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Antonio de Nebrija Writes First Grammar in the History of Spanish

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All Spanish students should thank Nebrija’s influence in the Spanish language. When it was presented to Isabella of Castile at Salamanca in the year of its publication, the queen questioned what the merit of such a work might be; Fray Hernando de Talaverabishop of Avila, answered for the author in prophetic words, as Nebrija himself recalls in a letter addressed to the monarch:. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Nebrija produced a large number of works on a variety of subjects, including a Latin—Spanish dictionaryand commentaries on Sedulius and Persius. De Nebrija’s work on grammar was mainly based on the classical Latin authors PriscianDiomedes Grammaticus and Aelius Donatus but he also introduced new concepts to the field.

Greek and Latin have been governed by art, and thus have kept their uniformity throughout the ages.

He was the second of five children. The next century would see the beginning of the Golden Age of Spanish literature. This article needs additional citations for verification. In gramatjca Renaissance humanist fashion, he latinized his name as Aelius Antonius Nebrissensis by taking Aelius from the Roman inscriptions of his native Lebrija, the Roman Nebrissa Veneria. His grammar is often credited as the nnebrija published grammar of a Romance language and set the standard for subsequent modern Spanish language grammars.


For instance, he’s responsible for the logical spelling. He dedicated this book to Isabella I of Castilethe catholic queen.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. After Your Highness has subjected barbarous peoples and nations of varied tongues, with conquest will come the need for them to accept the laws that the conqueror imposes on the conquered, and among them our language; with this work of mine, they will be able to learn it, as we now learn Latin from the Latin Grammar [1] [2].

It was the first work dedicated to the Spanish language and its rules, and the first grammar of a modern European language to be published.

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Nebrija’s services to the cause of classical literature in Spain have been compared with those rendered by VallaErasmus and Scidaeus to Italy, the Netherlandsand Francerespectively. My grammar shall serve to impart to them the Castilian tongue, as we have used grammar to teach Latin to our young.


I already know the language. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Though he was not the first scholar to write a Spanish dictionary, Nebrija did set a new standard by including over thirty thousand entries.

Your labor will not last more than a few years, and we shall continue to feed on Castilian translations of foreign tales about our own kings. LinguistBiblical grammarian astronomerpoethumanist. Either your feats will fade with the language or they will roam among aliens abroad, homeless, without a dwelling in which they can settle Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Following its publication, grammar came to be considered as the discipline concerned with the rules of languageuntil the advent of linguistics as a scientific discipline in the 19th gramtica. Read it together with the “How Spanish Grew” by Spaulding.

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