Biting the Wax Tadpole: Misadventures of an Armchair Linguist

Biting the Wax Tadpole: Misadventures of an Armchair Linguist


What can Johnny Cash’s lyrics train us in regards to the little-known Tangut dialect? Is ‘tabernacle’ fairly a swear notice in Quebecois? Which language has completely no verbs? what's Earth’s politest insult? and what's biting the wax tadpole truly a translation of?*

Prepare for a hilarious rollercoaster experience via countless numbers of famous, vague, tough, lifeless or even made-up languages. Elizabeth Little has waded via innumerable verb tables in each on hand temper and stressful, untangled as much as eighteen circumstances of noun, and wrestled with every kind of complex adjective, participles and glottal stops to convey you the simplest and such a lot strange quirks of the methods humans speak everywhere in the globe.

From the language that has no assorted observe for ‘blue’ or ‘green’, to why Icelanders desire professional permission to call their young ones, from what makes a Korean television hit to what humans may imagine you’re asserting if you happen to order eggs in Spain, Biting the Wax Tadpole will make certain you’re by no means misplaced for phrases back.

*Coca-Cola, could you suspect it?

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