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Published by J.M. Dent & Sons in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Comparative linguistics.,
  • Language and languages.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Henry Sweet.
SeriesThe Temple primers
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP121 .S86 1930
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. ;
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6765421M
LC Control Number31029531
OCLC/WorldCa316053

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