Elves, Linguists and Homeless Klingons

The Register, a British website more commonly associated with computer industry news, published a great article on ‘conlangs’ including Klingon and Elvish. Our homeless Klingon makes a guest appearance in Caleb Cox’s article.

In her book The land of Invented Languages (highly recommended), Akira Okrent tracks down the conlangs that have, in most cases, faded into oblivion. With some pretty wacky ones out there from John Wilkins’ Analytical Language to James Cook Brown’s Loglan, it’s clear why few take off in the first place, even though most were created with respectable goals in mind.

Speak geek: The world of made-up language (The Register)

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