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Postby rdearman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:58 pm

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Postby rdearman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 pm

Some more:

The Comic Latin Grammar – A New and Facetious Introduction to the Latin Tongue" by Percival Leigh, published in 1840!
http://manybooks.net/titles/leighp2945629456-8.html

"Dialogues in French and English" by William Caxton, published in 1483!
http://manybooks.net/titles/caxtonw2921429214-8.html
Certainly an interesing book worthy of recording, however archaic it may be!

"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue – A Treates, Noe Shorter than Necessaries, For the Schooles" by Alexander Hume, published in 1617
http://manybooks.net/titles/humeal1700017000-8.html

"Style" by Sir Walter Raleigh (1904 Edward Arnold edition)
http://manybooks.net/titles/raleighwetext97style10.html

"A Grammar of the English Tongue" (1812) by Samuel Johnson
http://manybooks.net/titles/johnsonsam1 ... 097-8.html

"The Aural System Being the most direct, THE STRAIGHT-LINE METHOD for the SIMULTANEOUS FOURFOLD MASTERY of a FOREIGN LANGUAGE teaching simultaneously to SPEAK, UNDERSTAND, READ, AND WRITE, by a Linguist of nearly 40 years standing, and nearly 20 years resident abroad" by Anonymous, published in 1895
http://manybooks.net/titles/anonymous2916329163.html

I'm also happy to find "Esperanto Self-Taught with Phonetic Pronunciation" by William W. Mann, published in 1908.
http://manybooks.net/titles/mannw2398423984.html I didn't realise that there was an Esperanto book in the Self-Taught language series.
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Postby rdearman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:22 pm

This might be an interesting book for you in case of learning German.
http://www.archive.org/details/ausherzundweltt00stgoog
Both (female) German authors are public domain in Germany now.
Stökl, Helene [Boeckel, Helene (previous name)] [1845-1929]
Eschstruth, Nataly von [1860-1939]

Just in case of Dr. Wilhelm Bernhardt (english Introduction and preface, explaining english footnotes at the end of the book) I could not find sufficient data :( ... he published also some other books, like the one above, which can be found on archiv.org (e.g. http://www.archive.org/details/deutsche ... 01bernuoft )
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Postby rdearman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:26 pm

Just posting more links from peoples additions to the librovox threads.

While looking for a book about Danish, I checked this one: Norwegian-Danish and English conversation teacher ... Reading and speaking self-taught through a simplified course of easy lessons for learners of either language ([c1905]) by Stevens
http://www.archive.org/details/norwegia ... 00stevuoft
and thought I would point out that it might not be relevant, since it is written in Danish/norwegian to learn English, and not the other way around.


Ahn’s French Primer
http://www.archive.org/details/ahnsfren ... 00ahnfrich
which is quite short and apparently quite good.

Greek??
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24525
https://archive.org/details/greekboyathomest01rousuoft
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Postby rdearman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:27 pm

The natural way to learn ancient Greek is to start with the attic dialect and with some texts from Plato and Xenophon. With some basic knowledge in this standard language, one can learn the dialects, the epic and poetic language and the koine (e.g. New Testament) by comparison. The most radical way is to learn at the start only what is absolutely essential of the attic dialect, that is the way of Kaegi’s elementary grammar:

http://www.archive.org/details/ashortgr ... 00unkngoog

There are several new editions up to our time, and the essence of this book is really good because Kaegi made statistics and teaches only, what really occurs in the most important writings of the standard authors. The contrary is the grammar of K.W. Krüger which is available only in German:

http://www.archive.org/details/griechischespra03krgoog
http://www.archive.org/details/griechischespra04krgoog

He treats the attic dialect in the first part and the epic language and other dialects in the second. Good, but very detailed and a little unhistorical (I use this as a reference grammar, bound with white pages for remarks).

The other grammars treat the whole grammar in its historical development, mostly in a selection for the use of schools. My favorites are:

Raphael Kühners larger grammar (the German version is the standard for scientists):

http://books.google.com/books?id=7wsAAA ... &q&f=false

Georg Curtius’ grammar for schools (very consequent in its historical and comparative approach):

http://www.archive.org/details/students ... 00curtuoft

Buttmanns larger grammar and the shortened school grammar (the first grammar of modern standard):

http://www.archive.org/details/drphilip ... 00buttgoog
http://www.archive.org/details/agreekgr ... 00robigoog

Very apt for librivox would be in my opinion one of the shortened versions of Kühners grammar, one from Taylor and the other from O’Leary:

http://www.archive.org/details/anelemen ... 04taylgoog
http://www.archive.org/details/anelementarygre00olegoog

For the New Testament, the best modern special grammar of Blass/Debrunner is not PD, but there are two excellent alternatives from Winer and Buttmann (the son):

http://books.google.com/books?id=xgMVAA ... &q&f=false
http://www.archive.org/details/greekgra ... 00trolrich

At last, I might mention something special, the Latin book de praecipuis graecae dictionis idiomatismis from Francois Viger (1590-1647), which is to my great astonishment also available in English:

http://www.archive.org/details/depraecipuisgrae00vige
http://www.archive.org/details/vigersgr ... 00vigeuoft

This book is quite dubious in concept and content, and the notes especially from Zeunius not trustworthy, but the remarks of Gottfried Hermann are great. So this book is a document of the great progress of science during the 18th and early 19th Century.
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Re: Long list of resources

Postby rdearman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:31 pm

Arabic also:

http://www.archive.org/details/arabicgr ... 00socirich

Socin is very short, but a good start for the classical language.



Anyway, I've just seen this book, Language: An Introduction to the study of speech by Edward Sapir, one of the proponents of Sapir-Whorf hypothesis- http://archive.org/details/languageanintrod00sapi
Just trying to add to the database for future recording. As a Linguistics student [soon to be linguists hopefully], this books is really helpful for beginners



Finally ebooks in other languages: http://manybooks.net/language.php
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