07 March 2007

Biting the wax tadpole

Here's a forthcoming book coming from Melville House publishers that caught my eye: Elizabeth Little's "adventures in word travel", the intriguingly titled, "Biting the Wax Tadpole".

To quote the blurb, "examples from languages dead, difficult, and just plain made-up, a multilingual grammar fiend shares all of the humorous 'dirty bits' - irregular verbs, unusual spellings, and evolutionary quirks - that give languages, and cultures, their character."

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