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Beyond Elvish

on Monday, Dec. 17th

If you like to get your serious nerd on then you probably dig the arcane mysteries of fictional languages. Tolkien’s Elvish, the Dothraki tongue as spoken in Game of Thrones, the Nadsat of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. Kibo knows I do.

Which is why last Thursday’s story on PRI’s The World tickled my geekus plexsus when I heard it. Patrick Cox’s piece is a deep dive into literary fictional languages and the personality types that create them. What they’ve archived online is an expanded edition that runs a healthy 14:40.

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