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UrRu language

An urRu chanting in its language

The urRu language was the native tongue of the urRu. It was very difficult to master, with Jen having been unable to gain fluency in it. Among its sacred words were Teth, Cheth, Zayin and Ab.[1] It was written in what J. J. Llewellyn described as a form of ogham script.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

The urRu words used in the novelization of The Dark Crystal appear to have been based on Hebrew.[3]

References[]

  1. Smith, A. C. H., & Odell, D. (1982). The Dark Crystal. Holt, Rinehart and Winston . ISBN 0030624363
  2. Froud, B., (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. p. 58. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  3. Conley, T. & Cain, S. (2006), Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 38, ISBN 0313021937
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