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Biting the Wax Tadpole

Confessions of a Language Fanatic

Biting the Wax Tadpole( )
Author: Little, Elizabeth
ISBN:978-0-385-52774-3
Publication Date:Nov 2008
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Spiegel & Grau
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

When Chinese shopkeepers tried to find a written equivalent of Coca-Cola, one set of characters they chose was pronounced "ke-kou ke-la." It sounded right, but it literally translated as "bite the wax tadpole." Language, like travel, is always stranger than we expect and often more beautiful than we imagine. In Biting the Wax Tadpole Elizabeth Little takes a decidedly unstuffy and accessible tour of grammar via the languages of the world--from Lithuanian noun...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.15 x 8.25 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.75 Pounds



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