Exclamations in Adûnaic
Narīka 'nBāri 'nAdūn yanākhim!
Don't touch me!
The Eagles of the Lords of the West are at hand!
The mountains lean over!
Nothing is known about Adûnaic stress, its nature and position. In the records we chose this system: each word bears an intensity stress on the last heavy syllable, i.e. containing a long vowel or a vowel followed by more than one consonant; when there is no heavy syllable the word is stressed on the first syllable. This stress system is loosely inspired by Classical Arabic; but it must be remembered that it is ultimately arbitrary and not supposed to reflect Tolkien's conceptions.
Quotations of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Édouard Kloczko, Christopher Gilson, Patrick Wynne, Rhona Beare, Thomas Alan Shippey, Charles Kennedy, Elaine Treharne, André Crépin, Régis Boyer, François-Xavier Dillmann, Gabriel Rebourcet, Keith Bosley, Pierre-Yves Lambert, Gwyn Jones, Thomas Jones are under the copyright of their publishers.
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