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Book Review: Language Hacking: French

Language Hacking:  French, by Benny Lewis I must admit that I find learning about languages to be a deeply interesting thing [1]. and as I am going to some Caribbean islands, a few of which speak French rather than English, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Figures & Figurations

Figures And Figurations, by Octavio Paz and Marie Josè Paz, translted by Eliot Weinberger This is an odd book, but it is odd in a good way and not a bad way, a way that is intriguing and not a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catalan

Teach Yourself Catalan:  A Complete Course For Beginners, by Alan Yates This is the sort of book that would be best in association with a formal course on Catalan, but since those are few and far between then books like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Story Of Yiddish

The Story Of Yiddish:  How A Mish-Mosh Of Languages Saved The Jews, by Neal Karlen My own relationship with Judaism and the Jewish culture have long been deeply ambivalent and complicated.  Belonging from birth to an religious tradition that has … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Latin Primer

A Latin Primer, by Herbert Chester Nutting In reading this book I was reminded that the early 1900’s was a time of boring but serviceable primers for foreign languages [1].  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as Latin was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esprimo De Sentoj En Esperanto

Esprimo De Sentoj En Esperanto, by Prof. D-ro Edmond Privat I am certainly no stranger to reading books about or in Esperanto [1], and this book offers the Esperanto equivalent of the of the contemporaneous literature I have read in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Esperanto Book

The American Esperanto Book, by Arthur Baker As someone who reads a great deal of materials in and about Esperanto [1], a significant challenge presents itself in the way that so many similar books with similar aims seek to distinguish … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beginner’s Esperanto

Beginner’s Esperanto, by J.F. Conroy Although it is without a doubt that I probably read too many books on the grammar and instruction of the language of Esperanto [1], it is enjoyable to see how different people conceive of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: English-Esperanto Dictionary

English-Esperanto Dictionary (Esperanto Handy Pocket Vocabulary), by J.C. O’Connor As someone who has read a fair amount of books that serve as reference or introductory materials to the Esperanto language [1], it is worthwhile to note what makes a book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esperanto At A Glance

Esperanto At A Glance:  The International Language: History, Grammar, and Vocabulary, by Edmond Privat This is an easy book to appreciate, especially if one is fond of the larger genre of Esperanto writing [1].  This is a short book and … Continue reading

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