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The art of language invention: from horse-lords to dark elves, the words behind world-building

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An insider's tour through the construction of invented languages from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO series Game of Thrones and the Syfy series Defiance
From master language creator David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien's creations and Klingon to today's thriving global community of conlangers. He provides the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages, using examples from a variety of languages including his own creations, punctuated with references to everything from Star Wars to Michael Jackson. Along the way, behind-the-scenes stories lift the curtain on how he built languages like Dothraki for HBO's Game of Thrones and Shiväisith for Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, and an included phrasebook will start fans speaking Peterson's constructed languages. The Art of Language Invention is an inside look at a fascinating culture and an engaging entry into a flourishing art form—and it might be the most fun you'll ever have with linguistics.
**Includes Bonus PDF with diagrams, language tables, and visual aids.

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From master language creator David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien's creations and Klingon to today's thriving global community of conlangers. He provides the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages, using examples from a variety of languages including his own creations, punctuated with references to everything from Star Wars to Michael Jackson. Along the way, behind-the-scenes stories lift the curtain on how he built languages like Dothraki for HBO's Game of Thrones and Shiväisith for Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, and an included phrasebook will start fans speaking Peterson's constructed languages. The Art of Language Invention is an inside look at a fascinating culture and an engaging entry into a flourishing art form—and it might be the most fun you'll ever have with linguistics.
**Includes Bonus PDF with diagrams, language tables, and visual aids.

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subject_facetLanguages, Artificial
title_displayThe art of language invention : from horse-lords to dark elves, the words behind world-building
title_fullThe Art of Language Invention From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building
The art of language invention : from horse-lords to dark elves, the words behind world-building / David J. Peterson
title_shortThe art of language invention
title_subfrom horse-lords to dark elves, the words behind world-building
topic_facetLanguage Arts
Languages, Artificial
Literary Criticism
Nonfiction
Writing