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Fictional Languages

Koito

New Member
Hello, This is a trend where I wonder if any of you furs have any other specific fictional languages if you speak! I need some inspirations. Or make one up right now for fun!
I recommend lingojam for a fun translator!

I'm writing a novel in my language (Nenj) and here's one quote I can share,

"Néŕ ka sušpó dũla ojk ńa tól, ka vŕémgšpó ka né jívetšna hišŕé tó góna núš.
daš allé nímgena kvuš áfdéš ńa ũne fẽda ka mjípómít allé kami vãnkö.
sá ka éŕdapó kami guńkö un ka frešna ŕýg logón." Means

"When I sat down on that chair, I realized I don't know where to go now.
It all seems quiet after that huge party I had with all my friends.
So I took mine things and I wonder back home."

For those how's curious how to get each letter. ã ẽ ũ are said as "sha, che shu" and š is sh, á í ó ú é ý are short vowals, ŕ does roll your tongue "grrrr" and ń is [ng]

It's a mixture of the most indo-european slavic language with a lick of Nordic ^.^
 

Charrio

Artistic Mouse
I find whole languages way too complex to work on when one probably hasn't even done the race fully yet.
Races like humans would speak tons of different dialects so focusing on one for a race is kind of nor very realistic.

I work on the race and the origins and history first, language is an after thought once the majority of creation is
done.
 
I love Lapine, which is the rabbit language from Watership Down, and I know quite a bit of it from memory. I wouldn't say I can speak it but the whole culture of rabbitry in that book is so beautifully woven.
 

Koito

New Member
I find whole languages way too complex to work on when one probably hasn't even done the race fully yet.
Races like humans would speak tons of different dialects so focusing on one for a race is kind of nor very realistic.

I work on the race and the origins and history first, language is an after thought once the majority of creation is
done.

Hehe, that's true, but I define myself a linguistic as a hobby because I am really intrested in languages and I can read many types of texts without understanding like Cyrillics.
I know how to say each character but don't know what it means haha.

But we all know we have different intrests.
 

Ratical

New Member
This reminds me of the furry language 'Primal' that was developed sometime around 2001 as, I believe, sort of our fandom's equivalent of Klingon or Elvish. I haven't thought about it in a really long time. I wonder how many people actually use it.

But I think fictional languages are fun. I don't know any, but it's a cool way to develop a fictional world.

I love Lapine, which is the rabbit language from Watership Down, and I know quite a bit of it from memory. I wouldn't say I can speak it but the whole culture of rabbitry in that book is so beautifully woven.

That's a fun series, isn't it? I mean, yeah it's a bit melancholy at points and burned a lot of weird images into my head as a kid but as an adult it has a beautifully dark appeal. It ages well. Especially if you like rabbits. ;3
 

lupinealchemist

Hamburger time.
Suck my dovah maasofaniik.
 

LazerMaster5

Lost in the Static
In metal, the guitars and drums speak to us. They tell us many grand stories, and the frontman of the band acts as a translator. Some sing of fighting barbarians in middle earth, while others depict hell itself.
 

Sarcastic Coffeecup

Hand. Cannot. Erase.
But if it's a language with proper grammar and all, isn't it no longer fictional as it exists?
 

Ratical

New Member
But if it's a language with proper grammar and all, isn't it no longer fictional as it exists?

Well, ya got me there. I guess the politically correct term would be "media-exclusive lexicon".

I've always wondered if it's possible to learn Lylat...

It reminds me of Animal Crossing's "Animalese"; kinda garbled up pronunciations of each letter. Maybe just just need to play the 64 version a lot and learn it phonetically. :)

I know Saurian/Dinosaur language is doable. As long as you know English you just transpose the letters to something else.
 

Victor-933

Professional Retard
I'd like to eventually create a full language for my Hadeans, but for now I just use a substitution cipher font and make up words, and call it a language.
 

Shadow Jaeger

set phasers to thrust
I thought at first you were being sarcastic and meant you spoke Navi from Zelda xD

I speak linkish :V

Hyaah hoo ha jum hu hyo!
Translation: can you pass the newspaper?

