Anyways. The creation of a full language for the Na'vi has brought constructed languages back to the spotlight. In the realm of fantasy and sci-fi, I can't even imagine how many artificial languages have been constructed. Only a few of these, however, have been developed into full useable languages with syntax and grammar. I count Klingon (created by Marc Okrand), Elvish, and Na'vi among these. Though Na'vi doesn't have many or any fluent speakers...yet. Am I missing any other biggies?
It remains to be seen whether Na'vi will "out-Klingon Klingon" as James Cameron hopes. But it definitely seems to be on the right path. Paul Frommer expanded the language for the Avatar video game, and now it has over 1,000 words. If you were going to learn a constructed language, which one would you choose?
Constructed language resources:
Klingon Language Institute
Linguistic Resources for Tolkien's languages
Until next time: