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Torfan How to Create Alien Language Avengers: Endgame Conlanger

Linguistics students spend their time studying phonetics, dissecting sentence structures, and … creating alien languages? That’s right. Two linguistics students from Cornell, Ryan Hearn, and Joseph Ryne hit the jackpot when Hollywood reached out to the university looking for young talent to create Torfan, a never-before-heard alien language, for America’s sweetheart Captain Marvel movie. So how … Read More >>


Whistled Languages

In some languages, whistled languages can be used as a fill-in for spoken language when a face-to-face conversation is not possible. Whistled speech is a form of communication that abstracts certain aspects of spoken language into whistles. These whistles languages can be understood by others in the speech community. Whistled languages can be found all … Read More >>