By Sir George Webbe Dasent , Thomas Markey Rasmus Kristian Rask
This quantity encompasses a reprint of the English translation (1843) by means of Sir George Webbe Dasent of Rask’s Anvising until Isländskan eller Nordiska Fornspråket (1818). This re-edition, with an further bio-bibliography of Rask, may still let the linguist of this present day to acquire a pretty rounded photo of this significant 19th-century pupil 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 on my own as a comparativist, but in addition with language as a method according to a thought of constitution made from 3 key principles: the belief of wholeness, the assumption of transformation (derivation and composition), and the belief of self-regulation. He formulated theoretical and sensible premises for the composition of grammars, and during this he used to be a ways 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 striking paintings.
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24: The reference is to Anders Botin, Svenska skrift (1777) cf. supra, p. 's statement that r occurs only after δ and ƒ, note that R. is here, as elsewhere, concerned with the phonotactics of the language and thus far ahead of his time. 26-27: R. argues that, due to geographical isolation, the ease with which contemporary speakers read Old Icelandic, and the gener ally conservative orthography of the manuscripts, the pronunciation of Modern Icelandic is necessarily similar to that of Old Icelandic, though he does make allowances for some changes which may have oc curred.