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The Martian language gave me my greatest worry. Like most actors, I had picked
up enough Martian, Venerian, Outer Jovian, etc., to be able to fake in front of a
camera or on stage. But those rolled or fluttered consonants are very difficult.
Luckily Martian is analogous to human speech forms. Basic Martian, the trade
language, is positional and involves only simple concrete ideas — like the
greeting: "I see you." High Martian is polysynthetic and very stylized, with an
But that, too, is tied up with Martian notions about 'propriety.' " (He used the
Martian word.) "Death is the one acceptable excuse for not carrying out an
obligation. If he were simply killed, they would adopt him into the nest after his
death — and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bfgar - LibraryThing
What would you do if a politician's staff came to you and asked you to be the man's double for a few days because he had been kidnapped? Especially if you were an actor with an enormous ego? Would you ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
Sure, there are Martians and Venerians and Outer Jovians, but the last two are never on stage and the first isn’t very alien. Sure, the story starts in Missouri (maybe) and goes to Mars and the Moon ... Read full review