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CHAT: World of Warcraft Conlangs?

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Monday, April 25, 2005, 16:27
Any WoW players out there?  Apparently, one feature of the
game is that the different races can't understand each other
(at first) because they all speak different languages.  The more
familiar with the different languages you become, the more
likely a message, etc. from an opposing player will come out
in English.  However, if it doesn't come out in English, does it
come out in a conlang, or just gibberish?  I haven't played the
game yet (too busy!), but I was curious--especially since several
years ago I sent a press kit to Blizzard suggesting that their
games could use created languages to lend authenticity to them
(and that I could create them).  They never replied, but soon
after Warcraft III came out, which clearly has a made-up
Orcish language (probably not fleshed out).

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