Teaching Materials in Historical Linguistics and Etymology
- 3 pages
of graphics (portrait orientation, not all pages oriented parallel) from my
Hypercard stack World of Words,
showing the historical development of the PIE
stop system, with their reflexes
in Greek, Latin, and Germanic. Download
graphic with details about Mandarin (Putonghua) tones. Download
1-page graphics of the history of 4 PIE roots and their English reflexes:
graphic from World of Words, showing
the PIE family tree,
and a map of Gaul in the time of J. Caesar, with labels in Latin. Download
materials about PIE and ancient languages,
from my freshman etymology course "A
World of Words" Download
- Hymn to Ratri in (transliterated) Sanskrit, from the Ṛg-Veda.
Relationship problem, about historical linguistics.
Law problem, showing Latin and English cognates.
of PIE numerals with reflexes in Sanskrit, Greek,
Latin, Gothic, Old Irish, and Hungarian for contrast.
of culturally important PIE roots (cow,
horse, bronze, weave, etc.)
of Greek reflexes of PIE stops, with examples.
(portrait) of Latin reflexes of PIE stops, with examples.
of PIE labiovelar reflexes in Greek.
(In Latin the labiovelars mostly stayed labiovelar – see graphic #1
but Greek is a 'labializing' language, which means that historically it
lost "labiovelar" as a phonetic category, and in doing so it
smeared the reflexes
of the PIE labiovelar stops across its
phonetic spectrum from lip to throat,
with stops at dental in between.)
materials about Greek, ditto: Download
5-page handout on how to read Greek.
looking up Greek words.
of Greek and Latin prepositions and prefixes.
parsing of the Proöemium (1st 7 lines) of the Iliad
graphic parsing of the Proöemium (1st 7 lines) of the Iliad
materials about Latin, ditto: Download
cold translation of a text in modern Italian
Creed in Latin
on the Nicene Creed
on Michigan state motto
on Ash Wednesday liturgy
questions to answer
parse and construe the famous 1st sentence in Bello Gallico
graphic parsing of that sentence
problem with Latin -al/-ar suffix
of how to pronounce Latin, with phonetics
summary of Latin verb inflection
summary of Latin noun inflection
pages of Medieval Latin poetry, some translated
list of Latin phrases used in English to look up
linguistics materials, mostly from "A World of Words": Download
1 & 2 of the orientation unit
handout from 2000 about what I expected students to learn about Latin
- 5-page midterm examination from 2000, containing:
- Directions and Paradigm problem
- Phonetic texts to transcribe
perfect stem problem
phonemic notation quizzes
from Levin 1993 about Spray/Load
verbs and Fill Verbs
Polarity syntax problem
of Rhetoric, from Aristotle via Connolly's
handout on the 9 inflectional suffixes of English
problem on Turkish verb inflection
Skagit problems (1 & 2)
handout on Occam's Razor and its relevance to morphological analysis