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The Art of Language Invention by David J. Peterson
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This book offers a creative, quirky, and nerdy perspective as it brings its reader into the vast expanse of linguistics and conlanging. I have been a conlanger for some time, but I keep returning to this book, because it helps to reinforce my understanding of the process, as well as provide a truly enjoyable reading experience through honest and comical writing.
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Reading Progress

February 27, 2018 – Started Reading
February 27, 2018 – Shelved
February 27, 2018 –
page 55
18.84%
March 1, 2018 –
page 72
24.66% "Intonation is both fascinating and difficult to apply."
March 5, 2018 –
page 82
28.08%
March 7, 2018 –
page 94
32.19%
March 9, 2018 –
page 114
39.04%
March 17, 2018 –
page 139
47.6% ""...no language ever created has a simple tense, modality, aspect system." (Peterson 139). As fun as conlanging is, it is difficult to make languages that function."
April 3, 2018 –
50.0%
April 5, 2018 –
59.0%
May 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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