Mala’kak language Archive

Prometheus’ Engineer language grammar: A recreated Late Proto-Indo-European language

After starting this blog, about the language of the so-called ‘Engineers’ in Ridley Scott’s film Prometheus, we realized that ‘Engineer’ or Mala’kak was very near to the Late Indo-European reconstructed in our book A Grammar of Modern Indo-European. Because of that, we decided to publish a new version, the Prometheus Edition, parallel to our standard

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Loss Of Laryngeals In Prometheus “Ancestral Language” Gives Timeline Of Last Engineer Contacts On Earth

There are two facts that allow for an approximate timeline of the latest contacts between Prometheus’ Indo-European languages and the Mala’kak on Earth. The first and most obvious one is stated by Prof. Biltoo in the film, when he talks about the “five millenia or more” that separate our languages from Prometheus’ Ancestral Language (PAL);

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Schleicher’s Fable In Prometheus’ “Ancient Language” And Proto-Indo-European – A Comparison

According to the Wikipedia: Schleicher’s fable (avis akvāsas ka) is an artificial text composed in the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European, published by August Schleicher in 1868. Schleicher was the first scholar to compose a text in PIE. The fable is entitled Avis akvāsas ka (“The Sheep and the Horses”). At later dates, various scholars have published revised

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First Things First: Prometheus And The Engineer’s Language And Script

The Mala’kak language is already a living creature of its own: after Prof. Biltoo, David and the Engineer spoke it in Prometheus, we can analyze and study it, no matter who created it and why. However, it is interesting to find out who its creators were, and what they had in mind when they conceived

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