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This book is almost useless unless you like looking at foreign alphabets without understanding the smallest thing about the languages that use them.
Showing such languages in both scripts is fun, but rarely done in this book, even when the book mentions that the language has multiple scripts.
This study gives you really interesting details of the roots and development of many languages. Highly interesting.Published 4 months ago by Dr. Abraham Z. Simhony
A series of very short essays on language groups, followed by one-page snapshots of 200 languages. That doesn't leave much room for analysis: the individual language write ups have... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anne Mills
I bought this book 20 years ago as I found the subject fascinating. I wasn't wanting to *learn* a language with this book, nor know the history of one particular language. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Crunchyhippo
If you want a paragraph per language describing how many people speak it and what the alphabet looks like, buy this book. Read morePublished on January 8, 2010 by Morning Glory
"The Languages of the World" was obviously a labor of love on the part of its author, the late Kenneth Katzner. Read morePublished on November 3, 2009 by A Reviewer
This book is interesting to the language hobbyist. It has samples of many languages and the corresponding translations, plus a description of the place of the language in the area... Read morePublished on October 28, 2008 by Carol M. Hurwitz
As a person who has long been fascinated by languages and the way they work, I ask myself why I waited so long to buy this book. Read morePublished on July 28, 2008 by Readz Alot