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

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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. 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. The binding suffers moderate to severe loosening due to age and wear, but remains secure and in-tact; the pages are clean and unmarked. 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.

Understanding the core concepts allows you to broaden your view and get an understanding in a better way. In fact they rarely acknowledge other languages, treating their subject as if it was the only language in the world. While speaking English might be a disincentive to learn other languages, it can also be a great base to learn from due to its hybrid Germanic/Romantic vocabulary. Given all the above, I will reiterate that I don't recommend this book at all for any language learners.Part II covers the "hybrid heritage" of English as a language which straddles the Germanic and Romance branches of the Indo-European language tree. Lecionou na Universidade da Cidade do Cabo, na África do Sul e no Departamento de Línguas Modernas do Instituto de Tecnologia de Massachusetts (MIT). More Hamburger icon An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. Taking advantage of the Latin and Teutonic roots would greatly aid learning the Romance and Germanic languages, respectively.

When an accented é precedes t, p, or c at the beginning of a modern French word it often takes the place of the Latin s in English words of Romance origin. There is so much great information in here that it requires repeat readings over several years, especially Part II.If you want a book that goes into depth of how Teutonic (Germanic) and Romance languages are similar and different to English, this may be the book for you.

At one point, the author mentions that his only suggestion for learning Russian is to have been born in Russia and have grown up there. WE HAVE MULTIPLE OPTIONS IN COLOR OF LEATHER RED, GREEN, BLUE, MAGENTA, TAN, DEEP BROWN, BLACK WITH DIFFERENT COLOR LABELS. You want a closer, albeit time-consuming, look at the languages surrounding you (and they'll always be "Euro-centric" wherever you live)? 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. Despite learning a language being much more than mastering the grammar, understanding better the grammar also helps, and tracing similarities makes it easier.I’m looking forward to someday using the section about working within the Romance and Teutonic languages. Bodmer manages to present many of the more interesting anecdotes of linguistic lore in a truly accessible fashion, which alone is worth the time of working through this sizable volume. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

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