Edward Spencer Dodgson an Hugo Schuchardt (072-02420)

von Edward Spencer Dodgson

an Hugo Schuchardt


16. 03. 1893

language Englisch

Schlagwörter: Bréal, Michel

Zitiervorschlag: Edward Spencer Dodgson an Hugo Schuchardt (072-02420). Paris, 16. 03. 1893. Hrsg. von Bernhard Hurch (2015). In: Bernhard Hurch (Hrsg.): Hugo Schuchardt Archiv. Online unter https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:hsa.letter.3273, abgerufen am 02. 12. 2023. Handle: hdl.handle.net/11471/518.10.1.3273.


Dear Sir,

on reading over your letter again I feel that perhaps I took it too seriously. I am the last to wish to quarrel with you and I desire your criticisms but I am full of worries and must ask you to be more considerate. A Roman history says that the Iberes of Spain & Colchis spoke different languages but a foraner would say the same of the Souletins and the Basques nowadays. The Romans & Greeks were not good observers of linguistic phenomena. The historian Sokrates says these two sets of Iberes were of the same race and I believe him. I left my Ms of Timothy chez Bréal and await his answer – will you accept its dedication if he accepts it? Do you want my Concordance to St John? Will you in return send me your Academic work on the verb? I told you at Munich how I wished for a pan-homo-phonic dictionary to shew how many senses the sounds made by all human throats can bear – we shall not live so long.

E. S. Dodgson.
12 Sorbonne, Paris. 16 March 1893.


Faksimiles: Universitätsbibliothek Graz Abteilung für Sondersammlungen, Creative commons CC BY-NC https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (Sig. 02420)