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Dark Tongues

The Art of Rogues and Riddlers

Dark Tongues( )
Author: Heller-Roazen, Daniel
ISBN:978-1-935408-33-8
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Zone Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
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An exploration of secret languages, moving among hermetic artificial tongues as diverse as criminal jargons and divine speech.

Dark Tongues constitutes a sustained exploration of a perplexing fact that has never received the attention it deserves. Wherever human beings share a language, they also strive to make from it something new: a cryptic idiom, built from the grammar that they know, which will allow them to communicate in secrecy. Such hidden languages...
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