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Kordron   Advanced
Kordron is one of the many dialects of Orcish spoken in the Shadow Mountains. Unlike most of Orcish, Kordron has been documented in some detail, due to the findings of Magnold the Cleric. While plundering an abandoned orc warren, Magnold discovered two scrolls, which comprised a military roster of the warren over many centuries. Supplementing this with comparative research into the dialects of nearby, still existing settlements (dangerous work for a cleric, especially for one whose specialties involve languages!), Magnold prepared the following documentation of Kordron.

This analysis is unique among the modern studies of Orcish, for Magnold has been able to clearly identify the etymological derivations of Kordron from Menfdron (Old Orcish). Unfortunately, the vocabulary is limited to 70 words (all that were used to form common name compounds). It is disappointing that no further texts are extant. It is even more disappointing that this documentation will never be updated; after embarking on further field study, in an effort to achieve tenure at the seventh level, Magnold the Cleric himself is no longer extant.

Compounds
Orc names are always composed of two words, with the adjective preceding the noun. Common patterns are:
Bodypart+Doer (e.g., Skullcrusher)
Bodypart+Tool (e.g., Tooth-axe)
Creature+Bodypart (e.g., Halflingfoot)
Creature+Doer (e.g., Dwarfmonger, Goblincleaver)
Creature+Tool (e.g., Foehammer)
Tool+Doer (e.g., Knifecrusher)


Lexicon
The names of orcs are compounds, with the words used drawn from four main semantic areas:
creatures (e.g., elf, dwarf, ghoul),
body parts (e.g., skull, nose, tooth),
tools (e.g., axe, hammer, dirk) and
"doers" (e.g., hater, impaler, mangler).


Kordron (Late Orcish)

Kordron (Late Orcish) words evolved from Menfdron (Old Orcish) words according to the following regular sound changes:

'assimilation
nb > m

'voicing of s, f, t
s > z
sl > sl
sr > sr
ns > ns
f > v
nf > nf
t > th
nt > nt

'note: 'th' is meant to be pronounced /dh/

'vowel shift
e > i
er > er
el > el
en > en
i > o


Menfdron (Old Orcish)

Menfdron (Old Orcish) words all follow one of these common patterns:
CVR
CVN
CVNK
CVNV
CRVN

...where the capital letters represent the following...

C - Consonant - b | d | g | k | m | s | f | t
R - R or L - r | r | l
N - N, R or L - n | n | r | r | l
V - Vowel - a | e | e | e | i | i | i | o | u | u | u | u
K - Final Consonant - b | d | g | k | s | f | t


Roots
Definition
Kordron
Menfdron
arm
gal
gal
axe
glol
glil
beast
karo
kari
beater
guno
guno
biter
dlel
dlel
blood
muri
mure
chewer
brun
brun
cleaver
kon
kin
crawler
dalb
dalb
crusher
thelu
telu
cutter
kulg
kulg
death
gor
gir
demon
bero
beri
dirk
bon
bin
dog
thor
tir
dragger
gulv
gulf
dragon
bar
bar
drinker
dul
dul
dwarf
zim
senb
ear
vler
fler
earth
vond
find
eater
mor
mir
elf
mard
mard
eye
thlur
tlur
face
threr
trer
finger
gur
gur
foe
gor
gir
foot
gun
gun
ghoul
kur
kur
goblin
vul
ful
hair
zolo
silo
halfling
dork
dirk
hammer
glun
glun
hand
bel
bel
hater
mono
moni
head
vero
feri
hobgoblin
menf
menf
horse
kur
kur
impaler
thurk
turk
kicker
bena
bena
killer
kor
kir
knife
boni
bine
lover
monu
monu
man
mori
mire
mangler
dul
dul
monger
zun
sun
moon
keru
keru
mucus
srol
srol
nail
thar
tar
nose
vank
fank
orc
kor
kir
poker
garz
gars
punisher
molo
moli
rat
zuri
sure
ripper
belu
belu
sheep
del
del
shooter
gur
gur
skull
velu
felu
slicer
slol
slol
smasher
mon
mon
speaker
dron
drin
stomper
zur
sur
sword
kulk
kulk
throttler
dolv
dilf
thrower
kor
kir
toe
slur
slur
tooth
kur
kur
torturer
zork
sirk
walker
gel
gel
wraith
mel
mel


