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Fictional and Artificial Languages

Klingon, Elvish, Na'vi, Esperanto... what other invented languages do you want to learn on Duolingo?

Let's make a list of them - if they are a bit more uncommon please explain their origin (a book, inventor etc.).


Fictional Languages

  • Dothraki - "Game of Thrones"
  • Elvish - "Lord of the Rings"
  • Gallifreyan - "Doctor Who"
  • Hylian - "The Legend of Zelda"
  • Klingon - "Star Trek"
  • Na'vi - "Avatar"
  • ... and others!

Artificial Languages

October 9, 2013

130 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheSupernatural

I just applied to help create an Esperanto to English course. I would definitely like to see a Lojban course. Perhaps I could convince some of the Lojbanists on Facebook and Reddit to help out :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrickBrett1

I applied for the Eo-En course too with my limited knowledge of the language... Hope to get it going to the point of exceeding lernu.net, which works but only just. I've had trouble learning Esperanto online so a Duo course would be great.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ubernichts

I've applied for eo-en too. I am probably not qualified enough, but I am happy to see that its delay is hardly for lack of applicants. I also would love to take Esperanto courses on Duolingo, I am hopeful it won't be long.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SD-77

Quenya, and maybe later Sindarin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaybird13

Westron from Tolkien's Middle Earth, and the Ancient Language from Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle book series.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/castrohernando

It'll be awesome to learn the language from Inherintance Cycle, I have the books and at the end of every one of them they have a little translation from the words that appear in each book. So it will be easy to make a vocabulary database for the Ancient Language and the other languages that appear in this saga.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaybird13

Hurray, a fellow fan! I love the translation/vocab sheets at the end of the books. You'd have to really develop it to make it fluently speakable though... Still, yes, would be awesome. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/castrohernando

Maybe we could get a talk with Christopher and he could continue developing the language and that would give a new perspective to Duolingo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaybird13

Oh my gosh yes, that would be awesome! It would also work if some -intense- fans really started free-hand developing the language (with Paolini's permission of course). It would take a while but might be faster.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

to learn the language from Inherintance Cycle would be a challenge


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Unfortunately, I don't think a Westron course is possible. Tolkien didn't really develop it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaybird13

Tis a pity, isn't it? :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexPW42

Quenya and Sindarin would be much more desirable, as Tolkien had somewhat perfected it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_-C1-_

I love the Inheritance Cycle XD It would be funny to learn the Ancient Language. lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ddesgagne

And while on the topic of Lord of the Rings, Dwarvish might be cool.

Edit: And I'd be willing to help with pretty much any language from Middle Earth.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

Dwarvish might be challenging


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ddesgagne

True, it would, as there isn't much info on it in any of Tolkiens books. But if it were possible... :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

we would all speak dwarwish


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexPW42

I think it is called Khuzdûl. But it would be challenging, yes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uzumaki_Brynn

That would be so cool!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/queenzatana

Hylian! Or is it Hyrulian? Anyways the language the Hylians use in the Legend of Zelda would be great to learn! Even if it's only script..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

I want to learn some High Valyrian from Game of Thrones.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valyrian_languages


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danwizard2013

apparently there is another artificial language called ido http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ido_(language)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnHopkin

How about Dovah Tinvaak, the Dragon Language from the Skyrim game?

http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ward_Essa

i would like to learn the dragon language in duolingo, there are some people learned it and made a site for it Thuum


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnHopkin

Marvellous! Thanks for pointing that out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angel_The_Hobbit

Oh my god yesssssssssssss


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lieryan

"Yerkish" could be interesting. It's a written-only conlang developed by animal language researchers to be taught to apes (or really any animals with the dexterity to use the keyboard).

Yerkish is an artificial language developed for use by non-human primates. It employs a keyboard whose keys contain lexigrams, symbols corresponding to objects or ideas.[1] (From: Wikipedia)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bob.s.frank

Ooh! Ooh! I'd tell everyone that I could speak Ape!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bob.s.frank

Ooh! Na'vi! My friend is crazy about Avatar and it would be SOOO great to just walk up to her and start saying some random line from it...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CliffJonesJr

Interlingua!

