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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However, they suffer from the lack of native speakers and national prestige, and
in recent years interest in them has generally declined. ... A pidgin language has
no native speakers; i.e., it is always spoken in addition to one's mother tongue.
Spanish is the mother tongue of about 15 percent, many of whom speak English
as well. Maya, or Yucatec, is widely spoken in the northern third of the country,
while Kekchi, of the Mayan family, is spoken in a small area of the southwest.
The official language is English. The most important native language is Hausa, of
the north, the mother tongue of about 15 million people, but spoken by close to
20 million in all. Ranking next are Yoruba (12 million), spoken in the southwest; ...
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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