By C. M. Millward
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Multilingual dictionaries are typical in such a lot fields of study. regrettably this doesn't seem to be the case in philosophy. This hole is to be crammed by way of the dictionary in hand, that is to supply an tool for the purchase of overseas language competence within the box of philosophy.
Since English is more and more changing into the lingua franca of philosophy, in addition to of different disciplines, an acquaintance with English technical terminology has develop into more and more vital in getting access to the overseas medical group. As mobility (in the context of educational trade programmes and visitor professorships) depends on international language competence, the command of technical English has gradually turn into a major precondition of participation within the international activity industry. For the English talking international the dictionary offers a method to achieve higher entry to the language that is of specific importance to philosophy via thinkers like Kant and Hegel, Nietzsche and Freud, Heidegger and Habermas.
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Some believe that Japanese and Korean are also Altaic languages, but more conservative scholars still prefer to classify Japanese and perhaps even Korean as independent families. The Dravidian family probably once extended throughout most of India, but it has been replaced in the north by Indo-European languages. In southern India, Dravidian languages are spoken by as many as 150 million people; the bestknown representatives are Tamil and Telugu. In Southeast Asia, Cambodian and perhaps Vietnamese (though Vietnamese is hard to classify) belong to the Mon-Khmer family.
Hence his introduction in Myroure of Oure Ladye, an anonymous fifteenth-century devotional treatise: I am a poure dyuel, and my name ys T y t y u y l l u s . . I muste eche day . . brynge my master a thousande pokes full of faylynges, and of neglygences in syllables and wordes. 54 Types of Writing Systems that the first true writing was used for far more mundane purposes. Although "creative" literature arose long before the invention of writing, it was orally transmitted, with devices such as alliteration, repetition, and regular meter being used as aids to memory.
We notice lexical similarities most easily, perhaps taking morphological or syntactic similarities for granted. F o r example, from a sampling of six other languages, one could list the following words as being similar in sound and meaning: English English English English English English mom miaow-miaow me pistachio choose glide Welsh mam Chinese mi-mi Swahili mimi Italian pistacchio French choisir Swedish glida However, the reasons for the similarity differ in all six instances. English mom and Welsh mam are similar because of what might be considered a universal of all languages: The word for " m o t h e r " contains [ m ] and a low vowel in nearly every 37 38 Language Families and Indo-European language, probably because this sequence is among the first speech-like sounds that a h u m a n infant produces.
A Biography of the English Language by C. M. Millward