[Archive] The Khaozalid Dictionary

MadHatter:

Project Name: The Khaozalid Dictionary

Project Leaders: MadHatter, Hashut’s Blessing, Open for interested

Project Goal: To create a dictionary on the language of the Chaos Dwarfs.



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Table of contents

§1: v1.5 Tamurkhan, Lore of Hashut overview: List of entries

§2: v1.5 Tamurkhan, Units overview: List of entries

§3: v1.5 Tamurkhan, Chaos Dwarf Magic Items overview: List of entries

§4: v1.0 Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - Army Special Rules overview: List of entries

§5: v1.0 Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - The Lore of Hashut overview: List of entries

§6: v1.0 Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - Creations of the Cursed Forges overview: List of entries

§7: v1.0 Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - Hellbound Attributes overview: List of entries

§8: v1.0 Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - Armylist overview: List of entries

§9: v1.0 Geographical locations overview: List of entries

§10: v1.0 Nautical terms, Man O’ War overview: List of entries

§11: v1.0 Nautical terms, Admiral’s Man O’ War expansion overview: List of entries

§12: v1.0 Nautical terms, Dreadfleet overview: List of entries

§13: v1.0 Nautical terms, Useful terms overview: List of entries

§14: v1.0 Border Town Burning’s The Black Dwarfs (Mordheim) overview: List of entries

§15: v1.0 Other phrases overview: List of entries

§16: Introduction

§17: The origin of the Chaos Dwarf language and comments by Rick Priestley

§18: General guidelines

§19: Resources

§20: Sources



§1: (v1.5) Tamurkhan, Lore of Hashut overview: List of entries

Breath of Hatred - Ghryaniazyr Dammit (Literally: Life-air of Grudging) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Burning Wrath - Harar Khar (Literally: Flaming Rage) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Dark Subjugation - Ufdien Drazhak (Literally: Weakening Darkness) ; Khazalid

Curse of Hashut - Rhunit-Hashut A Uzguldammar (Literally: Hashut’s Marking Of Deathgrudge) ; Khazalid

Ash Storm - Khariazyr Orrudaz (Literally: Rage-Air (Storming) volcanic plume) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Hell Hammer - Dhaoziakzhy Grund (Literally: Daemonfire Hammer) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Flames of Azgorh - Iakzhy-Azgorh (Literally: Fire of Azgorh) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos



§2: (v1.5) Tamurkhan, Units overview: List of entries

Sorcerer-Prophet - Khaozul Gorm-Hashut (Literally: Sorcerer, Wise of Hashut) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Great Taurus - Drakkak Taurus (Literally: Monstrous Taurus) ; CDColloquial + Khazalid

Bale Taurus - Dumak Taurus (Literally: Doomlike Taurus) ; CDColloquial + Khazalid

Lammasu - Lammasu (Literally: Lammasu) ; CDColloquial

Daemonsmith - Grungn-Dhaozy (Literally: Smith of Daemonmetal) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Infernal Castellan - Harar Govul (Literally: Flaming Thane) ; Khazalid

Battle Standard Bearer - Kazak Flegul (Literally: Battle Standardbearer) ; Khazalid

Hobgoblin Khan - Hargh Khani (Literally: Hobgoblin Khan) ; Khazalid + Harghazhakh

Bull Centaur Taur’ruk - Thryng-Undiul Taur’ruk (Literally: Templeguard ranking above Ba’hal) ; CDColloquial + Khazalid

Chaos Dwarf - Dawi-Zharr (Literally: Dwarfs of Fire) ; Khazalid

Infernal Guard - Harar Undiul (Literally: Flaming Guard) ; Khazalid

Deathmask - Grimazul-Ghali (Literally: Steel-skull) ; Khazalid

Hobgoblin Cutthroat - Hargh Thragha (Literally: Hobgoblin Cutthroat) ; Khazalid + Harghazhakh

