Invented Languages from Hollywood to Bollywood

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There's a long tradition of languages invented for fiction, from Elvish to Klingon. Now there's Dothraki, created for HBO's Game of Thrones, and Gaalaguzi, reportedly a language invented for the upcoming Indian sci-fi comedy Joker.
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