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If you think learning Spanish or French is tough, try making up your own language. These days, Hollywood wants more of its movies, TV shows, and video games See video game console.  to feel authentic, so they're creating entire languages, with grammar rules, alphabets, and enough vocabulary for characters to have real conversations. "The days of aliens spouting spout¬∑ing ¬†
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 series Game of Thrones. As for why some people try to learn these tongues--including Klingon, which thousands of Star Trek fans speak--it's no different than taking up German or Russian, says one language expert: "It's about belonging to a group."
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Title Annotation:Language
Publication:New York Times Upfront
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 30, 2012
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