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The Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: From Adunaic to Elvish, Zaum to Klingon - The Anwa (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons - Stephen D. Rogers
The Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: From Adunaic to Elvish, Zaum to Klingon - The Anwa (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons
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Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? These are among the more than 100 constructed languages you'll find in this book. For each one, author Stephen D. Rogers provides vocabulary, grammatical features, background information on the language and its... show more
Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? These are among the more than 100 constructed languages you'll find in this book. For each one, author Stephen D. Rogers provides vocabulary, grammatical features, background information on the language and its inventor, and fascinating facts. What's more, easy-to-follow guidelines show you how to construct your own made-up language--everything from building vocabulary to making up a grammar. So pick up this dictionary! In no time, you'll be telling your friends, "Tsun oe nga-hu ni-Na'vi pangkxo a fì-'u oe-ru prrte' lu." ("It's a pleasure to be able to chat with you in Navi.")
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781440528170 (1440528179)
ASIN: 1440528179
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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A Dictionary of Made-Up Languages is a very disappointing reference work. The author’s overbroad definition of “constructed language” includes everything from Quenya, the language of Tolkien’s High Elves, to Krakozhian, the language of the mythical country Tom Hanks comes from in “The Terminal.” One...
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