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Orc, also known as Orcish or Daraktan,[1] was the common language written and spoken by most orcs.[2] Daraktan used the Dethek script.[3]

HistoryEdit

Orcish evolved from the archaic Hulgorkyn language used by the orcs.[2]

Orcish namesEdit

The following typical names were used by orcs in Faerûn:

Given names
  • Male: Besk, Durth, Fang, Gothog, Harl, Kesk, Orrusk, Tharag, Thog, Ugurth [4]
  • Female: Betharra, Creske, Edarreske, Duvaega, Neske, Orvaega, Varra, Yeskarra [4]
Surnames
  • Dummik, Horthor, Lammar, Sormuzhik, Turnskull, Ulkrunnar, Zorgar [4]

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 85. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (August 2000). Player's Handbook 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 74. ISBN 0-7869-1551-4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.

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