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06-04-2007, 05:40 PM
I'm doing an article on secret & dead languages for RPG stuff. Right now, I'm just fishing for terms & concepts I can use. I have it outlined, and largely developed, but I want to add more content. Can anyone recommend any good sites and/or books?

I'm a bit of an amateur polyglot, and I read Mario Pei's The Story of Language for fun when I was a teenager. That's about it for my language experience, though.

The original focus of the article was on codes & ciphers, but it sort of drifted as I wrote.

06-04-2007, 06:25 PM
Look for an introduction to philology book.

06-04-2007, 06:43 PM
You can sift through all sorts of books on www.multilingual-matters.com They are all about language.
Hope this helps!

06-06-2007, 09:05 PM

Many, many links.

Section on "Artificial, Specific and Dead Languages" may be helpful.

06-06-2007, 09:36 PM
Ooh, much goodness! Thanks!