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Melbourne 3001, AUSTRALIA

TABOO JADOO is a journal for the discussion and expression of private language (a journal for multilinguistics amphigory interlingustics ecrite d'ombres langue close lettrisme jasyan etc.). Issues feature the work of individual artists. Issue #4 featured Michael Helsem's Glaugnea: On the Choice Not to Utter Sense. Issue #2 featured Janette Orr's Mhurwrenfur. A future issue will feature work by Richard Kostelanetz. Currently, issues of the magazine are presenting in sequence the Taneraic-English Dictionary. Taneraic is a hermetic language which Javant Biaruja has been developing of the last 25 years. He has written over 3,500 pages in this language, which includes a descriptive grammar. The dictionary is a fantastic fun-house of sound and meaning. If one considers that all words are poetry, than it is a short leap into the poetic pages of the Taneraic Dictionary . For those readers serious about new language, invented languages, and the formation of language itself, this dictionary will prove to be immensiely fascinating. In an era of poetry that challenges linear narrative and image-bound work, the idea of writing in a private tongue offers an intense and immense poetic proposal. As Biaruja notes in his preface: "Bes aisyan, beqi jebo quida i rinat sescyudiva puno."--Mike Basinski

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
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