am 8. Januar 2013
This book is a interesting journey into natural languages and conlangs. The reader can inform himself about the large ranges of formulating the world of thinking and perception of the human universe. It introduces in a lot of languages and explains, how the different speakers of the world use certain morphology which often is different from the European languages. It shows that Europe and America are not the navel of the world and the crown of creation. It is an amazing book, written with comprehensible sentences and many explanations. There are so many details about the different languages that the reader has enough stuff to think about the human ability to recognize his environment and form the different societies. You often must stop to understand what even "primitive" people can express with short affixes. They have possibilities to express in a way which the "white man" only can say with much explanations.
I am impressed by this wonderful book and can recommend it to linguists and language enthusiasts. This book is a "must" for elaborated conlangers.