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Parseltongue: an application of linguistics

by Francis Nolan, Professor of Phonetics, University of Cambridge

 Parseltongue talk

In the Harry Potter books and films, Parseltongue is the fictional language that allows humans and snakes to speak to each other. However, no samples of the language are offered in the books, so the language was specially created for the film by Professor Nolan. In his talk he will discuss the creation of fragments of Parseltongue, including what the rationale was for adopting particular phonetic and other features.


Date: Tuesday 4 June

Time: Drinks: 6.15pm, Talk: 7.00pm

Venue: Oxford & Cambridge Club, London

Cost: £10 per head for the lecture, including refreshments. Guests are welcome


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