I play the online game Star Wars: The Old Republic with my friend and one of the things we've come to be mildly annoyed by is when the NPCs speak an alien language, because all the developers did was record a few lines for each language and then play those lines back in random order no matter what is actually being said. It was funny at first, but we've been playing for a couple years and the constant repetition has gotten old.
I was really hoping that with the new Star Wars movies that they would make an effort to create real conlangs for the Star Wars universe. Very disappointing that they haven't.
Could maybe the Language Creation Society contact Lucasfilm and offer their services?
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Subject: Re: Alien Language Bits from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Reminds me of when my ex would play that online Star Wars game: I'd oarticularly observe the Huttese spoken.
Recently, I watched Return of the Jedi and noticed when Jabba would use names when addressing (for example) Luke or Han and sub-titles would translate them as pronouns. (e.g Jedi = you when addressing Luke). Seems as though the game my ex played stayed true to that.
I should research Huttese more, but is it just me or does that language lack the pronoun 'you' (pretty certain it applies to he/she, as well)?
Sorry, just an observation...
On Jan 15, 2016 20:40, "David Peterson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Ben Zimmer wrote an article discussing some of the alien language
> dialogue in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the Wall Street Journal:
> He also wrote a more detailed (and more critical) account on Language Log:
> David Peterson
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