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The Universal Translator: Everything You Need to Know about 139 Languages that Don’t Really Exist (Hardcover)

The Universal Translator: Everything You Need to Know about 139 Languages that Don’t Really Exist By Yens Wahlgren Cover Image
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A guide to the galaxy of invented languages – perfect for language lovers or any fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and many more

qo mey poSmoH Hol (language opens worlds)
Motto of the Klingon Language Institute

If you think about it, all languages are made up - some are just more open about it than others.

In The Universal Translator, Yens Wahlgren heads up an expedition through time, space and multiple universes to explore the words that have built worlds. From the classic constructed languages of Star Trek and Tolkien to (literally) Orwellian Newspeakand pop-culture sensations such as Game of Thrones, The Witcher and The Mandalorian, this is your portal to over a hundred realms and lexicons – and perhaps the starting point to creating your own.

About the Author


Yens Wahlgren is a xenosociolinguist, communicator, and writer. He works at Lund University and previously worked as a journalist. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Klingon, and his thesis 'Klingon as Linguistic Capital' is a standard text for its speakers and in the study of the alien language. Wahlgren lives in Sweden and has a lifelong interest in artificial languages in literature and in popular culture.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780750993203
ISBN-10: 0750993200
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English