If you're interested in the construction of a new language, check out my recent post here. Remember, this post is not about which IAL is best or whether an IAL or a good idea or not. It's about what language features would make a good IAL.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CliffJonesJr

Actually, I finally checked out Lingua Franca Nova, and it's not bad for a start. It doesn't have the following of Interlingua, but it tries to have an isolating, creole-like grammar, so A+ for that!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mkhovila

Definitely Interlingua. It has been shown to help with learning all other Romance languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TolkienFanatic

Definitely Elvish as inspired by Tolkien. Sorry, a complete Tolkien fan here. Not that you couldn't have guessed that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Which Elvish language are you interested in learning?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrgoCroatia

Quenya and Sindarin =) Maybe we can add Adunaic also. However, elvish writing system is developed for each language (example, we have tengwar adjusted to Croatian phonetic system and rules so it would be difficult to create one as international standard...but I'm probably wrong, But that's about writing, using latin alphabet like "mae govanen" shouldn't be a problem)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatNazarian

I'd like to have lojban. It is the one language that was made specifically to be logical and to reduce ambiguity.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Voodsood

Mando'a, from Star Wars. The language of the Mandolorians.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Collin944662

mando'a - star wars


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Belusale

Mando'a, the Mandalorian language from the warrior race in Star Wars


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jidohanbaiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solresol

Solresol sounds really interesting. It's an artificial language you can also whistle, sing, paint, and do other crazy stuff with...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

a painting language must be colourful


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nagikiko

The Fictional Language/Languages from Star wars? I don't know what they're called.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Reese804363

How would you learn Hylian?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tserulean

They have translation keys in the books that were put out. I remember learning a lot of them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Floris55872

Minecraft Enchantment table


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rex12a

The Vulkan language from Star Trek would be nice to get on Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gelb_Stein

u deserve to have a Lingot from me! we need lojban


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MystyrNile

mi cu nu mi djuno fi la lojban kei djica

EDIT: Oh, that should be "mi lo nu mi djuno fi la lojban kei cu djica", i think.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaGleki

la'a do te smuni fi lo sedu'u do djica lo ka kakne lo ka tavla fo lo jbobau


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MystyrNile

I didn't understand all of that, but it seems to express what i wanted to say.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xasybean.

xu do ca cilre makau le jbobau


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mhtardis21

Gallifreyan I couldn't find the stuff for it. But Here is a link to try and find something about it. (I didn't have the time to find it. :( ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saschambaer

Sorry, but said language was never developed. Like, at all. They always spoke English in the show. The only thing that exists are fanmade imitations of gallifreyan-looking writing systems (made for English). Check out www.reddit.com/r/Gallifreyan for more info.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marcownz747

The reason that people are asking for things like Elvish is because Elvish was a language actually developed by Tolkein. Grammar rules, vocabulary, everything. Gallifreyan is a fictional language in that it is mentioned (but was never developed at all). Any use of it in Doctor Who (cannon or otherwise) had no rules and was likely gibberish or borrowed language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt.Cooksey

Hollish of the Green Hollows. #AndrewPeterson


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Libby_S

Anyone have an idea for typing in Gallifreyan?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mhtardis21

I've heard that there is liner Gallifreyan. I think it would be impossible with circular Gallifreyan, although that would be sooooo cool :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheSuicideCircus

I find Slovio to be a rather good artificial language. Useful when travelling through all Slavic speaking countries. Also quite easy for us native speakers of some Slavic language.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovio


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robinwingl

Parseltongue- Harry Potter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bob.s.frank

No offense, but that's not very developed... Love to speak it though! I'm a Slytherin!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robinwingl

I'm a Gryffindor! =) Go Go Gryffindor!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mhtardis21

I'm a ravenclaw :D (at least on Pottormore :) )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/javax

Haha! I'm a Ravenclaw on Pottermore too! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/occitalan

Come on fellow Ravenclaws!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bob.s.frank

Oh my god. Every time I feel like a Gryffindor I look at this picture I drew of Draco Malfoy with a huge smile and a gigantic lollipop and I decide that I like being Slytherin. :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esybil

Gryffindor too yeah Go Gryffindor


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/timeywimeymaster

Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek, Game of Thrones and The Legend of Zelda would all be so cool. -


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Athenicuber

Gallifreyan! i forgot about that! it would be really hard though, because of its circular writing style...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mhtardis21

Yeah. But FUN! :D Whovians will have their own secret language! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Voodsood

Dwarven: Lord of the Rings


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uzumaki_Brynn

Hylian, and Elvish all the way!!!!!!!! I LOVE Legend of Zelda and Lord of the Rings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/occitalan

I'd like Quenya and Sindarin, as well as Na'vi, Dothraki and High Valyrian. Also Parseltongue but it would be more difficult.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krisnr1

