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In the land of invented languages : Esperanto rock stars, Klingon poets, Loglan lovers, and the mad dreamers who tried to build a perfect language

Author: Arika Okrent
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 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,  Read more...
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Okrent, Arika.
In the land of invented languages.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009
(DLC) 2008038732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arika Okrent
ISBN: 9780385529716 0385529716
OCLC Number: 732809678
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Nine hundred languages, nine hundred years --
John Wilkins and the language of truth --
Ludwik Zambof and the language of peace --
Charles Bliss and the language of symbols --
James Cooke Brown and the language of logic --
The Klingons, the Conlangers, and the art of language.
Responsibility: Arika Okrent.

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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.

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