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Planetary 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 organizations super. 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 t

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Called fascinating by the New York Times upon its first publication in 1984 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 public life Earth's wealth depends on inter. 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 tha

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Vising 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 control. Women have no rights and are the property of men Aliens communicate with humans through the families of the linguist Lines who have a monopoly on learning Alien languages The women of the Lines a


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 p

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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 ye

  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 Bu

  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 narrati

  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 Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association SFPA The Elgin Awards are named in honor of author Suzette Haden Elgin who founded the SFPA in 1978 Although I already knew some things about Elgin at the time I wanted to lea

  7. says:

    Women have no rights and are the property of men Aliens communicate with humans through the families of the linguist 'Lines' who have a monopoly on learning Alien languages The women of the Lines as restricted and patronized as any other women have developed a secret language for women only If the men find out they're doomed But the Aliens are watching I read this book years ago it was published in 1984 and

  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

  10. says:

    Considering how obsessed I am with dystopian science fiction I can't believe I never read this feminist cult classic until now It's not as well written as the Handmaid's Tale but it's still pretty amazing The stuff about language reminds me a lot of 1984 and the Newspeak dictionary the idea that taking away words for certain concepts or creatingencoding words for others can change the way people think and behave and affect wheth