Dwarvish #8

Ansaru kitnul, ifridî bekâr!
Centre company, ready weapons!

ansar: company, group; from the root √n-s-r “come together, form a group”; with the construct suffix -u
kitnul: adjectival derivative of kitin, from the root √k-t-n middle, central
ifridî: plural imperative from the root √f-r-d “make ready”
bekâr: plural of bekar “weapon” from the root √b-k-r “fight”

Îmî, îmî, kabâru drekh!
“Scram, scat! you mangy animals!”
îmî: imperative plural from the root √y-m (*iymî > îmî)
kabâr: plural of kobor “beast”; with construct suffix -u
drekh: some sort of skin disease

Various single words:
kharâm “brothers” (plural of khurm)
udâmai “comrades” (plural of udmai) — root √d-m-y “accompany, go along with”
umâral “friends” (plural of umral) — root √m-r-l “love”
itkit “shut up!” imperative of √t-k-t
yêbith “spider” — from the root √y-b-th “weave”
kud? “what?”
ugrad “coward”, pl. ugârad (root √g-r-d “fear”)

2 Responses to “Dwarvish #8”

  1. Kim

    When you say kharâm and khurm, are you referring to brother(s) by blood, or brother(s) in arms? I’m only curious because I’ve seen many people use nadad for brother, in regards to brother by blood.

    • David Salo

      Brothers by blood, but also in a more extended way, any fellow-member of a larger Dwarvish ‘tribe’ (such as the Longbeards).


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