Are there people on here who speak fictional languages? Like klingon or high valyrian?

Wanna learn it only to piss people off... not sure who though

@kai if I talk in it and maybe got some friends who do too it's like... aliens on earth.

Like during holidays with friends / family but wherever you are. As long as people don't understand that language of course.

(which would be lots of fun to me)

@matteodem you could learn a real language instead, but if it must be fictional, Tolkien was quite a linguist

@matteodem one that evolved organically over time to meet the needs of its wielders, compared to one that came from the mind of a production team to meet the needs of a studio πŸ˜‹

@kai or of authentic story telling as envisioned by its creator. Who knows?

Anyways, thanks for trying to tell me what a real language is πŸ˜‰

@matteodem πŸ˜‚ if it were me, and "natural" languages were off the table, it'd be a Tolkien language. The other ones are Hollywood and Hollywood is sleazy.

@kai I get that hollywood sucks. But like.. what part of George RR Martin is hollywood kaito? haha

Don't get the argumentation here tbh

And also... why aren't they off the table? It seems to me like you'd have fun learning them

@matteodem Martin deals in English. "For the TV series, linguist David J. Peterson created the High Valyrian language, as well as the derivative languages Astapori and Meereenese Valyrian, based on the fragments given in the novels."

Natural languages aren't off the table because they are also fun to learn AND have practical applications outside of film studios πŸ˜‹

@kai nice.

So if several people speak a fictional language it's natural? Or how do you explain the creation of language? Was it unnatural after a certain amount of people started speaking it?

Go to the end with the logic please

@matteodem I think there are merits to learning a language that is widely used by real people to live real lives, and I'm wondering why you would instead devote your very limited time and attention to mastering something with far less utility.

If your goal is to seem like an alien, anything foreign will do.

@kai I assume that learning #Klingon is the topic. While there are no "first language" speakers, it is easier to learn a third, fourth, etc language once you have learned a second, and it is easier to learn a language that interests you than a "you should learn X" language.
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But if someone plans to stop after the second, then something widely used in their extended circle of contacts is best.
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@lnxw48a1 haha yes, well I'm on no high horse here. I've been learning read and write some characters common to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean as a possible to path to studying one of those languages, and it's a huge project just to read a write a few hundred characters, let alone speak or understand in any context.

That's why I'm intrigued by someone wanting to learn a fictional language for fun. It's a monstrous effort.

@kai No condemnation from me. I just know that learning a language is even tougher if it doesn't interest you. In school, I found that I had an easier time with German (where I once lived) than with everyone's suggestion Spanish "because it is more useful in SoCal".

@lnxw48a1 I probably know enough Spanish to muddle through a novella, but I can't make out half of what my neighbors say πŸ˜…

My neighbor collects scrap metal. Someone left a grill by my garbage cans and I asked my neighbor if he wanted it. He kept looking at me like I had to heads. Finally his wife intervened - "the GRILL" and he was like "oh, oh, I thought you were saying the GIRL" πŸ˜‚

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