In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language

In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language

Arika Okrent


near to each person has heard of Esperanto, which was once not anything under one man’s try to result in international peace via linguistic unity. and each Star Trek fan understands approximately Klingon, which used to be not anything greater than a tv show’s try and create a tough-sounding language befitting a warrior race with ridged foreheads. yet few humans have heard of Babm, Blissymbolics, and the approximately 9 hundred different invented languages that characterize the exertions, excessive hopes, and full-blown delusions of such a lot of inaccurate souls over the centuries.

In within the Land of Invented Languages, writer Arika Okrent tells the attention-grabbing and hugely exciting heritage of man’s enduring quest to construct a greater language. Peopled with captivating eccentrics and exasperating megalomaniacs, the land of invented languages is a spot the place you could recite the Lord’s Prayer in John Wilkins’s Philosophical Language, say your marriage ceremony vows in Loglan, and skim Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in Lojban.

A really unique new addition to the booming classification of language books, In The Land of Invented Languages could be vital at the cabinets of all note freaks, grammar geeks, and undeniable previous language fans.

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