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August Schleicher, by Friedrich Kriehuber
19 February 1821|
Meiningen, Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen
|Died||6 December 1868
|Alma mater||University of Tübingen, University of Bonn|
August Schleicher ( 19 February 1821 – 6 December 1868) was a German linguist. His great work was A Compendium of the Comparative Grammar of the Indo-European Languages in which he attempted to reconstruct the Proto-Indo-European language. To show how Indo-European might have looked, he created a short tale, Schleicher's fable, to exemplify the reconstructed vocabulary and aspects of Indo-European society inferred from it.
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