Canadian ‘go-to’ movie linguist creates new language for ‘Alpha’

Posted On Oct 08, 2018


Canadian ‘go-to’ movie linguist creates new language for ‘Alpha’

“Since no one really knows what was spoken 20,000 years ago, Schreyer could have chosen anything. But she was determined to try to create something authentic and turned to three inter-related ‘proto-languages,’ which are languages linguists theorize are the distant forerunners of later languages.”

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A University of British Columbia professor had to use both her expertise and a bit of imagination while helping to create an entirely new language for the new movie, “Alpha.”