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No one can understand this language

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A friend shared a video about Georgian, and I decided to take a look, even though it looked clickbaity. I didn't make it past the first sentence [>_<] But that sentence was grammatically interesting, so here it is, slightly modified:

:eng: English
What you're hearing is the Georgian language, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're Georgian.

Try substituting your conlang/-people's name for "Georgian".


:fra: French

Ce que vous entendez, c'est la langue française, que presque personne ne lit, ni ne parle ni ne comprend à moins qu'on ne soit français.
/s‿kə vu.z‿ɑ̃.tɑ̃.de sɛ la lɑ̃g fʁɑ̃.sɛz | kə pʁɛskə pɛʁsɔn nə li ni nə paʁl ni nə kɔ̃.pʁɑ̃ a mwɛ̃ kɔ̃ nə swa fʁɑ̃sɛ/
DET REL-OBJ 2.FORM hear-2.FORM 3S=be.3S DEF-F language french-F | REL-OBJ almost no_one NEG read.3S nor NEG speak.3S nor NEG understand.3S at less SBRD=PRO NEG be.SBJV.3S french.M

What you're hearing is the French language, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're French.


Image Silvish

Çen ke vo-z ovisé l' ett la lengue silvoiza, ke quase nyon ne li, ne préjhe ne kompren a min k' on fuse silvoi.
[ˈʃɛ̃ŋ ke.vo.zo.viˈse lɛt.tlaˈlɛ̃ɲ̟.ʒə siˈvu.za | kəˈʃɑːs ˈɲˑɔ̃ŋ nəˈli nəˈpʁɛːʒ ne.kɔ̃ˈpʁɛ̃ŋ aˈmɛ̃ŋ kɔ̃nˈfyːs siˈvu]
DET REL-ACC 2.FORM hear-2.FORM 3S be.3S DEF-F language silvish-F | REL-ACC almost no_one neither read.3S nor speak.3S nor understand.3S at less SBRD PRO be.IPF_SBJV.3S silvish.M

What you're hearing is the Silvish language, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're Silvish.

Rethought word:
quase adv - almost (< Lat. quasī, ending influenced by Lat. → Sil. se "if")

Note:
So I don't forget, Silvish expresses "neither … nor" by placing ne before each list item. Ne may come from Latin nec or nōn or both; it's not clear. Either way, French speakers learning Silvish sometimes have trouble recognizing it as a conjunction since it looks and often sounds like French's generic negative particle ne. (It's me. I'm French speakers.)
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:con: griuskant (without script here)

raeinen az griuskant zheds koensh ijshiran shurgriuskante.
/'reinən az 'griuskant ʒəds 'kɯnʃ 'idʒʃiran 'ʃurgriuskantə/
listen-N-PASS is griuskant REL-PL shallnot advance-know-V-PASS NEG-griuskant-N
What you're hearing is griuskant, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're a griuskant user.
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:fra: French
Ce que vous entendez, c'est du français, que personne ne lit, ni ne parle ni ne comprend, à moins d'être français.

:con: nasuharshenƙasar
my language cannot be heard, read or understood by anyone but me...
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Re: No one can understand this language

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What you're hearing is the Georgian language, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're Georgian.
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:deu: German

Was Sie da hören, ist die deutsche Sprache, die fast niemand lesen, sprechen oder verstehen kann, der kein Deutscher ist.
[vas ziː da ˈhøːʁən, ʔɨst diː ˈdɔ̯ʏt͡ʃʰə ˈʃʷpʁaːxə, diː fast ˈniːmant ˈleːzən, ˈʃʷpʁɛçən ʔoːdɐ fɐˈʃʷteːhən kʰan, dɛɐ̯ kʰaɪ̯n ˈdɔ̯ʏt͡ʃɐ ʔɨst]
REL-OBJ 2SG.HON EPH hear.2SG.HON, COP.3SG DEF.FEM.NOM German.FEM.NOM language.NOM, REL.FEM.ACC almost nobody.NOM read.INF, speak.INF or understand.INF can.3SG, REL.MASC.NOM no.NOM German.MASC.NOM COP.3SG
What you're hearing is the German language, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're German.

:con: Yélian

Vit sat rîyut, vat bit æ'palitínyélian, vit cisanut, cipalut èpa citarut naciteʻa meʻat bit puleoyélian.
[vɨt sɐt ˈɾiːɕʉt, vɐ‿bɨt əpɐlɨˈtiːnˌʃeːlɪ̯ɐn, vɨt‿ɨˈsaːnʉt‿ɨˈpaːlʉt ˈɛpɐ kɨˈtaːɾʉt nɐkɨˈteːʔɐ ˈmeːʔɐ‿bɨ‿pʉˈleː.ɔ̈ˌʃeːlɪ̯ɐn]
REL.INAN 2SG.OBL hear-INV.3SG.INAM, DEM COP.3SG.ANIM DEF.CONC=language-Yélian, REL.INAN NEG-read-INV.3SG.INAN, NEG-speak-INV.3SG.INAN and NEG-understand-INV.3SG.INAN almost-nobody except COP.3SG.ANIM human-Yélian
What you're hearing is the Yélian language, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're Yélian.
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Iyionaku wrote: 12 Jul 2021 09:57
What you're hearing is the Georgian language, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're Georgian.
Thatshowlanguageswork.jpg
right, this is Georgian is enough...
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Re: No one can understand this language

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:con: Paatherye

ठू ड़ेयेज़ ठ​, शाज़ पाठेरये, ठ निऌपाठेज़ मुड़ जालमे, ह्रीतमे, व्वयिमे, नयेज़ सं पाठेर.
Thū reyes tha, ās Pātherye, tha nilpāthes mura jālame, hrītame, vayime, nayes sam pāther.
[tʰuː ˈreːjes tʰa, aːs ˈpaːtʰeɾje, tʰa nilˈpaːtʰes ˈmura ˈd͡ʒaːlame, ˈhriːtame, ˈva.ime, ˈnajes sam ˈpaːtʰeɾ]
2SG.FEM.NOM hear.2SG.FEM REL.INAN.FEM.NOM, COP.3SG.FEM nobody.ALL POT.3SG.FEM read.INF, speak.INF, understand.INF, NEG.COND.2SG.FEM 3SG.FEM.NOM Elf.NOM
What you're hearing is Paatherye, which almost nobody can read, speak or understand unless you're an Elf.

