That's Balin's tomb

Yeah, that's definitely Balin's tomb... I'm removing. it

The Translation Fiction?

This is is a profoundly unintelligible passage:

The name Durin, like other names of Tolkien's Dwarves, was taken from Old Norse: this was later explained by the translation fiction: because Westron was translated with English, the language of Dale was translated with Old Norse. The Dwarvish names were in Dalish, which therefore was translated in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Old Norse.

What is a "translation fiction"? It's not explained. What does it mean to say one language is "translated with" another language? No clue. What is "Dalish"? The article gives no antecedent for it, doesn't explain what it is, and does not provide a link or a reference to explain it. The passage provides no information to a normal speaker of English. Is there someone who can guess what the poster was trying to say, and translate it? Or perhaps it should just be deleted.

Dalish is the language of Dale. I've rewritten the section. - Gradivus, 03:45, December 25, 2013 (UTC)

Do the Dwarves go extinct?

I ask because the last part says that 'the world grew old and the dwarves failed and Durin's folk came to an end'. Does that mean the dwarves went extinct?

Seen any around lately? Seriously, since Middle-earth was meant to be a kind of mythic proto-Europe, obviously since there is no more Dwarven race in the world, they must've died out. - Gradivus, 03:45, December 25, 2013 (UTC)
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