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20th May '16 12:04:31 AM PaulA
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* Creator/CherryWilder's Literature/{{Torin}} stories include occasional words and phrases (and, at one point, an entire verse of a song translated from English) in the Moruian language, which is developed in sufficient depth for it to have its own puns.
24th Apr '16 6:02:24 AM JackG
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* Basic in ''Literature/SpaceCadet''. It's definitely not English, because a psychiatrist offers to speak to the protagonist (who is from North America) in English instead of Basic.
20th Apr '16 1:48:02 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its sequels include Zentradi. It was originally based on Japanese syntax, and drifted away as more was added to it.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its sequels the other ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' shows include Zentradi. It was originally based on Japanese syntax, and but drifted away as more was added to it.
19th Apr '16 12:49:30 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syldavian Syldavian]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bordurian Bordurian;]] a conlang enthusiast [[http://zompist.com/syldavian.html attempted to analyse Syldavian into something coherent,]] although it turns out it's basically the Brussels dialect of Dutch/Flemish with extra letters spewed all over it.
** There was also the earlier Arumbayan language, also based on the Brussels dialect in the original French version, but altered to phonetically-spelt Cockney (though it's heavily disguised so as not to be obvious) in the English version.

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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syldavian Syldavian]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bordurian Bordurian;]] a conlang enthusiast [[http://zompist.com/syldavian.html attempted to analyse Syldavian into something coherent,]] although it turns out it's basically the Brussels dialect of Dutch/Flemish with extra letters spewed all over it.
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it. There was also the earlier Arumbayan language, also based on the Brussels dialect in the original French version, but altered to phonetically-spelt Cockney (though it's heavily disguised so as not to be obvious) in the English version.



* The DCU has not one, but two alphabet ciphers that translate to one of 26 Roman Alphabet Letters: [[{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] and [[Comicbook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Interlac]]. It's explicitly stated that English sounds different than Kryptonian (which has been hinted as vaguely Swedish sounding), which sounds different from Interlac, despite having the same amount of symbols to depict those sounds, and that each symbol matches a Roman symbol as well. Makes some sense in Interlac's case, since it could be descended from our alphabet. Some of the symbols might've been repurposed for new sounds, too; the Greek vowel letters were consonants in Phoenician.
** They have one non-cipher language: the language of the Indigo Lanterns.

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* The DCU has not one, but two alphabet ciphers that translate to one of 26 Roman Alphabet Letters: [[{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] and [[Comicbook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Interlac]]. It's explicitly stated that English sounds different than Kryptonian (which has been hinted as vaguely Swedish sounding), which sounds different from Interlac, despite having the same amount of symbols to depict those sounds, and that each symbol matches a Roman symbol as well. Makes some sense in Interlac's case, since it could be descended from our alphabet. Some of the symbols might've been repurposed for new sounds, too; the Greek vowel letters were consonants in Phoenician.
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Phoenician. They have one non-cipher language: the language of the Indigo Lanterns.



* ''WatershipDown'' gave us the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapine_language Lapine;]] a language for the rabbits.

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* ''WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'' gave us the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapine_language Lapine;]] a language for the rabbits.



* Tad Williams' novel ''TailchasersSong'' is an example similar to ''WatershipDown'', in that all of the characters are animals (cats, in this case), with their own language.

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* Tad Williams' novel ''TailchasersSong'' ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' is an example similar to ''WatershipDown'', ''Literature/WatershipDown'', in that all of the characters are animals (cats, in this case), with their own language.
15th Apr '16 8:28:53 PM JosephStaleknight
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* The French progressive rock band Music/{{Magma}} invented a language called "Kobaïan" for their albums because they felt French wasn't expressive enough. The constructed language also enabled their albums to sound more alien and prevented people from over-scrutinising the lyrics (although unofficial Kobaïan-French and Kobaïan-English lexicons were constructed by fans, and band leader Christian Vander eventually revealed the meanings of some words). Does it even have to be said that most of the band's albums constitute an extended RockOpera based around the human race settling another planet? No? Didn't think so. TOW has details on the language [[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Koba%C3%AFan here.]]

