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Creating Hollywood’s Constructed Languages – Bell of Lost Souls

Thanks to The Rings of Power and The House of the Dragon we’re moving into fantasy worlds full of constructed languages.

Hearing the native languages of a sci-fi or fantasy setting can pull audiences into the story. It offers the characters depth and makes fictional universes extra plausible – as plausible as a 10-foot tall, blue cat particular person may be. Dialect coach Erik Singer breaks down constructed languages from movie and TV together with a number of languages.

Featured: Na’vi, Dothraki, High Valyrian, Klingon, Sindarin, Parseltongue, Ewokese, Shyriiwook, Divine Language, Mork Speak, Groot Speak, Malkovich, Furbish, and Heptapod.

The Rings of Power: Sindarin or Gray Elvish

Created by J.R.R. Tolkien for his tales in Middle-earth. Sindarin was the language of the Elves from Beleriand and over time it developed into the language utilized by the Eldar. It was spoken by some Men of Númenor within the Second age (when the present takes place). It turned the primary tongue of the Elves within the western a part of the realm by the Third Age (when Lord of the Rings takes place).

The phonology is predicated on Literary Welsh, Old English, Old Norse, and numerous Celtic languages. It’s modified since Tolkien created it within the mid-Nineteen Forties with an expanded written alphabet and dictionary due to Peter Jackson’s trilogy and different LoTR tasks. 

The House of the Dragon: High Valyrian

George R.R. Martin created a restricted vocabulary for the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. High Valyrian just isn’t an on a regular basis language, it’s primarily used for schooling among the many noble homes of Essos and Westeros. Many songs and a items of literature are written/composed in Valyrian. The language can also be used to command dragons. It has the identical place in society as Classical Latin has exterior of the books.

The language was fleshed out by David J. Peterson for Game of Thrones, together with the remainder of the languages on the present. When he first began engaged on High Valyrian throughout Season 3 there have been round 500 phrases, by the tip of the collection there have been round 2,000.


Pop tradition workers author that has been on the BoLS group since 2010. Contributor on the One of Us podcast. Marvel, Vertigo, and dystopian sci-fi fan. Enjoys dangerous motion pictures, superb stunt performances, and the web. Hates rom-coms. (she/they)



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