This article is from the Artificial languages FAQ, by Rick Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Novels and movies sometimes use invented languages as "props" to
add flavor to an imaginary culture. In some cases, these
fictitious languages become popular and take on a life of their
own. Tolkien's "elvish" languages, the Klingon language from
Star Trek, and the feminine language Laadan from Suzette Haden
Elgin's novels are examples of this fascinating social