The Cellar Read by Tolkien Glǽmscribe Mathoms News
Quenya Sindarin Telerin Qenya Gnomish & Noldorin
Adûnaic Westron Khuzdul Black Speech Valarin
Old English – Tolkien Old English Middle English
Gothic Old Norse Finnish Welsh Latin
Names in Black Speech
English
Black Speech
Tengwar

Orcs

Azog
a Goblin chieftain of the Misty Mountains, father of Bolg (The Hobbit, chapter 1 & The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A)

Bolg
a Goblin chieftain of the Misty Mountains, son of Azog (The Hobbit, chapter 1 & The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A)

Gazmog
provisional name of an Orc of Cirith Ungol in Tolkien’s drafts, ultimately becoming Shagrat (The War of the Ring pp. 212, 225)

Ghash
provisional name of an Orc of Cirith Ungol in Tolkien’s drafts, ultimately becoming Muzgash (Sauron Defeated p. 26)

Gorbag
an Orc of Minas Morgul (The Lord of the Rings, book IV, chapter 10 & book VI, chapter 1)

Grishnákh
an Orc captain of Mordor (The Lord of the Rings, book III, chapter 3)

Lagduf
an Orc of Cirith Ungol (The Lord of the Rings, book VI, chapter 1)

Lugdush
provisional name of an Orc of Cirith Ungol in Tolkien’s drafts, ultimately becoming Lagduf (The War of the Ring pp. 212, 225)

Lughorn
an Orc of Isengard (The Lord of the Rings, book III, chapter 3)

Mauhúr
an Orc captain of Isengard (The Lord of the Rings, book III, chapter 3)

Muzgash
an Orc of Cirith Ungol (The Lord of the Rings, book VI, chapter 1)

Naglur-Danlo
provisional name of an Orc of Cirith Ungol in Tolkien’s drafts, ultimately rejected (The War of the Ring pp. 212, 225)

Nûzu
provisional name of an Orc of Cirith Ungol in Tolkien’s drafts, ultimately rejected (The War of the Ring pp. 212, 225)

Radbug
an Orc of Cirith Ungol (The Lord of the Rings, book VI, chapter 1)

Shagram
provisional name of an Orc of Cirith Ungol in Tolkien’s drafts, ultimately rejected (The War of the Ring pp. 218)

Shagrat
an Orc captain of Cirith Ungol (The Lord of the Rings, book IV, chapter 10 & book VI, chapter 1)

Snaga
a small kind of Orcs, also given as a proper name (The Lord of the Rings, book VI, chapter 1 & Appendix F)

Ufthak
an Orc of Cirith Ungol, captured by Shelob (The Lord of the Rings, book IV, chapter 10)

Uglúk
an Orc captain of Isengard (The Lord of the Rings, book III, chapter 3)

Uruk-hai
the large fighting Orcs (The Lord of the Rings, book III, chapter 3 & Appendix F)

Yagûl
provisional name of an Orc of Minas Morgul in Tolkien’s drafts, ultimately becoming Gorbag (The War of the Ring pp. 216-217, 225)

Zaglûn
provisional name of an Orc of Minas Morgul in Tolkien’s drafts, ultimately becoming Gorbag (The War of the Ring pp. 212, 225)
Other characters

Golug
Ñoldo Elf (Unfinished Tales, first part, chapter 2)

Khamûl
the commander in second of the Ringwraiths (Unfinished Tales, third part, chapter 4)

Nazgûl
Ringwraith (The Lord of the Rings passim)

Oghor-hai
Woses or Drúedain (Unfinished Tales, fourth part, chapter 1)

Olog-hai
a kind of Trolls withstanding the Sun created by Sauron at the end of the Third Age (The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F)

Sharkû
“Old man”, a nickname of Saruman, altered by the Hobbits into Sharkey (The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F)

Tark
man of Gondor (The Lord of the Rings, book VI, chapter 1 & Appendix F)
Places

Dushgoi
the citadel of Minas Morgul (The War of the Ring pp. 216, 226)

Lugbúrz
the Dark Tower, Barad-dûr (The Lord of the Rings, book III, chapter 3)

Commentary
We have picked up those names in Black Speech from The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales and the collection The History of Middle-earth.

The text is transcribed in tengwar or “letters of Fëanor” according to the general use of the Third Age created by Tolkien, in its adaptation to the Black Speech illustrated by the One Ring inscription. We made use of Johan Winge’s typeface Tengwar Annatar.  Open this mode in Glaemscribe

References
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: HarperCollins, 1999. 310 p. ISBN 0-261-10221-4.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. The Lord of the Rings. London: HarperCollins, 1999. 3 vol. ISBN 0-261-10235-1.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 1998. 611 p. ISBN 0-261-10362-8.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. The War of the Ring: The History of The Lord of the Rings, part three. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 2002. 476 p. (The History of Middle-earth; VIII). ISBN 0-261-10223-0.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. Sauron Defeated – The End of the Third Age: The History of The Lord of the Rings, part four & The Notion Club Papers & The Drowning of Anadûnê. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 2002. 482 p. (The History of Middle-earth; IX). ISBN 0-261-10305-9.

The works of John Ronald Reuel and Christopher Tolkien are under the copyright of their authors and/or rights holders, including their publishers and the Tolkien Estate.
Quotations from other authors, editors and translators mentioned in the bibliography are under the copyright of their publishers, except for those whose copyright term has ended.
Last update of the site: July 30th 2019. Contact us: