You like Game of Thrones, right? Of course you do — it was stupid to even ask such a preposterous question. Anyway, Mental Floss checked out a profile of the culture of "colangers" inventor of languages that don't exist …
"The days of aliens spouting gibberish with no grammatical structure are over," said Paul R. Frommer, professor emeritus of clinical management communication at the University of Southern California who created Na'vi, the language spoken by the giant blue inhabitants of Pandora in Avatar. Disney recently hired Mr. Frommer to develop a Martian language called Barsoomian for John Carter, a science-fiction movie to arrive in March.
The shift is slowly transforming the obscure hobby of language construction into a viable, albeit rare, career and engaging followers of fantasies like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Avatar on a more fanatical level.
At Game of Thrones viewing parties in San Francisco, fans rewatched Dothraki scenes to study the language in a workshop-like setting. Last October, a group of Na'vi speakers from half a dozen countries convened in Sonoma County, Calif., for a gathering known as "Teach the Teachers." Mr. Frommer gave attendants tips on grammar and vocabulary and fielded any questions they had about the language. The rural, wooded setting felt "almost like being on Pandora," he said. At a question-and-answer session in July that he participated in, at least a dozen attendants rattled off their questions in fluent Na'vi.
"There's been a sea change in Hollywood. They realize there's a fan base out there that wants constructed languages," said Matt Pearson, a linguistics professor at Reed College in Portland, Ore. He created Thhtmaa (pronounced tukhh-t'-mah), the language of termite-like aliens in the short-lived NBC series Dark Skies.
You can hire the Language Creation Society to come up with your very own (fairly basic) language for just a thousand bucks. Let's see the feds decode that! Oh, and that's season two character Xaro Xhoan Daxos (admittedly shown in another project, but whatever), played by actor Nonso Anozie.
[Source: Mental Floss]