In the Land of Invented Languages: Adventures in Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius

In the Land of Invented Languages: Adventures in Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius

Arika Okrent


this is the fascinating tale of humankind’s enduring quest to construct a greater language—and conquer the curse of Babel. near to each person has heard of Esperanto, which used to be not anything under one man’s try and result in international peace by way of linguistic cohesion. and each famous person Trek fan is familiar with approximately Klingon. yet few humans have heard of Babm, Blissymbolics, Loglan (not to be careworn with Lojban), and the approximately 9 hundred different invented languages that characterize the exertions, excessive hopes, and full-blown delusions of such a lot of erroneous souls over the centuries. With intelligence and humor, Arika Okrent has written a really unique and enlightening ebook for all observe freaks, grammar geeks, and undeniable previous language lovers.
 

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