Giving Your Right Brain a Regular Workout

Get an animated lesson in Klingon, Dothraki, and Elvish

In this animated TED-Ed lesson, linguist John McWhorter — with the help of Enjoyanimation — examines which traits languages from fictional worlds like Lord of the Ring’s Elvish, Game of Thrones’ Dothraki, and Star Trek’s Klingon  share with actual languages from our boring old REAL world.

McWhorter explains how conlangs (or constructed languages) change, evolve, and expand based on usages and fan involvement in a similar way to real languages, dependent on location, etc.

Get the whole lesson in the video below.

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