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* The French progressive rock band Music/{{Magma}} invented a language called "Kobaïan" for their albums because they felt French wasn't expressive enough. The constructed language also enabled their albums to sound more alien and prevented people from over-scrutinising the lyrics (although unofficial Kobaïan-French and Kobaïan-English lexicons were constructed by fans, and band leader Christian Vander eventually revealed the meanings of some words). Does it even have to be said that most of the band's albums constitute an extended RockOpera based around the human race settling another planet? No? Didn't think so. TOW has details on the language [[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Koba%C3%AFan php?title=Kobaïan here.]]
11th Apr '16 11:45:58 PM aye_amber
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* The French progressive rock band Music/{{Magma}} invented a language called "Kobaïan" for their albums because they felt French wasn't expressive enough. The constructed language also enabled their albums to sound more alien and prevented people from over-scrutinising the lyrics (although unofficial Kobaïan-French and Kobaïan-English lexicons were constructed by fans, and band leader Christian Vander eventually revealed the meanings of some words). Does it even have to be said that most of the band's albums constitute an extended RockOpera based around the human race settling another planet? No? Didn't think so. TOW has details on the language [[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Koba%C3%AFan here]].
* On {{Enya}}'s album ''Amarantine'', about a quarter of the songs are in the ConLang "Loxian", said to be from a distant planet.
* LisaGerrard also sings in a mysterious language, but it is a kind of glossalia and not a structured language. She says "The words are in my own internal language, and mean more than I could ever explain."
* In 2005, one of the entries in the Swedish version of the EurovisionSongContest was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Cartio Cameron Cartio's]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o9A7z8U9r0 Roma]]''. WordOfGod is he came up with the language himself.
* KajiuraYuki's Kajiurago. Nobody besides her knows the meaning of the language. It can be heard in the ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' theme ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuCCfA8yfug Nowhere]]'' and the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQXD_wfuroc Credens Justitiam (Mami's Theme)]]''.

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* The French progressive rock band Music/{{Magma}} invented a language called "Kobaïan" for their albums because they felt French wasn't expressive enough. The constructed language also enabled their albums to sound more alien and prevented people from over-scrutinising the lyrics (although unofficial Kobaïan-French and Kobaïan-English lexicons were constructed by fans, and band leader Christian Vander eventually revealed the meanings of some words). Does it even have to be said that most of the band's albums constitute an extended RockOpera based around the human race settling another planet? No? Didn't think so. TOW has details on the language [[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Koba%C3%AFan here]].
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* On {{Enya}}'s Music/{{Enya}}'s album ''Amarantine'', ''Amarantine,'' about a quarter of the songs are in the ConLang "Loxian", "Loxian," said to be from a distant planet.
* LisaGerrard Creator/LisaGerrard also sings in a mysterious language, but it is a kind of glossalia glossolalia and not a structured language. She says "The words are in my own internal language, and mean more than I could ever explain."
* In 2005, one of the entries in the Swedish version of the EurovisionSongContest was [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Cartio Cameron Cartio's]] ''[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o9A7z8U9r0 Roma]]''. Roma.]]" WordOfGod is he came up with the language himself.
* KajiuraYuki's Music/YukiKajiura's Kajiurago. Nobody besides her knows the meaning of the language. It can be heard in the ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' theme ''[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuCCfA8yfug Nowhere]]'' Nowhere]]" and the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' song ''[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQXD_wfuroc Credens Justitiam (Mami's Theme)]]''.Theme).]]"



* Following the example of Magma, their disciples in Ruins and Koenjihyakkei (the two of which share some of the same musicians) utilise what appears to be another constructed language for their songs, although unlike the case of Kobaïan (where some of the words have been officially translated to French) it's not known what any of the words mean or indeed whether they mean anything at all. (It's also possible that more than one ConLang is involved, since as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koenji_Hyakkei#Language TOW notes]], orthography has been known to vary between albums and songs).

