Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This sounds like a must-read:
Klingon speakers, those who have devoted themselves to the study of a language invented for the Star Trek franchise, inhabit the lowest possible rung on the geek ladder. Dungeons and Dragons players, ham radio operators, robot engineers, computer programmers, comic book collectors – they all look down on Klingon speakers…
That's from Arika Okrent's new book In the Land of Invented Languages, a study of the 900 languages that people have invented for one purpose or another.  I must put this on my list.

(h/t Charli Carpenter)

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