Darwin-L Message Log 3:85 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<3:85>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Mon Nov 22 00:05:42 1993

Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1993 01:13:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: November 22 -- Today in the Historical Sciences
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro


1787: RASMUS KRISTIAN RASK is born at Braendekilde, Denmark.  Following
two years of study in Iceland, Rask will publish _Undersogelse om det gamle
Nordiske eller Islandske Sprogs Oprindelse_ (_Investigation on the Origin
of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language_, 1818), which will demonstrate the
relationship of the Scandinavian languages to Latin and Greek.  He will later
bring the Celtic languages into the Indo-European family, and will recognize
that Basque and Finno-Ugaric are independent of this group.  Rask will master
more than 25 languages by the time of his death in 1832, and he will be
remembered as one of the founders of comparative Indo-European linguistics.

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