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By Andrew L Sihler

Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), this e-book is an evidence of the similarities and alterations among Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon via an account in their prehistory. It additionally goals to debate the valuable positive factors of Indo-European linguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a couple for cultural purposes in basic terms; as languages, they've got little in universal except their Indo-European historical past. hence the single technique to deal with the ancient bases for his or her improvement is to start with Proto-Indo-European. the one method to make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and intellectually defensible is to offer not less than many of the foundation for reconstructing its gains and, within the method, to debate reasoning and method of reconstruction (including a weighing of different reconstructions). the result's a compendious instruction manual of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics--the concentration continually ultimate on Greek and Latin. The non-classical assets for old dialogue are normally Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional yet the most important contributions from previous Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic.

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