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The Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: From Elvish to Klingon, The Anwa, Reella, Ealray, Yeht (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons Hardcover – Bargain Price, November 15, 2011

ISBN-13: 860-1400402078 ISBN-10: 1440528179

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About the Author

Stephen D. Rogers has taught students in middle school, high school, and college, and thus has an intimate familiarity with made-up languages. He is the editor of My First Year in the Classroom: 50 Stories That Celebrate the Good, the Bad, and the Most Unforgettable Moments. He lives and writes in Buzzards Bay, MA.
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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (November 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440528179
  • ASIN: B008SLRY66
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,562,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gave this to my 15-year-old great nephew.
robbie
While it doesn't delve too much into each individual language, but it does cover large amount of languages, and gives good information on each.
Andrew
This book provides little more than a glimpse at all the linguistic creations mentioned.
Leo J. Moser

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Badger on November 24, 2011
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First of all, while the idea of a true dictionary of constructed languages, where one could compare what word is used, for example, for "house" across various conlangs, would be a fascinating idea, despite the title, this is not a dictionary at all. I suppose one could call it an encyclopedia, although that too would be misleading. Basically, it's a paragraph or two about each of dozens of "made-up languages", where "made-up language" may be a "serious" artificial language like Esperanto, a "fun" one like Klingon, or just a fictional language like Anglic mentioned in passing in fiction and which lack grammars or vocabularies.

It seems odd that the author wastes so much time on the last category when there are so many fully developed artificial languages he neglects. For example, the author and linguistics professor M.A.R. Barker published a complete grammar and dictionary of his Tsolyani language for his well known Empire of the Petal Throne role-playing game, and yet this doesn't get so much as a mention. Ditto for Novial, an attempt at a "serious" artificial language by the well known linguist Otto Jespersen. Obviously no reference work can be complete, but again, it is odd that things like this are omitted while languages that are little more than names get a mention.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Leo J. Moser on May 13, 2012
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This book provides little more than a glimpse at all the linguistic creations mentioned. But that is precisely what the title tells us is intended. So I rank it as excellent.

I almost gave it but four stars, however, since it did not delve deeply into lexicon issues of interest to me. But that would be unfair I decided.

It remains the most exhaustive set of examples of various invented languages in print.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anthony P. Libri on November 21, 2013
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This book is basically just a catalog of the different 'made up languages". It does not give you complete alphabets or instructions on how to speak the languages,. It is basically a list and that's it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on August 30, 2012
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Great book. While it doesn't delve too much into each individual language, but it does cover large amount of languages, and gives good information on each.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vijay Rathinasamy on November 22, 2013
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A very clear and concise overview of several constructed languages across the fields of literature, theater, and even video games (though somehow Hymmnos was missing, which is a shame since it's also a legitimate conlang). It also has some tips on making your own language, though it might conflict with the detailed work of Mark Rosenfelder. Still, a must-read for the casual conlanger.
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By Garrison56 on February 20, 2014
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This is a nice book for all those who are interested in made-up languages. It has a lot of made-up languages listed.
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I gave 5 copies of this book to men in my family. With the Hobbit just out, these gifts were particularly relevant! They were well received. Months after Christmas, I have heard great things about this book from the those I gave it to.
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