THE GIFT OF TONGUES by Margaret Schlauch

THE GIFT OF TONGUES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A book on language, in general and specific terms, which anyone who likes words, their origins, their meaning, their uses, should find informative and stimulating. The author has drawn on all tongues and races, shown relationships and influences. Language as communication; sounds and alphabets; building a vocabulary from derivatives; compounds and how they were compounded; grammar; periods of Anglo-Saxon; words as used in creating poetry; class dialects. Much that is useful --contagious in interest.

Publisher: Modern Age