Common Names
Name
Etymology
Barguno
bar, 'dragon' + guno, 'beater'
Barslur
bar, 'dragon' + slur, 'toe'
Barthlur
bar, 'dragon' + thlur, 'eye'
Barthrer
bar, 'dragon' + threr, 'face'
Beldlel
bel, 'hand' + dlel, 'blade'
Beldul
bel, 'hand' + dul, 'drinker'
Belglun
bel, 'hand' + glun, 'hammer'
Berokulk
bero, 'demon' + kulk, 'sword'
Berozur
bero, 'demon' + zur, 'stomper'
Boniguno
boni, 'knife' + guno, 'beater'
Bonimono
boni, 'knife' + mono, 'hater'
Bonimonu
boni, 'knife' + monu, 'lover'
Bonizun
boni, 'knife' + zun, 'monger'
Dlelgulv
dlel, 'blade' + gulv, 'dragger'
Dlelthelu
dlel, 'blade' + thelu, 'crusher'
Dorkdlel
dork, 'halfling' + dlel, 'blade'
Dorkkulk
dork, 'halfling' + kulk, 'sword'
Dorkslur
dork, 'halfling' + slur, 'toe'
Dorkthrer
dork, 'halfling' + threr, 'face'
Galglol
gal, 'arm' + glol, 'axe'
Geldlel
gel, 'worm' + dlel, 'blade'
Gelglol
gel, 'worm' + glol, 'axe'
Gelmon
gel, 'worm' + mon, 'smasher'
Gelsrol
gel, 'worm' + srol, 'mucus'
Gelzork
gel, 'worm' + zork, 'torturer'
Gelzur
gel, 'worm' + zur, 'stomper'
Gloldul
glol, 'axe' + dul, 'drinker'
Glolgel
glol, 'axe' + gel, 'walker'
Glunguno
glun, 'hammer' + guno, 'beater'
Glungur
glun, 'hammer' + gur, 'shooter'
Glunmor
glun, 'hammer' + mor, 'eater'
Gorglun
gor, 'foe' + glun, 'hammer'
Gorvler
gor, 'death' + vler, 'ear'
Gorvler
gor, 'foe' + vler, 'ear'
Gunglol
gun, 'foot' + glol, 'axe'
Gunglun
gun, 'foot' + glun, 'hammer'
Gurglun
gur, 'finger' + glun, 'hammer'
Gurkor
gur, 'finger' + kor, 'thrower'
Karodlel
karo, 'beast' + dlel, 'blade'
Karokor
karo, 'beast' + kor, 'thrower'
Kormuri
kor, 'orc' + muri, 'blood'
Korsrol
kor, 'orc' + srol, 'mucus'
Kulkdalb
kulk, 'sword' + dalb, 'crawler'
Kulkkulg
kulk, 'sword' + kulg, 'cutter'
Kulkthurk
kulk, 'sword' + thurk, 'impaler'
Kurboni
kur, 'ghoul' + boni, 'knife'
Kurboni
kur, 'horse' + boni, 'knife'
Kurdlel
kur, 'tooth' + dlel, 'biter'
Kurgun
kur, 'ghoul' + gun, 'foot'
Kurkulk
kur, 'horse' + kulk, 'sword'
Kurkulk
kur, 'tooth' + kulk, 'sword'
Kurkur
kur, 'ghoul' + kur, 'tooth'
Kurzork
kur, 'horse' + zork, 'torturer'
Marddalb
mard, 'elf' + dalb, 'crawler'
Mardglol
mard, 'elf' + glol, 'axe'
Melboni
mel, 'wraith' + boni, 'knife'
Melgur
mel, 'wraith' + gur, 'shooter'
Melkor
mel, 'wraith' + kor, 'thrower'
Melkulk
mel, 'wraith' + kulk, 'sword'
Melmonu
mel, 'wraith' + monu, 'lover'
Melslur
mel, 'wraith' + slur, 'toe'
Menfgun
menf, 'hobgoblin' + gun, 'foot'
Menfguno
menf, 'hobgoblin' + guno, 'beater'
Menfthurk
menf, 'hobgoblin' + thurk, 'impaler'
Menfzun
menf, 'hobgoblin' + zun, 'monger'
Morisrol
mori, 'man' + srol, 'mucus'
Muridlel
muri, 'blood' + dlel, 'blade'
Murikulk
muri, 'blood' + kulk, 'sword'
Slurboni
slur, 'toe' + boni, 'knife'
Slurkor
slur, 'toe' + kor, 'killer'
Sroldlel
srol, 'mucus' + dlel, 'blade'
Thardlel
thar, 'nail' + dlel, 'blade'
Tharglol
thar, 'nail' + glol, 'axe'
Thlurglol
thlur, 'eye' + glol, 'axe'
Thlurslol
thlur, 'eye' + slol, 'slicer'
Thorbel
thor, 'dog' + bel, 'hand'
Thorkur
thor, 'dog' + kur, 'tooth'
Threrdlel
threr, 'face' + dlel, 'blade'
Veludalb
velu, 'skull' + dalb, 'crawler'
Veluglol
velu, 'skull' + glol, 'axe'
Velugulv
velu, 'skull' + gulv, 'dragger'
Veluthurk
velu, 'skull' + thurk, 'impaler'
Verodalb
vero, 'head' + dalb, 'crawler'
Vlerdlel
vler, 'ear' + dlel, 'blade'
Vlerguno
vler, 'ear' + guno, 'beater'
Vlerthurk
vler, 'ear' + thurk, 'impaler'
Vulglun
vul, 'goblin' + glun, 'hammer'
Vulgur
vul, 'goblin' + gur, 'shooter'
Vulkor
vul, 'goblin' + kor, 'thrower'
Vulkulk
vul, 'goblin' + kulk, 'sword'
Zimdul
zim, 'dwarf' + dul, 'mangler'
Zimkulg
zim, 'dwarf' + kulg, 'cutter'
Zimslur
zim, 'dwarf' + slur, 'toe'
Zuridalb
zuri, 'rat' + dalb, 'crawler'
Zuridlel
zuri, 'rat' + dlel, 'biter'
Zuriglol
zuri, 'rat' + glol, 'axe'
Zurigun
zuri, 'rat' + gun, 'foot'


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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