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10 Fictional Languages We Wish We Knew

How cool would it be to know elvish? Way cool. Here's how to impress all your friends.

1. Klingon

The Klingon language is spoken by Klingons in the Star Trek universe. It was first used by James Doohan (Scotty) in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." After that movie, Marc Okrand developed Klingon to be a full-fledged language. Okrand wanted the language to sound unusual, so he picked sounds that combined in ways not generally found in other languages. Klingon has 21 consonants and 5 vowels, and is normally written in a variation of the Latin alphabet.

Useful Phrase: lupDujHomwIj lubuy'moH gharghmey.
Translation: My hovercraft is full of eels.

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2. Furbish

Furbish (and the Furby) was invented by Dave Hampton, founder of game company Sounds Amazing. He wanted to make a new kind of virtual pet that was different than a Tamagotchi. Furbies are bi-lingual in that they speak English and Furbish. The older they get, the more English they learn. In general, Furbies can say more than 800 phrases! FUN FACT! Furbish phonotactics are similar to many Polynesian and African languages, which likewise allow only open syllables with simple consonant initials. Furbish uses only eight consonants: t, k, b, d, l, m, n, and w.

Useful Phrase: Doo-oo-tye moh-moh?
Translation: What's up, Monster?

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Did you know Furby is making a come back? The all new Furbies not only have a mind of their own, they have their own language too! The more you play with them, the more ways you can unlock their fun personalities. And c'mon, you'd get to talk to Niall from One Direction too.

3. Parseltongue

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4. The Languages Of Arda (Forms Of Elvish)

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Many people watch the Lord of the Rings series and think that Elvish is just a blanket term for the language spoken in the film, but in fact, many branches of Elvish were developed by Tolkien for the Middle-Earth universe. His most mature languages were Quenya and Sindarin. The two languages were influenced by Finnish and Welsh.

Useful Phrase: (Sindarin) Gahr-eekh ee thole goal oh orkh.
Translation: You have the hollow head of an orc.

5. Simlish

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6. Dothraki

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7. Na'vi

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8. Alienese

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Alienese is a written language shown throughout the TV show Futurama. It was created as a joke to see how quickly fans could catch on and decipher it. There were 2 languages shown in the episodes. The first language was deciphered almost instantly from fans. The second language was much more complicated, but deciphered nonetheless.

See below for Alienese translations from season one.

9. Daedric

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The Daedric alphabet is used in The Elder Scrolls computer game series. It first appeared in Battlespire in about 1997. It is technically not a language, but an alphabet used to write English. (A fun way to write cryptic letters!)

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10. Atlantean

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