I knew about only a language called “Esperanto”, which is one “artificial” language. “Artificial” in the sense that – someone actually “built” the language from the scratch. Perhaps, its not so easy to call something like a “language” as artificial. But, then, for want of a better word, I call it “artificial”. So, as I continued to imagine that this is the only “invented” language and I kept going back to that childhood dream I had – about inventing a new language which is easier to learn and write in, I came to know about this fact – that there are more than 900 invented languages!
I was reading about this book by Arika Okrent “In The Land of Invented Languages” and then went to its website. It was really so fascinating to know that so many such languages exist. It then got me back to ground too, for I was imagining that I am the only one who have the “new language invention” idea 😉 I remember my schooldays, when this was one of my “things to do before I die” option 😛
Okay, more info can be found on the book’s website.
I am all too eager to read the book. Will write about it for sure as soon as I read it.
The book is on the way to my hands now.
Costs a bit too much…but thats okay. One time investment 😛