Constructed Languages

Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The earthbound origins of the names, cultures and languages in the Star Wars universe.
What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

Esperanto is the most famous constructed language, and its popularity seems to be growing.
Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Every Harry Potter fan knows about Parseltongue, but which other languages are spoken in the Harry Potter universe? Let’s geek out… erm… FIND out!
How J.R.R. Tolkien Created Fantastic Worlds With Language

How J.R.R. Tolkien Created Fantastic Worlds With Language

J.R.R. Tolkien’s life was deeply intertwined with constructed languages and the worlds he made with them.
6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson

6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson

We chatted about creating, deconstructing and learning languages with the conlanger who invented the fictional languages you hear in ‘Game of Thrones.’
Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Whether you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, Star Trek or 1984, you’ve been exposed to some of pop culture’s favorite conlangs. Here’s a guide.
Game Of Tongues — The Invented Languages In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Game Of Tongues — The Invented Languages In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Which languages are spoken in the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe? How were they created and what would be their equivalents in our world? Let’s have a look.
How Does Morse Code Work In Other Languages?

How Does Morse Code Work In Other Languages?

•••• • •-•• •-•• — -•-•– If you didn’t understand that, there’s definitely something you can learn about Morse Code here.
Pig Latin, Dog Latin And The World Of Non-Latin ‘Latin’ Codes

Pig Latin, Dog Latin And The World Of Non-Latin ‘Latin’ Codes

Trying to mask your message or disguise your dialogue? Pig Latin is here to elp-hay.
The Funky Phenomenon of Fake English

The Funky Phenomenon of Fake English

It’s like music to your ears (but ten times more frustrating).
By Women, For Women: Woman-Made Languages

By Women, For Women: Woman-Made Languages

Sure, it’s been said for centuries that “women have a language all their own,” but did you know that there are actually languages out there constructed by and for women to use? In honor of International Women’s Day, let’s take a look at two of these “woman-made” languages.
6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson: Transcript

6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson: Transcript

As part of our “6 Questions With” series, we chatted about creating, deconstructing and learning languages with David Peterson, the conlanger who invented the fictional languages you hear being spoken on ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Emerald City.’ Here’s the full interview.
What’s The Difference Between A Pidgin And A Creole?

What’s The Difference Between A Pidgin And A Creole?

At first, you’re just two languages who are sort of seeing each other. Then, you’re making it official and opening a joint bank account.