The Loom of Language: An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages

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The Loom of Language: An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages

The Loom of Language: An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages

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It is at the same time a history of language, a guide to foreign tongues, and a method for learning them.

As such, the book covers Swedish, Danish, Dutch, and German in the Teutonic track and French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian in the Romance track, not to mention plenty of discussion of parent languages like Latin and Old English. Essa consciência é obtida através do estudo da evolução das línguas e da análise das peculiaridades do nosso próprio idioma.The last part about language planning might be boring if you're not a linguist or don't share a curiosity for the subject. You will not approach the mastery of any languages with this book, nor have the tools to create a plan to, either. Finally, he provides a vocabulary of 500 words for the major Romance languages and for the major Germanic languages.

One final note- the final section of the book has extensive word lists for the previously mentioned groups, as well as Greek roots used in scientific terminology. There is so much great information in here that it requires repeat readings over several years, especially Part II. The only annoyance is that the huge tables in Part IV aren't available online somewhere as spreadsheets (the book was written in the '40s) so one could import them into a spaced repetition system like Anki for efficient learning.

Nas fotos (link abaixo) coloquei dois exemplos: a semelhança do verbo ter nas línguas teutônicas e as mudanças fonéticas nas línguas românicas. There are sections devoted to learning other Romance languages once you know your first one, I hope to make use of this someday! This is addressed to those who, when studying a foreign language, wish to have as wide and clear ideas as possible of what they are doing. It is dominated by the idea that it is easier for a biologist to comprehend and to remember the structures of a number of related animals (when the forms “make sense” developmentally) than to tackle the anatomy, say, of a rabbit in isolation. Hogben was educated at Cambridge as a biologist, but never limited himself to a single field of inquiry.

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