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 h is always silent (hombre — man). The stress in Spanish likewise follows a
consistent pattern, falling on the next to last syllable in words ending in a vowel, n
, or s, and on the final syllable in words ending in other consonants. Exceptions ...
Words ending in a (but not a), e, o, m, or s generally stress the next to last syllable
, while those ending in other letters stress the final syllable. Exceptions to this rule
are indicated by an acute accent if the vowel has an open sound (agucar ...
The stress in Italian generally falls on the next to last or third from last syllable.
The only written accent is the grave, which is used whenever a word of more than
one syllable stresses the final vowel (citta — city). It is also used on words of a ...
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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