01:01:20 PM Apr 21st 2012
Actually, even the title quote isn't an example. I admit I haven't read The Lost Road, and that I'm quite more interested in Tolkien's later conception of the mythos and languages, but I seem to recall that EressŽan isn't but an early version of the later Quenya (early in Tolkien's life, not in the mythos). And I don't know about the time of The Lost Road, but from what I read, Tolkien only used something Fictionary-like back when he was a teenager, and even then he tended to stray away from that.
11:01:58 AM Dec 14th 2011
Is it just me, or is damn near all of this page non-examples? Especially things like Klingon have absolutely no business being here.
11:54:53 PM Jun 27th 2011
My high school once put on a series of one-scene plays including a short love story where a con man sets up a school to teach a fake universal language called Unamunda, only for his first student, a stutterer in normal English, to take to it like a fish to water. The most memorable words are the numbers 1 through 8 written on the blackboard and read slowly by the student on her entry: Wen Yu Fre Fal Fynd Iff Heven Waitz. The question, fellow Tropers, is twofold:  Does this fit the trope? (1/3 to 1/2 of the lines are in Unamunda) and  Is this a published play? The fact that I seem to have looked those numbers previously appears to indicate so, but I was wondering if anyone else had actually seen it.