The Art of Language Invention

Author: David J. Peterson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0143126466
Format: PDF, ePub
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From master language creator David J. Peterson, creator of Game of Thrones' (HBO) Dothraki language, comes a creative guide to language construction. Peterson begins with a brief history of constructed languages, from Tolkien's creations to Klingon to the thriving global community of language construction. Then, using examples from a variety of languages including his own creations, Peterson offers a captivating and lucid overview, providing a basic foundation of essential linguistic tools for inventing and evolving one's own lexicon.

The Wit Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007532334
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book showcases the best and most humorous quotes from George R.R. Martin's favourite character Tyrion Lannister, the worldly, jaded, funny, highly intelligent, cynical, womanizing star of the books. A perfect stocking-filler for every fan of the books, and of HBO's award-winning television series.

The Art of Language Invention

Author: David J. Peterson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069815567X
Format: PDF, Docs
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An insider’s tour through the construction of invented languages from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO series Game of Thrones and the Syfy series Defiance From master language creator David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien’s creations and Klingon to today’s thriving global community of conlangers. He provides the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages, using examples from a variety of languages including his own creations, punctuated with references to everything from Star Wars to Michael Jackson. Along the way, behind-the-scenes stories lift the curtain on how he built languages like Dothraki for HBO’s Game of Thrones and Shiväisith for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, and an included phrasebook will start fans speaking Peterson’s constructed languages. The Art of Language Invention is an inside look at a fascinating culture and an engaging entry into a flourishing art form—and it might be the most fun you’ll ever have with linguistics. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317268288
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This companion provides a definitive and cutting-edge guide to the study of imaginary and virtual worlds across a range of media, including literature, television, film, and games. From the Star Trek universe, Thomas More’s classic Utopia, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s Arda, to elaborate, user-created game worlds like Minecraft, contributors present interdisciplinary perspectives on authorship, world structure/design, and narrative. The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds offers new approaches to imaginary worlds as an art form and cultural phenomenon, explorations of the technical and creative dimensions of world-building, and studies of specific worlds and worldbuilders.

In the Land of Invented Languages

Author: Arika Okrent
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812980891
Format: PDF
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Chronicles various efforts to create new languages, discussing their intended purposes, creators, and varying degrees of success.

Living Language Hebrew

Author: אמת פסמן
Publisher: Living Language
ISBN: 9780307972149
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hebrew, Complete Edition is a unique multimedia course that takes you from a beginner to an advanced level in one convenient package. At the core of Hebrew, Complete Edition is the Living Language Method™, based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches you the whole language, so you can express yourself, not just recite memorized words or scripts. Millions have learned with Living Language®. Now it's your turn. • 3 Books: 46 lessons, additional review exercises, culture notes, and a grammar summary • 9 Audio CDs: Vocabulary, dialogues, audio exercises, and more—listen while using the books or use for review on the go • Free Online Learning: Visit our Language Lab (www.livinglanguage.com/languagelab) for additional practice and reinforcement of lesson material To learn more visit livinglanguage.com. The Living Language Method™ Build a Foundation Start speaking Hebrew immediately using essential words and phrases. Progress with Confidence Build on each lesson as you advance to full sentences, then actual conversations. Retain what You've Learned Special recall exercises move your new language from short-term to long-term memory. Achieve Your Goals Don't just mimic or memorize. Develop practical language skills to speak in any situation.

Brain of Thrones A Game of Thrones Quiz Book

Author: Rich Jepson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326391615
Format: PDF, Docs
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Do you know your Dornish from your Dothraki? Your Tullys from your Tyrells? Your Wildlings from your White Walkers? Brain of Thrones is designed to test passive fans of the show as well as the hardcore ‘thronies’ out there. Whether you run a local quiz, want to test your friends or are simply looking to find out what you really know about the drama, this book is for you. Quizzes become progressively harder throughout the book with a range of general and specific rounds so you can find the questions you want quickly and easily. There’s also a round of tiebreakers to settle any disputes, after all...when you play the Brain of Thrones – You Win or You Cry!

Atlas of Tolkien

Author: David Day
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626865167
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tolkien? There’s a map for that! J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional universe is as vast as the human imagination, so an atlas is a helpful tool to get around. Consider this book your navigational guide to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Maps, images, and vivid descriptions in full color create an enchanting reference to all the fantastical places and creatures that sprung from Tolkien’s mind. The deluxe, heat-burnished cover makes this a charming addition to your Tolkien library. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Game of Thrones Psychology

Author: Travis Langley
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454918400
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This thought-provoking anthology offers fans a close examination of the psychology behind the intricate narrative and compelling characters in the popular HBO TV series, "Game of Thrones," based upon author George R.R. Martin's bestselling work "A Song of Ice and Fire." With no moral boundaries honored, the psychological games played by the series conniving protagonists are seemingly limitless. War, murder, violence, and rape are only a few of the weighty issues explored in these 19 analytical essays along with personality disorders, post-traumatic stress, and psychopathy."Game of Thrones Psychology" will become a fan favorite."