I did try to learn dovah a while back but honestly it was kinda tricky to learn.


Nuz nii didn't trun ko oblaan dahik wo ko ausul fund brah daar tir do naan? Tilro nid context wah ulaan zaak mindos nisaad tinvok ko diist staad. Dreh naangein orin mindoraan zey?
 

Ahkrin Descol

RELIC Specialist
I did try to learn dovah a while back but honestly it was kinda tricky to learn.


Nuz nii didn't trun ko oblaan dahik wo ko ausul fund brah daar tir do naan? Tilro nid context wah ulaan zaak mindos nisaad tinvok ko diist staad. Dreh naangein orin mindoraan zey?

Funnily enough I've been using this name longer than Dov has existed, I do like what my forename translates to though! :D Sadly it does not mean I'm fluent in it. Jel on the other hand was fun to learn.
 

Shadow Jaeger

set phasers to thrust
Funnily enough I've been using this name longer than Dov has existed, I do like what my forename translates to though! :D Sadly it does not mean I'm fluent in it. Jel on the other hand was fun to learn.

Oh yeah your name translates to courage...that was a pretty good coincidence.
Also regarding your last post.
How the hell is the hylian language not a thing yet?

Edit: never mind its a real thing already

http://www.kasuto.net/language.php?main=language/introduction.html
 
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Ahkrin Descol

RELIC Specialist
Oh yeah your name translates to courage...that was a pretty good coincidence.
Also regarding your last post.
How the hell is the hylian language not a thing yet?

Edit: never mind its a real thing already

http://www.kasuto.net/language.php?main=language/introduction.html

You know how nerds are and trying to make something from anything :p I'm amazed at the effort that's gone into making something of a phrase list in Sangheili considering you mostly just hear "Wort, wort, wort".
 

Erzyal

Keeper of useless information
Not really a fictional language but it may as well be. I wish I knew Esperanto
 

Willow

FAF's #1 Terrorist
I used to know how to use Ham-Ham speak but I don't remember much of it since I 1. am not 10 anymore and 2. don't watch Hamtaro anymore
I've always wanted to learn Elvish or one of the languages from WoW though

But if it's a language with proper grammar and all, isn't it no longer fictional as it exists?
See I think fictional in the sense of language means that no one race of people actively speaks it
 

Sarcastic Coffeecup

Hand. Cannot. Erase.
I used to know how to use Ham-Ham speak but I don't remember much of it since I 1. am not 10 anymore and 2. don't watch Hamtaro anymore
I've always wanted to learn Elvish or one of the languages from WoW though


See I think fictional in the sense of language means that no one race of people actively speaks it
But wouldn't that make extinct languages fictional by your definition?

I think of fictional languages as languages that have but few words in, no grammar versatile enough for in-depth conversations and mostly serves in entertainment only.
 

Fcomega121

Friendly Maned fox+Phoenix
Hehe, that's true, but I define myself a linguistic as a hobby because I am really intrested in languages and I can read many types of texts without understanding like Cyrillics.
I know how to say each character but don't know what it means haha.

But we all know we have different intrests.
Me too! I can read maany scripts without knowing what they mean at first xD
Like greek, cyrillic, japanese syllabs etc

Except if I knew the word ofc
Not really a fictional language but it may as well be. I wish I knew Esperanto
Weellll... Actually it is!

Conlangs are "fictional" in the sense that they didn't evolve naturally, but rather were created by someone.
 

Mayfurr

Mostly Harmless
I love Lapine, which is the rabbit language from Watership Down, and I know quite a bit of it from memory. I wouldn't say I can speak it but the whole culture of rabbitry in that book is so beautifully woven.
I loved how Lapine words are sprinkled throughout the book with their associated meanings in English, which meant by the time you got to the final confrontation between Bigwig and General Woundwort on the downs and read Bigwig's untranslated insult "Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!" you knew EXACTLY what it meant! :)

("Eat shit, you stinking king!")
 
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