Lesson VIII – Verbs: Past Tense

In Black Speech, the past tense is formed by adding -uz to the verb stem. As in the future tense verb formation, you add the third person singular or plural ending to -uz. For example, “he found” would translate as “gimbuzat”. “They called” = “bugduzut”.

Thrakat, to bring

thrakuz I brought thrakuz we brought
thrakuz you brought thrakuz you brought
thrakuzat he/she/it brought  thrakuzut  they brought

 English-specific by Un4givenOrc:

Please note, that Present Perfect and sometimes Present Perfect Continious tenses are translated to Black Speech as Past Tense.


Here are a few more verbs to learn:

ghâshat     to burn
gashnat to speak
ikhat to force
lagat to break
kulat to be
shagat to demand
urkat to condemn, to damn


Translate the following:

They forced the tough orcs in Orthanc.
The Nazgûl (sing.) called the old warriors of Saruman to Isengard.
She ruled over the powerful beasts in Rhovanion.
Saruman spoke to the old ugly trolls.
I killed Shelob near Cirith Ungol.
He found the evil orc in Mordor.
I brought the cruel beast to Gondor.
Ashlûk called Uglûk away to Moria.
The troll-people demanded the ring from the Nazgûl (plural) in Orthanc.
I was in Gondor to condemn the troll.
You (plural) bound the evil ring in Orodruin.
They broke the rings in Barad-Dûr.

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Scatha  2014-09-24, 04:01:03

Has anyone here ever tried the lessons? I think some of them may need some corrections and updates.  Let me know your thoughts.

bjornaxen  2016-06-08, 09:43:39

The Swedish LARP-orcish Svartiska was not really created by a single LARP-group but by the community of orc-larpers where different groups created different dialects.

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