Linguistics

The Linguistics of Prometheus

The ‘Professor’ in the clip is in fact the real-life linguistics consultant used for the film and taught Michael Fassbender (David) the dialogue. I managed to track down the consultant, a Dr. Anil Biltoo of the SOAS Language Centre in London, to see if he could shed some light on the mysterious final scene.

Bioscopist:
The Linguistics of Prometheus - What David Says to the Engineer
Prometheus Bluray Easter Egg: Language of the Gods
The Mysteries Behind the Prometheus Deleted Scenes - A Discussion with Dr. Biltoo

Dr. Anil Biltoo

Interview with the creator of the Na'vi language

Fictional languages are by far the largest group of artistic languages. Fictional languages are intended to be the languages of a fictional world, and are often designd with the intent of giving more depth and an appearance of plausibility to the fictional worlds with which they are associated, and to have their characters communicate in a fashion which is both alien and dislocated.

An interview with Paul Frommer, Alien Language Creator for Avatar

Learn Klingon

The Klingon language is something truly unique. While there have been other artificial languages, and other languages crafted for fictional beings, Klingon is one of the rare times when a trained linguist has been called upon to create a language for aliens. Add to this more than a quarter-century of the Star Trek phenomenon, a mythos that has permeated popular culture and spread around the globe. These factors begin to explain the popularity of the warrior's tongue.

Klingon Language Institute

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