Tag Archives: foreign languages

Book Review: Woordenlijst/Wordlist

Woordenlijst/Wordlist:  Sranan-Nederlands; Nederlands-Sranan; English-Sranan with a list of plant and animal names This is a book that lives up to its name.  It is by no means a fancy or elegant read, but it is a book with some solid … Continue reading

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And They Were All Filled With The Holy Spirit And Began To Speak In Other Tongues

[Note:  This is the text for a sermonette that was given in the Dalles, OR congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 14, 2018 and in the Portland, OR congregation of the United Church of God on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew In Two Minutes A Day: Vol 2

Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew In Two Minutes A Day:  Vol 2:  365 More Selections For Easy Review [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has … Continue reading

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Book Review: A First Hebrew Reader

A First Hebrew Reader, by Duncan Cameron As someone who likes to read guides to various foreign languages [1], I have to say that if anyone learned Hebrew from this guide it would take a lot of work and would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost Languages

Lost Languages:  The Enigma Of The World’s Undeciphered Scripts, by Andrew Robinson As someone who loves studying ancient and obscure languages [1], this book had a certain amount of appeal for me going into it.  And, to the author’s credit, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Speakers

The Last Speakers:  The Quest To Save The World’s Most Endangered Languages, by K. David Harrison My feelings about this book are somewhat complicated, but not because of anything that is in the book itself.  The book itself is an … Continue reading

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Book Review: In The Land Of Invented Languages

In The Land Of Invented Languages:  Adventures In Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius, by Arika Okrent This book is geared to a particular type of nerd, specifically a language nerd:  “Are you a secret lover of sentence diagramming?  A crossword … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bridge Of Words

Bridge Of Words:  Esperanto And The Dream Of A Universal Language, by Esther Schor Coming in at more than 300 pages, this is a complicated book, and before discussing my thoughts about it I thought it would be good to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Compelling Conversations: Questions & Quotations For Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners—Volume 1

Compelling Conversations: Questions & Quotations For Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners—Volume 1, by Eric H. Roth & Toni Aberson [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] As is the case … Continue reading

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Book Review: Compelling Conversations: Questions & Quotations On Timeless Topics

Compelling Conversations: Questions & Quotations On Timeless Topics, by Eric H. Roth and Toni Aberson [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] As it happens, the lead author of this … Continue reading

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