Villains, Brits, And Cliché Movie Accents
From Egyptian pharaohs with British accents to foreign settings where everyone speaks accented English, the Hollywood formula for depicting “foreignness” or “otherness” relies on some odd and outdated stereotypes.
Reverse The Polarity! What Is Technobabble And Why Do We Use It?
If you watch Science Fiction, you’ve inevitably encountered technobabble. Here’s what it is and why we use it in storytelling.
Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away
The earthbound origins of the names, cultures and languages in the Star Wars 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!
Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages
Does your last encounter with the Klingon language have you thinking, “What on Qo’noS was that?” Worry not: Today we’re breaking down Klingon’s linguistic features into their human language counterparts.
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
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’
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.
9 Melodramatic Soap Operas In Other Languages
‘Immerse yourself,’ they said. ‘Start watching foreign shows,’ they said. Little did they know they’d turn you on to campy foreign soap operas.
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.
Which Foreign Holiday Movie Should You Watch This Year?
Whether you want to practice a language or just want to see every holiday film ever made, here are five movies that are perfect for December.
Quiz: Which Of The Best Foreign Films Should You Watch Next?
Some of the best movies out there are produced in another language. Find out which foreign film you should add to your must-see list!