The languages of the world
Funk & Wagnalls, 1975 M04 1 - 374 páginas
Presents brief descriptions of the world's language families and their major subdivisions and descriptions of the more important individual national, tribal, and minor languages, with sample texts and translations
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The Latin, or Roman, alphabet was created in the 7th century b.C. It was based
on the Etruscan alphabet, which in turn was derived from the Greek. Of the
original twenty-six Etruscan letters the Romans adopted twenty-one. The original
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The Greek alphabet, an adaptation of the Phoenician, dates from about 1000
B.C. It was the first alphabet in which letters stood for vowels as well as for
consonants, in contrast to the Semitic alphabets, which had only consonants.
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - MsMixte - LibraryThing
Not a lot of in-depth analysis of the languages presented, but a wonderful opportunity to see how the various languages LOOK. Need to know what Nakhi looks like? Urdu? Is it Swedish or Danish? It's in here... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - Ludi_Ling - LibraryThing
A nice book as a quick guide of all the modern languages of the world - I especially liked that it included the standard scripts used for writing each language, as well as a passage written in that ... Leer comentario completo