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to command and communicate with the snakes of all species? Being one of the rare individuals, who can speak Parseltongue and having Salazar Slytherine as your ancestor, is indeed a unique ability and while some might find it tasteless, others will jump at the opportunity to have the ability to command snakes. “Books introduce you to fictional languages that roll on your tongues like an alien thing, but are delight- ful nonetheless.” J.K Rowling is not the only author who introduced a com- pletely different language in her novels. Other authors like Arthur Machen, H.P. Lovecraft and Alan Moore used Aklo in their stories, which is an alien language and according to popular belief, the key to unlocking the true poten- tial and the screts of the human mind. The language most proba- bly draws its influence from several languages and doesn’t have any definitive vocabulary and grammar, but that doesn’t make it any less popular among the fans and the widespread use of Aklo in stories throughout the last decade proves that it was liked by authors as well. Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan novels featured Mangani, which is the language of the apes, which is much more complex than any human language and mostly consists of guttural sounds and derives its influence from African languages. Esperanto and Klingonese are other famous languages, but they can’t compare to the languages of Arda, which were invented by J.R.R. Tolkien for his famous Lord Of The Rings books. Middle Earth languages made quite an impact on the audiences when the books came out and continue to delight readers even today. Two of the most influential languages of Arda are Quenya, which is High Elvish language comparable to Latin and used in Middle Earth as an official language, and Sindarin which contains words from both Finnish and Welsh. Diving into the complexities of a language can seem difficult at first but as a reader, you will find that after a while, it will seem enjoyable and you will look forward to the excerpts in the book where fictional languages are used. The sheer brilliance of the author and his ability to create another language, just for the sake of a book, is amazing and readers applaud authors for their imagination. The offshoots and different dialects of these fiction- al languages can make for an interesting conversation and truly inspire you to learn it in the earnest just so you could have an interesting word play with another fan of the same book. Having your own secret language to pass secrets in is a wonderful thing, especially if you are in school and if the teacher catches you passing notes in class to your friend, you wouldn’t have to care, because who would understand Klingonese? 48