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A Secret Vice

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'''''A Secret Vice''''' is the title of a lecture held by [[J. R. R. Tolkien]] in 1930 at an [[Esperanto]] congress. It deals with constructed languages in general, and the relation of a mythology to its language. Tolkien contrasts auxiliary languages with artistic languages constructed for aesthetic pleasure.
 
'''''A Secret Vice''''' is the title of a lecture held by [[J. R. R. Tolkien]] in 1930 at an [[Esperanto]] congress. It deals with constructed languages in general, and the relation of a mythology to its language. Tolkien contrasts auxiliary languages with artistic languages constructed for aesthetic pleasure.
  
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A Secret Vice is the title of a lecture held by J. R. R. Tolkien in 1930 at an Esperanto congress. It deals with constructed languages in general, and the relation of a mythology to its language. Tolkien contrasts auxiliary languages with artistic languages constructed for aesthetic pleasure.

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