nueg – Evil, Negative,
Nur – Gem, Crystal
Ol – Ale, Drink, Booze
Ogg – Intelligence, Knowledge
Osod – Bones, Necromancy
Osst – East
Puln – Creation, Crafting
Rar – Endless, Eternal
Ret – Council, Meeting, Gathering
Rolk – War, Battle
Ror – Strong, Intense, Grand
Sil – Opposite, Breaking, Destroying
Silf – Silver
Ragg – Clothing, Hide, Leather
Rhun – Rune, Writing
Rik – Lord, Noble, King [Varrik]
Rukh – Orc, Goblin (Rukhit)
Sudd – South
Strol – Walk, Step, Travel Leisurely
Sturm – Storm
Taad – Fatherhood, Father [Taadr]
Tag – Deep, Caves, Under-mountain
Tar – Security, Vault
Thark – Magic
Thim – Time
Throng – Clan, Extended Family
Thrynaz – Honor, Code, Guild, Law
Til – Child, Descendant
Udos – Male, Adult Male [Udosi], Garazudos [Boy]
Umg – Human
Var – Loyalty, Kingdom
Vaen – Beautiful, Attractive
Vai – Why?
Vald – Possibility, Probable
Van – When
Vand – Water, Thirst
Vas – So, Same Extent
Vasz – What?
Vazr – Face
Vear – Where?
Ven – Conflict, Arguement
Vest – West
Vin – Wine
Vithrang – Merchant, Trader
Vu – Who?
Zong – Song, Singing, Music
Zut – How?

Articles, Pronouns, Possessives:

Ad – Past tense
An – ‘A’ [Nouns], Future tense [Verbs]
au – Plural (inserted into word)
Al – ‘Of’
Ald – ‘Of The’
Aln – ‘Of An’
Allaz – ‘All’
Az – Least
Dan – ‘Than’, Comparison
De – ‘The’
Dem – ‘Them’
Demz – ‘Theirs’
Dey – ‘They’
Ek – ‘He’, ‘She’, ‘It’
Em – ‘Him’, ‘Her’, ‘It’
Emz – ‘His’, ‘Her’, ‘Its’
Ez – Most
Leib – ‘You’, Other
Leibz – ‘Your’, ‘Yours’
Ha – !, Expressive, added at end of sentence.
Hermet – Through
Iz – Less (combined with Dan)
Mi – ‘Me’, Self
Miz – ‘Mine’, ‘My’
Nos – With, Belonging
Or – ‘I’, ‘Myself’
Orz – ‘Mine’, ‘My’
Utz – ‘Ours’
Uz – ‘We’, ‘Us’
Vald – ‘Would’, ‘Could’
Van – When
Vel – ‘And’
Yz – More (combined with Dan)

Suffixes:

-ag – To do, make a verb [Ex: mekag – to make friend(s)]
-ak – Abstract concept
-am – To complete fully
-an – Passive
-ar – Ongoing indefinitely
-at – Place of…
-az – Like, adjective
-eh – Someone who does something
-en – Ongoing verb, ‘-ing’
-ess – Female version of noun (rarely used)
-i – Profession of…, Member of…
-id – Bigger version of …
-ig – Tool for …
-it – Smaller version of …
-los – Without, ‘-less’
-r – Generic version of …
-sli – Opposite, Antonym
-ul – Art, discipline of …
-uli – Master of the art, discipline of …

Numbers

Hrun – One
Tva – Two
Tria – Three
Fott – Four
Fiff – Five
Sikk – Six
Set – Seven
Ott – Eight
Ninn – Nine
Ton – Ten

Kantuz – One Hundred
Milluz – One Thousand

Adjectives like ‘third’, ‘seventh’ etc are treated slightly differently. Rather than having their own special word, they are instead written Al (number) – ‘of (number)’. ‘First’ is written Ald Hrun, ‘of the one’.

Seven Dwarven Cities of Kalavar:

Kalavar – (Kal-Al-Var) [Agreement of Kingdoms, Confederacy]

Linnondur – (Lin-Non-Dur) [Iron-works City]
Gorgaddur – (Gor-Gad-Dur) [Forest-fuel City (Charcoal City)]
– – – [Kazmrok] – (Kaz-Mrok) [Impenetrable Fortress]
Kladkazdur – (Klad-Kaz-Dur) [Armored-Fortress City]
– – – [Helmhold] – Trade city with eastern coasts
Kalgorret – (Kal-Gor-Ret) [Wild-Lake Capitol]
– – – Mirrormor – (Mir-Ror-Mor) – [Lake of Bright Stars]
Tar-goden – (Tar-God-Den) [Vault of Golden Halls]
Taggad(dur) – (Tag-Gad-Dur) [Deep-Fuel City (Coal City)]
Grimholdur – (Grim-Hol-Dur) [Forgotton Lore City]

Western Cities:

Brong – (Bron-Zong) [Stone-song]
Kalbarden – (Kal-Bar-Den) [Trade-Gate Town]

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