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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In every migration there are always some that remain behind, and this explains
the remote Ostyak (Khanty) and Vogul (Mansi) languages of western Siberia. The
former is spoken by about 15,000 people along the Ob River and its tributaries, ...
On the way he came to a large river. Over the river there was a bridge. While
running across the bridge the dog looked down and saw his reflection in the river.
Thinking that this was another dog with a piece of meat in its mouth, he set out to
"Hear a parable!" "May the parable come!" "One day an eagle swooped down
upon the beautiful daughter of a chief and carried her to an island in the river.
The chief looked for people to fetch his daughter away from the eagle. A thief, a
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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