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Would they not need to work out what nouns, adjectives and verbs are?
The Finnish stamp is upon Dr. Firari and though he can never live there he uses every means possible to stay current with the news and the language.
As I said, a lot of ideas to explore -- but not much of a story involving real humans.
This book tickled my interest in all things Finnish, in language and its acquisition, and in our conception of identity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tim W. Jollymore
A few years ago I got into a rather intense discussion along the lines of whether there is any association between the currency used by a country and their population's feeling of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by BookerTalk
This a truly original contemporary novel, combining elements of the historical novel, prose-poetry (even in translation), romance and even thriller. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stebbo
This novel is a rather profound meditation on the meaning of identity and the role that language and memory play in forming a person's sense of him or herself. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Alan A. Elsner
When I came across this novel on the fiction shelf of the library, my first thought was that it must be misplaced from the language section. Read morePublished 14 months ago by sally tarbox
only read it in its entirity because it was the set book for my bookclub - our first experience of setting a book after 20 years of being a group and a dire start to reading the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Annie Scott
Overall a disappointing book. I picked it because I am fascinated by the relationship between language and perception, and language and identity. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Liz
I get it that this novel was exploring some pretty weighty themes - war, sense of identity, is it better to forget or remember, what role country plays in who we are - but I really... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sarah Fyfe