This past year had some great conlanging activity. Here’s a round-up of some of the highlights:
- Games of Thrones, Season 3, premiered in March. With this season, we got a little less Dothraki but also go to hear High Valyrian thanks to David J. Peterson. Especially with the awe-inspiring episode And Now His Watch is Ended! Dracarys!
- Also, thanks to David, we got conlangs in the new Syfy TV series Defiance which premiered in April. Castithan and Irathient got a following rather quickly!
- Man of Steel, released in June, featured Kryptonian created by Christine Schreyer.
- The opening of the LCS Lending Library in September (Edit: added 12/27/2013)
- In November, Thor: The Dark World was released which featured extensive dialogue from Malekith and Algrim/Kurse in David’s Dark Elvish (or Shiväisith).
- Also in November, Mark Rosenfelder (aka Zompist) published his follow-up to the LCK and Advanced LCK: The Conlanger’s Lexipedia.
- In 2013, Zompist also worked on the the conlang for Serpent’s Tongue, Sehimu Thinara. His blog post includes a link to a grammatical sketch of the language.
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released in December with quite a bit of dialogue in Elvish and Orkish.
- It was also announced that David would be doing the alien language for the CW TV series Star-Crossed.
Have I missed one? (Undoubtedly.) Feel free to add a comment to this post!
Happy conlanging in 2014!