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The Meaning of Tingo - Adam Jacot de Boinod

Penguin, 2005, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.

Later Printing. [First Edition: Same Year]. From the cover: “Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 150 languages, this fascinating book is arranged by topic so you can compare attitudes all over the world to such subjects as food, the human body and the battle of the sexes. Here, you can find not only those words for which there is no direct counterpart in English (such as the Japanese age-otori which means looking less attractive after a haircut), but also a frank discussion of exactly how many Eskimo' terms there are for snow, and a vast array of information exploring the wonderful and often downright strange world of words.”
Size: 7¼" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 209
ISBN: 0140515615