Assignment 6
How and why were certain fictional languages created and do people actually use them?

Many other people that I know have chosen to research this as well, even though I have come up with other topics that I could have used instead I could not stop thinking about this one. My curiosity might have played a huge role, but there was also a time where I tried to learn two of the fictional languages I'm going to discuss myself. 

I am going to look at Dothraki, Elvish, Atlantean, Dragonish and Klingon. Before we look more in-depth at their creation, I will shortly discuss where they are from and who created them. 



Dothraki: This fictional language was created for George R. R. Martin's  novel series A Song of Ice and Fire and is also used in the tv adaption Game of Thrones. The language is spoken by the Dothraki. David J. Peterson created the Dothraki vocabulary in advance of the tv adaptation. 


Elvish: No, this is not the language spoken by Elvis fans. J. R. R. Tolkien has created many languages for his books, especially many Elven languages. I have chosen to research Sindarin which is spoken by the Elvish inhabitants of Beleriand. Sindarin and Quenya are the only two Elvish languages with enough grammar and vocabulary to be learned. 


Atlantean: This language was created by Marc Okrand for the animated Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire


Dragonish: Or Dovahzul is one of the languages used in Skyrim, it is the dragon language. The language is used in (dragon) shouts, on walls and for some names. There was no clear information on who the actual person was that created the basis for the language. According to some, Bethesda (the company who made the game) has said that the creator has passed away. 


Klingon: Also called Klingonese, is the language spoken by the Klingons in the Star Trek universe. The language was created by Marc Okrand, Jon Povill and James Doohan

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