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Ahzoh wrote:That book I am reading, it's by Guy Deutscher...
Ah, then I do have it. If you don't mind my asking, how far have you gotten, and what have you thought of the book so far?
Page 18. I want to know which part of the book talks about Triconsonantal Root Systems as that is my entire reason for reading it.
There's no index or chapter directory or whatnot?
The have weird names like "Castle in The Sky"... as for index... I'm not able to skip to that section so I'd literally have to scroll through the 300 or so pages to the bottom...
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Ahzoh wrote:
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Ahzoh wrote:
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Ahzoh wrote:That book I am reading, it's by Guy Deutscher...
Ah, then I do have it. If you don't mind my asking, how far have you gotten, and what have you thought of the book so far?
Page 18. I want to know which part of the book talks about Triconsonantal Root Systems as that is my entire reason for reading it.
There's no index or chapter directory or whatnot?
The have weird names like "Castle in The Sky"... as for index... I'm not able to skip to that section so I'd literally have to scroll through the 300 or so pages to the bottom...
Oh, you don't have it physically?

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No... I have a pdf on my tablet...
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Ahzoh wrote:No... I have a pdf on my tablet...
If it would help you find the section you're looking for, I could try looking for it in my copy of the book tomorrow (well, technically today, since it's 12:14 am for me…).

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Ahzoh wrote:No... I have a pdf on my tablet...
If it would help you find the section you're looking for, I could try looking for it in my copy of the book tomorrow (well, technically today, since it's 12:14 am for me…).
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Ahzoh wrote:
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Ahzoh wrote:No... I have a pdf on my tablet...
If it would help you find the section you're looking for, I could try looking for it in my copy of the book tomorrow (well, technically today, since it's 12:14 am for me…).
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Well, the author, according to the back cover, is "a widely acclaimed scholar of ancient Semitic languages", so there are mentions of triconsonantal roots throughout the book, but the main sections in which they're discussed that I was able to find were Chapters 1 and 6, and Appendices B and C.

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I'm up to page 60 in Rosen and Alkire's "The Romance Languages: A Historical Introduction." Interesting book. It's hard to get a good chronology of changes though, nonetheless this book does a good job at explaining the sound shifts. I just wish there was something of a list.
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I'm up to page 60 in Rosen and Alkire's "The Romance Languages: A Historical Introduction." Interesting book. It's hard to get a good chronology of changes though, nonetheless this book does a good job at explaining the sound shifts. I just wish there was something of a list.
Do you have From Latin to Romance in Sound Charts by Peter Boyd-Bowman? It's a very slim list of sound laws, and although they're arranged alphabetically, it's much easier to work out chronology from the words in which certain changes must have operated in a particular order.
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Clio wrote:
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Ælfwine wrote:
23 Jun 2018 04:30
I'm up to page 60 in Rosen and Alkire's "The Romance Languages: A Historical Introduction." Interesting book. It's hard to get a good chronology of changes though, nonetheless this book does a good job at explaining the sound shifts. I just wish there was something of a list.
Do you have From Latin to Romance in Sound Charts by Peter Boyd-Bowman? It's a very slim list of sound laws, and although they're arranged alphabetically, it's much easier to work out chronology from the words in which certain changes must have operated in a particular order.
I do, but I was disappointed for similar reasons, like you said that it was listed alphabetically, it's also very narrow in its scope as it doesn't contain Romanian much less various other Romance languages.

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Is this thread for discussing what linguistic books I have been reading?

Lately, I have just read Wikipedia on Slavic languages. It seems West Slavonic and South Slavonic are much less like Russian than I have though.

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Omzinesý wrote:
29 Aug 2018 12:01
Is this thread for discussing what linguistic books I have been reading?
For such books and book-like things, and journal articles etc., especially;
but also for any sort of literature, whether fiction or non-fiction, peer-refereed or not, linguistics or not.
That’s my understanding, at least.

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eldin raigmore wrote:
29 Aug 2018 17:03
Omzinesý wrote:
29 Aug 2018 12:01
Is this thread for discussing what linguistic books I have been reading?
For such books and book-like things, and journal articles etc., especially;
but also for any sort of literature, whether fiction or non-fiction, peer-refereed or not, linguistics or not.
That’s my understanding, at least.
This thread is now exclusively for linguistic books, articles, etc.

For non-linguistic reading, see the split thread here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6789

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Aszev wrote:
11 Oct 2018 10:56
eldin raigmore wrote:
29 Aug 2018 17:03
Omzinesý wrote:
29 Aug 2018 12:01
Is this thread for discussing what linguistic books I have been reading?


For such books and book-like things, and journal articles etc., especially;
but also for any sort of literature, whether fiction or non-fiction, peer-refereed or not, linguistics or not.
That’s my understanding, at least.


This thread is now exclusively for linguistic books, articles, etc.

For non-linguistic reading, see the split thread here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6789



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I've been reading a bit about American dialectology. Particularly, I am reading "The Atlas of North American English" by Labov etc, where a snippet can be found here.
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I've finally managed to get my hands on O Richards The Pannonian Slavic Dialect of the Common Slavic..., and have read up to the second out of four chapters. This book is absolutely excellent and the author treats the subject matter with great care.
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I'm reading a lot about Farsi, as I am doing a research paper on its morphology.
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Finally reading Ringe's "From Proto-Indo European to Proto-Germanic". So now I will have read Sihler, Fortson, and Ringe. Should help in my IE-langing :)


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I have been read “The Aleut Language: The Elements of Aleut Grammar with a Dictionary in Two Parts of Aleut and English” by Richard Henry Geoghegan and Fredirka I. Martin, and “Haa Wsineixh Haa Yoo Xh’antángi or Our Langauge Saved Us; A Guidebook for Learning the Tlingit Language” by Xh’unei Lance Twitchell.
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The Languages of Native North America by Marianne Mithun

I got the book closer to the beginning of the year, but I've really only felt like I had the time to read it within the past few weeks. I finished reading up to the end of first section (phonology) of the first half of the book a few days ago, and I'm looking forward to having more time to read on soon. I think I can already tell why the book is so "popular", at least relatively/among certain groups of people who share certain interests and hobbies. I've considered sketching out the beginnings of a North American-esque conlang as I progress through the book, but I don't know for sure if I'll end up doing that or not yet.
This is a book that I own! Would highly recommend it; it provides examples from all over the continent. North America is a rather linguistically diverse one, so, as a conlanger, it's a great resource. Sidenote: the girl I'm seeing (psych major) picked it up recently and started reading because she was interested in baby/pet talk which is covered in the book. Kind of seems like a good sign to me that she might be a keeper. ;P

Another that I own that I've been going through again recently is "Historical Linguistics" by R.L. Trask. I recommend it for anyone trying to create a language family with diachronics.

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