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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Fortunately, we children had gathered such a heap of firewood that it would have
been sufficient for a whole week — maybe we had a presentiment. — The Ghosts
Romany is the language of the Gypsies. The origin of the Gypsies was long a ...
Sanskrit is an Indo-European language, whose entry into the Indian subcontinent
marked a new frontier for this widely dispersed family. Its Indo-European origin
was, of course, unknown to the ancient and even to the medieval world.
The origin of the Thai alphabet is obscure, but it is believed to have had its origin
in southern India. It consists of forty-four consonants and thirty-two vowels, the
latter consisting not of an individual letter, but of a mark written above, below, ...
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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