Invented languages

Among last week’s reading;  From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages, Oxford University Press 2011.

An entertaining walk through the forests of invented languages, not only auxiliary languages like esperanto but (even more) the languages created as part of fiction – nadsat, newspeak, the languages of Tolkien and so on.

This book describes both the why of creating such languages, and some of the how of creating them. Fascinating, for the nerds among us!

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