Compendium of the World's Languages: Ladakhi to Zuni, Volume 2
Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Language and languages - 1854 pages
This second edition of George Campbell's astounding survey of world languages has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded. It presents a comprehensive cross-section of languages, ranging from the familiar and well-documented to the relatively obscure. Fifteen completely new entries on exotic languages such as Comanche, Shona, and Wotapuri have been added to the more than 300 descriptions of the many forms taken by human speech worldwide. Also included are numerous articles on non-Roman scripts, not featured in the first edition. Dead languages associated with the great cultures of the past--Classical Chinese, Sanskrit, Classical Greek, and Latin--are featured, as well as intriguing isolates like Etruscan and Tangut.
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accusative Adjective As attribute affix affricates allophones Arabic aspect auxiliary base basic century compound concord conjugation consonantal dative declension definite article DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN/ADJECTIVE denoting dialects dual enclitic ergative example feminine fern formation fricatives future gender genitive glottal stop grammatical gender h nasals imperative imperfective indicative infix INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN intransitive labial lateral and flap loanwords locative marked masc masculine mood MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX NEGATION negative neuter nominal notated object oblique Old Church Slavonic palatalized participle particle passive past tense perfective perfective aspect person forms person singular personal endings personal pronouns phonemic PHONOLOGY Consonants stops plural forms plural marker Postpositions precedes prefix Prepositions present tense pronominal reduplication RELATIVE PRONOUN root Sanskrit script second person semi-vowels sing Singular Plural Slavonic specific spoken stem Stress subjunctive suffix syllable SYNTAX Noun third person tone transitive verb Turkic verbal voiced vowel harmony
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