Murder Boss - Rinkul-Thragak (Literally: Boss of Deceitful Murder) ; Khazalid

Ironsworn - Hunkul Zul-Barazazi (Literally: Carrier of The Great Burden Of the Iron-Oath) ; Khazalid

Bull Centaur Render - Thryng-Undiul Khazhunki (Literally: Templeguard Cavalry) ; Khazalid

Bull Centaur Ba’hal - Thryng-Undiul Ba’hal (Literally: Templeguard unit-leader) ; Khazalid

K’daai Fireborn - K’daai-Akzhyal (Literally: K’daai (born) Of a Fire) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

K’daai Manburner - K’daai Umg-Akzhyit (Literally: K’daai Human-burner) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Magma Cannon - Haraz Baragi (Literally: a Lava Cannon) ; Khazalid

Chaos Dwarf Crew - Harar Endrinkuli (Literally: Flaming Engineer a.i. Infernal Engineer) ; Khazalid

Deathshrieker Rocket Launcher - Skaud-Wutraz Baragi (Literally: Loud-Spear Cannon) Khazalid

Iron Daemon War Engine - Zul-Dhaoz Baragi (Literally: an IronDaemon-War machine) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Hobgoblin Wolf Raider - Hargh Varag Vongi (Literally: A Hobgoblin Wolf Raider) ; Khazalid + Harghazhakh

Wolf Boss - Rinkul-Varagal (Literally: Leader of Wolfs) ; Khazalid

Giant Wolf - Dorkaz Varagi (Literally: a Giant Wolf) ; Khazalid

Dreadquake Mortar - Dum-Dronit Baragaz (Literally: The Cannon that makes the Loud Boom of Doom) ; Khazalid

Slave Ogre - Draghen Grumi (Literally: Enslaved Ogre) ; CDColloquial + Khazalid + Grumbarth

K’daai Destroyer - K’daai Khariakzhylithak (Literally: K’daai (that is a) Raging Firebringer: a. i. K’daai Destroyer) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Hellcannon - Dhaoziakzhy Baragaz (Literally: The Daemonfire Cannon) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Chaos Siege Giant - Baragak Gront-Zharr (Literally: Siege machine-ing Giant of Fire) ; Khazalid



§3: (v1.5) Tamurkhan, Chaos Dwarf Magic Items overview: List of entries

Black Hammer of Hashut - Kol Grund-Hashut (Literally: Black Hammer of Hashut) ; Khazalid

Dagger of Malice - Stokak-Dumul (Literally: Striker of Malice) ; Khazalid

Dark Mace - Kol Goruz-Rikkazak (Literally: Black Horned-Hammerer) ; Khazalid

Armour of Bazherak the Cruel - Klad-Bazherak (Literally: Armour of Bazherak) ; Khazalid

The Mask of the Furnace - Tromm-Klad Grungronit (Literally: Beard-armour of the Forge) ; Khazalid

Stone Mantle - Kladak Duraz (Literally: Armourlike Stone) ; Khazalid

Banner of Slavery - Draghazi-Fleg (Literally: Banner of Slavers) ; Khazalid + CDColloquial

Chalice of Blood and Darkness - Gorog-Goruz A Zan-Dum (Literally: Ale-Horn of Red Darkness) ; Khazalid

Daemon Flask of Ashak - Dhaozlithazh-Ashak (Literally: Daemonliquidsource of Ashak) ; Khazalid + DToC



§4: (v1.0) Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - Army Special Rules overview: List of entries

Unyielding - Grim (Literally: Unyielding) ; Khazalid

Bondage of Zharr

Blessing of Hashut

Disposable

Bound Daemon



§5: (v1.0) Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - The Lore of Hashut overview: List of entries

Warpshriek

Fugue of Hashut

Storm of Ash - Khariazyr Orrudaz (Literally: Rage-Air (Storming) volcanic plume) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Flames of Azgorh - Iakzhy-Azgorh (Literally: Fire of Azgorh) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Soul Reavers

