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 time there developed the so-called West, East, and North Germanic dialects.
The West Germanic tribes settled in the lands between the Elbe and Oder rivers,
and it is here that the German language gradually evolved. The East Germanic ...
To the east, in the Karachai-Cherkess Autonomous Region (capital: Cher- kessk)
and the Kabardin-Balkar A.S.S.R. (capital: Nalchik), there are about 320,000
speakers of Kabardian. (Karachai and Balkar each refer to a Turkic language
Syriac grew out of Aramaic, the dominant language in the Near East from about
the 4th century B.C. through the 6th century a.d. Syriac developed around the city
of Edessa (now Urfa, in southeastern Turkey), the leading center of Christianity ...
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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