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("Goblin"/"goblins," as creatures that JK Rowling did not invent, should not be capitalized.)
 
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[[File:Goblin.jpg|thumb|190px|A Goblin, a speaker of Gobbledegook.]]
 
[[File:Goblin.jpg|thumb|190px|A Goblin, a speaker of Gobbledegook.]]
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{{Quote|Over the murmur of the river he could make out more voices, but they were not speaking English or any human language he had ever heard. It was a rough and unmelodious tongue, a string of rattling, guttural noises...|Harry Potter overhears Griphook and Gornuk converse in Gobbledegook.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
'''Gobbledegook''' is the native language of the [[Goblin|goblins]]. [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]], [[Dirk Cresswell]], and [[Albus Dumbledore]] are known non-Goblin speakers. It has been described as a harsh, rasping language, which makes it sound distinctly inhuman.
 
'''Gobbledegook''' is the native language of the [[Goblin|goblins]]. [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]], [[Dirk Cresswell]], and [[Albus Dumbledore]] are known non-Goblin speakers. It has been described as a harsh, rasping language, which makes it sound distinctly inhuman.
   
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Gobbledegook'', or Gibberish, are words that are nonsense.
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''Gobbledygook'', or Gibberish, are synonyms of the word "nonsense". It's likely that wizards started calling the language Gobbledegook, because it sounded unlike any langauge they knew and seemed just gibberish in their ears. It's possible or even likely, that Gobbledegook language is referred to with an completely different word in Gobbledegook.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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Goblin

A Goblin, a speaker of Gobbledegook.

"Over the murmur of the river he could make out more voices, but they were not speaking English or any human language he had ever heard. It was a rough and unmelodious tongue, a string of rattling, guttural noises..."
—Harry Potter overhears Griphook and Gornuk converse in Gobbledegook.[src]

Gobbledegook is the native language of the goblins. Barty Crouch Sr., Dirk Cresswell, and Albus Dumbledore are known non-Goblin speakers. It has been described as a harsh, rasping language, which makes it sound distinctly inhuman.

Known usesEdit

Known wordsEdit

  • Bladvak means "pickaxe" in Gobbledegook, according to Ludovic Bagman.

EtymologyEdit

Gobbledygook, or Gibberish, are synonyms of the word "nonsense". It's likely that wizards started calling the language Gobbledegook, because it sounded unlike any langauge they knew and seemed just gibberish in their ears. It's possible or even likely, that Gobbledegook language is referred to with an completely different word in Gobbledegook.

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