Historical linguistics

Linguistics from 18th Century to World War One (2/7)

The interest in past helped the development of comparative research and new ideas. Thus Rasmus Rask (1787-1832) wrote about phonological relationships between Greek and Old Norse words, for example pate : father (ibid). Hock explained (37-38) that although Rask discovered  that the most fascinating feature of PIE aspirates bh, dh, gh is “their aspiration, rather […]