IV. Noun plurals-
are only three simple rules for pluralizing nouns.
for races or people are never pluralized. For example,
the word Nazgûl is both singular and plural. The
word Uruk is both singular and plural. If you wanted
to say “bring the three uruk,” you would simply say, “Thrak
Uruk gakh.” If you are talking about an entire race
of people, use the suffix –hai, which means peoples
or folk. So uruk-hai means “the uruk-people,” olog-hai
means “the troll-people,” and so on.
note: Because words like snaga (slave), durub (ruler),
and sharlob (human female) refer to people, you would not
pluralize them. So snaga is singular and plural.
ending in consonants become plural by adding “u” (note that
this is the short u, not û). Nazg, (ring) = singular,
nazgu = plural.
ending in vowels become plural by adding “z”. (goi =
city, goiz = cities). There are very few Black Speech
nouns that end in a vowel.
Pluralize the following nouns:
golug people (elf)
sharkû (old man)
shara (human man)
** note that words for people, like warrior or goth,
do not take a plural.