[LMB] SF Inventions I want

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 05:18:02 BST 2020


Not like you can find native speakers to practice on, the way I do with
Mandarin-speakers when I run across them.

On Mon, Sep 7, 2020 at 11:10 PM Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 2020-09-07 at 22:53 -0500, Eric Oppen wrote:
> > I think more people can speak Klingon or Sindarin than Esperanto.
>
> Klingon sure. Sindarin I doubt. Related to the Lord of the Rings
> movies, I read somewhere that there are about 300 people in the world
> who could be considered "fluent" in speaking Sindarin and can read and
> write it. The movie production had to recruit some.
>
> There are many people who have memorized a few phrases and have
> terrible pronunciation, I understand.
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