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Christianity and Mankind; Outlines of the Philosophy of Universal History, Applied to Language and Religion (Paperback) Loot Price: R488
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Christianity and Mankind; Outlines of the Philosophy of Universal History, Applied to Language and Religion (Paperback)

Christian Karl Josias Bunsen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 Excerpt: ...1799. ("Demonstratio Idioma Hungaricum et Lapponicum idem esse"), and another, published by Hager in 1793, as books of authority in which this point had been established before. If we consider that Gyarmathi's work was written before even the foundation of the science of comparative philology was 'laid, he deserves to occupy a very high rank among the founders of this science. His comparisons are not mere comparisons of words. In order to establish the common origin of his own language and those of Finland and Lapland, he derives his arguments from their similarity in derivative suffixes, the system of declension and conjugation, the pronouns and their various employments, the postpositions and adverbs, the syntactical rules; and in the last instance only, as he says, from the " similitudo vocabulorum multorum, quod quidem momentum mihi semper ultimum in istiusmodi disquisitionibus esse solet." Indeed, his parallel columns of grammatical forms from Hungarian, Finnic, Esthonic, and Lapponic can leave no reasonable doubt as to the original identity of these idioms. He rejects, however, distinctly the idea of a similar connexion between these languages and Turkish. The number of words common to both, as collected by Gyarmathi, is considerable; but, as he could not discover any similarity in their grammatical system, he repudiated the idea of a Finno-Tataric family. A contrary opinion was expressed at the same time by Kollar, who maintained that Turkish and Hungarian agreed in the leading features of their grammar, but denied the similarity of their vocables. It should be mentioned at once that the principal argument which Gyarmathi brings forward against the grammatical affinity of Hungarian and Turkish, is derived from the pronominal eleme...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Christian Karl Josias Bunsen
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 166
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-87169-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-87169-X
Barcode: 9781130871692

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