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15th Apr '16 2:31:11 PM margdean56
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* I don't know if he's in TheFilmOfTheBook, but ''TheBlindSide'' has Ole Miss' Coach O, whose thick Louisiana drawl boarders on gibberish to everyone except fellow Louisianan Sean Tuohy.

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* I don't know if he's in TheFilmOfTheBook, but ''TheBlindSide'' has Ole Miss' Coach O, whose thick Louisiana drawl boarders borders on gibberish to everyone except fellow Louisianan Sean Tuohy.
28th Feb '16 1:05:26 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* From ''Literature/PeterPan'' and most adaptations, one particularly iconic example of this trope is Tinker Bell's fairy language, which sounds like...well...a tinkling bell.
21st Oct '15 7:17:47 AM StFan
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* Creator/DavidWeber has fun with this - neither the Orions in the {{Starfire}} books nor the Rish in ''Literature/InFuryBorn'' have the necessary vocal apparatus to speak English. On the other hand, both races can understand English perfectly well, and vice versa, even if it can be a bit hard on the human ears.

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* Creator/DavidWeber has fun with this - -- neither the Orions in the {{Starfire}} ''Literature/{{Starfire}}'' books nor the Rish in ''Literature/InFuryBorn'' have the necessary vocal apparatus to speak English. On the other hand, both races can understand English perfectly well, and vice versa, even if it can be a bit hard on the human ears.
20th Jan '14 2:48:59 PM margdean56
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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''[[Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the fact he's actually a telepath]].

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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''[[Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' series. Written in the prohecies prophecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the fact he's actually a telepath]].
14th Dec '13 4:01:37 PM Prfnoff
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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''[[Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the
fact he's actually a telepath]].

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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''[[Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the
the fact he's actually a telepath]].
14th Dec '13 4:01:04 PM Prfnoff
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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''[[Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the fact he's actually a telepath]].

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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''[[Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the the
fact he's actually a telepath]].telepath]].
* In ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'', Senator Sam Ervin speaks a Deep Southern language "similar to English, only unintelligible."
26th Mar '13 1:14:23 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/DavidWeber has fun with this - neither the Orions in the {{Starfire}} books nor the Rish in InFuryBorn have the necessary vocal apparatus to speak English. On the other hand, both races can understand English perfectly well, and vice versa, even if it can be a bit hard on the human ears.

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* Creator/DavidWeber has fun with this - neither the Orions in the {{Starfire}} books nor the Rish in InFuryBorn ''Literature/InFuryBorn'' have the necessary vocal apparatus to speak English. On the other hand, both races can understand English perfectly well, and vice versa, even if it can be a bit hard on the human ears.
13th Mar '13 1:59:58 AM Andygal
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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the fact he's actually a telepath]].

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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''Literature/{{Belgariad}} ''[[Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the fact he's actually a telepath]].
13th Mar '13 1:59:27 AM Andygal
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* DavidWeber has fun with this - neither the Orions in the {{Starfire}} books nor the Rish in InFuryBorn have the necessary vocal apparatus to speak English. On the other hand, both races can understand English perfectly well, and vice versa, even if it can be a bit hard on the human ears.

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* DavidWeber Creator/DavidWeber has fun with this - neither the Orions in the {{Starfire}} books nor the Rish in InFuryBorn have the necessary vocal apparatus to speak English. On the other hand, both races can understand English perfectly well, and vice versa, even if it can be a bit hard on the human ears.



* Tinker Gnomes in the ''DragonLance'' universe speak extremely fast and have to be reminded constantly to slow down so other races can understand them.
* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''TheMalloreon'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the fact he's actually a telepath]].

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* Tinker Gnomes in the ''DragonLance'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' universe speak extremely fast and have to be reminded constantly to slow down so other races can understand them.
* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''TheMalloreon'' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the fact he's actually a telepath]].
16th Feb '13 1:34:25 AM WhosAsking
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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Toth from ''TheMalloreon'' series. Written in the prohecies as "The Silent Man", he is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He only communicates with vague hand and arm gestures, yet anyone paying attention to him seems to understand him clearly. It takes until the last book, "The Seeress of Kell," for Durnik to finally catch on to what's really happening: [[spoiler:his gestures conceal the fact he's actually a telepath]].
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