Concise Compendium of the World's Languages, by George L. Campbell

By George L. Campbell

From Afrikaans to Zulu, virtually a hundred languages from the great Compendium of the World's Languages are featured during this new concise model. Many articles were revised. The Concise Compendium offers a close comparative research of the foremost and lots of of the lesser identified languages of the area. integrated are representatives of all language households, with samples of Amerindian, similar to Navajo and of African languages, reminiscent of Fulani and Nama; languages of politically autonomous teams within the former USSR, like Uzbek and Belorussian; these of political strain teams, equivalent to Breton and Catalan and important community/ethnic languages, together with Amharic and Vietnamese. all through, the therapy is genuine and jargon-free. Articles are ordered alphabetically and every has a typical constitution for ease of reference: * common historic and sociolinguistic advent * writing procedure * sound approach * grammatical procedure A passage from the Gospel of St. John illustrates each one language with a written culture. those scripts are defined in an appendix on the finish of the booklet. provides a hundred of the world's significant languages and representatives of alternative language teams, politically major languages and especially fascinating ones.

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My (nom. ace. sing. ), pron. may6. Just as e, although followed by a hard consonant and vowel, is nevertheless in many cases not pronounced yo (cf. p. 23), so conversely it is pronounced yo in many cases where it is not to be expected, i. e. yeyd Moe ; although followed by a soft or palatalized consonant and vowel ; such cases are entirely due to analogical influence e. g. Be^eMt = ; analogy caused seaere = you are leading, to be pronounced vyedydtye, although the accented e is followed by palatalized consonant and soft vowel e leJieHOKL = we are leading, pron.

Is ^AO, but pronounced like the ee in cheese, not like the » in chill, e. g. , sing, and adverb), e (i) after ^ is pronounced ye if accented, e. g. HexoB'L (the dramatic author), pron. Chyekhof, but when unaccented the y-sound is scarcely audible B after final i has the effect on preceding vowels (cf § 11). already described in § 14. The form of this letter is of Semitic origin. mm = § 33. sh h cannot stand after m, pronounced as in the word English, which turns it into h. For the pronunciation of e, h, and e after is m B after final m has the effect on preceding cf.

Pi. KOCTett, ace, pi. kocth. sion is The gen, pi. -efi of this declenthat borrowed by soft masc. and neuter nouns, cf. pp, 46, 52. 2. The regular inst. pi. of this declension, -lmh, has become replaced by that in -hmh, borrowed from the soft fem. declension, in all words except the following: Jioina;i,i, horse, inst. pi.

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