Fictional Languages: Languages of Arda

There are tens of fictional languages that are most common than the rest of the “real” languages spoken by “real” communities. 🙂 Linguistically, they all have their logical structure and vocabulary and they attract thousands of people! 🙂 Yeah, I’m talking about the languages we see in famous movies and science fiction literature.

Today, I want to introduce “languages of Arda”! Here is short explanation by http://www.listverse.com

The above term is used to describe the many fictional languages invented by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings and other works taking place in Middle-Earth. This was done out of a desire to give real linguistic depth to names and places that Tolkien felt were lacking in fantasy and science fiction. The two most mature of these languages are Quenya (High-Elvish – heard in the video clip above) and Sindarin.

The depth and complexity of these two languages are incredible, as demonstrated by their influence on Middle-Earth culture and other Middle-Earth languages. What is even more amazing is the sheer number of languages Tolkien created for his world, with each race having dozens of offshoots and dialects.

If you wonder how it sounds, here you are:


You can read more here: http://listverse.com/2009/03/22/10-fascinating-fictional-languages/

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