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 most important of these is Santali, with about 3 million speakers. Others are
Mundari (750,000), Ho (750,000), Savara, or Sora (250,000), and Korku (200,000
). The Tibeto-Burman family is represented by a great number of languages in ...
Two other major Bantu languages are Kikuyu, with about 2 million speakers just
to the north of Nairobi, and Kamba, with about one million speakers in the
southeastern part of the country. Luo, a Nilotic language, is spoken by about one
used in Uganda but sometimes serves as a lingua franca between speakers of
different languages. UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (250 million).
With its tremendous expanse of territory, the Soviet Union embraces a great ...
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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