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Conlangs: looking at the language of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Avatar and Star Trek

by | 7th, October 2013

HOW invented are the languages you heard in Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Game of Throne and Star Trek?

In this  TED Ed lesson John McWhorter  talks of  “conlangs” (constructed languages), the languages of the including Klingon, Dothraki, Na’vi and the Elvish spoken in  The Lord of the   Rings Middle Earth:

“Tolkien charted out ancient and newer versions of Elvish. When the first Elves awoke at Cuiviénen, in their new language the word for people was kwendi, but in the language of one of the groups that moved away, Teleri, over time kwendi became pendi. Just like real languages, conlangs like Elvish split off into many. When the Romans transplanted Latin across Europe, French, Spanish, and Italian were born.”

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