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Old 02-08-2004, 07:16 AM   #1
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Sting What did Gimli say?

In Lorien Haldir says something about dwarfs and Gimli responses saying something in dwarfish/elvish. To that Aragorn says "that was not polite". What did Gimli say?
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Old 02-08-2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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It technically wasn't anything in Khuzdul. John Rhys-Davies made that up on the spur of the moment just so it would sound something like a curse in Khuzdul.
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Old 02-08-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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I beg to differ...I don't believe they would allow for ad-libs like that, except in the case of the Cry of Anguish after the Helmet Kick of Dumbness.<P>According to <A HREF="http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_fotr.htm#ishkhaqwi" TARGET=_blank>this movie Elvish site</A>, he says Ishkhaqwi ai durugnul, which is translated "I spit on your grave." I do not know how technically accurate this is to Tolkien's original conception for the tongue of the Dwarves, but this is how it was intended for the movie.
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Old 02-09-2004, 05:52 PM   #4
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I do believe that he did say I spit on your grave. But that's only loosly translated in the previous site and my mind.
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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Ah... sorry. *blushes*<P><BR>I read on a movie Elvish site that the line was supposed to mean "I spit on your grave," but John Rhys-Davies was given leave, after some coaching in rudimentary Khuzdul, to come up with something that sounded like Khuzdul.<P>I'm deeply sorry that I was mistaken.
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Old 02-10-2004, 11:36 AM   #6
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Ahh... Thanks I've often wondered what that line meant. Now I can repeat it to all my friends and insult them. *evil laugh*
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Oh behave!!!! Yes it is I spit on your grave
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It doesn't strike me as a meaningful thing to say to a living person. Maybe they should have saved it until the Helm's Deep scene.
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It doesn't strike me as a meaningful thing to say to a living person. Maybe they should have saved it until the Helm's Deep scene.
Maybe he was really saying it to Peter Jackson in retaliation for the horrible dialogue.
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