Sunday, June 13, 2010

10 Fictional Languages That Can be Learnt

“Kolik jazyků znáš, tolikrát jsi člověkem.
“You live a new life for every new language you speak.If you know only one language, you live only once.” (Czech proverb)

Learning a new language can be tough, and takes a lot of time and effort. The only way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in the lingo you choose. Although there are a plenty of real languages to communicate with one another but this doesn’t account a geekkind’s appetite to amplify their conception to the nth amount either just to imitate the characters they love or leave behind the normal people out of the twist. This list looks at some of the most fascinating fictional languages that one can really learn.

10. Nadsat

In his 1962 dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess created a slang type language called Nadsat. The language is a mix of modified Slavic and Russian as well as words simply invented by the author himself. Nadsat is basically English, with some transliterated words from Russian. It also contains influences from Cockney and the King James Bible, some words of unclear origin, and some words that Burgess invented.
Terms such as droog meaning friend or Bog for God are occasionally still used by college students who wish to annoy or mystify those around them. A comprehensive Nadsat lexicon lists the terms used in the book with their origins.

9. Parseltongue

The best child book of this decade would be the “Harry Potter” series. Now, all the readers of this series must have come across the word “Parseltongue”. It is said to be the language of snakes and any one who can speak this language is called “Parselmouth”.  It is, in the common mind, associated with Dark Magic and those possessing the ability to speak it are very rare. To non-speakers, it sounds like a series of hisses, but Parselmouths hear it in their native language.
Although finding places to actually learn the language were pretty difficult to track down. Although the legends holds that this ability can be inherited and hence is present in the genes but Parseltongue can be learned, but while the other languages have dictionaries, it seems like you are left with this English-to-Parseltongue translator.

8. Atlantean

Now guess what? The Atlantean language is a constructed language for Disney’s film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. The language was intended as a possible “mother language” and was therefore invented to have Indo-European word stock with its own grammar.
The Atlantean language (Dig Adlantisag) is a historically constructed, artistic language put together by Marc Okrand for Disney’s 2001 film Atlantis: The Lost Empire and associated media, The Atlantean language is therefore based both on historic reconstructions or realities as well as on the elaborate fantasy/science fiction of the Atlantis: The Lost Empire mythos. Here are the fictional bases upon which the Atlantean language was created: Atlantean is the “Tower of Babel language”, the “root dialect” from which all languages descended. It has existed without change since sometime before 100,000 B.C., within the First or Second Age of Atlantis until the present. Surprisingly enough, this language has command over its own vocabulary and grammar and can be learned at Atlantean Language Institute.

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