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 oldest known Turkic people are the Kirgiz, of whom documents exist dating
as far back as 200 B.C. The Turks seem originally to have been a woodland,
hunting people in the Altai Mountain region. In the 6th century a.d. they ruled an ...
the rise of Athens in succeeding centuries, a dialect of Ionic known as Attic began
to produce the great literature of the classical period. Attic became the dominant
form of the language and the basis of the Koine, or common language, whose ...
The oldest form of Sanskrit is known as Vedic Sanskrit, after the Vedas, the
ancient hymns of the sacred Hindu scriptures. The later stage is known as
classical Sanskrit, whose writings deal chiefly with secular subjects. For over
three millennia ...
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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