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Alth depends on interplanetary commerce with alien races and linguists a small clannish group of families have become the ruling elite by controlling all interplanetary communication Their women are used to breed perfect translators for all the galaxies' languagesNazareth Chornyak the most talented linguist of the family is exhausted by her constant work translating for trade Tongue Native Tongue PD. I first bought a copy of this book around the time that my poetry collection A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora placed second in the 2017 Elgin Awards an an

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Native Tongue Native Tongue #1

Called fascinating by the New York Native Tongue eBook #8608 Times upon its first publication in Native Tongue won wide critical praise and cult status and has often been compared to the futurist fiction of Margaret Atwood Set in the twenty second century the novel tells of a world where women are once again property denied civil rights and banned from Native Tongue eBook #198 public life Earth's we. Absolutely excellent I know The Handmaid s Tale gets press and praise but this is a far realistic and chilling misogynist future There s really so much meaty stuff

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F #180 organizations supervising the children's language education running the compound and caring for the elderly men She longs to retire to the Barren House where women past childbearing age knit chat and wait to die What Nazareth comes to discover is that a slow revolution is going on in the Barren Houses there word by word women are creating a language of their own to free them from men's contro. I enjoyed it the first time I read it I ve studied Linguistics myself which made it interesting and I occasionally enjoy re reading But the re reads expose and hol


10 thoughts on “Native Tongue Native Tongue #1

  1. says:

    Read for book clubOK first off Suzette Haden Elgin is clearly a separatist who believed that both women and men would be better off apart from each other Not that she seemed to care much about what might be better for menI do not agree with this premise not even a tiny bit but I'm not demeriting the book for holding a viewpoint I disagree with There are some interesting ideas brought up but most of them are dropped never to be pic

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    Absolutely excellent I know The Handmaid's Tale gets press and praise but this is a far realistic and chilling misogynist future There's really so much meaty stuff and I'm so far from elouent that I'll just say read it and leave it at that

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    Noting the passing last week of Suzette Haden Elgin linguist verbal self defense teacher feminist genre writer founder of the Science Fiction Poetry Association I read Native Tongue in my first push of reading harder sci fi a few years ago and found her approach to the genre really eye opening Though perhaps her hopes for the embrace of a universal revolutionary women's language were disappointed her writing was proof enough of how writin

  4. says:

    This book had an amazing concept It was full of amazing ideas the creation of a secret language for an oppressed second class women But it lacked several things in my opinion that prevented it from living up to the proclamation feminist science fiction classicOne of those things was characterization The first one hundred o

  5. says:

    I'll never forgive the university professors who made me read this novel Some of the sci fi elements in it were interesting and it posed some compelling linguistic uestions but mostly it was just tiresome The majority of the narrative is the kind heavy handed man hating that has done to hurt the cause of feminism than further it Ev

  6. says:

    I first bought a copy of this book around the time that my poetry collection A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora placed second in the 2017 Elgin Awards an annual award bestowed on books of poetry by the Science Ficti

  7. says:

    Women have no rights and are the property of men Aliens communicate with humans through the families of the linguist 'Lines'

  8. says:

    45 stars Excellent story with well drawn characters both male and female and an original premise Recommended

  9. says:

    I enjoyed it the first time I read it I've studied Linguistics myself which made it interesting and I occasionally enjoy re reading But the re reads expose and holes in the plot that get and irritatingHow on earth did the US constitution get

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    Considering