The language is called analytic when grammar and relation between words is primarily expressed by word order rather then inflection. This term is a part of morphological typology. And as other types of language there are no pure examples for this concept, but rather a certain degree of this. This article focuses on analytical style of Nûrlâm instead of studying various analytical constructions used in all variants of language (like expressing modality or voice).
Orcish curse is the perfect example of existing a speech style different to “official” ring inscription. While the latter shows agglutination and word inflection, grammar of orcish curse is closer to English with it's analyticness. Svartiska dialect combined these styles, through mixing of it's subdialects though. Nûrlâm was also split into three branches or styles:
Colloquial analytic speech differs from standard Nûrlâm in following ways:
Colloquial language however introduced a feature of synthetic language by adding suffixes for the category of number for nouns, pronouns, adjectives, participles:
As analytical Nûrlâm represents variety of orcish dialects, these features may occur in different combinations and be somewhere in between the Standard and Colloquial language.
|Standard Nûrlâm||English translation||Modern Nûrlâm|
|Za sigûrz glamb naruglubû urukforum||These long claws will not scare the brave orc||Zaz sigûrzû glambû ub nar ugl(û) za for uruk|
|Mûr gifauth dâdishi?||Why do you1) hide in the shadows?||Mûr latû fauth ishi dâd?|
|Gunduzg kulâ shadat||Gondor must be destroyed||Gunduzg maug kulat shadag|