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

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

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March 13, 2020

Creating New Words

Drem yol lok my fellow Dovah and Dovahkin,

Forgive me if this question has been answered before for I am relatively new, but how does the community feel about creating words based on the loose principals of the so far discovered dovahzul. 

For instance there doesn't seem to be any sort of word for "Middle" or "Center". I reconed that I could use a loose version of "Balance" in order to convey the meaning of "Middle" however I found that was missing from our records as well. What I'm trying to say is that I feel that improvised words will need to be created for words that are simply missing from our dictionary. So is there some way that we can go about creating new words while still sticking to the ideals of the origonal dovahzul that we see in Skyrim?

- Kaaldejul 

Category: General


March 14, 2020
In the past, the community used to propose new words to enrich the vocabulary of the language. This was called the Legacy Dictionary (composed of canon and non-canon words). But today, we think it is better to use only the canon words found in Elder Scrolls games (You can still find the Legacy dictionary on this site in addition to the canon dictionary). If you want to be able to translate a word canonically, you will have to play with the meaning of the canon words, create compound words or form a sentence to describe the action/object.
I hope it helped :)