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Re: My two cents (on lessons and on IE)

From:Daniel Andreasson <rymddaniel@...>
Date:Friday, August 3, 2001, 13:27
Sylvia Sotomayor wrote:

>On the subject of Indo-European and on the language family project, >those who aren't aware of it may want to find a copy of Carl Darling >Buck's Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal >Indo-EuropeanLanguages. > >It is a fun reference. The words are divided into semantic groups, so >Chapter 1 is on the Physical World and Chapter 2 on Mankind, etc. At the >beginning of each entry he gives a list of words in various IE languages >and then proceeds to talk about their etymology. Fun stuff. I find it >useful for creating vocabulary, even though Kelen is in no way IE based or >derived.
I can only agree. It's very fun to flip through. A friend of mine used it as her main source when writing her BA thesis on word stability. (The idea was that the words in the Swadesh list wasn't that stable). During the "opposition" of her thesis the book was passed around the table and I remember the book was stuck at my place for a long time. Much more interesting than the thesis, and the thesis was actually very interesting too. ||| daniel _________________________________________________________________ Hämta MSN Explorer kostnadsfritt på


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