Conlangs — or constructed languages — bring a feeling of reality to the worlds of science fiction.
For some people, learning Dothraki or Klingon shows their true dedication. But what are conlangs like? What can they tell us about natural languages, and should you learn one?
In the first of a two-part series, Linguist Daniel Midgley gets geeky on this episode of Talk the Talk.
Listen to this episode
Promo with James Hall
A successful interaction with dolphins?
Would you like to learn Quenya? (Oops, I just realised I pronounced Quenya wrong.)
Prehaps Sindarin is more your style.
About Mark Okrand, the inventor of Klingon
Learn from the Klingon Language Institute
Here are some everyday phrases
New Klingon words
There was a native speaker of Klingon once.
George Martin, talking about Dothraki
How do you create a language from scratch? David J. Peterson explains.
More about Dothraki and High Valyrian
Arika Okrent’s article about Dothraki
David J. Peterson’s blog
Learn Na’vi, if you want to.
More about Na’vi, by the creator, Paul Frommer.
Mr Longbottom longbottomed.
That imgur link
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‘I’m Not Living in the Real World’ by Belle and Sebastian
from the album Write About Love
‘Re-Invent Your Second Wheel’ by Wire
from the album Change Becomes Us