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An artistic language, or artlang, is a constructed language designed for aesthetic and phonetic pleasure. It is created in accordance with an initially defined principle in mind. Artlangs are often used in literature and film as a way of adding depth to fictional cultures.
Some examples of famous artlangs include Klingon from Star Trek, Elvish from Lord of the Rings, and Na’vi from Avatar.
Tolkien invented several languages for the Elves, including Sindarin and Quenya1. He wrote out most samples of Elvish languages with the Latin alphabet.
Here’s an example of Sindarin: 'A Elbereth Gilthoniel' which means “O Elbereth Starkindler."
And here’s an example of Quenya: 'Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima!' which means 'Hail Eärendil brightest of stars!'
Have you designed an artlang for your characters? Can you design four fantastical spring fairies and give them their own artlang. Can you imagine their world and bring it into your reality?