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Lingo, by Gaston Dorren

January 08, 2018

Language journalist Gaston Dorren takes readers on a whirlwind tour of sixty European languages and dialects, sharing quirky moments from their histories and exploring their commonalities and differences in his latest book Lingo. He moves from the remote mountain villages of Switzerland, where Romansh is still the favored tongue; to formerly Soviet Belarus, a country whose languages was Russified by the Bolsheviks; to Sweden, where up until the 1960s polite speaking conventions required that one never use the word “you” in conversation.

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