Thursday, November 3, 2011

Top 10 Languages Invented in the World

Whenever you try to learn a new language, you may have always wondered how much time and energy one must have spent to actually devise the language. The idea of developing a new language may seem bizarre to you but is quite innovative one. New languages are developed because of a number of reasons like for scientific, cultural and artistic purposes. It help people to perform a number of activities like test their theories or a inventing a new one to keep secrets etc. we describe below some of the best examples of such inventions.

1- Quenya

The language was invented by JRR Tolkien in his books called Lord of the rings. The author also wrote stories to create a historical background for it. The language was a sincere effort by Tolkien to create something extraordinary and included grammar and phonetics from languages like Latin, Finnish and Greek.

2- Solresol

The language was developed by Francois Sudre in the early nineteenth century. The purpose for the development of the language was to enable faster and easier communication. It was one of the first languages of such type that was accepted and recognized worldwide. The language derives its base from music syllables and could have been easily written as musical notations. One can sing the language for communication. However, it is followed by only a few followers today.

3- Newspeak

It was invented by the renowned author by George Orwell in the year 1984 for one of his novels. The book’s plot was to replace English with Newspeak where newspeak narrowed the thought process. It wanted to demolish the idea of freedom.

4- Toki Pona

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states that the way a person thinks is affected a lot by the language he speaks. The language is based on this theory. It is an extremely simple language with only 123 words. These words are combined to form bigger words. The language may be simple to learn but can be really baffling at the same time to decipher the words. For example, happy is called feel good.

5- Lingua Ignota

The language was invented by German abbess Hildegard of Bingen in the 12th Century. It has to its credits as the first human crafted language. The language was used by Hildegard and fellow nuns to carry out secret conversations. The language contains only 1000 words containing a majority of medical or religious terms. The words were also used in compositions of Hildegard.

6- Esperanto

The language was invented by Ludovik Zamenho, in the 19th century, who was a Polish doctor. He wanted to develop a language that could be used worldwide and was neutral politically. It is one of the most popular international auxiliary languages and is used by more than two million people worldwide for conversation.

7- Klingon

The language may not have been spoken worldwide like Esperanto but it surly is the most popular invented language. The language was used by warrior alien race in the Star Trek movies and TV shows. The languages was intentionally made complex with sounds that are not found in human languages. And since it was created for an alien race it contains some unusual words.

8- Laadan

It was developed by a linguistic professor, Dr. Suzette Haden. The language was also based on Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. The language aimed to develop words that are not present in English and can help you converse your feelings. The language also contains single words for some particular emotions and situations.

9- Enochian

The language was crafted by astrologer John Dee and seer Edward Kelley in the 16th century for a series of books. As per the developers it was the same language used by Gods and they stated that they were taught the language by aliens.

10- E-Prime

The language was developed from a philosophical point of view that avoided usage of all forms of the verb to be. The language aimed to make communication clearer.

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