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Some fake languages that are easy to learn

So, you thought made up languages were just for the kids. Think again.

What is the use of language? Experts would tell you that language was invented for us to communicate with each other. But with time, we have invented languages meant for cultures and people that are fictional. Not all languages that are developed for popular culture and movies are learnable. Most of them are just plain gibberish, but there are many languages that are developed into fully functional language with the help of professors and linguistic professionals. Here are some of the fictional languages that you could easily learn.

Dothraki from the Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin’s iconic series A song of fire and Ice had many elements that intrigued the reader and kept them on the hooks. It also introduced us to the nomadic warrior race called Dothraki and their unique and interesting language. In comparison, Martin included a bit of word of the language in the books, for the television series, the whole language was created. They even roped in David Peterson from the language creation society to turn the words into the lexicon. Interestingly, they started developing language, keeping in mind the great affinity of Dothraki people to horse rearingand riding.

Na’vi

You would find in James Cameron’s movie that how he pays attention to even the smallest of details. Perhaps that is the reason why he hired professionals to create a consistent and cohesive language. Paul Frommer was brought on the board who has a doctorate in linguistic. He worked on the language for good six monthsand developed it to come up with words needed for the scripts. Only close to thousand words were developed for the movie, but as the popularity of the movie grew, the language started developing as well. You can learn it as it is easy to learn in comparison to other fictional languages.

Elvish

It is believed that J.R.R Tolkien started creating Elvish even before he started any of his iconic works. It surprises fans every time we hold a copy of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit that how many languages Tolkien created himself for his works. Fans all over the world study intricacies of High Elvish or Quenyaand Sindarin. These languages can also be subdivided into different dialects. Tolkien, it is said to have created many languages in his works, but Elvish still remains the most studied and mastered language of them all.

So, which fictional language would you like to study?

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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