This e-book is an English model of 2 sequence of hugely acclaimed introductory lectures given by way of the nice Swiss linguist and classical philologist Jacob Wackernagel (1853-1938) on the collage of Basle in 1918-19 on elements of Greek, Latin, and German as languages. Out of print in German considering 1996, those lectures stay the easiest to be had creation, in any language, not just to Greek, Latin, and comparative syntax but additionally to many subject matters within the heritage and pre-history of Greek and Latin, and their family with different languages. different topics, similar to the heritage of grammatical terminology, also are brilliantly handled. This re-creation vitamins the German unique by way of delivering a translation of all quotations and examples, a great number of distinctive footnotes supplying historical past details and proposals for extra examining, and a unmarried bibliography which brings jointly Wackernagel's references and people further within the notes.
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