A community for the dragon language of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Numbers & Counting

October 4, 2015

A new lesson is available in the Learn section, Numbers & Counting. This lesson covers how to express numbers, distance, and size in canon, and a new numerical system developed by the community. Special thanks to Liis for heading the discussion on numbers and making this lesson possible. Happy learning!

Dovahzul Flag Contest Winner

September 22, 2015

Congratulations to skreborn, who created the winning flag design (below)! Almost 140 of you participated in the voting, and skreborn's design swept the polls with 74% of the vote. Lot kogaan to all the finalists and everyone else who participated in the contest.


In the near future, the polling system used for this contest will also be available to everyone who wants to embed a poll on the forums. Stay tuned for more updates and contests.

Dovahzul Flag Contest Results

September 6, 2015

The Dovahzul Flag Contest is now over and the time has come to vote! Below are the top 4 qualifying entries of the flag contest, presented anonymously and in no particular order. Select the design you'd like to win and vote by Friday, September 18th. You must be signed in to vote, and only members who have joined before September 6th are elligible. If the results are close, there may be another round of voting until a clear winner is chosen. If the community chooses "None of the above," then it'll be back to the drawing board. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Flag Design #1


Flag Design #2


Flag Design #3


Flag Design #4




Dovahzul Flag Contest

August 1, 2015

Back in December, community member hiith sparked a discussion that has since enveloped much of the site. The premise was this - design a flag or symbol to represent Dovahzul and its community. After much discussion, we are opening this little project to the community large.

Help us design a community flag, and your design might be used here on the site or in future learning material. Once the entries are in, a select group will be put to a community vote. The number of eligible entries will depend on the total we receive. One or several rounds of voting will determine the winning design.

You don’t have to be a member of to submit, but members who submit a design that makes it the vote will receive 60 gold. You will need a membership to vote for a flag.

Contest Entry Guidelines

For each design, please submit the following as either a JPG or PNG. Vector images are not required but would be helpful:

  • 1000x600 rectangular variant
  • 600x600 square variant

An ideal design will be able to accomodate the shapes above. You don't need to use the entire area for your design - the sizes listed are mostly to help standardize the entries.

Consider the following when thinking about your flag design:

  • Use simple colors. A flag should be easy to recognize and reproduce. Avoid glows, gradients, or raster elements (such as a screenshot of a dragon) that would be impossible to produce by hand.
  • Design for large and small sizes. A flag should be distinctive even from far away. A successful design will be vector-friendly and won't lose detail at small sizes.
  • Accomodate for grayscale. Your design may be featured in learning material or printouts without color capability. A successful design will still be recognizable in grayscale, even better if there is a black-and-white variant of it.

Below is a list of design elements to avoid, and which may disqualify an entry:

  • No glows, gradients, bevels, or drop shadows
  • No complex images
  • No text (a variant may feature text, but the design shouldn't rely upon it)

Send your entry in an email to [email protected] with the subject line: Dovahzul Flag Contest.  Please provide the two flag images described above and the username, name, blog, or URL you would like to have listed as the credit.

This contest will be open for entries until Friday, August 28th. If you have any questions or feedback on the format of this contest, don't hesitate to post in the comments. Pruzah wahl!

Alok, Liis!

July 26, 2015

Please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the moderating team, Liis! Liis has been a member of for just over a year, and in that time has become an outstanding presence in the community and an eager student and authority of the language. For those of you who know him, this probably comes as no surprise. Whether he's telling stories on the Community Wall or spearheading the effort in the Word Revision Thread, Liis is a constant contributor to the community and the site.

Liis will now be lending a hand with word submissions, forum moderating, and general help. Don't hesitate to ask him any questions about the language! We're excited to have Liis on board and look forward to where his work might take us.