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By Ursula Dubosarsky

Meet the notice Snoop. She’s speeding and bold and witty as can be—and not anyone is familiar with extra in regards to the evolution of the English language than she does. fortunately, she’s spilling her secrets and techniques during this gem of a booklet. From the 1st alphabet in 4000 BC, to anagrams, palindromes, and modern day textual content messages, readers will study all concerning the attention-grabbing twists and turns our reasonable language has taken to develop into what it's today.
With playful black-and-white illustrations, riddles to resolve, and codes to damage, The be aware Snoop is definitive facts that phrases can spark the mind's eye and are something yet uninteresting. this can be a publication for each aspiring author, and each real reader.

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Think of when you and a friend are texting—you hardly use any regular punctuation, but you can still understand each other. And in the Thai language, for example, there are rarely spaces between words and very few punctuation marks, but people keep reading anyway. After all, if you’re not expecting to see something, you don’t go looking for it. Still, it’s certainly true that punctuation can sometimes help make the meaning of something clearer. The Word Snoop remembers the time she came home from school, and found this note left on the fridge door by her auntie: Yum!

Must fly! S. Oops, I almost forgot! There’s a secret message for you hidden in the pages of this book. You will find a part of the message at the end of each chapter, and each part is written in its own special code. See if you can decipher them all. Farewell, my snoops . . and good luck! Timeline Dear Snoops, I’m writing to you from a secret location. Don’t tell anyone where I am, okay? Oh, that’s right, you don’t actually know where I am—do you? Anyway, one thing you do know is your ABCs. That’s right, the alphabet.

Tolkien, the writer of The Lord of the Rings,did. He made up an Elvish alphabet, inspired by runes, for writing his own invented Elvish language. He’d been making up languages and alphabets since he was a schoolboy. Here’s an example of Tolkien’s Elvish script: The makers of Star Trek also invented a special alphabet for the fictional language Klingon. And in the Star Wars movies the language Aurebesh has its own script too. Here’s what it looks like: Can you guess what I’ve written? (Yes, my name does look rather strange .

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