jacki marie murphy (zuisa) wrote in linguaphiles,
jacki marie murphy
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Poll: Do you own any books in languages you can't read?

Does anyone else own books in languages they can't read? I don't mean "learn to speak" guides or anything like that, I mean actual books that native speakers would read.

I ask because I was unpacking all my books the other day, and I came across a book that I absolutely forgot I had: "Harijs Poters un Fēniksa Ordenis" - the 5th Harry Potter book, in Latvian. Which I do not speak a word of.

I only have this book because someone brought it to me last summer (she had gotten it from a 'free book' pile somewhere) and wanted to know what language it was in. I had made the semi-educated guess of Latvian, but I wasn't sure until I found a little copyright wording in the back that mentioned Riga.


Other than that, my books are all in Spanish, French, or Chinese, which I can get through with a dictionary. But I giggle every time I see the Latvian book, which I of course can't bring myself to throw away - hopefully I'll meet someone who speaks Latvian I can give it to!

Anyone else?
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