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They Have a Word for It takes the reader to the far corners of the globe to discover words and phrases for which there are no equivalents in English. For eleven years, writers have been passing around dog-earred copies of this unusual lexicon of “untranslatable terms.” We are pleased to offer it for sale in an attractive new edition. From the North Pole...
They Have a Word for It takes the reader to the far corners of the globe to discover words and phrases for which there are no equivalents in English. For eleven years, writers have been passing around dog-earred copies of this unusual lexicon of “untranslatable terms.” We are pleased to offer it for sale in an attractive new edition. From the North Pole to New Guinea, from Easter Island to Tibet, Howard Rheingold explores more than forty familiar and obscure languages to discover genuinely useful (rather than simply odd) words that can open up new ways of understanding and experiencing life. For example, the Japanese see beauty in places we do not, and describe their perceptions with great subtlety. Knowing their words, such as wabi, sabi, and shibui, will expand your appreciation of aesthetics. The Germans are keen observers of business and bureaucracy and their words Korinthenkacker, Schlimmbesserung, and Radfahrer will help you understand why things get as fouled up as they do. The Iroquois ondinnonk will bring you insight into your innermost desires; the Hawaiian ho’oponopono may teach you something about resolving your family problems; and an Arabic word, istiqâra, will give you practical assistance in making your dreams work.
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