Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Penguin Books Limited
Total Pages : 269
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 0141040084
ISBN 13 : 9780141040080
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother Tongue Book Description:

The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.


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