• Language: Zurbian
  • Created: 1981
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  • Language family: fictional language
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A constructed language by Torbjoern Andersson.

I invented Zurbian as the language of the fictional country Zurbia, which is one of the countries I use as background setting for some of the cryptographic problems featured on my main web page. Proto-Zurbian has got a unique script, but for "present day" Zurbian the Cyrillic alphabet is used. It's a descendant of a Conlang I constructed as a youth, having read The Lord of the Rings.

Language sources: Tolkien's Black Speech.

Originally I wanted as harsh a sounding language as possible, but Zurbian is a more evolved modern language, and as such it has moved away from the parent language.