11 May 2010

It’s Tuesday, Where Are You? / Teaser Tuesdays

It’s Tuesday, Where Are You?

I’m taking a (non-fiction) tour through the ancient world, investigating dead languages - those that have been deciphered and those which remain a mystery.

Lost Languages by Andrew Robinson.

Teaser Tuesdays TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from - that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Champollion was still unaware of this complexity. For despite his success with Egyptian names, he was yet to take the plunge and accept that all hieroglyphic words, not just proper names, might have phonetic elements.

From Lost Languages by Andrew Robinson, p. 69.

5 comments:

  1. This sounds so intriguing! Great teaser. I have two this week at The Crowded Leaf.

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  2. Really interesting teaser! I'd definitely be interesting in reading about the dead languages.

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  3. This looks great! Amazing teaser! I read the most amazing book this week. I had used it for my Teaser Tuesday and loved it so much I decided to post my review today. Feel free to head over to my blog and check it out at http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com and post your teaser in my comments!


    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels

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  4. Sounds like something I would read.

    Here's Mine!

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