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In the land of invented languages: Esperanto rock stars, Klingon poets, Loglan lovers, and the mad dreamers who tried to build a perfect language

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Okrent tells the fascinating and highly entertaining history of man's enduring quest to build a better language. Peopled with charming eccentrics and exasperating megalomaniacs, the land of invented languages is a place where you can recite the Lord's Prayer in John Wilkins's Philosophical Language, say your wedding vows in Loglan, and read "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in Lojban--not to mention Babm, Blissymbolics, and the nearly nine hundred other invented languages featured in this language-lover's book.
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subject_facetBlissymbolics
Esperanto
Klingon (Artificial language)
Languages, Artificial
Loglan (Artificial language)
Lojban (Artificial language)
title_displayIn the land of invented languages : Esperanto rock stars, Klingon poets, Loglan lovers, and the mad dreamers who tried to build a perfect language
title_fullIn the Land of Invented Languages Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language
In the land of invented languages : Esperanto rock stars, Klingon poets, Loglan lovers, and the mad dreamers who tried to build a perfect language / Arika Okrent
title_shortIn the land of invented languages
title_subEsperanto rock stars, Klingon poets, Loglan lovers, and the mad dreamers who tried to build a perfect language
topic_facetBlissymbolics
Esperanto
Grammar & Language Usage
Humor (Nonfiction)
Klingon (Artificial language)
Language Arts
Languages, Artificial
Loglan (Artificial language)
Lojban (Artificial language)
Nonfiction