The Language Lover's Puzzle Book: Perple_ing Le_ical Patterns to Unmi_ and Ve_ing Synta_ to Outfo_
ISBN: 1615198040
EAN13: 9781615198047
Language: English
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Calling all puzzlers: Alex Bellos is here to make (and possibly ruin) your day with 100 pattern-finding and codebreaking challenges based on world languages We begin in Japan, where we can observe some curious counting: boru niko = two balls tsuna nihon = two ropes uma nito = two horses kami nimai = two sheets of paper ashi gohon = five legs ringo goko = five apples sara gomai = five plates kaba goto = five hippos Now, how do the Japanese say nine cucumbers? a) kyuri kyuhon b) kyuri kyuko c) kyuri kyuhiki d) kyuri kyuto Whether you are a crossword solver, a codebreaker, or a Scrabble addict, The Language Lover's Puzzle Book offers 100 next-level challenges like this one guaranteed to bother your brain and twist your tongue. Puzzle master Bellos finds the intrigue--and the human element--in a dizzying array of ancient, modern, and even invented languages: from unusual alphabets and scripts, to local customs for telling the time and naming children. This is a bravura book of brainteasers and more-- it's a celebration of the amazing diversity of world languages.

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