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.