Well, i had a bit of time on hand and translated (i tried, at least) the runes on Krubers shortsword from his Sword & Mace combo (edit: and more). The combination is different on both sides, same runes though. I used this for translation.
Read from hilt to tip.
Off side first:
Gromdal (an ancient artifact) Drung (to defeat, vanquish, conquer, smash) Zaraz (Gift) Gorm (old, high, wise, powerful, bearded) Gromthi (Ancestor) 1.Dreng 2.Drengi (1. slay in combat 2. Slayer, one of the cult of Slayers)
My attempt at translation:
Ancient artifact for smashing (as?) a gift from a powerful ancestral Slayer.
Inward side (what you look at with inspect weapon):
Gromthi (Ancestor) Drung (to defeat, vanquish, conquer, smash) Gromdal (an ancient artifact) 1.Dreng 2.Drengi (1. slay in combat 2. Slayer, one of the cult of Slayers) Gorm (old, high, wise, powerful, bearded) Zaraz (Gift)
Ancestors smashing ancient artifact (for) a Slayer (as) a powerful gift
I would like to know what Fatsharks idea was, but i think i came close.
Other dwarven weapons only use Khazalid letters, not actual words like the shortsword (easier to translate, to). The one-handed axe says Okri Dori, for example.
The other dlc weapon with runes, the dual hammers, use only 3 runes (also words), also re-used from Kruber (as he has more, overall, i know dwarfs came first ): Drung (to defeat, vanquish, conquer, smash), Gorm (old, high, wise, powerful, bearded) and Zaraz (Gift), in varying sequence.
I was looking the elven weapons up some time ago, too, but those were more word combos, like ‘stealth/shadow death’ and ‘sorrow death’ for the daggers.
Ah well, there is another dlc weapon with a lot of runes, the one-handed axe for Kerillian, gonna translate that too.
(Time passes while i look it up)
Their rune alphabet is called Eltharin. Not as much work has gone into their language as into Khazalid, sorry elf mains, dwarfs win this round. It has only words, and less runes overall. Also, some of their runes have contradicting translations, like Elthrai, which can mean doom as well as hope, or Yenlui, which can mean both harmony and chaos.
Back to the axe: some of the runes are mirrored and different from inner and outer side, and are not coherent in it. Also, the last rune on the bulge is very hard to make out, i think it’s Arhain.
I’ll list the words from the inner side, outer side is just the same but backwards.
Arhain (shadows, night, stealth, secrets, perfidiousness), Skale (Guardian dragon, strength and honor) or less likely Ildir (the chained dragon, duty, obedience), Charoi (strength, ferocity, mane of hair), those 3 again; Arhain, Skale, Charoi, then Cynath (chill, death, silence, loneliness) and last but not least Lacoi (might, glory, fear of death).
That was some effort, i will not try to get some meaning out of those umgak elgi runes (you see, kinda biased here). I’ll leave that to others, if they want.