King Ottokar's Sceptre - Syldavian Language

Syldavian Language

Like many of the fictional languages in the Tintin books, the Syldavian language is based on the slang of the Marolliens, the people of the working class quarter of Brussels, with the addition of some s and z sounds to make it sound more Slavic. For example, the Syldavian motto, "Eih bennek, eih blavek", means "If you gather thistles, expect prickles" according to the book, but the 'Syldavian' words in fact resemble Marollien dialect for "Here I am, here I stay."

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King Ottokar's Sceptre - Syldavian Language
... Like many of the fictional languages in the Tintin books, the Syldavian language is based on the slang of the Marolliens, the people of the working ... For example, the Syldavian motto, "Eih bennek, eih blavek", means "If you gather thistles, expect prickles" according to the book, but the 'Syldavian' words in fact resemble Marollien dialect for "Her ...

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