4 Fictional Languages You Can Learn



Today we're gonna learn
some mystical linguisticals. Let's talk about that. ♪(intro music)♪ Good Mythical Morning. Thank you for making us
a part of your daily routine. Yes. Now, languages like French,
and Spanish, and Mandarin, are very culturally complex languages
that have evolved over generations, as millions of people speak them. But, I personally, like my languages
like I like my computer companies: made by one guy in a garage somewhere. In actuality, there are many
interesting languages that have been developed that way. By just one person, who invented
the whole thing, – for television or movies.
– Yes. And we're going to learn,
and teach you, some of those things today. It's time for, – ♪(dramatic music)♪
– (Link) Why speak Greek? (Link) When you can talky
Dothraki? Talky Dothraki. – Teach me, Link. Teach me.
– Teach. Alright, first heard on the screen
in 1979, in Star Trek, the motion picture, Klingon was developed by the actor
who played Scotty, James Doohan, and producer, Jon Povill, but then linguist, Marc Okrand,
was officially commissioned to develop it into a full-fledged language
for the actors to speak, – and for fans to speak.
– Yes. Many of them do it, and I want to show you
one video in particular, of a Klingon, or a fan who's dressed as a Klingon, – Sometimes it's hard to tell.
– giving a tour of his home. Woah!
That's the Klingon fan. You sure it's not the real thing? Lived here for one month. The condo board at the last place
kicked him out for loud guttural noises. There's his kitchen. He needs to do a better job of blending. You know, the makeup blending
in the forehead area? That's a nice living room though. No, battle training room. He's very committed. His battle cruiser,
I could be wrong, but I think that may have just
been a Ford Fiesta. Yeah, but, hey, you know what? He's living in a little bit
of a fantasy world, but he seems very happy. He's grounded. – Yeah.
– He's straddling two worlds. – Great.
– He's doing it well. But, you know, you're always at risk
when you're straddling something. How do I become a part of this, Link? I'm gonna teach you some Klingon, or you could just get
the Klingon dictionary. Over three hundred thousand
copies sold, but you know what? – Give me the Cliffs Notes.
– I've already been through it. – Just listen to me.
– Give me the Link's Notes. Now, it's meant to be harsh sounding,
as you could tell. – I'm harsh.
– He's very good at it. With lots of spit flying around, okay? Okay, let me work it up. These are bad people. Alright, so, repeat after me. (harsh voice) NuqDaq 'oH puchpa'e'. – Hmm?
– (crew laughs) NuqDaq 'oH puchpa'e'. (repeats) (harsh voice) NuqDaq
'oH puchpa'e'. More? (normal voice) You're a bad guy. NuqDaq 'oH puchpa'e'. Oh, I think it missed that
and hit my laptop, which I'll ask someone else
to clean up later. – (normal voice) What did I say?
– You said, "Where's the bathroom?" Oh. 'Cause you always–
You know, those Klingons, they're very hydrated,
they always got to go. A puch is a toilet. Oh, I thought it was–
Okay. Not a good idea to speak Klingon
on a first day-tch. Day-tch? Did I say day-tch? You're still speaking Klingon. (harsh voice) Not a good idea
to speak Klingon on first day-tch. (nomral voice) J.R.R. Tolkien,
you've probably heard of him before. Oh yeah. He was a philologist,
that is somebody who studies – historical languages.
– He feels them. Before he was a writer, and so, he actually developed– Everybody knows, well, he developed the language for Lord of the Rings,
or Low-ter as I like to call it, – 'cause I use the acronym,
– (laughs) – and the Hobbit.
– Many languages, yeah. But, I did not know,
he actually developed Elvish before he even wrote the books. He started with the language,
and he was like, "I need a context "for this. Let me write one of
the greatest stories ever told." – And so he wrote the story
– That's pretty cool. to create context for the language. And nobody actually knows
how many languages he developed, because some of them
were very fragmentary. But he did take two languages,
and develop them very thoroughly. One of these is the Elvish language,
