By Elizabeth Little
What can Johnny Cash's lyrics educate us concerning the little-known Tangut dialect? Is 'tabernacle' relatively a swear be aware in Quebecois? Which language has completely no verbs? what's Earth's politest insult? and what's biting the wax tadpole truly a translation of?
Prepare for a hilarious rollercoaster trip via thousands of recognized, imprecise, tricky, lifeless or even made-up languages. Elizabeth Little has waded via innumerable verb tables in each on hand temper and annoying, untangled as much as eighteen situations of noun, and wrestled with all types of advanced adjective, participles and glottal stops to deliver you the easiest and such a lot strange quirks of the methods humans speak all over the globe.
From the language that has no various be aware for 'blue' or 'green', to why Icelanders desire reputable permission to call their young children, from what makes a Korean television hit to what humans may imagine you're announcing when you order eggs in Spain, Biting the Wax Tadpole will be certain you're by no means misplaced for phrases again.
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Biting the Wax Tadpole: Misadventures of an Armchair Linguist by Elizabeth Little