Uruk Runes   Uruk Runes

Uruk Runes were invented by J.R.R. Tolkien and appear in his The Lord of the Rings triology. They are used to write the Black Speech of a race of Orcs known as Uruk-hai, who are apparently a hybrids of Orcs and men.

The Uruk Runes are modelled mainly on Elder Futhark.

Notable features

Uruk Runes

Uruk Runes

Sample text

Sample text in Uruk Runes

Transliteration

Ash nazg durbatuluk
Ash nazg gimbatul
Ash nazg thrakatuluk
Agh burzum-ishi krimpatul

Translation

One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them

Information provided by Devin Lester

Samples of spoken Black Speech

Links

Information about the Uruk-hai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruk-hai
http://www.patriotresource.com/lotr/races/urukhai.html

Information about Black Speech
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Speech
https://folk.uib.no/hnohf/blackspeech.htm
https://folk.uib.no/hnohf/orkish.htm

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