In the Land of Invented Languages

In the Land of Invented Languages

A Celebration of Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius

Book - 2009
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Okrent tells the fascinating and highly entertaining history of man's enduring quest to build a better language. Peopled with charming eccentrics and exasperating megalomaniacs, the land of invented languages is a place where you can recite the Lord's Prayer in John Wilkins's Philosophical Language, say your wedding vows in Loglan, and read "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in Lojban--not to mention Babm, Blissymbolics, and the nearly nine hundred other invented languages featured in this language-lover's book.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385527880
0385527888
9780812980899
Characteristics: 342 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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