J.R.R. Tolkien’s guide to inventing a fantasy language

April 11, 2016 3:57 pm

fantasy language

If you are a Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fan, you are already familiar with the languages of the Elves. If you prefer the Star Trek franchise, you must have heard other fans mastering the Klingon language. Now one can find numerous books and websites about mastering fantasy languages such as the one of the Elves, Quenya and Sindarin, or Na’vi from Avatar, but what does it take to create a new fantasy language?

The author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien shared his secrets and you can read them all on this very interesting page.

Also on our blog you can watch a video about most of the fantasy languages.

Written by Raluca Caranfil

Communication Trainee at TermCoord
Journalist & Student at the University of Luxembourg

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