We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

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

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2015
Language:
English
Description

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.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780143126461
9781101925119
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID97a31689-ee4b-71ed-323e-455a46c44495
Grouping Titleart of language invention from horse lords to dark elves the words behind world building
Grouping Authordavid j peterson
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-05-23 02:08:35AM
Last Indexed2022-05-22 03:54:55AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorPeterson, David J
author_displayPeterson, David J
available_at_catalogCarmichael
Rancho Cordova
Sylvan Oaks
detailed_location_catalogCarmichael
North Natomas
Rancho Cordova
Rio Linda
Sylvan Oaks
display_description

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.

format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
id97a31689-ee4b-71ed-323e-455a46c44495
isbn9780143126461
9781101925119
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b23799171.i78345236Rancho Cordova499.99 P485 20151falsefalseOn Shelfranag
ils:.b23799171.i78508897Rio Linda499.99 P485 20151falsefalseDue May 31, 2022rioag
ils:.b23799171.i78696136North Natomas499.99 P485 20151falsefalseDue Jun 9, 2022nntag
ils:.b23799171.i78099821Carmichael499.99 P485 20151falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
ils:.b23799171.i78696124Sylvan Oaks499.99 P485 20151falsefalseOn Shelfsylag
overdrive:288fa0a3-0c30-4a36-b101-d9490ea0d87f-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2022-05-22T10:54:55.063Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog499.99 P485 2015
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCarmichael
North Natomas
Rancho Cordova
Rio Linda
Sylvan Oaks
primary_isbn9780143126461
publishDate2015
publisherPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Penguin,
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b23799171BookBooksEnglishPenguin2015336 p. ; 22 cm
overdrive:288fa0a3-0c30-4a36-b101-d9490ea0d87feAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2015
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b23799171.i78345236On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23799171.i78508897Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23799171.i78696136Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23799171.i78099821On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23799171.i78696124On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
overdrive:288fa0a3-0c30-4a36-b101-d9490ea0d87f-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
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