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.).
- 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!
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.
How about Dovah Tinvaak, the Dragon Language from the Skyrim game?
"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. (From: Wikipedia)
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)
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.
Here we go: Galactic Base Standard: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Basic_Standard
I know there is a good website to look up the Black Speech of Mordor (LOTR Orcish).
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?
Enochian has a Wikipedia article. You can find a cipher here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enochian?scrlybrkr=7514e6da