Read from elvish to klingon exploring invented languagesreview dictionaries journal of the dictionary society of north america on deepdyve the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips. Apart from languages derived from science fiction and fantasy worlds from elvish to klingon includes investigative accounts of international auxiliary languages with a unique emphasis on volapk reconstructed and revitalized languages george orwells newspeak and anthony. Languages interest me not just those languages spoken by millions or billions of people but languages invented for specific purposes not necessarily spoken by anyone from elvish to klingon exploring invented languages a 2011 book by michael adams is a fun tour of these invented languages. Chapter 5 klingon and other science fiction languages by marc okrand judith hendriks hermans and sjaak kroon klingon is the most fully developed of fictional languages besides tolkiens used by many this chapter explores the speech community of trekkies alongside other science fiction vocabularies. Language experts tell these stories in elvish to klingon exploring invented languages edited by indiana university professor michael adams time spoke to adams about who invents these languages and whether one will ever truly catch on
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