Black Speech is the language of Mordor, invented by Sauron - therefore an artificial language inside the very world invented by Tolkien. The Dark Lord wished to make it the language of all his servants but he failed, since the Orcs never achieved more than introducing many of its words in their numerous jargons.
Ash nazg durbatulûk - extract of the Ring Poem. The Lord of the Rings, book II, chapter 2.
Uglúk u bagronk - orc curse, in a "debased" variety of Black Speech. The Lord of the Rings, book III, chapter 3.
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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