Fictional language

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Some authors use Fictional languages as a device to underline differences in culture, by having their characters communicate in a fashion which is both alien and dislocated. Primary examples of this are George Orwell's Newspeak in 1984, Anthony Burgess's Nadsat in A Clockwork Orange, and Ursula K. LeGuin's Pravic in The Dispossessed. These languages are presented as distorted versions of modern English.

Others have developed fictional languages in detail for their own sake, for example the languages of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth and Star Trek's Klingon.