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September 23, 2020

TOP 5 CONLANGS

Would you like to learn a language to amuse your friends? Do you love the way your favorite TV characters speak? Well… Down below are some constructed languages you can learn. But, what’s a Conlang or constructed language? A constructed language is a language that is created only for artistic purposes. They aren’t like artificial languages, Esperanto is one of them. So, here’s a top 5 of the artificial languages you can learn.

High Valiryan from Game of Thrones

David J. Peterson is the linguist who developed the language’s vocabulary and grammar for the TV series adaptation of the book “A Song of Ice and Fire” written by George R. R. Martin. This amazing linguist completed this difficult task from three sentences that appear in the book: Valar morghulis (“All men must die”), Valar dohaeris (“All men must serve”) and Dracarys (“Dragon fire”). You can learn this language with the Duolingo app.

Dovahzul from The Elder scrolls V: Skyrim

If you prefer video games, then Dovahzul is the language for you. Fans of the game have taken the task to expande the Dragon language grammar and vocabulary. You can start learning the language with the game and improve it with the help of the Internet.

Sindarin from The Lord of the Rings.

J. R. R. Tolkien created this language for his book series. Sindarin is the language of the Elves and in order to create it, Tolkien took from Welsh sounds and some grammar rules. David Salo was the linguist in charge of expanding the elven languages for the film adaptation. As with the Dovahzul, fans have created words of common use taking the established morphology as a base. There’s no doubt that this is the most difficult language to learn because Tolkien developed it in such a chaotic way. He wanted it to sound good, so the taking shape as he created it. You can learn it on Youtube and some pages you can find online.

Na’vi form Avatar

The highest-grossing film in the box-office also has its very own language. The Na’vi language was developed by the Doctor of Languages, Paul Frommer. Director James Cameron wanted a language that the film characters could easily learn and the actors could easily pronounce, without being too similar to any of the languages that already exist. You can learn this language with Wikibooks.

Klingon from Star Trek.

The most Famous conlang had to be in our list. It first appeared on Star Trek in 1979, but it wasn’t until 1984 that appeared as a structured language. Being the language of a warrior culture it doesn’t have many words of everyday use, but that didn’t stop the show fans to translate Macbeth into Klingon. It is estimated that there are between 20 and 30 people in the world who speak the Klingon fluently. You can learn this language with Duolingo and other Internet courses.

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