Wired has a list of the Top 10 Geekiest Constructed Languages – it’s pretty much what you’d expect (Klingon, Sindarin, Fremen) but I was surprised that Lapine didn’t make the list, especially when Blade’s ‘Vampirese’ did:
An ancient vampire language from the Blade movies. The most noticeable aspect of this language are the glyphs, symbols tattooed on grunts to show their allegiance and drawn in UV ink defining the boundaries of various vampires’ territories. There’s even a vampire holy book written in the language, the Book of Erebus, featured in the first movie.
Do I believe the Book of Erebus was a book actually written in Vampirese? Or were they just sheets of parchment covered in glyphs suspended between glass to:
- Look cool
- Have vampires kicked through them
That aside Blade Runner’s City Speak isn’t one I would’ve thought of but is an inclusion I wholeheartedly agree with.