Adûnaic Phrasebook

The language spoken in Númenor in the Second Age.

Adûnaic Pronunciation Guide


A list of greetings.

English Translation
Greeting *Zirbeth View
Greetings *Zirbîth View
A star shines on the hour of our meeting Gimlun bêl nakhat-ze 'nNê View
I give greetings to everyone (Herkese selamlar) Ni-yôzi *zirbîth kâthâd View
I give greetings to you Ni-yôzi *zirbîth kiyad View
It has been too long Bâ ni-*huznudâ kivô View
My home is your home (Benim evim senin evindir) Zadân anNi zadân anKi View
Our meeting is a pleasure Nakhatûn 'nNê *kalâma View
Thank you for coming Aglâr nâkhad 'nKi View
Welcome! Ki-nâkhi izinda View


A list of goodbyes.

English Translation
May I go? Du-yâda ni? View
May the sun shine upon your path Urîn *bêla batan-zê 'nKi View
May we go? Du-yâda nê? View
We must go Nê-yâdim View
You must go Ki-yâdi View
Have fun Ki-*kaldahê View


What to say when introductions need to be made.

English Translation
I am ___ Ni-na ___ View
I am human Ni-na Adûna View
I am not an Elf Lâ ni-na Nimrîyê View


Phrases dealing with the establishment of communication.

English Translation
Do they understand me? Ya-sâphdim ni? View
Do they understand? Ya-sâphdim? View
Do you speak Adûnaic? Ki-bitha Adûnâyê? View
Do you understand me? Ki-sâphdi ni? View
Do you understand? Ki-sâphdi? View
He can understand you Hu-sâphdi ki View


Phrases dealing with buying and selling goods.

English Translation
Give it to me Ki-yôzahê ha ni-yad View
Hold this for me Ki-kanhê ha 'nNi View
I want it Ni-zêri ha View

Journey Phrases

Useful phrases for journeys.

English Translation
Come here Ki-nakhahê ni-yad View
Come near the fire Ki-nakhahê zôrad View
Come with me Ki-nakhahê ni-mâ View
Don't come back Bâ ki-nakhahê View
Don't wander Bâ ki-*raznahê View
Flee Ki-yadahê View
Follow her Ki-yadahê hi-nad View
Follow him Ki-yadahê hu-nad View
Follow me Ki-yadahê ni-nad View
Follow them Ki-yadahê ya-nad View
Go away Ki-yadahê êphal View
I am coming Ni-yâdi View
I see ___ Ni-*tuda___ View
I will come Ni-nakha View
I wish to go Ni-zêri yad View
Let's go Nê-yada View
Do you care for a drink? Ki-zêri *hîm? View
Do you want water? Ki-zêri *nîn? View

War Phrases

Useful phrases for recruiting, preparing, doing, winning, and surrendering in war.

English Translation
Beware Ki-*tudahê View
Death approaches Agânun unâkhi View
Death to the orcs Agân urîkada! View
Don't kill her Bâ ki-*zagrahê hi View
Don't kill him Bâ ki-*zagrahê hu View
Don't kill it Bâ ki-*zagrahê ha View
Flee Ki-yadahê View
Don't kill me Bâ ki-*zagrahê ni View
Draw your sword Ki-kanhê zagar View
Draw your swords Li-kanhê zagîr View
Go by ship Ki-yadahê balak-mâ View
Go by ship Li-yadahê balak-mâ View
I am yours to command Ni-na azgarbên anKi View
I know your strength in battle Ni-saphda abân azgar-zê 'nKi View
Kill her Ki-*zagrahê hi View
Kill him Ki-*zagrahê hu View
Kill it Ki-*zagrahê ha View
Kill me Ki-*zagrahê ni View
Kill orcs *Zagrahê urîk View
Kill the Orc *Zagrahê uruk View
Kill the troll *Zagrahê *ulug View
Kill the trolls *Zagrahê *ulîg View
Kill them *Zagrahê ya! View
Orcs are coming! Urkim nâkhim! View
The shadow of death is on you Agannûlun ugruda ki View
To battle Azgarâda! View
To the ship! Balakada! View
To the ships! Balîkada! View
You are a mighty warrior Ki-na *bânzagar View

Rescue Mission

Someone needs rescuing! What do you say?

English Translation
Help me Ki-yôzahê abâr nê-nada View

Courting Phrases

Useful phrases for wooing.

English Translation
Do you love me? Ki-zêri ni? View
I give you my love Ni-yôzi zîr ki-yad View
I love ___ Ni-zêri ___ View
I love her Ni-zêri hi View
I love him Ni-zêri hu View
I love you Ni-zêri ki View
You are my love Ki-na izrê 'nNi View

Praise and Friendly Phrases

A list of praises and friendly polite things to say.

English Translation
Glorify Aglâr yâda! View
I shall treasure your gift in my heart Yôz anKi kastar anNi View
May we speak as friends now? Nê-bêthim zîrî-bê? View
I want it Ni-zêri ha View
You are a friend of my friend Ki zîr anZîr anNi View
You did well Ki-maggâ izinda View
Beloved Daughter Phêl zîrân View
Beloved Father Attô zîrân View
Beloved king Ârû zîrân View
Beloved lord Khôr zîrân View
Beloved Maiden Nithil zîrân View
Beloved Mother Ammê zîrân View
Beloved prince Phazgân zîrân View
Beloved queen Ârî zîrân View
Beloved son Thôr zîrân View
Beloved Wife Banâth zîrân View
Beloved Woman Kali zîrân View
Look at me Ki-tuda ni-yad View
If you desire it Zâira 'nKi? View
After I finish *Nêg-nad anHa niyô View
After we finish *Nêg-nad anHa nênô View

Insults and Unfriendly Phrases

A list of insults and unfriendly things to say.

English Translation
Are you insane? Ki-na lôkhi View
I don't want it Lâ ni-zêri ha View
That was not good Lâ ha-na izinda View
Wind pours from your mouth Bithî 'nKi ya-nam bawâb View
You are an orc Ki-na uruk View
You are orcs Li-nam urîk View
Evil fate! Agânnalû! View
Idiot! Nûphan! View
Wronged! Lâ izinda View


A list of exclamations/interjections for your convenience.

English Translation
Be gone from my sight Ki-yadahê êphalak View
Be silent Bâ ki-bithahê View
Don't Bâ! View
Go away Ki-yadahê êphal View

Yes and No

To answer questions 'yes' or 'no.'

English Translation
I won't Ni bâ View
We won't Nê bâ View
Yes/I agree Sâibeth-mâ ni-yô View

Just for Fun!

*not for Middle-earth*

English Translation
I can say what I wish, and you won't understand me Ni-bêthi zâir anNi, kâ bâ ki-sâphdi ya View
The end! Nêgan! View

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