Uglúk u bagronk
Uglúk u bagronk sha pushdug Saruman glob búbhosh skai.
A curse used by an Orc in The Lord of the Rings, book III, chapter 3. Clearly Tolkien was first looking for a distasteful sound effect, and only later tried to find a sense in it. Two interpretations of his have been published, one in The Peoples of Middle-earth p. 83, the other in Vinyar Tengwar n° 26 p. 16.
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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