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Books Will Teach You Fictional Languages For most people the idea of speaking foreign languages is enough. Differentiating between pronouns and complex nouns and the art of using “they’re” or “their” can be a little daunting for some, while others seem to take the art of languages in stride and excel at not only the convention- al languages, but the fictional ones as well. How many times have you spoken to your best friend in Klingon so that your secret might remain safe? Books not only teach you about the different and unique cultures and traditions and way of life in the fictional worlds, they also intro- duce you to fictional languages that roll on your tongues like an alien thing, but are delightful nonetheless. 47 Many authors have been successful in designing a whole language around that world and book nerds pride themselves on not only reading them, but also learning them to an extent that they can communicate in these exotic alien languages and parade around in their Com- ic-Con outfits, spouting eloquent verses in their preferred fictional language. Although, some authors just use other language to sometimes hide the true meaning of a sentence or a part of a story or even the intention of a character, other times they are just the tools to add another level of depth to the story. What makes it interesting is that read- ing can introduce you to languages that other non-read- ers might never have heard of. They are lacking this wonderful amenity in their life. Throughout history, authors have invented their own languages and while some might not be as well known as others, each has made an impact on the mind of the readers. Who doesn’t want to be fluent in Parseltongue, which is the rare language that allows the speaker