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12th Dec '17 11:26:01 AM DustSnitch
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* A classic example (might possibly be the UrExample) are two lines that show up during the Inferno part of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the first is a threat/curse yelled by the demon Pluto: "Papé Satàn, papé Satàn aleppe". The second line is spoken by the giant Nimrod: "Raphèl maí amèche zabí almi". The meaning of both lines are left ambigious, and like everything else in the book, they have been hotly debated for centuries. With linguists and scholars making connections with everything from Hebraic to Greek. Though the general consensus is that they have no concrete meaning.

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* A classic example (might possibly be the UrExample) are two lines that show up during the Inferno part of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the first is a threat/curse yelled by the demon Pluto: "Papé Satàn, papé Satàn aleppe". The second line is spoken by the giant Nimrod: "Raphèl maí amèche zabí almi". The meaning of both lines are left ambigious, ambiguous, and like everything else in the book, they have been hotly debated for centuries. With linguists and scholars making connections with everything from Hebraic to Greek. Though the The general consensus is that they have no concrete meaning.meaning outside of conjecture.
11th Dec '17 5:39:17 AM WhosAsking
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* DeathMetal and BlackMetal vocals often sound like Orcs' Black Speech. Although most bands sing in English and other natural languages, it is usually distorted to the point of being unintelligible.

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* DeathMetal and BlackMetal vocals often sound like Orcs' Black Speech. Although most bands sing in English and other natural languages, it is usually distorted distorted[[note]]typically very hoarse, throaty, guttural, and ''loud''—there's a technique to it, actually, so as to avoid laryngitis[[/note]] to the point of being unintelligible.
5th Dec '17 9:24:59 AM Woodrobin
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** When Tholians are shown in Enterprise (their ships were seen in the Original Series, but not the occupants), their untranslated speech sounds like lava flowing and cracking. Apropos, since their bodies are quartz-like and they find the melting point of lead pleasantly warm.
5th Dec '17 9:18:58 AM Woodrobin
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* The language of the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Goa'uld]] of ''Series/StargateSG1'' isn't ''technically'' an evil language, considering townspeople and Jaffa speak it, and it's supposed to be based on Ancient Egyptian... but when spoken by a Goa'uld with their flanged voices and glowy eyes? Running seems a good option. Considering how often O'Neill pointed out mistakes in their grammar, maybe they just felt safer that way. Also, [[VoiceOfTheLegion English as spoken by snakeheads is pretty damn Black, too]]. That language has way too many expressions that translate as "Surrender or die!". And about half the language consists of the word "kree!"

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* The language of the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Goa'uld]] of ''Series/StargateSG1'' isn't ''technically'' an evil language, considering townspeople and Jaffa speak it, and it's supposed to be based on Ancient Egyptian... but when spoken by a Goa'uld with their flanged voices and glowy eyes? Running seems a good option. Considering how often O'Neill pointed out mistakes in their grammar, maybe they just felt safer that way. Also, [[VoiceOfTheLegion English as spoken by snakeheads is pretty damn Black, too]]. That language has way too many expressions that translate as "Surrender or die!". And about half the language consists of the word "kree!""kree!" Since "Kree!" is a word that equates to "Attention!", "Mach Schnell!" and/or "Make It So!" depending on context, it makes sense that it gets said often by tyrants barking orders.
26th Nov '17 5:18:38 PM Kaiseror
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** A [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Balrog]] named Tar-Goroth speaks in a very guttural language sperate from black speech (which doesn't have subtitles) so nobody (except maybe Celabrimbor) [[TheUnintelligible have any idea what the hell he's saying]], Talion even asks what Tar-Goroth is saying to which Celabrimbor replies "Does it matter?"
17th Nov '17 1:22:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Although not inherently evil, Parseltongue in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' definitely sounds creepy, seeing as it's the language of {{snakes|AreSinister}} and consists entirely of inhuman hissing. It doesn't help that certain infamous practitioners of TheDarkArts (including Herpo the Foul, Salazar Slytherin, and Lord Voldemort) could speak the language. As such, in the Potterverse, SealedEvilInACan often requires a Parseltongue password to unlock.

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* Although not inherently evil, Parseltongue in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' definitely sounds creepy, seeing as it's the language of {{snakes|AreSinister}} and consists entirely of inhuman hissing. It doesn't help that certain infamous practitioners of TheDarkArts (including Herpo the Foul, Salazar Slytherin, and Lord Voldemort) could speak the language. As such, in the Potterverse, Franchise/PotterVerse, SealedEvilInACan often requires a Parseltongue password to unlock.
17th Nov '17 1:22:09 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Although not inherently evil, Parseltongue in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' definitely sounds creepy, seeing as it's the language of {{snakes|AreSinister}} and consists entirely of inhuman hissing. It doesn't help that a number of Dark wizards (including Herpo the Foul, Salazar Slytherin, and Lord Voldemort) could speak the language. As such, in the Potterverse, SealedEvilInACan often requires a Parseltongue password to unlock.

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* Although not inherently evil, Parseltongue in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' definitely sounds creepy, seeing as it's the language of {{snakes|AreSinister}} and consists entirely of inhuman hissing. It doesn't help that a number certain infamous practitioners of Dark wizards TheDarkArts (including Herpo the Foul, Salazar Slytherin, and Lord Voldemort) could speak the language. As such, in the Potterverse, SealedEvilInACan often requires a Parseltongue password to unlock.
17th Nov '17 1:21:12 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Although not inherently evil, Parseltongue in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' definitely sounds creepy, seeing as it's the language of snakes and consists entirely of inhuman hissing. It doesn't help that a number of Dark wizards (including Herpo the Foul, Salazar Slytherin, and Lord Voldemort) could speak the language. As such, in the Potterverse, SealedEvilInACan often requires a Parseltongue password to unlock.

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* Although not inherently evil, Parseltongue in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' definitely sounds creepy, seeing as it's the language of snakes {{snakes|AreSinister}} and consists entirely of inhuman hissing. It doesn't help that a number of Dark wizards (including Herpo the Foul, Salazar Slytherin, and Lord Voldemort) could speak the language. As such, in the Potterverse, SealedEvilInACan often requires a Parseltongue password to unlock.
23rd Oct '17 9:00:41 AM Necrodomo
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* Every single one of the [[PowersThatBe Elder Powers]] from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has a cultic language spoken by their followers, full of concepts that only make sense in that language. Most of them count as this trope for [[GodOfEvil various]] [[GodIsFlawed reasons]].

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* Every single one of the [[PowersThatBe Elder Powers]] from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has a cultic language spoken by their followers, full of concepts that only make sense in that language. Most of them count as this trope for [[HolyIsNotSafe for]] [[GodOfEvil various]] [[GodIsFlawed reasons]].
17th Sep '17 9:00:16 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The HornyVikings talk like this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells''.
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