New comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.06.34 2019-01-27

New comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l Rating: 8,5/10 1593 reviews

0195083458

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

The non-classical sources for historical discussion are mainly Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional but crucial contributions from Old Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic. The result is a compendious handbook of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics-the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. Incorporating the considerable scholarship of th Like Carl Darling Buck's once standard Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin 1933 , this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their prehistory. This is divided into the parts Phonology, Declension, Pronouns, Numerals and finally Conjugation. In addition, Andrew Sihler discusses the principal features of Indo-European linguistics.

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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin by Andrew L. Sihler

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

In addition, Andrew Sihler discusses the principal features of Indo-European linguistics. Multiple type faces are used to increase readability. Well, I now have it on Google Books instead. I am not a Linguistics expert, so this was actually over my head but the parts I did understand were really very interesting, and seeing how vowels, consonants, and grammatical structure evolved and was shared is quite interesting. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Sihler's book assumes some knowledge of the fundamentals of historical linguistics.

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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin : Andrew L. Sihler : 9780195083453

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

However, Sihler's undertaking, which was begun in 1986, came to produce a fascinating book that brings evidence in from all the Indo-European languages and serves as a key text for anyone entering the field of Indo-European linguistics. Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1995. Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin 1933 , this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their prehistory. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair for cultural reasons only; as languages, they have little in common apart from their Indo-European heritage. Thus the onlyway to treat the historical bases for their development is to begin with Proto-Indo-European. Some of the letters looked miniscule as well.

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Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.06.34

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

While Sihler's revision here cut out Buck's original presentation of these basics, Sihler did write a new introduction that was published by John Benjamins as a separate book. Sihler's work was pu Andrew Sihler's New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin was initially envisioned as a simple update of C. Thus the onlyway to treat the historical bases for their development is to begin with Proto-Indo-European. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair for cultural reasons only; as languages, they have little in common apart from their Indo-European heritage. It was published by Oxford University Press and has a total of 720 pages in the book. The result is a compendious handbook of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics--the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin 1933 , this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their prehistory.

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0195083458

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

The Google Play Books version basically sticks to scanned pages, which works much better. From United Kingdom to U. Now, looking at just some of the sample pages online will give a better idea of the book's contents than I can. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair for cultural reasons only; as languages, they have little in common apart from their Indo-European heritage. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-European linguistics. In order to make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and intellectually defensible, Sihler presents some of the basis for reconstructing its features and, in the process, discusses reasoning and methodology of reconstruction including a weighing of alternative reconstructions.

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9780195083453: New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

About this Item: Oxford University Press, 1995. Let us hope for a second edition where these regrettable defficiencies are corrected. Here's why: So the actual content is great. I for one would buy it again, if somewhat grumpily. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Those languages include the common representatives of each branch of the Indo-European family including for example Sanskrit and Old English. Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin 1933 , this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their prehistory.

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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin : Andrew L. Sihler : 9780195083453

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Now, looking at just some of the sample pages online will give a better idea of the book's contents than I can. The non-classical sources for historical discussion are mainly Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional but crucial contributions from Old Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic. New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin is a compendious handbook of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics - the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-European linguistics. .

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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin by Andrew L. Sihler

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-European linguistics. The great downside of Sihler's work is its lack of references. We have to be thankful to the author for offering us a reliable guide for further study in the historical linguistics of the classical languages. It gives the impression that the book was finished in a rush, or that the publisher and the author could not agree on some details! Thus the only way to treat the historical bases for their development is to begin with Proto-Indo-European. The non-classical sources for historical discussion are mainly Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional but crucial contributions from Old Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic. Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages are clean; all text is clear.

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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

You'll find no citations to any literature to back up Sihler's reconstructions, and there's not even a list of further reading. Thus the only way to treat the historical bases for their development is to begin with Proto-Indo-European. Nonetheless, I'll offer some comments. It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-European linguistics. The result is a compendious handbook of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics--the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. In spite of the flaws, I agree with the above reviewers in that the book is still highly informative, containing a wealth of recent if unsourced data to be much profitted from. A necessity for specialists and students with an interest in the foundations of classical languages, Sihler's study fills a major gap in theliterature of the last sixty years.

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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin : Andrew L. Sihler : 9780195083453

new comparative grammar of greek and latin sihler andrew l

The only way to make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and intellectually defensible is to present at least some of the basis for reconstructing its features and, in the process, to discuss reasoning and methodology of reconstruction including a weighing of alternative reconstructions. Still, for a serious student of historical linguistics, this is a must-have. Similarly, knowing the history of the conjugation made it much easier to deal with the erratic principle parts of Greek verbs. This stops it from being a truly great work. The result is a compendious handbook of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics-the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. Sihler's work was published in 1995, and while some progress has occured in the field since, the vast majority of his book is still state-of-the-art.

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