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Spoken Here by Mark Abley
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Jun 12, 2008

liked it

I was surprised not to fall in love with this book, since I love language and think it's a really interesting concept for a book. It's all very well-researched, but somehow the stories of different languages being lost all sound too similar, and I found myself wishing I had a more lively guide, like Bill Bryson. But I was happy to learn these Boro verbs:

asusu: to feel unknown and uneasy in a new place
onsra: to love for the last time

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