These lessons do not go in depth in to the proper
pronunciation of Black Speech words. The following consonants are
almost identical in sound to the English:
b, d, f, g, h, k, m, n, p, qu, s, t, z
Vowels are also pronounced very similar to the English.
The short 'u' is the same as the u in 'put', while the longer 'û' is
pronounced like 'oo'.
Nearly every computer can deal with the â and the
û –s oI wil lbe using them in these lessons and the quizes. Remember
that they are different letters. They can be written as follows:
â = alt + 131
û = alt + 150
You will be marked wrong in the quizzes if you
don't use the â and û.
Since Black Speech is mainly used in text, I will not
delve further into pronunciation, see the Red Hand' Black Speech page for
a pronunciation guide.
Black Speech uses the English subject - verb - object
word order with adjectives following the word they modify. Where we would
say "They see the big Orc", in Black Speech you would say