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Title: Vergleichungstafeln der europaïschen Stamm-Sprachen und Süd-, West- Asiatischer
Written By: Rasmus Rask
Christian Wilhelm Ahlwardt
Edited By: Johann Severin Vater
Description:

Johann Severin Vater (1771–1826) was professor of theology and Oriental
languages at Halle, but his linguistic interests also included Slavonic and
Native North American languages. This book, first published in 1822, was a
landmark publication of the first generation of Indo-European comparative
philology, and was intended as a resource for future comparative study. It
includes a substantial contribution by Rasmus Rask, the influential and
prolific early Danish linguist, comparing members of the 'Thracian' family
of languages, as he called Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, Slavonic and Germanic
(including Old Norse), which he had proved to be related. Vater translated
this so as to make it available to linguists who could not access the
original Danish edition. In addition there are chapters on Albanian,
Gaelic, and Georgian (which later research showed to be
a Caucasian language), and the book includes numerous comparative tables
for easy reference.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Albanian, Arbëreshë
Georgian
Gaelic, Scottish
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Thracian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1108006876
ISBN-13: 9781108006873
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