History Main / Conlang

1st Nov '16 7:28:59 PM szielins
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* Bizarrely enough, artificial language was [[http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/04/the-first-sat-tested-students-using-a-fake-language/275046/ part of the first SAT exam]] for college entry in the United States. The exact purpose of this is unclear.

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* Bizarrely enough, artificial Artificial language was [[http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/04/the-first-sat-tested-students-using-a-fake-language/275046/ part of the first 1926 SAT exam]] for college entry in the United States. The exact purpose States. In 1924, the Secretary of the College Entrance Examination Board wrote a seven point list of things to test for in the future; number seven was "Facility in conversation in foreign languages." Questions about a constructed language tested for this is unclear.without favoring speakers of any specific natural language. [[note]]Reprinted and discussed in Daniel J. Boorstin's ''The Americans: The Democratic Experience'', "Statistical Communities".[[/note]]
26th Oct '16 7:03:22 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' -- D'ni.
** Also Rivenese.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' -- D'ni.
** Also Rivenese.
''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'': [[http://linguists.riedl.org/old/ D'ni is a completely original version.]]
26th Oct '16 6:56:52 PM rjd1922
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* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' has [[ChurchOfHappyology Unitology]]'s cypher language, which is often found [[CouldntFindAPen scrawled on the walls in blood]]. It is an Argot language consisting of [[CypherLanguage the ten numbers and 26 letters of the English Alphabet]],[[http://images.wikia.com/deadspace/images/3/3b/Unitology_Symbol.png as well as a few additional symbols.]] It can be translated to reveal several [[http://images.wikia.com/deadspace/images/8/89/Wall-decode3.jpg hidden messages,]] including a few [[EasterEgg easter eggs]]. This even includes the seemingly random symbols that pop up during hallucinations.

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* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' has [[ChurchOfHappyology Unitology]]'s cypher language, which is often found [[CouldntFindAPen scrawled on the walls in blood]]. It is an Argot language consisting of [[CypherLanguage the ten numbers and 26 letters of the English Alphabet]],[[http://images.Alphabet]], [[http://images.wikia.com/deadspace/images/3/3b/Unitology_Symbol.png as well as a few additional symbols.]] It can be translated to reveal several [[http://images.wikia.com/deadspace/images/8/89/Wall-decode3.jpg hidden messages,]] including a few [[EasterEgg easter eggs]]. This even includes the seemingly random symbols that pop up during hallucinations.
18th Oct '16 5:45:15 PM TropesForever
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Our own conlang can be found [[TVTropesConLang here]]. If you want to try your hand at making your own conlang, you can check out [[SoYouWantTo/CreateAConlang So You Want To Create A Conlang]], though be advised that the page is under construction.

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Our own conlang can be found [[TVTropesConLang [[JustForFun/TVTropesConLang here]]. If you want to try your hand at making your own conlang, you can check out [[SoYouWantTo/CreateAConlang So You Want To Create A Conlang]], though be advised that the page is under construction.
12th Oct '16 12:29:07 PM Tron80
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* The DCU has not one, but two alphabet ciphers that translate to one of 26 Roman Alphabet Letters: [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] and [[Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes 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: [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] and [[Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes 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. Anyway there's an [[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/comics/comics.php?topic=comics-kryptonian_alphabet official Kryptonian alphabet]] and an [[http://www.kryptonian.info/ unofficial Kryptonian language page]].
23rd Sep '16 1:27:36 AM IuraCivium
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Our own conlang can be found [[TVTropesConLang here.]]

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Our own conlang can be found [[TVTropesConLang here.]]
here]]. If you want to try your hand at making your own conlang, you can check out [[SoYouWantTo/CreateAConlang So You Want To Create A Conlang]], though be advised that the page is under construction.
10th Sep '16 6:18:36 AM Xtifr
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* In Creator/SamuelRDelany's ''Babel-17'', Babel-17 itself is an ''in-universe'' example. It is a language specifically constructed to take advantage of the LanguageEqualsThought trope. Learning Babel-17 has significant effects on the way you think. When Wong first starts to learn the language, she finds it makes certain kinds of strategy puzzles much easier to solve. Later, she also finds it has some additional [[EnemyWithin not-so-pleasant]] effects.

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* In Creator/SamuelRDelany's ''Babel-17'', ''Literature/Babel17'', Babel-17 itself is an ''in-universe'' example. It is a language specifically constructed to take advantage of the LanguageEqualsThought trope. Learning Babel-17 has significant effects on the way you think. When Wong first starts to learn the language, she finds it makes certain kinds of strategy puzzles much easier to solve. Later, she also finds it has some additional [[EnemyWithin not-so-pleasant]] effects.
9th Sep '16 12:17:08 AM Xtifr
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* In Creator/SamuelRDelany's ''Babel-17'', Babel-17 itself is an ''in-universe'' example. It is a language specifically constructed to take advantage of the LanguageEqualsThought trope. Learning Babel-17 has significant effects on the way you think. When Wong first starts to learn the language, she finds it makes certain kinds of strategy puzzles much easier to solve. Later, she also finds it has some additional [[EnemyWithin not-so-pleasant]] effects.
7th Sep '16 12:22:34 PM Tron80
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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. 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}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] and [[Comicbook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} [[Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes 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.Lanterns.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' writer Steve Orlando stated -as he discussed his ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' book- that he created Kryptonian grammar in the book, from scratch.
-->"If you want to translate Kryptonian, it's not just English with Kryptonian characters. There are rules here."



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* The Nazzadi language in ''FanFic/AeonNatumEngel'' And ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' which is often left untranslated when it's not announced by public speakers, but makes sense depending on the situation.

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* The Nazzadi language in ''FanFic/AeonNatumEngel'' And ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' which is often left untranslated when it's not announced by public speakers, but makes sense depending on the situation.
[[folder:Fan Works]]
14th Aug '16 4:11:42 PM Timber
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' has Relares, an ideographic language that works by conjugating a set of core base ideas into nouns, verbs, and adjectives/adverbs. In-universe it's used primarily for naming, and occasionally important declarations and records of major historical events. Notable in that the other functional languages invented for the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' are fairly simple [[CypherLanguage cipher languages]] based on English.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' has Relares, an ideographic language that works by conjugating a set of core base ideas into nouns, verbs, and adjectives/adverbs. In-universe In-universe, it's used the traditional language of the Ferines, though its modern in-universe usage is primarily for naming, and occasionally important declarations declarations, and records of major historical events. Notable It's also used in the game's soundtrack. Relares is notable in that the other functional languages invented for the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' are fairly simple [[CypherLanguage cipher languages]] based on English.
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