In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfec by Arika Okrent

In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad…

byArika Okrent

Kobo ebook | May 19, 2009

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Here is the captivating story of humankind’s enduring quest to build a better language—and overcome the curse of Babel. Just about everyone has heard of Esperanto, which was nothing less than one man’s attempt to bring about world peace by means of linguistic solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows about Klingon. But few people have heard of Babm, Blissymbolics, Loglan (not to be confused with Lojban), and the nearly nine hundred other invented languages that represent the hard work, high hopes, and full-blown delusions of so many misguided souls over the centuries. With intelligence and humor, Arika Okrent has written a truly original and enlightening book for all word freaks, grammar geeks, and plain old language lovers.

Title:In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 19, 2009Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385529716

ISBN - 13:9780385529716

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great read! I really enjoyed reading this book, which contains a great balance of interesting information and witty commentary. I love that the author looks at such a variety of language and has really put an effort into her research - even going to the point of learning Klingon! This book is aimed toward people who have an interest in language, but the reader doesn't need any prior knowledge about languages or linguistics to enjoy it fully. A great read!
Date published: 2011-08-11