Free book: Adams, "From Elvish to Klingon"
- I ended up with an extra copy of Michael Adams, ed. "From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages". If you want it, email me privately, and I'll mail it to you; first come, first served.
Table of Contents
"The Spectrum of Invention" by Michael Adams
"Confounding Babel: International Auxiliary Languages"
by Arden Smith
"Invented Vocabulary: The Cases of Newspeak and Nadsat" by Howard
"Tolkien's Invented Languages" by E.S.C. Weiner and Jeremy Marshall
" 'Wild and Whirling Words': The Invention and Use of Klingon"
by Marc Okrand et al.
"Gaming Languages and Language Games" by James Portnow
" 'Oirish' Inventions: James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Paul Muldoon"
by Stephen Watt.
"Revitalized Languages as Invented Languages" by Suzanne Romaine
plus an appendix for each chapter by Michael Adams
I wrote a review of this that I have submitted to Mythprint. Bottom line: I liked the Portnow article and some of the appendices, I liked the Romaine article with reservations, the rest I thought less interesting.