"... strange wlaffyng, chyteryng, harryng, and garryng grisbittyng ..."
As a reader I have appreciated the evidently enormous amount of knowledge and research on which this book is based but even more the passion with which these studies have been carried out during a life-long career and the enthusiasm with which the author wishes to share their results. So these Stories of English are as interesting and entertaining as they are full of information and intelligence....Continua
A great set of stories about English-es, the many and still very similar languages by this name. Also, a great argument by a student of grammar and languages in favour of tolerance and openness to the evolution of language. To put it simply: whatever claim you make to defend yesterday's language as the most clear, rich and elegant, you will do it with the same arguments other before you used against that very language being new, poor, unclear and lacking elegance. And still, differences will likely be quite small......Continua