Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages?

If you’ve watched Lord Of The Rings, Star Trek, Avatar or other fantasy and sci-fi films then you maybe wondering if the languages spoken by the characters are real languages, or are the actors merely speaking gibberish?

This is a great video by John McWhorter that firsts asks if these are real languages before breaking down exactly what makes a ‘real language’. It’s a worthwhile watch for anyone interested in Conlangs or language in general.

It also has really beautiful animation. So click play below and don’t forget to comment.



  1. Brandon Hill says

    This is pretty cool! It really gives an in-depth overview of constructed languages and how they compare to actual, living languages! I might make one of my own someday. :)

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