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Years In The Making: The Time-Travel Stories Of L. Sprague De Camp Hardcover – 28 Feb 2005
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Big game hunting with dinosaurs, having your mind jump into someone else's in a parallel universe, attempting to prevent the Dark Ages, and a caveman who doesn't get old are some of the subjects dealt with.
What impresses me most is the way language is dealt with. How people struggle with speaking Latin or Greek, or how English may have evolved without a Latin influence.
Overall, a good read and something a bit different from the normal time travel books I have read.
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'Language for time traveler' because when we travel back to pre-iceage Europe or midaevel Rome, we expect to be able to use current American English.
Languages change and adapt and DeCamp points this out.
De camp at his best, a great addition to anyone's library .
Do yourself a favour and grab a copy.
De Camp was a learned man and his research is exhaustive. I recommend "Balsamo's Mirror" to anyone who attends Renaissance festivals, and "The Wheels of If" to anyone who worships their Celtic roots.
but some new to me - especially with a linguistic emphasis were intriguing. The verse was
also a welcome addition.
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