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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Some other reviews I've seen make a big deal out of the book being written in 1944, and using words like talkies and gramophone.

Thus état (state), étranger (stranger, foreigner), étoffe (stuff), éponge (sponge), épouse (spouse, wife), épicier (grocer—man who sells spices), and école (school) come to life if we know this. I’m looking forward to someday using the section about working within the Romance and Teutonic languages.In fact they rarely acknowledge other languages, treating their subject as if it was the only language in the world.

Edited by Lancelot Hogben, this book, concentrating on the European languages, demonstrates their commonalities, the regularities of changes as radicals move from language to language. It uses written Chinese as a language to use as a grammar syntax benchmark, and takes a shallow look into other languages like Persian, Bantu, Arabic, and others — including some Slavic.The Old English word wæter had a hard T consonant that survived to English, but evolved to “ss” and softened in German. Part II covers the "hybrid heritage" of English as a language which straddles the Germanic and Romance branches of the Indo-European language tree. Essentially, the approach to "mastery" is to find the minimum number of vocabulary and grammar to learn (by flipping to the back of the book for the former, and read one of two grammar chapters for the latter), and "do it". Boards have moderate shelf wear with mild bumping and fraying to corners and crushing and fraying to spine ends. so im adding this idc🥴) ive read MOST pages tho and the sections I was really interested in (ie its part 2 and the part 4 when needed) besides some ppl even treat this book like dictionary and not to be read from page to page.

So if, like me, you've had the experience of learning both, these statements will ring true and you can trust the other tips and ideas. I have been interested in languages since my big sister started learning her first foreign language and I realized there is such a thing. Almost all of the practical language-learning material is still fresh, but the terminology used is a bit dated and a lot of the scholarship lacks details and revisions made more recently. As languages are living organisms you will find some words here and there in German, English, Portuguese, etc, which are different nowadays, but by no means turns it into a bad reading experience, on the contrary, we see how the languages are still evolving. Images Donate icon An illustration of a heart shape Donate Ellipses icon An illustration of text ellipses.If you dream of learning more than one language from the following list, read/skim this book and use the tips. It shows, through basic vocabularies, family resemblances of languages—Teutonic, Romance, Greek—helpful tricks of translation, key combinations of roots and phonetic patterns. 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.



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