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14th Apr '18 5:25:11 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** It's played straight with historical texts from the time of [[spoiler: the beginning of the Eldian Empire]] (over a thousand years before the present). A lot of the confusion about what happened came from how no one can decipher the texts, having only the pictures to go on.
16th Feb '18 12:06:03 AM Cupcakes
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the Hylian language has changed enough in the interim between it and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' that those who speak ancient Hylian such as Valoo and Jabun are unintelligible to modern Hylian speakers like Link.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the Hylian language has changed enough in the interim between it and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' that those who speak ancient Hylian such as Valoo and Jabun are unintelligible to not only significantly different from modern Hylian speakers like Link.Link but utterly incomprehensible. The few modern characters who do speak the ancient version of the language, such as Valoo's attendants, speak it in a form so broken they can manage only partial translations making ancient Hyrlian very near to extinction.
23rd Jan '18 3:12:41 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' strange addition to the Genesis story, Adam claims that the original language was extinct by the time Nimrod brought the CurseOfBabel upon humanity.



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13th Jan '18 11:50:23 AM SteveMB
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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's story "A Tragedy of Errors", a merchant explorer who finds a long-isolated colony world announces himself as "a friend" who has come to "do business". The locals then shoot him down. He discovers that, after an attack by pirates who initially introduced themselves with the same phrasing before revealing their real intentions, those words came to mean "an enemy planning a sneak attack". When things are finally patched up and he heads home, he promises future visits, not by "friends here to do business" but by "comerados to 'change (exchange)".
22nd Oct '17 7:55:31 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Tribals' languages, as implied in ''{{Fallout2}}'' and shown in ''FalloutNewVegas'', are creole tongues descended from English. After several generations however, there's just enough English left to notice their origins but they're otherwise barely comprehensible. This is in stark contrast to their town-dwelling counterparts in the wasteland as well as more civilized factions like the NCR and Brotherhood of Steel, all of whom speaking more or less the same English as Pre-War America.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'': The Tribals' languages, as implied in ''{{Fallout2}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' and shown in ''FalloutNewVegas'', ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', are creole tongues descended from English. After several generations however, there's just enough English left to notice their origins but they're otherwise barely comprehensible. This is in stark contrast to their town-dwelling counterparts in the wasteland as well as more civilized factions like the NCR and Brotherhood of Steel, all of whom speaking more or less the same English as Pre-War America.



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the Hylian language has changed enough in the interim between it and ''Ocarina of Time'' that those who speak ancient Hylian such as Valoo and Jabun are unintelligible to modern Hylian speakers like Link.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the Hylian language has changed enough in the interim between it and ''Ocarina of Time'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' that those who speak ancient Hylian such as Valoo and Jabun are unintelligible to modern Hylian speakers like Link.
22nd Oct '17 7:53:41 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* All of the modern Indo-European languages (everything from English to Russian to Hindi) are descended from the language known as Proto Indo European, or PIE for short. The modern language closest to PIE is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_language Lithuanian]].

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* All of the modern Indo-European languages (everything from English to Russian to Hindi) are descended from the language known as Proto Indo European, Proto-Indo-European, or PIE for short. The modern language closest to PIE is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_language Lithuanian]].
22nd Sep '17 4:32:33 PM metaceejay97
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* A more meta case with ''Series/EmeraldCity''. Inha, the language for the WitchSpecies, was made by David J. Peterson as a singular dialect. Then he, along with Creator/AnaUlaru, who played Mistress West in the show, came up with the idea of having it become four dialects, each one representing the [[FourElementEnsemble four classical elements,]] and the language became what is was during the show's run.

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1st Sep '17 8:07:00 AM matruz
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:averts it: The Eldian people living behind the Walls on Paradis Island speak the same language without any noticeable difference as their kin in the mainland, despite being separated ''for over a century''; this trope is also touched upon when Zeke Yeager as the Beast Titan attempts to communicate with Mike and Zeke briefly wonders if they are still speaking the same language when he gets no answer from Mike (turns out he was too terrified to reply)]].

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:averts it: The Eldian people living behind the Walls on Paradis Island speak the same language without any noticeable difference as their kin in the mainland, mainland (enough so that a few individuals from outside can infiltrate without arousing any suspicion), despite being separated ''for over a century''; this trope is also touched upon when Zeke Yeager as the Beast Titan attempts to communicate with Mike and Zeke briefly wonders if they are still speaking the same language when he gets no answer from Mike (turns out he was too terrified to reply)]].
1st Sep '17 8:00:08 AM matruz
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:averts it: The Eldian people living behind the Walls on Paradis Island speak the same language without any noticeable difference as their kin in the mainland, despite being separated ''for over a century''; this trope is also touched upon when Zeke Yeager as the Beast Titan attempts to communicate with Mike and Zeke briefly wonders if they are still speaking the same language when he gets no answer from Mike (turns out he was too terrified to reply)]].
12th Apr '17 1:38:16 PM randomguy5850
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* All of the modern Indo-European languages (everything from English to Russian to Hindi) are descended from the language known as Proto Indo European, or PIE for short. The modern language closest to PIE is [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_language Lithuanian]].

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* All of the modern Indo-European languages (everything from English to Russian to Hindi) are descended from the language known as Proto Indo European, or PIE for short. The modern language closest to PIE is [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_language Lithuanian]].
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