Do you speak Dothraki?
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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a. gibberish with no grammatical structure are over," says Paul Frommer, who created Na'vi for Avatar. David Peterson invented 12 languages before conjuring up Dothraki, now spoken on the HBO Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
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|Publication:||New York Times Upfront|
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|Date:||Jan 30, 2012|
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