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Jump-starting Holiday gift shopping…

For the logophiles on one’s list:

A Dictionary of Made-up Languages

Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? These are among the more than 100 constructed languages you’ll find in this book. For each one, author Stephen D. Rogers provides vocabulary, grammatical features, background information on the language and its inventor, and fascinating facts.

What’s more, easy-to-follow guidelines show you how to construct your own made-up language–everything from building vocabulary to making up a grammar…

As we muse that tsun oe nga-hu ni-Na’vi pangkxo a fì-‘u oe-ru prrte’ lu,* we might recall that it was on this date in 1896 that the first Certified Public Accountants (having passed exams required by legislation passed earlier that year) received their certificates (in New York).

Portrait of Luca Pacioli– the author of the first text on bookkeeping– attributed to Jacopo de’ Barbari, 1495 (source)

* “It’s a pleasure to be able to chat with you in Navi.”

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