Inventing Language

July 9, 2015

From J.R.R. Tolkien‘s High Elvish to Anthony Burgess‘s Nadsat: the BBC takes a survey of fictional languages and the invented words that made it into our everyday speech, like Dickens‘s “butterfingers” and Shakespeare‘s “scuffle.”

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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