The Meaning of Tingo

by Adam Jacot de Boinod | Reference |
ISBN: 9780143038528 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BigJohnLefty of Des Moines, Iowa USA on 8/9/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I've always been a sucker for books about words, so this one spoke to me.... found it at a cutesy little bookstore in Oskaloosa called "The Book Vault". Will probably read this one pretty soon.....

Journal Entry 2 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Friday, July 19, 2013
Well, this was quite an intersting little read - would have burned through it a lot quicker than I did, but kind of browsed a bit, and talked to people, sharing little tidbits here and there.
There were a lot of things I already knew, about languages in general, but plenty I didn't know. I have to say, though, that it left me with a certain sense of incompleteness; I realize that a book like this takes on a pretty big task, and it's tough to be as thorough as one would like to be.
I don't know what the author's credentials are, but I have the feeling he doesn't have the background in linguistics that I would expect - I'm not saying you've got to be like The Professor on Gilligan's Island to write a book like this, but there is a certain "human feel" lacking here.
Maybe this is my own personal bias coming through here, but there is a certain perspective you get from trying to learn another language - I'd find the author more credible if he'd said he'd gotten at least a little of the information from talking to people. And maybe he did, but I have the impression that it all came from looking it up in books, as he'd indicated in the introduction.
However, my nit-picking here doesn't mean that this is not a very useful book which needed to be written - after all, I am hanging on to it, something I rarely do with books I've registered on BookCrossing......

Journal Entry 3 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (9/3/2013 UTC) at Des Moines, Iowa USA

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Am sending this to bookczuk to stock in one of her OBCZs in Charleston, SC. Hope this finds a good home!

Journal Entry 4 by wingbookczukwing at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Sunday, September 08, 2013
Received courtesy of the USPS from BigJohefty. This will go out soon, to one of our OBCZs. Thank you! Stay tuned....

Released 5 yrs ago (9/14/2013 UTC) at Muddy Waters Coffee Bar 1739 Maybank Hwy at Folly in Charleston, South Carolina USA

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