A Compendium of the Comparative Grammar of the Indo-European, Sanskrit, Greek and Latin Languages: Volume 2
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A Compendium of the Comparative Grammar of the Indo-European, Sanskrit, Greek and Latin Languages: Volume 2

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August Schleicher (1821-68) is often credited with being the first scholar to apply a 'family tree' model to language groups. He had published extensively on individual European languages before his groundbreaking comparative Indo-European Compendium (also reissued in this series) appeared in German in 1861-2. The book was derived from his lectures, and was intended to save his students note-taking and copying from the blackboard. Each section begins with his reconstruction of a Proto-Indo-European phonological or morphological feature, and then shows how this is reflected in a range of daughter languages. This abridged English translation, based on the German third edition, appeared in 1874-7. Produced for students of Greek and Latin philology, it focuses on the phonology and morphology of 'the original Indo-European language', Sanskrit, Greek and Latin, omitting Schleicher's extensive discussion of other languages and the comparative paradigms provided in the German edition. Volume 2 covers morphology.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 139.95 x 215.9 x 7.11mm | 158.76g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • 1108073719
  • 9781108073714

Table of contents

Part II. Morphology: 1. The formation of derived verb-stems; 2. Those noun-stems most closely allied to verb-stems; 3. Formation of comparative and superlative stems; 4. Stems of the numerals.show more