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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Speakers of the Afro-Asiatic languages number about 175 million. The five
branches of Afro-Asiatic are Semitic, Berber, Cushitic, Egyptian, and Chadic. The
Semitic languages include Arabic, Hebrew, and a number of languages of
agreed that the original home of the Hamitic peoples was North Africa, and that of
the Semitic peoples South Arabia. The undoubted kinship of their languages
suggests that at one time they were one people, but if so it would have to have ...
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.
Like the ...
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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