Shadow of Hashut

Bullroar

Fury of the Empyrean



§6: (v1.0) Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - Creations of the Cursed Forges overview: List of entries

Favour of Hashut

Ferocious

Fiendish Blast

Immortal Hunger

Ironclad - Zulklad (Literally: Ironclad) ; Khazalid

Unholy Resilience

Daemonic Barrage

Death Rockets - Uzkul Skaud-Wutrazi (Literally: Death Loud-Spears) ; Khazalid

Diabolic Sentience

Eruption Cannon

Infernal Shells

Warpfire

Amphibious

Blazing body

Colossal

Deathgrinder

Fuelled by Fire

Mawter

Obsidian hull

Skyscourge

Thunderous charge

Tunneler

Whirling blades



§7: (v1.0) Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - Hellbound Attributes overview: List of entries

Dark Mace of Death - Kol Goruz-Rikkazak A Uzkul (Literally: Black Horned-Hammerer Of Death) ; Khazalid

Black Hammer of Hashut - Kol Grund-Hashut (Literally: Black Hammer of Hashut) ; Khazalid

Armour of the Furnace - Klad Grungronit (Literally: Armour of the Forge) ; Khazalid

Black Iron Deathmask

Amulet of Azgorh

Banner of Obeisance

Infernal Icon

Embersworn Banner

Chalice of Eternal Darkness

Ziggurat Foundation Stone



§8: (v1.0) Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs - Armylist overview: List of entries

Sorcerer Lord

Overlord

Palanquin

Great Taurus - Drakkak Taurus (Literally: Monstrous Taurus) ; CDColloquial + Khazalid

Lammasu - Lammasu (Literally: Lammasu) ; CDColloquial

Despot

Pyrophant

Daemonsmith - Grungn-Dhaozy (Literally: Smith of Daemonmetal) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Bull Centaur Elder

Battle Standard Bearer - Kazak Flegul (Literally: Battle Standardbearer) ; Khazalid

Chaos Dwarf Warriors

Ironguard

Stormcallers

Stormguard

Hobgoblin Warriors

Hobgoblin Boss

Slave

Brute

Hobgoblin Overseer

Immortal

Baneguard

Acolytes of Hashut

Khazn

Petrified Sorcerer - Zunthrumaz Karugromthi-Zharr (Literally: Statue:ed Living Ancestor of Fire) ; Khazalid

Mortal Engine

Hobgoblin Crew

Chaos Dwarf Crew - Harar Endrinkuli (Literally: Flaming Engineer a.i. Infernal Engineer) ; Khazalid

Slave Ogre - Draghen Grumi (Literally: Enslaved Ogre) ; CDColloquial + Khazalid + Grumbarth

Hellborn Construct

Hobgoblin Wolf Raider - Hargh Varag Vongi (Literally: A Hobgoblin Wolf Raider) ; Khazalid + Harghazhakh

Hobgoblin Khan - Hargh Khani (Literally: Hobgoblin Khan) ; Khazalid + Harghazhakh

Giant Wolf - Dorkaz Varagi (Literally: a Giant Wolf) ; Khazalid

Black Orc - Drazh-Urk (Literally: Black Orc)

Black Orc Boss - Drazh-Urk Rinkul (Literally: Black Orc Leader)

Ogre Mercenary

Ogre Berserker

Bull Centaur - Thryng-Undiul (Literally: Temple-Guard) ; Khazalid

Bull Centaur Guardian

Doom Harness

Altar of Hashut

Khazn Dirgecaller

Acolyte

Wretched Slaves

Doomcannon - Dum-Barag (Literally: Doomcannon) ; Khazalid

Hellforge Guard

Hellsmith

Infernal Engine

Magma Dragon - Haraz-Drakk (Literally: Lava Dragon) ; Khazalid

Slave Giant



§9: (v1.0) Geographical Locations overview: List of entries

Place of Fire and Desolation - Zharr-Naggrund (Literally “Desolation of Fire”) ; Khazalid

