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Simlish is a fictional language featured in EA Games ' Sim series of games. It debuted in SimCopter , and has been especially prominent in The Sims franchise, as well as in its spinoff MySims series. Civilized Creatures in Spore can also be taught to speak Simlish. Simlish was created because Will Wright , creator of The Sims , knew that the game needed dialogue, but thought that using real-life languages such as English would cause the dialogue to be repetitive and would be expensive translating the entire dialogue Sims may say. He also decided that Simlish worked best as a "language" made up of gibberish words that could not be translated, so that the dialogue's meanings would be left open to the imagination of the player. One of Wright's biggest concerns while developing The Sims was that giving the characters actual dialogue would have made such dialogue extremely repetitive, because even if Wright had been able to fit five CDs-worth of voice clips into the game, players would eventually have started hearing the same voice clips over and over again. He found that this problem persisted even when he tried using Navajo or Estonian , but that, because the gibberish of Simlish was so far removed from any existing human language, it was very difficult for players to detect repetition in it. The team went out to record hundreds of voice clips in Simlish, each with their own unique cadence and emotional nuance. Wright wanted the player to be able to tell whether a Sim is feeling flirtatious, upset, laid back, or tired, based entirely on their tone and tempo. The only "agreed upon" Simlish phrase with an analog in real English is "sul-sul," SOOL-sool which appears to equate to "goodbye.
Simlish An example of Simlish text in The Sims 3. Simlish is the fictional language used by Sims. It is assumed that Simlish is the official language of SimNation. There is no official Simlish dictionary, but an unofficial dictionary, based on The Sims 2 , can be found here.
This is a page for discussing improvements to Simlish. I just noticed while looking at the songs that they used the word Vous in place of you, as far as I know this is an instance where they used an actual language to make up simlish, not very important but it's worth noting. PS if anyone can find a place where they used a foreign language in simlish I would like to know. Just one step closer to actually speaking simlish Lord Sunflash May the wind be at your back, matey! How can we be sure what some of that stuff actually means Like degg degg..