By Sir George Webbe Dasent , Thomas Markey Rasmus Kristian Rask
This quantity incorporates a reprint of the English translation (1843) by means of Sir George Webbe Dasent of Rask’s Anvising until eventually Isländskan eller Nordiska Fornspråket (1818). This re-edition, with an extra bio-bibliography of Rask, should still permit the linguist of at the present time to procure a reasonably rounded photograph 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 historic linguistics by myself as a comparativist, but in addition with language as a process in accordance with a inspiration of constitution produced from 3 key rules: the assumption of wholeness, the belief of transformation (derivation and composition), and the belief of self-regulation. He formulated theoretical and useful premises for the composition of grammars, and during this he was once a long way prior to his time and in nearer proximity to the linguistic issues and difficulties of our period. From either theoretical and pedagogical issues of view, Rask’s grammar of Icelandic is still a so much extraordinary paintings.
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Stockholm: Viborg, 1824). Dansk Litteratur-Tidende [On à and ö]. Hermod: Det nordiske Oldskrift-Selskabs Tidende by R. 17-25 (April 1825). ed. b Frisisk Sproglaere, udarbejdet efter samme Plan som den islandske og angelsaksiske. Copenhagen: Beeken, 34 + 138 pp. [Dutch transi. = Rask 1832e; German transi. = Rask 1834c]. c "Om danske Stedsnavnes Forklaring af Engelsk". 1661-65 (30 July 1825). Skilderie 1826a Review of N. V. Dorph, Latinsk Grammatik (Copenhagen: Schultz, 1825). 30 (4 Feb. 1826). [Cf.
Brummer, 1830, V + 103 pp. c "Den anden grønlandske Runesten". 1405-05 (2 Nov. 1830). 1-2 (Göttingen: Dieterich, 1822-26), and of N. M. Petersen, Det danske, norske og svenske Sprogs Historie (Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1829). 493-500 (London, March 1830). [Repr. 442-62]. e A Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Tongue, with a Praxis: A new edition enlarged and improved by the author. Transi. from the Danish by B(enjamin) Thorpe (1782-1870). Copenhagen: S. L. Møller, LX + 224 pp. (2nd rev. ) - Transi. of Rask, Angelsaksisk Sproglaere tilligemed en Laesebog.
In -VC (< IE * -Vsko- ? ) , remains highly speculative. The Vejledning, Prize Essay, and Anvisning belong to the highly productive initial phase (1809-1818) of Rask's career during which he matured as a scholar and gained the fame which permitted him to embark upon the Wanderjahre (1819-1823), after which he returend to Denmark for a period (1823-1832) of progressive dissillusioning until his untimely death. The Wanderjahre thus form an interval of five years flanked by nearly two decades of radically different intellectual performance and XXXIV LIFE AND WORK persuasion.