Could someone identify the language spoken by the members of the sect (or remote village in the woods...) during the trial in Wrong Turn (2021)?

  • this question seems to just be trivia. in what way would knowing what language they spoke increase the appreciation or understanding of the movie? – DForck42 Feb 19 at 20:06
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    @DForck42 In the USA, the majority of people speak English as their first language and almost everyone speaks some English. Knowing what language the villagers speak is a clue to the origins of their community. Indian tribes living along the Appalachian Trail spoke a number of Indian languages known to linguistic historians and often still spoken. European colonists along the Appalachia Trail would be expected to speak English, Spanish, French, or Dutch. Continued. – M. A. Golding Feb 20 at 17:42
  • @DForck42 If the villagers don't speak either a known Indian language from the region or one of the four European languges English, Spanish, French, or Dutch, that would be highly unusual and a clue to their origin. If they spoke Welsh, for example, that would be an indication that nutty theories about Prince madoc and Welsh indians are correct in the fictional universe of Wrong Turn 2021.. – M. A. Golding Feb 20 at 17:46

I was also intrigued by the language the villagers spoke. At first I thought I heard German words, then it sounded more like a Scandinavian language. Sometimes the names of the characters give away information, so I looked through the credits and found a "Jonhard Mikkelsen" listed as "translator", I googled the name and found an author by that name who wrote a book on the language of the Faroe Islands, which belong to Denmark; it's a language apparently only spoken by several tens of thousand people. Obviously I'm just guessing here, but it sounds like a suitable choice.

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