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An Introduction to the Gothic Language

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Based on three widely used previous editions, An Introduction to the Gothic Language offers well-planned guidance to the Gothic language and a thorough treatment of important topics associated with its study. Gothic is the most generally archaic representative of the Germanic group to appear in extensive specimens. For this reason the study of Gothic is the foundation of G

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Paperback, 190 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Modern Language Association (first published 1960)
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Because of its shared Germanic origins, Gothic can seem one of the most accessible ancient Indo-European languages for English speakers, but a good textbook helps. I found William H. Bennett's The Gothic Language: An Introduction the best way to get started with the language. I should note that I have an extensive background in comparative Indo-European linguistics in general, as well as a solid knowledge of Greek and Latin, which means I may have had an easier time with the book than might read ...more
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