The Language Barrier 642 members · 112 stories

Welcome to Equestria, a whole new world filled with astounding creatures and sights. Unfortunately for you, no one here speaks English. Let's hope the locals are at least friendly.

This is a place for those HiE's where the ponies and the humans don't speak the same language.

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The Unity Pact has its own languages.

I saw a few stories which seem to have invented a complete pony language. The only one I can remember off the top of my head is "I Are Crew Chief" by Amadeus.

How many pony languages have been made?


how does the conlanging fit in?

Simple. If ponies don't speak English, or any other human language, then what do they speak?

Agreed, they're cool stuff, but how does the conlanging fit in?

I love language barrier/conlanging stuff. :pinkiehappy:

Question! *raises hand*

By "human" does someone who USED to be human but was turned into something humanoid before entering Equestria count?

348981 Seconded. I'll make a formal group thread about it when I can type on a proper desktop, and we'll measure the opinions.

EDIT: Here it is. Please head over there to give your input, guys, that way we have something to show for it.

I probably would personally want to exclude any story with translation spells, with some exceptions. If the spell has heavily limited duration, costs, or otherwise is restricted, or the language has to be learned first (Or after, like "A Different Viewpoint of Equestria"), it is generally valid. If not, why, it's almost like you don't have a language barrier at all!

Just saying, they really don't count in those cases.


Glad I searched for this before making one of my own. Have a soft spot for language barrier fics.

What would be Equestrian for "Pony"?

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