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So, Klingon is being created for the Star Trek fans, but what about Game of Thrones people....?

David J. Peterson has created pretty much the whole of the Dothraki and Valyrian languages from ASOIAF/GoT. It's probably not possible to get much for a course on Duolingo yet, but maybe some time in the future...? What do people think?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Texangymnast

I personally am a fan of neither, and I think that Latin would be better than Klingon.

2 years ago

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yeah. Latin is so popular! Everyone's chatting about it. But I still like Klingon.

2 years ago

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Star Trek is much older than GoT. Even though I like both, I can see why they picked something that has demonstrated its enduring power to interest people. I suspect GoT will be the same, but I would think Duolingo would give it more time. I also think that doing Klingon was a gimmick to get people interested in the site generally, so they only need one language created for fiction to achieve this. I suspect they will add many other naturally occurring languages before they get to any more created for fiction.

2 years ago

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It's how it is because Star Trek rules, and GoT drools. ;)

Sorry, had to start off with flame-bait. (It was that or suggest that the quickness of a language coming out from a fictional work is inversely proportional to how quickly main characters are killed off in said work.)

I'd suspect that it might be a question of who was available to work on the course here, and that's why Star Trek had the honor of being the first "fictional" language to be started on at Duo - there may just be a larger body of motivated Klingon-fluent individuals here than from any other such language. Give them time, and I'm sure that they'll start adding languages from LotR, GoT and other media as experts can be found to curate a course.

2 years ago

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To be honest, Elvish should be done before anything else if duo is getting into sci-fi languages. Elvish was created before any of these other shows/books were even imagined.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tpowles96

Good point!

2 years ago

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Maybe Klingon is more popular than Game of thrones. I really want Namek to come out. (Dragon Ball Z geek) :)

2 years ago