By Arika Okrent
On the subject of every person has heard of Esperanto, which was once not anything lower than one man’s try and lead to international peace by way of linguistic cohesion. and each Star Trek fan understands approximately Klingon, which used to be not anything greater than a tv show’s try to create a tough-sounding language befitting a warrior race with ridged foreheads. yet few humans have heard of Babm, Blissymbolics, and the approximately 9 hundred different invented languages that signify the labor, excessive hopes, and full-blown delusions of such a lot of faulty souls over the centuries.
In within the Land of Invented Languages, writer Arika Okrent tells the interesting and hugely interesting heritage of man’s enduring quest to construct a greater language. Peopled with captivating eccentrics and exasperating megalomaniacs, the land of invented languages is a spot the place you could recite the Lord’s Prayer in John Wilkins’s Philosophical Language, say your marriage ceremony vows in Loglan, and skim Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in Lojban.
A actually unique new addition to the booming class of language books, In The Land of Invented Languages should be vital at the cabinets of all observe freaks, grammar geeks, and undeniable outdated language fanatics.