With the latest update, the dragon language dictionary is open once again for international language translation. Our grand hope is for Skyrim fans all around the world to be able to speak to each other through the dragon language, and that will be more possible than it’s been in the past with two-way international dictionaries, Search, and in the near future, Translator support.
We will be starting with French and German language dictionaries, and hopefully many more. The new International Translation Discussion forum will be the place for people to collaborate and expand these dictionaries. If you speak French, German, or another language and are looking to help out, swing by the signup thread. If you’re already a Translator from the previous dictionary, let us know which language(s) you speak so we can assign them to you. Be sure to check out the subforum for your language as well, where you can work more closely with your fellow Translators.
As always, if you have any feedback or encounter any new issues because of the update, feel free to comment here or on the Site Discussion forum.
After the past few months of TES-only discussion, the Community Wall is now open-topic again. Stop on by and say hello! Alongside this change, we've added a couple new features:
- Chat icons now appear in the "Members Online' section so you can see who's currently chatting. While you're chatting, the "Members Online" section will automatically update so you won't have to refresh the page to see who's online.
- Thuum.org-related emotes can now be used in the chat.
- A "Daily Topic" message now appears above the Community Wall, which will update with a new Dovahzul, Elder Scrolls, language, or video game-related prompt each day. Use this as a starting point if you're looking for something to chat about. Feel free to suggest topics you'd like to see here!
Part listening exercise and part audio drama, The Jarl’s Word is a new series that will transport you to First Era Skyrim, where Snow Elves still stalk the woods and the dragon language is the language of the law. You are the newly appointed scribe of the High King, and must record his commands for all of Skyrim to hear.
Grab some pen and paper and listen at your own pace. Share an image of your transcription in the comments below, and the Jarl will award you 30 gold, or 45 gold for transcriptions written in runes. For additional practice, you can also try translating his commands.
The Jarl’s Word is something new we’re trying out, and as always we would appreciate your feedback! If you enjoy it, we hope to produce more episodes in the future. If you like listening exercises but would prefer them in a different format, we’ll consider that as well. For now, thanks for listening and best of luck!
The Word Wall Contest has concluded, and here are the winning entries! Congratulations go to the following winners:
Many thanks to everyone who entered! Happy reading, and keep an eye out for future contests and events.
If you've been trying to access the site this evening, we apologize for the downtime and thank you for your patience.
We received an email from our web host notifying us that our websites had been compromised and that unsafe files had been loaded onto the server. Our web host quarantined those files, but in addition quarantined the entire web directory, which was why the site was offline for a time. We do not know how the compromise occurred, but believe it may have been through a Wordpress vulnerability on another site hosted on the same server. Thuum.org has been restored now, and we've taken all the steps on our end to address the situation.
Existing site files were not compromised, and neither was the database. At this time we have no reason to believe that any database information was accessed, such as personal or login information. All the same, we encourage you to keep a strong password and change it on a regular basis.
We will keep you updated if we find out more about the situation as we keep chaos and destruction at bay. Thanks again for your patience. Su'um ahrk morah.