Wednesday, June 03, 2009
You can read it here. It's actually a review of a book about constructed languages (although apparently the part on Elvish is quite lacking), so perhaps this is proof that serious publication (that means with an ISBN and a price) might still be the best way to promote a language or an idea. On Wikipedia for example having a serious magazine or book cover a language often makes the difference between having an article there or being deleted. As expected the constructed language movement isn't given all that much respect (the "nutty, colorful and almost unbearably pathetic history of language invention") but a mention in Slate is nothing to sneeze at. If you have a letters account on Slate you may wish to leave your comment below. I just left one myself, which was comment #3. The article was published just today, so no doubt it will be filled up by Esperanto activists in no time.