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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spoken by about three-fourths of the population. 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
Greek is spoken by almost the entire population. Minority languages include
Turkish (250,000 speakers), Macedonian (50,000), and Albanian (50,000).
GREENLAND (50,000). Eskimo is spoken by the great majority of the population.
Thai is spoken by about 85 percent of the population. Chinese speakers form the
largest minority, numbering about 4 million. Other languages include Malay, with
about one million speakers in the extreme south, and Khmer, with about ...
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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