Here is an informative introduction to language: its origins in the past, its growth through history, and its present use for communication between peoples.It is at the same time a history of language, a guide to foreign tongues, and a method for learning them. It shows, through basic vocabularies, family resemblances of languages?Teutonic, Romance, Greek?helpful tricks of translation, key combinations of roots and phonetic patterns. 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.
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Frederick Bodmer is a distinguished Swiss philologist.Review:
“Rewarding and delightful . . . for everyone who has the slightest curiosity or ambition in self expression, this is a book that contains months or years of pleasurable profit.” (Christopher Morley)
“Makes language study more hopeful and exciting than anything I have read before.” (Lewis Gannett)
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