A ConLang, the short for Constructed Language, is nothing but a fictional, deliberately made up language and not one that has developed or evolved over the years through use. Such languages have often been consciously devised for human or human-like communication. One of the various reasons for the construction of Con Lang is to give fictional settings an added layer of realism and authenticity, as it has been in the case of movies, over the last few decades.
We have put together a list of five such amazing movies that have used ConLang in them. Here it is:
Blade Runner (1982)
Directed by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner is based on a former detective’s quest to track down and eliminate humanoid androids who have descended on Earth. The ConLang used in this particular classic is a blend of Japanese, Spanish and German and is called City Speak.
This James Cameron magnum opus needs no introduction. Besides having a spectacular detailed fictional universe of Pandora, it also has a ConLang that is hard to ignore. It is called the Na’vi language and was created by Paul Frommer.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
The second film in the Thor franchise also used ConLang. Shivaisith, used by the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, was created by David Peterson.