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In the Land of Invented Languages
Okrent Arika
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Here is the captivating story of humankind’s enduring quest to build a betterlanguage-and overcome the curse of Babel. Just about everyone has heard ofEsperanto, which was nothing less than one man’s attempt to bring about worldpeace by means of linguistic solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows aboutKlingon. But few people have heard of Babm, Blissymbolics, Loglan (not to beconfused with Lojban), and the nearly nine hundred other invented languagesthat represent the hard work, high hopes, and full-blown delusions of so manymisguided souls over the centuries. With intelligence and humor, Arika Okrenthas written a truly original and enlightening book for all word freaks, grammargeeks, and plain old language...
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