Thanks to the Internet, learning and spreading made up languages is easier than ever. Whether you want to learn a language from your favorite video game (Simlish), your favorite family movie (Minionese), or 3D movie (Na'vi), now you can. Maybe you're more literary want to learn Tolkien's Elvish? Maybe some Dothraki? Ever wanted to speak Klingon? With this list of fictional languages you can learn, you'll be an amateur linguist in a nonsense tongue before you know it.
This list contains the best fictional languages that you can really master with a little Googling, a lot of time, and even more patience. Translated phrases and words are included to get you started. These are the best fictional languages that you can actually learn to speak.
Where You've Heard It: As spoken by the battle hardened Klingons in many, many Star Trek movies and television shows, as well as at conventions, in Klingon language books, in the Klingon adaptation of Hamlet, and from the guy on the subway.
nuqDaq 'oH puchpa"e'?
Where is the bathroom?
I don’t understand.
What time is it?
Buy a book to learn Klingon here.
Where You've Heard It: Any of the works of JRR Tolkien or in Peter Jackson's six big screen adaptations. As spoken by Elves or Aragorn. There are actually two distinct languages in Elvish, along with many developed dialects.
Elen sila lumenn'omentelvo.
A star shines on the hour of our meeting.
Saesa omentien lle.
Pleasure meeting you.
lle homa ve' edan
You smell like a human.
You can learn Elvish free of charge here.
Where You've Heard It: Spoken by the nomadic Dothraki on the hit HBO show Game of Thrones and the book series it's based on, A Song of Ice and Fire.
Hash yer dothrae chek asshekh?
Do you ride well today?
Yer affesi anni.
You make me itch.
Find an informative Dothraki resource here.
Where You've Heard It: Spoken by the alien Na'vi in James Cameron's Avatar and in the inevitable Avatar sequels.
Fayvrrtep fitsenge lu kxani. Fipoti oel tspiyang, fte tikenong liyevu atlaru.
These demons are forbidden here. I will kill this one as a lesson to the others.
Seeds of a great tree.
You can brush up on your Na'vi here.
Where You've Heard It: Said out loud by the irredeemable Droods in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and the novel by Anthony Burgess on which it's based.
Expand your Nadsat vocabulary here.
Where You've Heard It: In the book Watership Down or the animated film adapted from Richard Adams's novel. Spoken by the rabbits and subsequently developed into a full language.
Os e layth Frithyeer hyaones, on layth zayn yayn dahloil.
If it’s sunny today, we’ll go and find dandelions.
Check out more selected samples of Lapine here.
Where You've Heard It: All of those poor, poor people you controlled while playing any of Sims games.
Yulhullie mud lapllahaduhil.
To serve and protect.
There's an app that teaches Simlish and you can pick it up here.
Where You've Heard It: Spoken by those furry little teddy bear/tiny wookiee looking things (Ewok/Wookiee get it?) in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
Ee chee wa maa!
Learn the finer points of Ewokese here.