Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted at The Brokeand The Bookish. We have to choose today's topic on our own. I recently finished reading A Clockwork Orange and Nadsat, the language in which the characters communicate is very interesting.
Here's a list of Ten Fictional Languages and Made-up Words which I Like:
10. Parseltongue, Gobbledegook, (not to mention) Troll from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling - However, we never actually get to read any of these languages, which is a shame.
9. The word "Kerolamisticootalimarcawnokeeto" from The Book of Brownies by Enid Blyton - This was a magic word that Hop, Skip and Jump had to memorize and say, to do something that I just can't remember, but my sister might.
8. Jabberwocky from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Remember this poem with a lot of playful nonsensical words; I could only vaguely remember it, but I just re-read it and it is funny!
7. Hobbitish from Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein - I realize I need to read The Lord of the Rings as soon as possible, but until I do, this one is great.
6. The different languages from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
5. The different languages from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett - The languages of the Feegles, the dwarves, Death of Rats are all crazily fascinating.
4. The Alien Language (often called R'Lyehian) from Cthulu Mythos by H. P. Lovecraft
3. Nadsat from A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - It took me a while to get used to the language but it was worth it.
2. Lapine from Watership Down by Richard Adams - This is the language that the rabbits speak. My favourite part about it is that since rabbits can't count above four, any number more than four is called hrair, which, I guess, means many.
1. Newspeak from 1984 by George Orwell - The section at the end, which gives a detailed analysis of Newspeak is actually my favourite part of the book.
Which are your favourite fictional languages or made-up words?