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* Following the example of Magma, ''Magma,'' their disciples in Ruins ''Ruins'' and Koenjihyakkei ''Koenjihyakkei'' (the two of which share some of the same musicians) utilise what appears to be another constructed language for their songs, although unlike the case of Kobaïan (where some of the words have been officially translated to French) it's not known what any of the words mean or indeed whether they mean anything at all. (It's also possible that more than one ConLang is involved, since as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koenji_Hyakkei#Language TOW notes]], notes,]] orthography has been known to vary between albums and songs).
3rd Feb '16 6:48:16 PM lorgskyegon
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* ''Film/TheFifthElement director Luc Besson developed the "divine language" heard in the film on his own and taught it to MillaJovovich. They had conversations in it and wrote letters to each other in it to practice.

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* ''Film/TheFifthElement ''Film/TheFifthElement'' director Luc Besson developed the "divine language" heard in the film on his own and taught it to MillaJovovich. They had conversations in it and wrote letters to each other in it to practice.
3rd Feb '16 6:47:31 PM lorgskyegon
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* ''Film/TheFifthElement director Luc Besson developed the "divine language" heard in the film on his own and taught it to MillaJovovich. They had conversations in it and wrote letters to each other in it to practice.
15th Jan '16 5:34:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Kafer Sourcebook for ''[[TwentyThreeHundredAD 2300 AD]]'' includes a brief overview of Kafer language and writing.

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* The Kafer Sourcebook for ''[[TwentyThreeHundredAD 2300 AD]]'' ''TabletopGame/TwentyThreeHundredAD'' includes a brief overview of Kafer language and writing.



* ''EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', set on the world of {{Tekumel}}, has a serious and early case of Complete Original, including Tsolyani and many other languages designed by an academic linguist, M. A. R. Barker, complete with a hard core non-Roman written form. They are notably unlike European languages.
* ''Magic the Gathering'' has very harsh and alien-sounding Phyrexian language created by a professional linguist. Unfortunately now it exists only in two promo videos and a preview version of [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/677 Elesh Norn card]]. Probably Wizards have big plans for the next Phyrexian block.
* {{Traveller}} has enough languages and sublanguages to cover thousands of worlds. To handle this a system is provided for random generation of words as well as sample words and details about linguistic style from various culture. However "Ganglic"(evolved English) is the common speech of trade and travel.
* ''{{Warhammer}}'' have Khazalid, the language of the dwarfs wonderfully described with grammar and pronounciation. The elfs and chaos tongues get some of this but not as much.

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* ''EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', set on the world of {{Tekumel}}, has a serious and early case of Complete Original, including Tsolyani and many other languages designed by an academic linguist, M. A. R. Barker, complete with a hard core non-Roman written form. They are notably unlike European languages.
* ''Magic the Gathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has very harsh and alien-sounding Phyrexian language created by a professional linguist. Unfortunately now it exists only in two promo videos and a preview version of [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/677 Elesh Norn card]]. Probably Wizards have big plans for the next Phyrexian block.
* {{Traveller}} TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} has enough languages and sublanguages to cover thousands of worlds. To handle this a system is provided for random generation of words as well as sample words and details about linguistic style from various culture. However "Ganglic"(evolved English) is the common speech of trade and travel.
* ''{{Warhammer}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' have Khazalid, the language of the dwarfs wonderfully described with grammar and pronounciation. The elfs and chaos tongues get some of this but not as much.



* ''WerewolfTheForsaken'' uses many examples of the First Tongue, the language of the SpiritWorld. The creators have pretty much said it's generated by going back as far back into Proto-Indo-European language tree as possible and making a few detours on the way.

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* ''WerewolfTheForsaken'' ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' uses many examples of the First Tongue, the language of the SpiritWorld. The creators have pretty much said it's generated by going back as far back into Proto-Indo-European language tree as possible and making a few detours on the way.
11th Jan '16 6:08:18 AM AzureOwl
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** He created Noalath, the language of the Druids that is spoken in ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles''.
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