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How to Create Dwarves, Their Race and Language

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Cheering Dwarves (crowsrock @ deviantart.com)

Cheering Dwarves (crowsrock @ deviantart.com)

A friend over at the World Building Academy asked me recently about how to make a dwarvish race that is not just a rehash of Tolkien’s model, and how to give them a language that is unique and, again, not just regurgitated Tolkienisms.

I replied to that in some depth, including a process for developing a language that starts by getting a feel for the culture it’s associated with. Article is complete with cool links to language construction tools.

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Author Deborah Teramis Christian


Teramis wrote her first book at age 9, but like all good literary lizards has taken her time charging upon the market. Finally in a situation where she can write full time, she is becoming the Dragon, Unleashed, or a close facsimile thereof. Roar, said the saur.

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This military science fiction anthology contains "Live Fire," Christian's Tiptree Award-nominated short story set in the Sa'adani Empire, the setting of her science fiction novels. Now available at Amazon in print and Kindle editions.