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Things to know for HEL exam the comparative method comparing different words in different languages to see if they match up. The two purposes of the comparative method are to see similiarities/differences and to reconstruct word into IE. This is important because you can see how all of the languages are connected and how they came about. Example: Father, latin= pater, greek= pater, Irish= athair, Sanskrit= Pitar cognate words that look similar and sound similar with the same meaning. They are all related to each other. This is important because it helps us in using the comparative method and reconstruction. Ex: father, pater. IE a hypothetical reconstructed language which is the mother language of all the languages of Europe (and parts of Southern Asia). It was founded by Sir William Jones in 1786. IE is important because we can use the comparative method with it and see where the English language came from and how it got to be the way it is. Family Different languages, each with their own peculiarities. This is important because it shows that althought all languages from IE are similar, they each have their own separate characteristics. Ex: Germanic, Italic, Celtic, Hellenic, Sanskirt. Phonology
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ENGL 314 taught by Professor O'neill during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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