I weep for Adûnaic—it is dead!
Oh, weep for Adûnaic! Extinct tongue
of sunken Númenór! Of men who fled
their language and their home to live among
elves, ents and hobbits, dwarves and orcish dung.
Oh Adûnaic! speech of kingly fools!
Forgot among the songs of the Third Age,
Sindarin, Quenya, even Dwarf Khuzdul.
Such linguistic neglect bringeth me rage.
No Adûnaic now in Middle-Earth
abides in minds of ents or mine-dwellers,
nor elves nor hobbits. Such a shameful dearth!
This lost tongue of rangers and Gondor fellows.