The Great City of Desolation and Fire - Mingol Zharr-Naggrund (Literally: Tower (of) Desolation of Fire) ; Khazalid

The Place of the Skull - Uzkulak (Literally “Place of Bones”) ; Khazalid

The Tower of Gorgoth - Mingol Gorgoth (Literally: Tower (of) Beastmarch) ; Khazalid

Daemon’s Stump

Black Fortress - Kol Kazad (Literally: Black Fortress) ; Khazalid

Great Skull Land - Zorn Uzkul (Literally: Plateau of Bones) ; Khazalid

The Black Port - Kol Barak-Varr (Literally: (Literally: Black Sea-Gate) ; Khazalid

Zhugulzar - Zhugulzar (Literally: Zhugulzar or ‘the black port’) ; CDColloquial



§10: (v1.0) Nautical terms (Man-O’-War) overview: List of entries

Hellfire Battlebarge - Dhaoziakzhy Varrbaragaz (Literally: Daemonfire Sea-Warmachine) ; Khazalid + DToC

Great Leveller Battlebarge

Hull-Destroyer

Thunder-roller



§11: (v1.0) Nautical terms, Admiral’s Man O’ War expansion overview: List of entries

Grappler Boarding Ship

Hellbarge

Chaos Dwarf Tugboat

Ziggurat of the Seas



§12: (v1.0) Nautical terms, Dreadfleet overview: List of entries

Black Kraken - Kol Drakkak-Varraz (Literally: Black Monstrosity of the Seas) ; Khazalid



§13: (v1.0) Nautical terms, Useful terms overview: List of entries

Port - Barak-Varr (Literally: Sea-Gate) ; Khazalid

Admiral - Varr’rik (Literally: Sea-Lord) ; Khazalid

Battlebarge - Varrbarag (Literally: Sea-Warmachine) ; Khazalid

“We will turn the Fortress of the Dawn to rubble!” - “Ut an rikkazen Kazad-Kaakzhy!” (Literally: We Will Turn to rubble Fortress Sunrise) ; Khaz. + DToC



§14: (v1.0) Border Town Burning’s The Black Dwarfs (Mordheim): List of entries

Sorcerer - Khaozul (Literally: Magician) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Bull Centaur - Thryng-Undiul (Literally: Temple-Guard) ; Khazalid

Gaoler - Draghul (Literally: Professional Slaver) ; CDColloquial

Chaos Dwarf - Dawi-Zharr (Literally: Dwarfs of Fire) ; Khazalid

Informer - Lidul (Literally: Tounge-worker a.i. professional snitch) ; Khazalid

Man-catcher

Blunderbuss

Mechanical Suit - Endrinklad (Literally: Mechanical-Armour) ; Khazalid

Engine of Chaos - Endrinkaz A Khaoz (Literally: Engine of Chaos) ; Khazalid + DToC

Sacrificial Ritual

Spirit of Hashut

Bellow of Doom

Fumes of Azgorh

Flickering Hide

Lava Flow

Earthquake



§15: (v1.0) Other phrases, overview:

Hashut - Hysh’ut (Literally: Anti-Light a.i. Father of Darkness)

Khaozalid - Khaozalid (Literally: a CDO take on a dialect of the Chaos Dwarf language) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Airship

K’daai - K’daai (Literally: half Daemon, half raging magma fire birthed in boiling blood of Hashut’s sacrifices, contained in an armoured framework) ; CDC.

Taur’ruk - Taur’ruk (Literally: Bullcentaur unit-leader ranking above Ba’hal) ; CDC.

Ba’hal - Ba’hal (Literally: Bullcentaur unit-leader ranking above Render) ; CDC.

