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Animated TED Talk on Origins of Dothraki, Na’vi, Klingon and Elvish

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And now I know that the official word is “conlang.” Not because they’re languages mostly spoken at comic cons, but because they’re CONstructed.

Q. Why can’t you shpeak a Tolkien-created language in the bathroom?

A. Because Elvish diesh on the toilet.

Sean Connery humor, folks. I’ll be here all day.

Video after the jump.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist