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'''Orkish''' was a general term for the jumble of languages used by the [[Orcs]], composed from corrupted borrowings from other languages of [[Middle-earth]]. The variations in Orkish between different tribes and types of Orc were so great that it was often useless for communication, and so a standard language was necessary. [[Sauron]] devised his [[Black Speech]] for this purpose in [[Mordor]], but in practice the [[Common Tongue]] was more normally used.
 
'''Orkish''' was a general term for the jumble of languages used by the [[Orcs]], composed from corrupted borrowings from other languages of [[Middle-earth]]. The variations in Orkish between different tribes and types of Orc were so great that it was often useless for communication, and so a standard language was necessary. [[Sauron]] devised his [[Black Speech]] for this purpose in [[Mordor]], but in practice the [[Common Tongue]] was more normally used.
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Revision as of 18:32, 30 June 2006

Orkish was a general term for the jumble of languages used by the Orcs, composed from corrupted borrowings from other languages of Middle-earth. The variations in Orkish between different tribes and types of Orc were so great that it was often useless for communication, and so a standard language was necessary. Sauron devised his Black Speech for this purpose in Mordor, but in practice the Common Tongue was more normally used.