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Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World - Kelsey Garrity-Riley, Yee-Lum Mak
Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World
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Tsundoku: (noun, Japanese) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands. Tartle: (verb, Scots) to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name. Hoppipolla: (compound verb, Icelandic) jumping into... show more
Tsundoku: (noun, Japanese) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands. Tartle: (verb, Scots) to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name. Hoppipolla: (compound verb, Icelandic) jumping into puddles. Discover these and many other words to surprise, delight and enamor. Terms for the particular grace of mended things, for the urge to peer into other people’s windows, for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Terms for dancing awkwardly but with relish, for hating endings, for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. An irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781452125343 (1452125341)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pages no: 53
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 Other-Wordly
I'm a sucker for words; especially unusual words, or foreign-language words that have no straight translation into English, and the beauty of this book's cover made it impossible to resist it, even though I already have similar books. Luckily this small but beautifully illustrated collection of wo...
Misericordia
Misericordia rated it
5.0 Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World
Redamancy my personal fav.Also mbuki-mvuki, l'appel du vide, Erlebnisse, Fernweh, hiraeth and nemophilist.This world needs to remember that languages are things of beauty, paths to mind-building and quintessentially ways of life and not just instruments for business and general use.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
5.0 Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World
A picture book for adults who like words, sweet and charming and introduced me to words I never knew.
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