The Art of Language Invention

The Art of Language Invention

From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-building

Book - 2015
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From master language creator David J. Peterson, creator of Game of Thrones' (HBO) Dothraki language, comes a creative guide to language construction. Peterson begins with a brief history of constructed languages, from Tolkien's creations to Klingon to the thriving global community of language construction. Then, using examples from a variety of languages including his own creations, Peterson offers a captivating and lucid overview, providing a basic foundation of essential linguistic tools for inventing and evolving one's own lexicon.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Penguin Books,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780143126461
Branch Call Number: 408.9 Peterson 2015
Characteristics: 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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