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The Art of Language Invention by David J. Peterson
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read July 7, 2019 to August 7, 2019.

This book has become one of my favorite books in the entire world. David Peterson perfectly describes conlanging as the entertaining, complex, beautiful art that it actually is (even for hobbyists like me!), and he does so in a remarkable, filled with humor, and most importantly relatable manner.
For those who know little to nothing about linguistics, reading this book is a great way to get to know a bit of what linguistics really is. Even for those who do know, this is an essential read if you aren't familiarized in one of the most artistic, fun activities related to language.
It's absolutely worth reading if you want to be amazed with the things a creative artist such as David can come up with, as well as the mesmerizing works showcased in this book!
I would honestly consider this a MUST READ for writers, worldbuilders, linguists, conlangers, sci-fi and/or fantasy fans, and anyone who wants to learn to appreciate an exquisite, vast artform.
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July 7, 2019 – Started Reading
August 6, 2019 – Shelved
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