Word Wall ContestDecember 12, 2013
In Skyrim, the ancient Nords raised stones called Word Walls in memory of heroes, feats, and battles of old. Word Walls contained inscriptions in the Dragon Language to immortalize these tales. This contest will challenge you to write a Word Wall of your own.
Winning entries will be featured in a collection here in the Library. You don’t need to be a member to enter, but if you are there’s also a 120 gold prize for the top 3 entries!
Here are a few examples of Word Walls found throughout Skyrim to help get the gears turning:
HET M4 F1SNU RON1N
Het mah faasnu ronaan
Here lies the fearless archer
QETHSEGOL V4RUKIV danik
Qethsegol vahrukiv danik
This stone commemorates the doomed
Contest Entry Guidelines
Entries should be roughly between 10-30 words in length, or approximately 2-5 lines. As shown in the examples above, Word Walls tend to be very brief and like to rely on context clues for full meaning. Entries can cover any subject matter, but try to refrain from any explicit material.
You can send your entry in a private message to paarthurnax or send it in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Word Wall Contest – your name. In this message/email, please provide:
The contest will be open for entries until Friday, December 20th. Pruzah pel!
The LibraryDecember 10, 2013
The old downloads page is out, and in its place is a little something called the Library. The Library is an archive of all Dragon Language-related resources, stories, poems, articles, and downloads. It has all of the same links as the old downloads page and a host of new ones.You can check out featured or new items, browse alphabetically, or search for a specific title, author, or genre. The Library will be continually updated with new content, some of which I hope will be supplied by people like you!
If you know of a fanfiction, poem, article, or resource that you think would make a great addition to the Library, go ahead and write me a private message or an email to email@example.com! Content should use the Dragon Language or relate to it in some way.
A shout out is in order for community member Toxikyle, who came up with this idea! Lok Thu'um, and enjoy!
December 7, 2013
The Jarl's Bounty is a list of English words we don't have Dovahzul translations for yet. Submit a word and make it on the list! This time, gold is thrown into the mix. Each new word will reward you with 15 gold! As a new rule, each person is allowed up to 3 words per list. That way everyone get a chance to participate. Good luck! The words are:
Great job on completing the list, everyone!
The ReturnDecember 4, 2013
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Thank you everyone for your patience over the last couple of weeks! Word submission is back up along with just about everything else, and we are ready to get right back into it! Have some compensatory gold for the wait.
In the meantime, I have made some behind-the-scenes updates to the Search page. It should now be more blazing fast than ever. Some exciting ideas have been floating around during the interim, so look forward to cool new features in the future!
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, Part 2November 21, 2013
A quick update, previously down pages that are now back online include:
Dear Thuum.org community,
Recently the site was hacked. I've restored almost everything, and thankfully the dictionary is all in order. However, to ensure this doesn't happen again, the site needs to be reworked. This is going to take some time.
As this change occurs, many of the pages are going to be unavailable. I am hoping to get them back up piece by piece, and I will post here when that happens. The dictionary, lessons, and downloads are all still available.
I would hate to let this ruin our forward momentum. Stop on by at r/dovahul and share questions, thoughts, ideas, or things you've been working on. Let's keep the tinvaak going. I will also still be posting regularly at diaryofadragonborn.tumblr.com, so you can follow Dragon Language related updates there too. If you have any questions always feel free to either message me on my Tumblr or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, this sucks, and we'll get through it.