"He was a philologist specializing in the history of the English language, and Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. By the time he was twelve years old, in 1904, he was making up languages for fun. Later in life, he began to invent a world for those languages to fit into, and adventure stories about things that happened in that world.
Three books were crucial in developing his linguistic imagination: Joseph Wright's Primer of the Gothic Language; C.N.E Eliot's Finnish Grammar; and John Morris-Jones' Welsh Grammar."
Ok...off to the comment section and hint at this week´s special guest. Now there should be clues available to each and everyone of us. If not, I might -with polite incomprehension- inquire as to what century you live in ;)
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