Anuther Shertless Dorf!

First Rule of Dorf Club

“The farst rewl of Dwarf Cloob es, ye donnae talk aboot Dwarf Cloob!”

I don’t remember if it was John Rhys Davies’ inspired performance as Gimli that set the trend of Scottish-accented dwarves, or if that came about before the Lord of the Rings movies and he just did it better than anyone else ever. But it seems to be the standard now – Dwarves sound Scottish. Tolkein’s Dwarves should definitely not sound Scottish. They use names that are either very influenced by or directly stolen from Old Norse mythology, and the Khuzdul language has Semitic roots. A Dwarf accent should sound like an Arabic viking.

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