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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ahzoh » Sat 04 Jul 2015, 19:09

shimobaatar 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...
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 04 Jul 2015, 19:10

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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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ahzoh » Sat 04 Jul 2015, 19:10

No... I have a pdf on my tablet...
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 05 Jul 2015, 05:14

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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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ahzoh » Sun 05 Jul 2015, 06:36

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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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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 05 Jul 2015, 19:02

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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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ælfwine » Sat 23 Jun 2018, 03:30

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.
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Clio » Sun 24 Jun 2018, 00:10

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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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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ælfwine » Sun 24 Jun 2018, 01:41

Clio wrote:
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Sat 23 Jun 2018, 03:30
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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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Omzinesý » Wed 29 Aug 2018, 11:01

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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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by eldin raigmore » Wed 29 Aug 2018, 16:03

Omzinesý wrote:
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 11:01
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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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Aszev » Thu 11 Oct 2018, 09:56

eldin raigmore wrote:
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 16:03
Omzinesý wrote:
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 11:01
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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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by eldin raigmore » Thu 11 Oct 2018, 10:32

Aszev wrote:
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 09:56
eldin raigmore wrote:
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 16:03
Omzinesý wrote:
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 11:01
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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Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

Post by Ælfwine » Fri 12 Oct 2018, 00:30

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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Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

Post by Ælfwine » Wed 24 Oct 2018, 04:25

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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Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

Post by Shemtov » Fri 26 Oct 2018, 21:22

I'm reading a lot about Farsi, as I am doing a research paper on its morphology.
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Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » Thu 01 Nov 2018, 17:16

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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