New/rethought words and structures:
Spoiler:
nilpāthes [nilˈpaːtʰes] - almost nobody
This is the allative case of nilpaythi "nobody"; "almost nobody" is thus expressed as "(going) to nobody"

Ø - or (inclusive or, between verbs)
I decided that a list of verbs in Paatherye does not require a special conjunction if it's not an exclusive or, unlike "and".

Furthermore I decided that there is no conjunction for "unless" and it's instead expressed with the conditional form of the negative verb, here "nayes".
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:con: Lohdan
Irád ká ra-dîrâ sîlô Lohdan, ká dalidras phelan lâdô drûnar, bîtar i katârir, háv ra-sîlô Lohtûr.
[i'ɾɑ:d kɑ: rɑ 'di:ɾɑ: 'si:lo: loRdɑ̃: kɑ: dɑ'lidɾɑs fœ'lɑ̃: 'lɑ:do: 'dɾu:nɑɾ 'bi:tɑɾ i kɑ'tɑ:ɾiɾ Rɑ:v ɾɑ 'si:lo: loR'tu:ɾ]
DET.PROX REL 2SG-hear-SG.PRS be-SG.AOR Lohdan REL nobody almost be.able.to-SG.AOR read-INF speak-INF or understand-INF unless 2SG-be-SG.AOR Lohtûr
What you're hearing is Lohdan, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're Lohtûr.
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:qya: Quenya
Sina i hlarilde na quenya, i amna alquen ista henta, quete hya hanya laqui mo quende.
/sina i lar-i-lde na kwenja | i amna alkwen ist-a hent-a kwet-e ça hanj-a lakwi mo kwende/
DEM.PROX REL hear-AOR-2PL be.AOR Quenya | REL almost no_one can-AOR read-AOR speak-AOR or understand-AOR unless INDEF elf
What you're hearing is Quenya, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're an Elf.
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Spoiler:
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Cassiterian
Ca t'usas i Casiarzáin, ca cuasínim nic pua liázar, fablir ni antínar a main ca t'is un Casiarzáin.
[ktúː.sɛ.sɪ ksɔr.ˈʑíːn kɛ.kúː.ˈsíː.nm̩ ˈnɪk.pʉ́ː ˈjǽː.ʑr̩ fœb.ˈlɪr ɲɪn.tíː.nr̩ ɛ.ˈmýːŋ.ktɛs ŋ̩.ksɔr.ˈʑíːn]
what you=hear-2sg be=3sg NAME, what almost no_one can-3sg read-INF, speak-INF nor understand-INF unless(3 words) you=be-2sg INDEF NAME
What you're hearing is Cassiterian, which almost no one can read, speak or understand, unless you're a Cassiterian.
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I'm surprised to see the number of translations here that apply a second-person verb conjugation "you are" to the word "nobody." I would encourage people who have done this to consider whether this was intentional or just a translation of a quirk that leads English speakers to sometimes use "you" as a pronoun for the indefinite person for want of a gender-neutral third-person pronoun.
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:con: Proto-Wama

Mawano mira e ewia Tʰani na Wama, e ko monitena, tʰanina, kana na poto, u mapʰekʰe tepo na wama.
[ma'wano 'mira e 'ewia 'tʰani na 'wama e ko mo'nitena 'tʰanina 'kana na 'poto u ma'pʰakʰe 'tepo na 'wama]
2sg-hear DET.PROX REL.IN name language DEF homeland REL.IN NEG read-3pl speak-3pl understand-3pl DEF man except 2sg-be.in from DEF homeland
What you're hearing is Proto-Wama, which almost no one can read, speak or understand, unless you're a Poto na Wama.
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Miwonša

What you're hearing is the Miwonšan language, which almost no one can read, speak or understand unless you're Miwonšan.

Sjaša stai wažašan, sja Miwonša, šulai piti kjantso možan cnoniwa, žweniwa aro wanpiwa, nišli šika Miwonšianje.
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Vissard:

Ché ke vus ax, ché ’st le lunghe vissarde, ke pres de rés ne piet lire, ni ne parlar, ni ne komprendre a miens ke é sage vissard.
/ʃe k ˌvyːˈz ͜ uː | ʃe l ˈlø̃ɡ viˈsard | kə ˌpreː d ˈriː n pje ˈlir | ni n paˈla | ni n kãˈprɛ̃d a ˈmĩ k e saʒ viˈsar/
DEM that 2PL hear.2PL, DEM be.3SG the.F.O.S language.O Vissard.F.O.S, that close of noone.N NEG can.3SG read.INFIN, nor NEG speak.INFIN, nor NEG understand.INFIN a less that 3SG.M.O be.3SG.SUBJ vissard
Spoiler:
ax is pronounced /uː/ based on an old scribal abbreviation by which <us> was written <x> (hence why some words in French end in -ux instead of -us). This was pretty much dropped in French but retained in Vissard.
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