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2000 English-Turkish Proverbs & Idioms Paperback – 12 Feb 2012

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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Cranmore Publications (12 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190796262X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907962622
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,225,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you are looking for idioms and fragments of speech, this book could be just what you're after, I figure. However, I was looking for proverbs.

A friendly suggestion: Let the title and book presentation reflect the content better. If there are about a hundred complete proverbs in the book, knowing this could help the prospective buyer/reader. And yes, there are few proverbs in the book. By way of suggestion, a more accurate title might be "1900 idioms and fragments, and some hundred interspersed proverbs". I have not counted them all, only performed spot tests on half a dozen pages or so so far, so I have no exact count, only a rough estimate.

I give the book four stars as a proverb sampler only - from that perspective only - due to how the proverbs are presented. If they had been separated from the many idioms, detecting or looking up the proverbs might have been a lot easier. Complete proverbs could be placed in a group for itself, or marked in the text by some or several means.

Hence, sorting out or showing off the proverbs and/or making the title reflect that the massive content of the book is idioms, are they bad ideas?
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