Discoveries in Hebrew, Gaelic, Gothic, Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Basque and Other Caucasic Languages Showing Fundamental Kinship of the Aryan Tongues and of Basque With the Semitic Tongues
Author: Allison Emery Drake
Publisher: Herrick Book & Stationery Co.
Publication date: 1907
Number of pages: 419
Format / Quality: pdf
Size: 11,4 MB
Until the rise of scientific philology in the early part of the nineteenth century, the belief was general that Hebrew was the mother-tongue of the languages of Europe. The new science examined and condemned the foundations of that behef. Moreover, it was discovered that Hebrew, so far from being worthy to be considered the mother-tongue of those languages, actually bore no readily discernible marks of even remote kinship with them. As might be conjectured, Bibhcal scholars did not accept without protest the imposition of these revolutionary doctrines of the new philology. Though the controversy over the matter was earnest and long-continued, strangely the truth was not discovered.