Sindarin. And, instead of watching some footage
from one of the movies that we don't have rights to, we're going to show you a New Zealand
weather report. – Oh! I love weather.
– The weather man giving – the weather report in Sindarin,
– Yes. Now, that's not an actual elf, Link,
that is a weather man, dressed as an elf. Is that an actual map? Oh!
The shire. Yeah, they have access to that
in New Zealand. (Weather man) It will be the perfect time
to cycle along the Queenstown trail. – (laughs)
– That was English. (impersonates) It will be the perfect time
to cycle. Apparently, there was no translation
for cycling along the Queenstown– Mountain biking didn't exist
in Middle-earth. Yeah, it's like, we got to
do that in English, so they will understand.
He did miss a great opportunity to use the joke, it's spring,
so the Orlandos are in bloom. Oh.
That would have been a good one. Call me next time. Before you give the weather report. I'm about to give the weather, Rhett,
can you give me a joke. I have some experience in this,
I actually spoke some Sindarin in our Nerd VS Geek rap battle. But now, Link,
you're going to have the opportunity – to speak some Sindarin.
– Follow in your footsteps, okay. You're going to say,
"My name is Link Neal." Perfect. That is my name,
so that's great. Ee eeneth neen, Link Neal. (repeats) (soft voice) Ee eeneth neen,
Link Neal. Now, I'm glad you–
I think you just picked up on something. Your name sounds like
it should be spoken in this language. (both) Ee eeneth neen, Link Neal. It's like, nee-nee-nee. (Italian accent) Would you like
some linguine. No, no, don't go that way. (normal accent) Too far?
Too far, yeah. It's supposed to actually sound like
Welsh, and you know who's Welsh, Link? Catherine Zeta Jones? – Yeah, she is.
– (laughs) Yeah, she is. I got a shot. You were right there with me. Ee eeneth neen, Link Neal. Link Neal. Say it like Catherine Zeta, man. (soft voice) Ee eeneth neen, Link Neal. (both) Ee eeneth neen, Link Neal She's married to Michael Douglas. (nomal voice) If you pronounce
my name backwards, it's still Link Neal. It is. We recently discovered that. Someone tweeted that at me,
and it blew my mind. So, Link, there you go. Let me take you into the world of George Lucas. – Please do that.
– It's a Star world. Yeah, I've been there
a few times. That didn't really work. George Lucas developed the languages
for Star Wars with a sound designer, Ben Burtt, but mostly from
just the way that it sounded. Not, for it to be linguistically robust. So, for Huttese, they hired linguist,
Larry Ward, to flesh out Jabba– – Larry?
– Larry, good old Larry. – He's busy.
– To flesh out his complete language. Well, he was busy, 'cause he also
was the voice of Jabba the Hutt. Let me teach you something. (harsh voice) Kavaa kyotopa
bu banda backa. Sounds like something the– The dude from Mario would– – What's the–
– Bowser? Yeah, Bowser would say. I think he just grunted. – Really?
– Maybe in the animated series. Say that again. (harsh voice) Kavaa kyotopa
bu banda backa. (repeats) (harsh voice) Kavaa kyotopa
bu banda backa. (normal voice) Can I visit
the van backstage? (normal voice) The van or the band? The band.
(laughs) Is the van backstage?
Is the band in it? Can I visit the band backstage? Why do I want to visit the band backstage? Have you seen the Cantina Band? Oh, okay. Have you seen them backstage? I didn't think there was
a backstage in the Cantina. There is, and you're gonna want
to be there. Alright, listen. that was okay, but I have footage of a woman, whose name is,
Summer Wood. – Footage of a woman.
– (laughs) (all laugh) Oh, man. That's an interesting thing– After the Catherine Zeta Jones thing,
we shouldn't– Kick things off. It's not Catherine Zeta Jones,
her name is Summer Wood, and she's going to deliver a poem
in Huttese. – I already like her.
– Would you like to see it? – I would, yes.
– Would you? – I really would.
– Alright, here it is. Ah'chu apenkee,
that means greetings in Huttese. Summer Wood. My name is Summer Wood,
one of the things I love most – That's a good name.
– about the Star Wars Universe are the languages. My talent is that I wrote a poem
