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How much of Tolkien's "black language" exists?

Am reading through LotR now, and have just finished H, Lost Tales, R, FG, etc. so the memories are still pretty fresh. The Ring verse is the longest bit of Black Speech, followed by Grishnákh's bit ...
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What is opposite of "burzum", "darkness", in Tolkien's Black Speech?

As @Darkgamma says, we don't know. The closest we have would probably be ghâsh, which means fire, and one could probably guess that the characteristic of being fire-like would be something like ...
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How to translate to Black Speech this sentence "Eye of the Sauron is always watching"?

I am not an expert in Black Speech, so I'm going to follow the information from the blackspeech.ru website. The basic word order of Black Speech is SVO (subject-verb-object), as in English, so the ...
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What is opposite of "burzum", "darkness", in Tolkien's Black Speech?

In short: no. In a bit long: not really, and some people have gone to the effort of analysing the Black Speech. In essence, the list of words we know thus far is rather scant: agh "and" ash "...
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How to read One Ring inscription?

You are likely having a hard time reading these tengwar because of three big problems: the style itself is such that the tengwar are slanted and written calligraphically the mode used to write them ...
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What similarities does The Black Speech in Tolkien have to Hurrian?

Well, The Font of All Knowledge (a.k.a. Wikipedia) tells us several things: There is not much similarity as far as phonology, as Hurrian seems to lack consonant voicing distinction (except in certain ...
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Are words for "machine" and the like in Tolkien present in Elvish/Westron?

Quenya has tanwë which means "device, craft, construction." A search for "machine" on this site which may or may not be reputable gives a couple of other words in Quenya, Sindarin, and Noldorin. ...
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