Lesson 2

created by Lugrekh




All Black Speech sentences are written and spoken subject - verb - object with adjectives following the modified word.


Nouns use -u to pluralize words that end in consonants and -z to pluralize words that end in a vowel.


Verbs can take one subject and one object pronoun. Pronouns attach to the verb with a -. First person pronouns (both plural and singular) go after the verb and before the object pronoun, if it is present.

-izg I   -izish me
lat you   lat you
ta he/she/it   ta him/it
      to her

To make a root into a infinitive you add -at.

To make the present tense in the first and second person (singular and plural) the root verb is used. For third person singular -at is added and for third person plural -ut is added.





Nouns can take a possessive pronoun to mark who that noun belongs too.

-izub my   -izubu our
-lab your   -latub your (pl)
-tab his/its      
-tob her   -ulub their

These pronouns simple go after the noun they are modifying.

Examples: mokh-izub   my house   horngaz-izubu   our pet
urûk-lab your orc skûtu-latub your shields
golog-tab his elf kaar-tab it's head
naakh-tob her hand lûnt-ulub their boat

When combing these pronouns with adjectives, the pronoun goes first and then then adjective.



  my big house


  his ugly elf




There are also a set of plural pronouns used when more than one person is being talked about. The first person plural pronouns also always go after the verb even if they are the subject.

Subject Pronouns   Object Pronouns  
-izgu we   -izishu us Note: Remember, these two go after the verb, even when they are the subject.
latu you (pl)   latu you (pl)  
ulu they   ul them  

In order to negate a sentence, just preffix nar- to the beginning of the verb.


golug nargrush ul

  Elves didn't kill them


Last lesson we looked at the present tense. This lesson we will look at the past tense.

grush- root - kill
grushat infinitive - to kill
grushuz past - I/you/we killed
grushuzat past - he/she/it killed
grushuzut past - they killed


We have already seen how to make basic sentences so now we will move onto more complicated sentence types. In this lesson we will look out sentences as subjects.



I want


nûrlat ghashnum-mor

to learn Black Speech


nargzab-izg nûrlat ghashnum-mor  I want to learn Black Speech

The first sentence acts as the subject for the first sentence, so the second sentence should never have a object pronoun. The second verb can only take an object, while the first verb can take both a subject and an object. The second verb always takes only the -at suffix, no matter what the tense is. The first verb needs to be conjugated correctly.


ulu shaguzut ul

They asked them


grushat golug

to kill the elves


ulu shaguzut ul grushat golug  They ask them to kill the elves




hanhar   sword (n) brus-   have (v) nargzab   want (v)
kaput   boot (n) naragr-   disagree (v) mushaf-   hide (v)
kûtlag   farm (n) shag-   ask (v) kâam-   sleep (v)
ghûlum   aid, help (n) gathrok-   be ready (v)     be lucky (v)
laus   tree (n) kân-   trust (v) gimb-   find (v)
kistraum   alarm (n) drâgh-   build, make (v) fûr-   betray (v)
krampam   duty (n) lâzg   shield (n)     deny (v)
snag-   serve (v) egur-   to destroy (v)      


Soon we make this into quiz so you can take questions online!




1)       12)   I'm not sleeping.
2)       13)   You betray your words.
3)       14)   Your injury finds assistance
4)       15)   I ask you to hit me.
5)       16)   You want me to write you.
6)       17)   You want me to trust your pet.
7)       18)   You're not helping our farm.
8)       19)   His sword doesn't have hands.
9)       20)   You want me to lie.
10)       21)   I build homes.
11)       22)   I want to learn.