By Sir George Webbe Dasent , Thomas Markey Rasmus Kristian Rask
This quantity encompasses a reprint of the English translation (1843) by way of Sir George Webbe Dasent of Rask’s Anvising until Isländskan eller Nordiska Fornspråket (1818). This re-edition, with an extra bio-bibliography of Rask, should still let the linguist of this day to acquire a reasonably rounded photo of this crucial 19th-century student who, including Bopp and Grimm, has justly been ranked one of the founding fathers of the comparative-historical examine of Indo-European languages.
Rasmus Kristian Rask (1787–1832) didn't occupy himself with ancient linguistics by myself as a comparativist, but in addition with language as a method according to a suggestion of constitution created from 3 key principles: the belief of wholeness, the belief of transformation (derivation and composition), and the assumption of self-regulation. He formulated theoretical and useful premises for the composition of grammars, and during this he was once some distance prior to his time and in nearer proximity to the linguistic matters and difficulties of our period. From either theoretical and pedagogical issues of view, Rask’s grammar of Icelandic continues to be a so much outstanding paintings.
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Extra info for A Grammar of the Icelandic or Old Norse Tongue
From the Swedish by [Sir] George Webbe Basent (1817-96). London: W. : Jaeger, VIII + 272 pp. [Transi. of Rask 1818d]. (New ed. ) b XLII SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RASK'S WORKS 1846 Dr. E. C. , Ed. , Copen hagen: J. H. Schultz, XVI + 155 pp. , Rask 1830b]. 1863 "Udsigt over den irániske, indiske og malebariske Sprogklasse". Ed. by Ludv [ik] F[rands] A[dalbert] Wimmer (1839-1920). 117-34. Copenhagen. 1916 "Aleutisk" [and another note, "Om det grønlandske Sprog"]. From a manuscript by R. Rask, ed. by William (Carl) Thalbitzer (1873to 1958).
S inclusion of the infinitive as a mood is in line with the prescriptions of the ancient Latin grammarians. 109-10: the simpler or pure class = weak verbs (after Grimm), while the more artifical or impure class = strong verbs. P. 's 1st simple class = 2nd weak class 2nd " " = 3rd " " 3rd " " = 1st " " P. 5: The conjugation of valda is anomalous (3rd sg. pres. veldr). The past participle valdit is strong, while the pret. olla < *wolpa is weak. 117-18: R. -present verbs as weak. He pre sumably does so due to their innovative formation of a weak preter ite to a strong perfect reinterpreted as a present.
3 vols. Copenhagen: Levin & Munksgaard. , ed. 1941. Breve fra og til E. Munksgaard. Rasmus Rask. Ab 2 vols. Copenhagen: . 1951. "Commentaires sur la vie et 1'oeuvre de Rasmus Rask". 143-57. Paris: C. Klincksieck. Hjort, Peder (1793-1871). 1825. Et nyt Deklinations ske Substantiver. Sorø: Fr. Holm. 1826. De tydske Conjugationer. system for de høityd- Copenhagen: Gyldendal. Humboldt, (Friedrich) Wilhelm (Christian Karl Ferdinand, Freiherr) von (1767-1835). 1835. Ueber die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts.
A Grammar of the Icelandic or Old Norse Tongue by Sir George Webbe Dasent , Thomas Markey Rasmus Kristian Rask