The Loom of Language: An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages

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The Loom of Language: An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages

The Loom of Language: An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages

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Em mais de uma ocasião, ao ser questionado sobre dicas para aprender mais de um idioma, o professor Olavo de Carvalho recomendou este livro: The Loom of Language: A guide to foreign languages for the home student. UPDATE: Here are spreadsheets of the Romance Word List, Germanic Word List, and the Greek Roots List from the language museum.

They are rightly severe on Esperanto and judiciously critical of the Jack of imagination which has accompanied so many other attempts. Some other reviews I've seen make a big deal out of the book being written in 1944, and using words like talkies and gramophone. When an accented é precedes t, p, or c at the beginning of a modern French word it often takes the place of the Latin s in English words of Romance origin. It is dominated by the idea that it is easier for a biologist to comprehend and to remember the structures of a number of related animals (when the forms “make sense” developmentally) than to tackle the anatomy, say, of a rabbit in isolation. It uses written Chinese as a language to use as a grammar syntax benchmark, and takes a shallow look into other languages like Persian, Bantu, Arabic, and others — including some Slavic.

The last part about language planning might be boring if you're not a linguist or don't share a curiosity for the subject.

A synthetic international language must wait for adoption upon political and educational conditions which are not yet in sight. contra Benny the Polyglot, Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World who counsels speaking on Day 1, and Kaufmann, The Way of the Linguist: A Language Learning Odyssey who would have me reading text with native speaker audio on Day 1). So if, like me, you've had the experience of learning both, these statements will ring true and you can trust the other tips and ideas. I love the word dictionary at the back, and i would love to have the same but for phrases for select languages. The ideas will also work for languages like Catalan and Romanian, but you will have to find the relative shifts somewhere else, which won't be hard to do once you understand how they usually work.Other similar books teach you to learn any language, including those outside the Indo-European language family that share literally nothing with your native tongue, English. Boards have moderate shelf wear with mild bumping and fraying to corners and crushing and fraying to spine ends.

It presents by common-sense methods the most helpful approach to the mastery of many languages; it condenses vocabulary to a minimum of essential words; it simplifies grammar in an entirely new way; and it teaches a languages as it is actually used in everyday life. Given that I would never say "I wash" but instead, "I'm washing myself", I lost trust in a lot of what the book said about the "advanced evolution of Anglo-American". The language-learning strategies are invaluable, and Hogben has a gift for making the history of languages not just tolerably interesting, but page-turning. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. WE HAVE MULTIPLE OPTIONS IN COLOR OF LEATHER RED, GREEN, BLUE, MAGENTA, TAN, DEEP BROWN, BLACK WITH DIFFERENT COLOR LABELS.You are going to make mistakes and fall into traps no matter what, so don’t get discouraged by exceptions. More Hamburger icon An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon.

May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains. A primeira trata da história natural da linguagem e traz um panorama da história do alfabeto, do uso das flexões e como elas vão decaindo conforme a língua evolui, da sintaxe e da classificação das línguas. A dica mais importante, que perpassa o livro todo, é que, para aprender um idioma com menor esforço, é muito útil adquirir uma consciência linguística. For example, in "I eat" "He eats", the "-s" is an unnecessary flexion in the author's eyes (I don't disagree with that). It shows, through basic vocabularies, family resemblances of languages—Teutonic, Romance, Greek—helpful tricks of translation, key combinations of roots and phonetic patterns.

Unique Leather Bound Edition having Spine and corners bind with leather with Golden Leaf Printing on round spine. A terceira parte comenta os projetos de línguas artificiais e a última traz lista de palavras para estudo. Each article originally printed in this magazine is available here, complete and unedited from the historical print.



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