How extensive is Terry's Dwarfish?

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How extensive is Terry's Dwarfish?

Postby unseenu » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:12 pm

I have recently finished reading Thud! which featured many dwarf words,there was also quite a few in TFE.My question is this:did terry construct the Dwarf language in a simmilar way to Tolkien's elf language or does he just make it up when the plot calls for it?
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Postby Quark » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:36 pm

Considering the way Dwarfish is spoken in the Discworld books, I find it highly unlikely you could base a language on it... but you never know, after all :wink: .
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Postby jonny » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:39 pm

I hope it's a real language and I would love to learn it :!:

Sir Terry should write a 'Teach yourself Dwarfish' :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:43 pm

Personally, I think Terry only does it to give Stephen Briggs a hard time when he reads the audiobooks. :lol:
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Postby Batty » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:19 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Personally, I think Terry only does it to give Stephen Briggs a hard time when he reads the audiobooks. :lol:

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Postby Quark » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:36 pm

"G..z'k..ar'ka'g'u... ck'uz... ack! Forget it!" :lol:
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