Goa'uld the Language of the Goa'uld in the Stargate universe. And/or Old Norse (viking) from Asgaard in Stargate, also was real once


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanetOlson3

Yes, Goa'uld and Asgaard! Great idea.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Whitewolf007

Enochian from Supernatural


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrestoCesto

Trigedasleng from the 100!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CliffJonesJr

Thanks for calling this to my attention! It looks great. I'm going to have to watch the show now.

http://trigedasleng.info/dictionary/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XxJiniyasxX

I think it would be really cool if we could learn hylian, Nintendo could leave easter eggs in games and we could figure it out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ACleanPerson

I'd love to see Orcish, either from Warcraft or Lord of the Rings, Or Mandalorian from Star Wars :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xasybean.

I know there is a good website to look up the Black Speech of Mordor (LOTR Orcish).

http://www.thelandofshadow.com/mordorgate/darkdownloads/blackspeech/BS-Lesson1-.htm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xasybean.

Apparently, Sindarin is being developed, so that will be exciting. I would also be interested in The Black Speech of Mordor, despite its general unpopularity and deliberate horribleness.

I wish Doctor Who actually had different languages, instead of translating everything to English: can you imagine learning Gallifreyan, as an actual language; how amazing would that be?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddison114028

Can you learn Enochian and if so how do you get it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tserulean

Enochian has a Wikipedia article. You can find a cipher here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enochian?scrlybrkr=7514e6da


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nekocat95

I'm SUPER late but Gallifreyan, Hylian, and maybe Gerudo too would be amazing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonathanKl108577

I would like to learn...

Na'vi from Avatar Wenja from Farcry Primal Mandalorian from Star Wars (if possible) and Verbis Diablo (again if possible)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BROXBase

Elvish and Na'vi would be fantastic. I'd be able to recommend Na'vi to my mom. XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Reese804363

Star Wars languages would be cool!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tserulean

Hylian. It's already translatable, but I remember being fluent with the ones that had English counterparts. I'd be fun to go back and remember them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanversFrost35

Na'vi - Avatar Dothraki - Game of Thrones Elvish - Lord of The Rings / The Hobbit


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rukiruye

Quenya - Lord of the Rings (Elvish) | Thalassian - World of Warcraft (High Elves) | Dothraki - Game of Thrones | Na'vi - Avatar | Vulcan, Denobulan, Bajoran- Star Trek

Would love any if these languages!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/atlas44

Newspeak from 1984. That would be funny but nearly impossible.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mayor.Tony

Just turn on MSNBC or CNN for that...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheSuicideCircus

Excellent idea. Easy and horrible at the same time. :D What I hate about it (and the entire novel) is how it sucked the life out of everything. Horrid book. Still read it twice. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexPW42

That is the whole point of 1984.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joyt871

Hylian: Legend of zelda


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esybil

Parseltongue Mermish


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Athenicuber

Toki Pona, very simple, very easy, very nice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Voodsood

Mermish: Harry Potter.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/comfywithcoffee

Tengwar and Cirth (Angerthas) from Lord of the Rings


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JediMaster528165

Hylian!!!!!! Ewokese is awesome.....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyuzakiXD

omgosh! Hylian and Elvish!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyuzakiXD

oh yess! completely and whole heartedly with my soul! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francophone-y

OMG, yas, I was the 33th upvote! spazzes And no, I'm not crazy, I just have a "mild" obsession with numbers . . . I also make wishes at 11:11 . . .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gelb_Stein

dragon tongue #dovahkiin


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/khanhtranngoccva

How did you extract the languages from these films?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanversFrost35

Kryptonese - Superman/Supergirl


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esantoro

I’m in favor of Dovahzul from Skyrim


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CoBalt275

Hylian isn't really a language, but just an alphabet that can be transcribed into either Japanese or English depending on which version of Hylian you are referring to (btw there's like at least 4 versions)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jojispoonie

I've always wondered about Enochian maybe. Though, that might be hard to do for duolingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slomojoe

Duolingo team should make their own language “Duolingese” for the characters in duolingo world to have as their native tongue like they could have grown up speaking duolingese and learnt English or whatever language through Duo’s wisdom.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slomojoe

You could learn the among us language on duolingo

bro thats sus u couldve learn among us language on duolingo but black sus


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnabellaL986618

Manod'a the lingo of the Mandalorians in star wars! https://www.mandoa.org/

Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.