A Manual of the Malay Language – William Edward Maxwell (1907)

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A Manual of the Malay Language – William Edward Maxwell (1907)

S$76.00

Title: A Manual of the Malay Language, with an Introductory Sketch of the Sanskrit Element in Malay

Author: William Edward Maxwell

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. London, 1907. 8th edition.

Condition: Hardcover, good. Slight foxing, small inscription to title page. A few pencil marks in text, not affecting readability. 182pp. App. 7.5″ by 5″.

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A textbook of the Malay language. What makes this particularly interesting is a signficant historical analysis of the language, including the etymology of certain words, and a number of tables comparing Malay, Sanskrit, Javanese , Bugis, and other Southeast Asian languages. These comparative tables are arranged according to theme, with a brief explanation given for each theme.