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From Elvish to Klingon

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Photo by *nettie*, via Flickr Creative Commons

It’s a fiction writer’s job to create authentic worlds  and suspend disbelief. One of the more time-consuming techniques in their toolbox? Inventing new languages – like the two forms of elvish used throughout J.R.R Tolkien's the Lord of the Rings. Michael Adams is a professor of English at Indiana
University, and editor of From Elvish to Klingon: a collection of essays that explores the variety, history, and purpose of the world’s invented languages.  

  Huffington Post Review