The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building

By | November 10, 2019
The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building Author David J. Peterson
ISBN-10 0143126466
ISBN-13 9780143126461
Year 2015-09-29
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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An insiders 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 DefianceFrom master language creator David J Petersoncomes 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 Tolkiens creations and Klingon to todaysthriving 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 HBOs Game of Thrones and Shivisith for Marvels Thor The Dark World and an included phrasebook will start fans speaking Petersons constructed languages The Art of Language Invention is an inside look at a fascinating culture and an engaging entry into a flourishing art formand it might be the most fun youll ever have with linguistics

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