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The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary

By: Tregear, Edward, 1846-1931

...es, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a number of languages and countries around the world. Our mission is to serve the pub... ... opened up new viatas of knowledge concerning the comprehension of ancient languages, and the old etymologies of Greek as given by purely Greek schola... ... and simultaneous presentation of the allied words offer to the student of languages a means of ascertaining the oldest and most perfect form of a wor... ... been separately attempted between Polynesian dialectic words and those of languages spoken on the great continents, but the masters in the school of ... ... these almost-unknown semi-barbarous tongues and the classical or oriental languages. So decayed are many of the word-forms, so uncertain the phonogra... ...ct to the more vital words) any comparison with the elaborated continental languages appeared mere guess-work and unscientific assertion. Two importan... ...Polynesian, but the coincidences are many, and until the laws by which all languages are governed are more fully explored, it would be mischievous to ... ...Suahine Range, 1884, and Ancient Tide Lore, 1889 ; Codkington's Melanesian Languages, 1885 ; Inglis's Aneityumese Dictionary, 1882 ; Inglis's In the N... ...kes's The United States Exploring Expedition, 1845 ; Faeeae's Language and Languages, 1878 ; Dieffeneach's Travels in New Zealand, 1843; Bastian's Ins...

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Studies in the psychology of language

By: Muenzinger, Karl F. (Karl Friedrich)
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Studies in the psychology of language

By: Münzinger, Karl Friedrich.
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The Journal of the Polynesian Society

By: Polynesian Society (N. Z.); Polynesian Society (N. Z.). Transactions; Polynesian Society (N. Z.). Proceedings
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An Account of the Polynesian Race; Its Origins and Migrations and the Ancient History of the Hawaiian People to the Times of Kamehameha I

By: Fornander, Abraham, 1812-1887; Stokes, John F. G
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The Journal of the Polynesian Society

By: Polynesian Society (N. Z.); Polynesian Society (N. Z.). Transactions; Polynesian Society (N. Z.). Proceedings
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The Journal of the Polynesian Society

By: Polynesian Society (N. Z.); Polynesian Society (N. Z.). Transactions; Polynesian Society (N. Z.). Proceedings
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The Journal of the Polynesian Society

By: Polynesian Society (N. Z.); Polynesian Society (N. Z.). Transactions; Polynesian Society (N. Z.). Proceedings
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Studies in the Psychology of Language

By: Muenzinger, Karl F. (Karl Friedrich)

...hus Grimm had found that Indo-European surd stops are replaced in Germanic languages by spirants (compare Latin pater: English /a^/fer, Latin tres: En... ...at by a logical process carried too far) that "we must distinguish as many languages as there are individuals"^* there would still be the different so... ...he universal tendencies whose effects can be seen in many widely scattered languages, and they tend to produce those singular changes in a limited num... ...xist in both? For instance, the sequence pt becomes in the Western Romance languages U (Latin septem becomes in Italian sette, Spanish siette, Old Fre... ... sette, Spanish siette, Old French set) while it remains pt in the Eastern languages (Roumanian sapte). It generally remains unchanged in the Germanic... ...anguages (Roumanian sapte). It generally remains unchanged in the Germanic languages (Cp. English kept, German schnappte) except in isolated cases (Th... ... that not all the universal singular tendencies, although existing in most languages, are able to divert the specially condi- tioned sounds from their...

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Studies in the Psychology of Language

By: Munzinger, Karl Friedrich.
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Easter Island; The Rapanui Speech and the Peopling of Southeast Polynesia

By: Churchill, William, 1859-1920; Roussel, Hippolyte, 1824-1898

...es, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a number of languages and countries around the world. Our mission is to serve the pub... ...bulary record of Easter Island, butthey are incomprehensible in any of the languagesof the Polynesian stem. Thomson and P^re Roussel* are in accord in... ...Waldemar Baker for Tonga. These latter had first steeped themselves in the languages of their respective fields of use- fulness. When the timecame for... .... These two represent an advanced state of the knowledge of the respective languages, for each is based upon and is designed to supplant earlier and n... ...ers little difficulty to an editorwho has any acquaintance with Polynesian languages. Another portion may be rectified by comparison with neighboring ... ..." I found the material where- with to discuss a point fundamental in these languages, the beginning of the segregation of function in the three recogn... ...string. The use of g for this ng characterizes the written form of all the languages of Polynesia, save only the Maori of New Zealand, which was evang... ...e type would let them do. THE POLYNESIAN ALPHABET. 13 In certain of these languages asomewhat modern impulse has caused the dropping of k. This is st... ...byfonts. I might evaluate these vowels by proper symbols in several of the languages under col- lateral review, butthatwouldremainunsatisfactorybecaus...

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