Corpse - Ghrask (Literally: Corpse) ; CDColloquial

Slaver - Dragh (Literally: Slaver) ; CDColloquial

Hobgoblin - Hargh (Literally: Hobgoblin) ; Harghazhakh

Khan - Khan (Literally: Khan) ; Harghazhakh

Ogre - Grum (Literally: Ogre) ; Grumbarth

Sorcerer - Khaozul (Literally: Sorcerer) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

Sorcerer’s Curse - Zunthrumar-Khaozuli (Literally: Statuefication of Sorcerers) ; Khazalid

Hate - Damm (Literally: ‘Unsolid’ Grudge) ; Khazalid

Bull - Gorlokul (Literally: Beast-Most-Praiseworthy) ; Khazalid

Engine, Mechanical - Endrink (Literally: Engine, Mechanical) ; Khazalid

Chaos Dwarf Lady, Female Chaos Dwarf - Rinn-Zharr (Literally: A lady Dwarf of Fire) ; Khazalid



§16: Introduction

As of 04-14-2014: This is now a CDO project.

“It is a guttural language, and Khazalid vowel sounds in particular are uncompromisingly precise and very heavily accented. Consonants are often spat aggressively or gargled at the back of the throat.”

"Greetings fellow Dawi-Zharr"

I know I’ve had some fun and flavor greeting fellow users here like this.

Approaching the subject, we should be aware of the Lore on various dialects of Khazalid and that things can be described in many different ways. However I hope we could contribute an article presenting some examples of how we say things here around the trendier district of Mingol Zharr-Naggrund. Direct translation are impossible because of the differences in the amount of words between the ancient dwarf tongue and the low speech of the race of the Umgi that they themselves call “In-Glesh”. This task is a great one however it truly is amazing to see a word or a phrase develop and something I think is much better suited as a community project than a scholarly one.

Submissions can be good or bad however nothing is really wrong if it’s descriptive and everyone is welcome to participate with submissions, new or additional entries, grammatical corrections for words or interesting phrases, curses or battlecries etc. :slight_smile:



§17: The origin of the Chaos Dwarf language and comments by Rick Priestley

"The original source for the Dwarf language was the Dwarf Army book for WH 4th edition as I’m sure you know - which Nigel Stillman and I wrote way back when - the Dwarfish language and grammar was based on an article I wrote in the 1980’s for Warhammer Roleplay that never saw the light of day. The Chaos Dwarf language is a dialect of your standard Dwarf Khazalid - so in terms of grammar and word construction it is the same. The trouble is - many subsequent writers at GW have either ignored or weren’t aware of the work done previously - as so often happens. The words I introduced for Tamurkhan were all based on the original Khazalid - I guess when the book was rewri

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example makes no sense to me in terms of its word form (as a Dwarf word). Good luck with the project - may your beards grow ever longer!"



§18: General guidelines:

We work with versions to keep track of what has been done where.

v1.0 equals a translated dictionary entry.

v1.5 is a simplified and contracted entry with corrected Khazalid and dwarfified DToC.

v2.0 means the entry has revised grammar and has been double-checked by Hashut’s Blessing.

Like the famous example of “Chaos Dwarfs” translating into “Dawi-Zharr” that literally makes “Dwarfs of Fire”, we will have to resort to wit, cunning and clever wordplay for most translations.

The lore of various Khazalid dialects mean that there is no problem with multiple variations of the same word or phrase. Dialects and languages change with time and trend.

My initial comment is: don’t try to get exact translations or entire translations a it makes things cumbersome.

E.g. Daemonsmith Sorcerer - Grungn-A-Dhaos’y Khaosul (Literally: Smith-Of-Daemonmetal Sorcerer) ; Khazalid + Dark Tongue of Chaos

When we could have, for example, Grungn-a-dhaos’y (literal: Smith of Daemonmetal, translation: Daemonmetalsmith, equivalent: Daemonsmith Sorcerer/Daemonsmith).

Just as an example of removing redundancies: we may find a contracted name for it still.

