An index to 1,696 constructed languages.
(or just look at the top 200
) From the Nadsat
of a Clockwork Orange and Tolkein's Quenya
to Star Trek's Darmonk
, a language based solely on parables (though Gene Wolfe got there first
) and Borges's language of Tlon
, there is plenty here for science fiction fans and language geeks alike. And, yes, for all you fanatics, Esperanto
is listed, as is your source for news in Special English
, limited to a 1500 word vocabulary.
According to Stanley Fish
, "Students can't write clean English sentences because they are not being taught what sentences are." The solution: make them invent their own language.
After a generation that privileged content to the exclusion of form, is the pendulum swinging back the other way?