in my favorite, Huttese. Her talents also include
using a hair crimper. No, that's natural, man. Here she is, listen. (speaking Huttese) Now, you may notice that
there's no subtitles, but I've done my homework,
I'm able to translate this. Chili cheese fries are so good. My full name is Summer Wood. That rhymed. Wish I may, and wish I might. I got my car serviced at Jiffy Lube,
thank you. (crew laughs) That's what she said. Got my car serviced at Jiffy Lube. I think you might need to go back
to the drawing board. I have lots of reasons to believe
that she's not sponsored by Jiffy Lube. She got sponsored. She doesn't look like a Jiffy Lube girl. – She's going to get in her Ford Fiesta–
– I know, Summer Wood. – Okay.
– Teach me something. Now, this one, is probably
the most relevant and popular one, right now,
because it comes from Games of Thrones, and that is the Dothraki language
that's spoken on the show. Now, this is really interesting,
because the producers of the show actually held a contest to see who could create the language
for the show, and this dude, David Peterson,
who has created more than forty fictional languages
for various films and TV shows, – Wow!
– of course, because this is what he does, he won the contest,
and now he works as a full-time language creator for Game of Thrones. He's on set, he helps the actors
with their lines, and their pronunciation. He will continue to do that
until winter comes. – Now–
– He's never seen Game of Thrones. – He doesn't even know what that means.
– I read the book. I read the first one. (laughs) Okay. – But, Link, now you have the opportunity,
– Yes. – to speak some Dothraki
– To become the Mother of Dragons, – the Unburnt.
– Please say, anna zhokwa gomma et athmar hara.
Hara, sorry. – I got it.
– I almost choked myself. (talks nonsense) (coughs)
I'm sorry. That's different. Anna zhokwa. (repeats) Anna zhokwa. Gomma et. (repeats) Gomma et. Athmar hara. (repeats) Athmar hara. You know what you said? No. My big mouth has sores. (crew laughs) Not currently. This is if you have a breakout
when you're in the land – of the Dothraki, and you need a doctor.
– Out of all the things– – Okay.
– You got to be able to tell them. You'll be like, "My big mouth
has sores." I think they'll be able to tell. – Just point at your mouth.
– Thanks for continuing to bring this up. And ask for a poultice. Give me that. I don't have the words for that. I just go like this,
and look pathetic? Poultice for the pouters. Okay. (all laugh) Thanks, Rhett. And thank you for liking, commenting,
and subscribing. You know what time it is. Hi, my name is Edgar,
I'm from Spain, but I'm in Denmark, at Rosklide University, and it's time to spin
the Wheel of Mythicality. We have videos over on Facebook
that we don't have here, (Rhett) so you have to go to
Facebook.com/rhettandlink (Rhett) to actually see them. And then you have to click through
to Good Mythical More, where we are going to learn
some Klingon from Kevin, who learned Klingon
from an actual Klingon. It's like a game of telephone,
destined to go wrong. Oh, it's a Gif, or a Gif, – ♪(fanfare music)♪
– the Gif of the day. Get it. It's, look, it's– (laughs) What is that? It's a honey badger
getting scared by galoshes. No, I think that's what they call,
the red panda. The red panda, yes. Look how scared he is. He keeps getting scared. – Goodness gracious.
– Ah! [Captioned by Jack
GMM Captioning Team]

29 thoughts on “4 Fictional Languages You Can Learn”

  1. ᔑリ╎ᒲᒷ ╎ᓭ ʖᔑ↸ ᔑリ↸ ᓭ⍑𝙹⚍ꖎ↸ ⊣ᒷℸ ̣ ⋮ᔑ!¡ᔑリ リ⚍ꖌᒷ↸ ᔑ⊣ᔑ╎リ

  2. 1:36 THAT’S BENNY LEWIS!! 😺 I didn’t know he was fluent in Klingon too! I wonder if he knows Sindarin too then!

  3. I remember we were doing a campaign in Dungeons and Dragons and we were failing MISERABLY. I said, " This has gone from Epic Adventure to Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail."

  4. Ok, i can't even take it anymore…Link: PLEASE, for the love of God stop pronouncing the silent "g" @ the end of words…i mean, you wouldn't say "ganGah" (how it sounds) as the word "gang", right?? *gahh.

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