Hashut’s Blessing
"Possible linguistic influences on the language (or those languages the Chaos Dwarfs may have influenced themselves) are the Dark Tongue (Chaos tribesmen and Warriors of Chaos), Goblin Tongue (Greenskins), particularly Harghazhakh, the Hobgoblin dialect; Grumbarth (Ogre Kingdoms), and Daemonic (the arcane language of demons and Chaos sorcerers)"

Khazalid is only the base language of the Chaos Dwarf tongue, I suggest however primarily use of loan-words from languages that are relevant to what they are describing, like for instance:

-Daemonic units or Daemon related terms, like: K’daai, Sorcerers, Daemonsmiths, Lore of Hashut, Magic Items, Possessed Warmachines, etc = Khazalid grammar and base + Daemon Tongue

-Hobgoblin units or hobgoblin related terms, like Hobgoblin Khan, Murder boss etc. = Khazalid grammar and base + Harghazhakh / Hobgoblin dialect

-Ogre units or ogre related terms, like slave-ogre etc. = Khazalid grammar and base + Grumbarth (The Tongue of the Ogre Kingdoms)
Regarding the use of apostrophes and hyphens, it may be a case by case basis, but hyphens are preferable to apostrophes because of the Khazalid roots. A lot of the formation of the language may be down to what “feels” right, but we can certainly base a rough system on it.

Hashut’s Blessing
Submissions can be left in replies here in this thread and I will update the lists accordingly :slight_smile: Try to keep to the format of the example below for easier overview and editing, also please include both stem and grammar for the sake of discussion.

Example:

Chaos Siege Giant

Baragak Gront-Zharr (Literally: Siege machine-ing Giant of Fire: Giant of Fire that does sieges)

Stem:

Barag - Cannon, siege-machine, war machine (Khazalid)

Gronti - Giants (as in creatures) (Khazalid)

Zharr - Fire (Khazalid)

Khazalid Grammar:

Generalizing: + i, makes Singular of Gronti: Gront

The concept of: + ak, makes the concept of a siege-machine: Baragak



§19: Resources:

Chaos Dwarf Colloquial words[/u]

While the Chaos Dwarf language is a corrupt form of Khazalid, there are mentions of specific Chaos Dwarf words that does not stem from Khazalid. These official colloquial words obviously over-rule any other variations.

Khazalid (Ancient dwarfish language)[/u]

The article containing the Khazalid wordlist and grammar as found on the CDO wiki. Original source is the 4th edition Dwarf Army book

Dark Tongue of Chaos / Daemon Tongue[/u]

We use a dwarfified version of the Dark Tongue of Chaos to dampen the more oily and slithering words. Original source is the 6th edition Hordes of Chaos armybook, located among the last pages.

Harghazhakh and Grumbarth[/u]

The obscure languages of the Hobgoblins and the Ogres.



§20:

Nigel Stillman and Rick Priestley - Dwarf Army book, 4th edition

Gav Thorpe, Rick Priestley, Anthony Reynolds & Alessio Cavatore - Hordes of Chaos, 6th edition

Rick Priestley - White Dwarf presents: Chaos Dwarfs

Rick Priestley - email correspondence

Andy Jones - Plaguefleet (Chaos Warships in the Man O’ War Game)

Thomas Heasman-Hunt - Warhammer: Chaos Dwarfs

Border Town Burning - The Black Dwarfs, original release in Word of Hashut #1

Admiral - A Tale of Three Ships, original release in Word of Hashut #12

Forgeworld - Tamurkhan, The Throne of Chaos

Forgeworld - email correspondence

Ogre Kingdoms, 7th edition

Dreadfleet

Ancient History suggested this a future article called: “Chaos Dwarf Languages (Khazalid, Harghazhakh, Grumbarth, Daemonic, etc.)” in the Earthshaking Canon thread.

Grimstonefire - Liber Chaotica: Hashut