Here begins me geeking out over Suzette Haden Elgin’s language, Láadan, used in her Native Tongue trilogy.
With Láadan, Suzette Haden Elgin tested a particular hypothesis on language…the Sapir-Worf hypothesis. According to the afterword in the book Native Tongue, there are four aspects to this…
This is an archetypal example of a book I would classify as “ling fi” (like sci fi, but with a heavy language element). I keep meaning to track it down and read it. Other examples of ling fi books I’ve enjoyed are A Clockwork Orange, Ella Minnow Pea, and China Mieville’s Embassytown. Anyone else know of any more examples of ling fi to recommend?