Gimli's comment

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  1. Witchking

    Witchking Undead Ringer

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    I watched the Extended Fellowship the other night, and I was wondering if anyone had a translation of the rude comment that Gimli said to Haldir in Lothlorien?
     
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    elvenarcherinarms Fellow Archr of Mirkwood

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    Here.. I'll throw you a link ..catch. This site has all the translations for the various languages employed in the FOTR, including Khuzdûl..
    Gimli's uncouth answer to Haldir is *Ishkhaqwi ai durugnul.* Which translated.. reads, "I spit upon your grave." ;)
     
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    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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    "I spit upon your grave"? Odd time to say that. He's not dead!
     
  4. Witchking

    Witchking Undead Ringer

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    The cheeky little farker!
     
  5. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

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    I know that some people with WAY too much time on their hands spent a lot of it on translating that. But I think it's probably just some rude comment with an implied meaning, like most of Chewbacca's dialogue.
     
  6. Lùthien Tínuviel

    Lùthien Tínuviel New Member

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    Ive been condering about that for AGES!!
    Strange... Ive been using it as an insult myself fo MONTHS without actually knowing what it means:D
     
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    Aranel New Member

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    I'm glad someone asked that, I've always wondered about that, but I was too lazy to ask :)
     
  8. Elvenblademaster

    Elvenblademaster New Member

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    Ya whatever gimli would'nt say that he just didn't want to be blind folded.
     
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    Urambo Tauro Art House Member

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    I have also heard the opinion that it is merely some sounds imitating the dwarvish language. -Which would be odd considering they actually studied and used elvish. Tolkien didn't give nearly as much dwarf translations as elf.
    But what I have also wondered is: He tells Haldir and/or Aragorn to "speak words we can all understand" meaning he doesn't understand elvish. But at Helm's Deep Aragorn shouts "Ladders!" in elvish and Gimli responds "Good!" Maybe Legolas was tutoring him.
    Oh, yeah. Gimli also mumbles some (dwarvish?) at Balin's tomb as Gandalf picks up the book.
     
  10. Curufeanor

    Curufeanor Master Noldori Elvensmith

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    Yes he did Urumbo ! It was Khuzdûl, or dwarvish.
     
  11. Ymina

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    I forgot about that too Urambo!. Also not to get on anyones bad side but couldn't the phrase that he said to Aragorn and Haldir been taken out of context? I mean the only human out of the group who didn't speak elvish was Boromir and if I recall correctly that the hobbits didn't know elvish either, (Or at least not very well.) so maybe he was saying that because the rest of the fellowship couldn't understand. IMHO btw.
     
  12. Curufeanor

    Curufeanor Master Noldori Elvensmith

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    well if i recollect the only ones who didnt know elvish in the fellowship were Boromir, Pip, Merry, and Gimli, cuz Frodo knew the language semi-fluently, Sam also knew a little, Legolas was an elf, and Aragorn was raised in Rivendell.
     
  13. dwarf tosser

    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

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    O comon guys you all know that they made gimli all comic releaf in the movies.

    -dt
     
  14. Ymina

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    *snicker* :p
     
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    Aenónar Elf of Arda Tauréndor

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    38. Gimli in Mazarbul. [The Fellowship of the Ring]

    Silent lament or prayer of Gimli in the Chamber of Mazarbul. Without meaning. It is to imitate the language of the Dwarves.



    gimli: Kilmin malur ni zaram kalil ra narag. Kheled-zâram ... Balin tazlifi.

    gimli: '...' [?]



    aww :( I wanted to know that :(