Some of us linguistic geeks
some of us geeks make up languages for fictitious linguistic communities we happen to be writing about - mostly to add a touch of authenticity. There's a certain pleasure in having a character insulting another character in words like this:
"Ya tshanyhusun ya hepetraisun ya kurrunia ya ayhe yhe E'avaturu!" It's cowardice it's drunkenness it's foolishness of course it's E'avaturu!"
(Substitute "Dubbya Bush" or "Tony Blare" for E'avaturu at your pleasure ... :)
Or singing some mournful song like:
"aie, shailyain ili, shailyain ili, shailyain ili ri ne rau!
"aie, waya wehi ri ne, waya wehi ri ne, ne wa shailyain!"
Alas, broken the walls, broken the walls, broken the walls of my heart!
Alas, gone my love from me, gone my love from me, I am broken!
(You just have to remember the back-beat, and the ornamentation on the "aie", the "ili" and the "ne" - and that the accompaniement is a small drum between the tasha and the nakkara in size ... ) Yes, linguistic geekishness creeps into all sorts of fiction ...