What do I want to say with this new language that I can’t say in my native language—or any other language that currently exists? From The Lord of the Rings to A Game of Thrones, Josephine Livingstone explores the history of invented languages, over at The New Republic. (via millionsmillions)

Some of them, being typical academics, either fell down on the job or just decided not to do it. It really testifies to the human element of this kind of great undertaking. This quote of the day comes from Professor Jeffrey Alan Miller, Montclair State University, who discovered a previously unknown early draft of the …