Der Fall Schlachter by Felix, Theo

By Felix, Theo

An exhilarating detective tale for German scholars. Berlin units the velocity as deepest eye Helmut M?ller investigates a homicide in an area advertisements company. Is his slump right ... or the police's? point 3 hassle.

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48 Sodolinguistics Since the early 1990s, with the break-up of Yugoslavia, this situation, as is well known, has changed. The government in Zagreb of the independent nation of Croatia calls its national ' language Croatian, and strongly favours the Latin alphabet. The Serbian government in Belgrade, on the other hand, calls its national language Serbian, and strongly favours the Cyrillic alphabet. In both cases, moreover, the governments have attempted to carry out what some opponents have rather aptly called 'lexical cleansing' - in parallel with the tragic instances of ethnic cleansing (the killing or forcible removal of members of one ethnic group by another) that have occurred in various places in former Yugoslavia.

The term Inda-European was coined to cover those languages of Europe, the Middle East and India which, linguists had discovered, were historically related to one another. Subsequently, however, a myth grew up of an imagin­ ary Inda-European or Aryan race who had not only spoken the parent Inda-European language but were also the genetic ancestors of the Germans, Romans, Slavs, Greeks, Persians and others who now speak Inda-European languages. It does not require much thought to see that this view is obviously wrong.

The term Inda-European was coined to cover those languages of Europe, the Middle East and India which, linguists had discovered, were historically related to one another. Subsequently, however, a myth grew up of an imagin­ ary Inda-European or Aryan race who had not only spoken the parent Inda-European language but were also the genetic ancestors of the Germans, Romans, Slavs, Greeks, Persians and others who now speak Inda-European languages. It does not require much thought to see that this view is obviously wrong.

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