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Re: The last thing you read

Postby linguoboy » 2019-09-23, 15:09

I'm currently reading Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe, which starts with a historical vignette narrated by a Choctaw woman who has just recovered from smallpox.

The last thing you read with an indigenous narrator.
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Re: The last thing you read

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-04, 7:06

പോടുങ്കമ്മാ ഓട്ട് [ˈpoːɖʊŋgəmmaː ˈoːʈɯ], a short story from a novel called Sangathi (സംഗതി [səŋˈgəd̪i]) written by an Adivasi writer named Pama (പാമ [ˈpaːma]) in her language variety in an issue of the Malayalam literary magazine Mathrubhumi

The last thing you read in which one of the characters was a teacher.

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby france-eesti » 2019-10-18, 12:08

Let's say "Harry Potter és a félvér herceg" => Harry Potter and the half-blood Prince in Hungarian 8-)

The last thing you read that has been written especially for you.
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Re: The last thing you read

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-23, 14:10

The note on a card one of my co-workers wrote me when my contract extension ended, unless you count forum posts, e-mails, the notes my dad leaves me, or presumably an oddly flattering Wikipedia edit (in chronological order starting from the most recent). :lol:

The last thing you read about slavery.

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby Osias » 2019-10-23, 18:02

I'm not sure if was the last literally but it was a shocking short story by Machado de Assis about a slave hunter, Pai contra Mãe.

The last thing you read about balloons.
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Re: The last thing you read

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-24, 20:29

Well, Unnikuttante Lokam (ഉണ്ണിക്കുട്ടന്റെ ലോകം) by Nandanar, the first Malayalam novel I ever read, does begin with a dream involving balloons. If it has to focus on the balloons in some way, then I guess some part of The Road to Kitty Hawk by Valerie Moolman.

The last thing you read, in whole or in part, that was all Greek to you (either literally or figuratively!).

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby Osias » 2019-10-24, 21:25

At lunchtime I was reading the actual Bible in actual Greek, it had lots of 'άγγελος του κυρίου'!

The last thing you read again for the first time since your childhood.
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Re: The last thing you read

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-24, 22:23

If we're counting books we read in part, then Teach Yourself Greek by Aristarhos Matsukas. If we're only counting books I read in full, then probably The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

The last thing you read in a language you want to improve your skills in.

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby france-eesti » 2019-10-28, 16:02

A letter in Hungarian from my Hungarian teacher :D

The last thing you read you don't understand why an editor chose to publish, because it's real crap.
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Re: The last thing you read

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-29, 10:38

Probably some dumb-ass joke in an issue of Balamithram, very likely the first children's magazine in Malayalam, edited and published by my grandmother

The last language-learning book you read in its entirety without ever bending the cover.

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Re: The last thing you read

Postby linguoboy » 2019-12-06, 21:10

I never bend the covers of books if I can help it.

The last thing you read which ended on a cliffhanger.
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