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020 163557403X|q(hardback) :|c$18.00
020 9781635574036|q(hardback) :|c$18.00
082 00 413.21|223
100 1 Moore, Christopher J.,|d1957-|eauthor.
245 10 In other words :|ban illustrated miscellany of the world's
most intriguing words and phrases /|cChristopher J. Moore.
264 1 New York, NY :|bBloomsbury Publishing,|c
300 127 pages :|bcolor illustrations ;|c20 cm
520 "Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should
exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All
languages have their limitations-should English fall short,
the expression may lie elsewhere. That's where this book
comes in: a quirky, international lexicon of linguistic
gems that capture cultural untranslatables with satisfying
precision. Take for example the Japanese yoko meshi, "a
meal eaten sideways," describing the experience of trying
to communicate in an alien tongue, or mono-no-aware, the
appreciation of life's sadness. From the distinctive
coziness of the Danish hygge, to the unrestrained dis of
the Mayan bol ("in-laws" and "stupidity"), to the profound
collectivism of the Zulu concept of ubuntu (roughly, "I AM
because WE ARE"), these mots justes are grouped according
to language and prefaced with insightful overviews of the
relevant cultures by linguist Christopher J. Moore.
Embellished with 20 entertaining new untranslatable words
and phrases and 90 characterful color illustrations by Lan
Truong, and with a foreword by Simon Winchester, In Other
Words is amusing, profound, and unputdownable--a
gorgeously packaged gift book to entertain even the most
well-versed polyglot with marvels of language from around
650 0 Terms and phrases|vDictionaries.
650 0 Terms and phrases|vDictionaries|xPolyglot.
650 0 Idioms|vDictionaries.
650 0 Vocabulary.
650 0 Untranslatability.