New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin

New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin

Andrew L Sihler


Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), this booklet is a proof of the similarities and ameliorations among Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon via an account in their prehistory. It additionally goals to debate the critical positive aspects of Indo-European linguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a couple for cultural purposes in simple terms; as languages, they've got little in universal except their Indo-European history. hence the one technique to deal with the ancient bases for his or her improvement is firstly Proto-Indo-European. the one solution to make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and intellectually defensible is to provide at the least the various foundation for reconstructing its good points and, within the procedure, to debate reasoning and technique of reconstruction (including a weighing of different reconstructions). the result's a compendious guide of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics--the concentration continuously last on Greek and Latin. The non-classical assets for historic dialogue are generally Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional yet the most important contributions from outdated Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic.

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