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Of course, it's a business decision.  But I also wonder if there's not a
knock-on component of sympathetic magic.  'Well, we did it for Dark World,
and it did OK, but wasn't widely liked, so ..."

On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 12:14 PM, Jeffrey Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I think the fallacy is the belief that all decisions by film studios are
> made to maximize the verisimilitude of the fictional world portrayed.
> A better way to understand is to ask if a conlang had been used instead of
> Xhosa, would it have materially increased the profits for the film.
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 8:02 AM, [log in to unmask] <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > Well, at least if they've got an actor who actually speaks Xhosa, it's
> > better than using Google Translate!
> >
> > -Christa
> >
> > Verbing AWESOMES language!
> >
> >
> > -----Original message-----
> > From: Shreyas Sampat <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Sent: Tue, May 10, 2016 14:51:41 GMT+00:00
> > Subject: Re: Wakandan
> >
> > The easiest guess I have is, using a natlang is easier and cheaper. Maybe
> > the budget was allocated differently for this one.
> >
> > Shreyas Sampat
> >
> > On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:59 PM, Pete Bleackley <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > But Marvel used a conlang for Thor: The Dark World. Why didn't they get
> >> David in again?
> >>
> >> Pete Bleackley
> >> The Fantastical Devices of Pete The Mad Scientist -
> >> http://fantasticaldevices.blogspot.com
> >> Emily Semantic Recommendation - https://emily-petebleackley.rhcloud.com
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Matthew George <[log in to unmask]>
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Sent: Tue, 10 May 2016 1:41
> >> Subject: Re: Wakandan
> >>
> >> Probably because Xhosa already sounds quite alien to most of the world's
> >> population, so making a conlang would be redundant from an artistic
> >> perspective.  Most creators aren't Tolkien.
> >>
> >>
>



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