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In other words : a language lover's guide to the most intriguing words around the world

Author: Christopher J Moore
Publisher: New York : Walker Pub., 2004.
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In this short but enthusiastic book, linguist Moore selects, from languages across the world, words and phrases that are impossible to translate neatly into English. In many cases the difficulty arises because our culture simply doesn't share the same experiences as others. Other untranslatable words are those used for a feeling or situation that English describes in a roundabout way. This book will appeal to anyone  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Moore
ISBN: 0802714447 9780802714442
OCLC Number: 57135614
Notes: Includes index.
"Levenger Press."
Description: 127 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Western European languages --
Eastern European languages --
Yiddish language --
Nordic languages --
Middle Eastern languages --
African languages --
Asian languages --
Ancient and classical languages --
Indigenous languages --
Creole and Pidgin languages --
Word finder.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Moore ; foreword by Simon Winchester.

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In this short but enthusiastic book, linguist Moore selects, from languages across the world, words and phrases that are impossible to translate neatly into English. In many cases the difficulty arises because our culture simply doesn't share the same experiences as others. Other untranslatable words are those used for a feeling or situation that English describes in a roundabout way. This book will appeal to anyone who loves linguistic oddities.

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