China's Place in Philology; An Attempt to Show That the Languages of Europe and Asia Have a Common Origin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 Excerpt: ...for past time are, on the other hand, remarkably similar to those found in the connected languages. The Turkish preterite inserts d, as in korkdum, "I have feared," where m is the first pronoun--our own me. The Mongol gerunds have among them a form in d, which may easily have originated the indicative preterite in d. ...