General Characteristics of the Germanic Languages (Miami linguistics series, no. 6)
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General Characteristics of the Germanic Languages (Miami linguistics series, no. 6) by Antoine Meillet

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Published by Univ of Miami Pr .
Written in English


  • Grammar, Comparative,
  • Germanic languages

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Number of Pages133
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8334110M
ISBN 100870241311
ISBN 109780870241314

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Antoine Meillet (–) is one of the most important linguists of all time. A French linguist and Indo-Europeanist, he was the author of over two dozen books and reference works that are still widely consulted, including The Comparative Method in Historical Linguistics and General Characteristics of the Germanic t was a student of Ferdinand de Saussure, intellectual. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of Caractères généraux des langues germaniques. Description: viii, p. 24 cm. General Characteristics of the Germanic Languages: Antoine Meillet, William P. Dismukes: Books -

The generally accepted explanation is that English and German are divergent continuations of a common ancestor, a Germanic language now lost. This book surveys the linguistic and cultural backgrounds of the earliest kown Germanic languages, members of what has traditionally been known as the English family tree: Gothic, Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old English, Old Frisian, Old Low Franconian, and Old Cited by: The special characteristics of the Germanic languages that distinguish them from other Indo-European languages result from numerous phonological and grammatical changes. Phonology Consonants. Proto-Indo-European had 12 stop consonants: *p, *t, *k, *k w; *b, *d, *g, *g w; *bh, *dh, *gh, and *g w h; and one sibilant, *s. (Stops are produced with momentary complete stoppage of the breath stream at . All these spoke Germanic languages, which had distinctive characteristics of structure and pronunciation which are reflected in its descendents. Phonetics. One of the most important common features of all Germanic languages is its strong dynamic stress falling on the first root syllable. 23 rows  Search Tips. Phrase Searching You can use double quotes to search for a series of words in .

Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion. Librivox Free Audiobook. Full text of "Harbert - The Germanic Languages" See other formats.   Some of the shared characteristics of the Germanic languages include (but are not even slightly limited to) the following: Verb conjugation systems that divide verbs into 'strong' or 'weak' verbs. Strong verbs involve changes in the vowel of the verb root, while weak verbs . It is often asserted that the Germanic languages have a highly reduced system of inflections as compared with Greek, Latin, or Sanskrit. Although this is true to some extent, it is probably due more to the late time of attestation of Germanic than to any inherent "simplicity" of the Germanic languages.   The Germanic languages are a subgroup of the Indo-European languages, which include Latin, Greek, and most of the other languages of Europe, as well as Russian, Farsi (Iranian), Hindi, Bengali, and other north Indian languages. The ancestor of all.