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Book Review: Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World  by Yee-Lum Mak 

(Chronicle Books, 2016)

By Jaye Marsh

Jungian analyst Robert Johnson’s oft-quoted words from his book The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden have stayed with me: “Sanskrit has 96 words for love, ancient Persian has 80, Greek three, and English only one.” Given the English language’s predilection for absorbing new words from many cultures, it still has a paucity of beautiful and concise terms for the eternal and universal concepts of love, pain, and the sublime. 540 more words

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Say It Again

When he said “touring”, anytime I asked him to.

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Brilliant Book Titles #61

You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

Blurb:
tsundoku: (noun, Japanese) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands tartle: (verb, Scots) to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name hoppipolla: (compound verb, Icelandic) jumping into puddles Discover these and many other words to surprise, delight and enamor. 66 more words

Daily Prompt: Original

via Daily Prompt: Original

“No, no, no.” Her head rocks back and her almond shaped eyes close in laughter. Her sable hair falls past her shoulders, showing auburn underneath, like low-lights. 558 more words