Rask, Rasmus Christian

Rask, Rasmus Christian

(räs`mo͝os krĭs`tyän räsk), 1787–1832, Danish philologist. Rask was a major linguistic pioneer. He published one of the first usable Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic grammars (translated into English). Rask also produced much valuable work on the relationship of the Indo-European languages.
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