The Languages of the World

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Funk & Wagnalls, 1975 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 374 pages
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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User Review  - 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... Read full review

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User Review  - 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 ... Read full review

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Katzner was a former government employee based in Washington, D.C. He has edited several international encyclopedia and the author of a Russian-English dictionary.

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