WASHINGTON (AFP) – In Middle Earth, they speak Elvish; on the Final Frontier, some speak Klingon. And now on the planet Pandora, the world created by film director James Cameron for his new movie "Avatar", they speak Na`Vi.
The movie features dazzling special effects, blue aliens, and a brand new language called Na`Vi, which features clicks, glottal stops and unique ways of conjugating verbs, and was created by University of Southern California professor Paul Frommer.
Frommer stayed away from made-up languages like J.R.R. Tolkien`s various Elvish dialects or Klingon — crafted for "Star Trek" and which has since spawned an opera and a Klingon translation of Shakespeare`s "Hamlet".
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